We are pleased to announce the Iron Butt Association, "Worlds Toughest Motorcycle Riders", in collaboration with The George A. Wyman Memorial Project, has developed two IBA Challenge Rides to pay tribute to the world's first long-distance motorcyclist, George A. Wyman. These events are available for certification to IBA members under the strict rules and protocols established by the IBA. The Iron Butt Association is recognized among the motorcycle community as the world sanctioning body long-distance rides. The Project is pleased and honored to include the IBA among the "Friends of George"
The two Iron Butt Association challenge rides commemorate George A. Wyman's historic transcontinental journey across America in 1903. The rides listed below are available for certification only during the Wyman Memorial period of May 16th through July 6th.
- The George A. Wyman Memorial 50cc Gold - San Francisco, CA to New York City, NY, in less than 50 hours. Xtreme!
- The George A. Wyman Memorial Grand Tour - San Francisco, CA to New York City, NY, stopping at many of the 160 "Points Along the Way", during a single Wyman Memorial period (May16 - July 6). The Grand Tour has 4 levels of certification: Gold, Silver, Bronze and Finisher.
IBA Event Calendar is the porthole to The George A. Wyman Memorial Challenge IBA certification protocols.
Special Thanks! The George A Wyman Memorial Project is very grateful to Michael Kneebone, President of the Iron Butt Association, for recognizing the significance of Wyman's 1903 accomplishment has to the riding community and to the sport of safe long-distance motorcycling. And, we wish to thank all members of the IBA who will attempt certification, honoring the "World's Toughest Motorcycle Rider", circa 1903.