2023 yman Memorial Challenge - "Day Ride"

It took George Wyman 50 days, averaging 75 miles each, to go from San Francisco to New York City in 1903.  Each day he would start from a location where he Remained-Over-Night (RON) riding all day, sometimes well into the night before stopping.

The George A. Wyman Memorial Project in partnership with the Iron Butt Association "World's Toughest Motorcycle Riders" have developed challenging long-distance rides to memorialize Wyman's historic journey. The Wyman Memorial Challenge (WMC.) "Day Rides" consists of the; Wyman SaddleSore 1,000 miles & Wyman Bun Burner GOLD 1,500 miles in one day.

A group of IBA members will pay tribute to Wyman by riding more than 1,000 miles in less than 24 hours.  To receive IBA recognition of the WMC "Day Ride" members are required to start at a Wyman RON location, make at least 3 RON stops along the way and Finish at a Wyman RON location. The riders have spontaneously organized and will start, May 20th, at the Wyman designated RON Waypoint 607-4 Ogallala, Nebraska and finish at 623-8 Perrysburg, Ohio.  What took Wyman 17 "Day Rides" to travel the 1,000+ miles these modern Long-Distance riders will do in less than 24 hours.

Signup on Ride Master 2023 Wyman Memorial Challenge  & contact Doug Vance to join the "Day Ride" group.

Wyman Memorial Challenge SaddleSore 1,000 Riders

Name, IBA Number, Motorcycle, SpotWalla Trip Map             
Art Duprey, 27123, 2019 Harley-Davidson, Limited, SpotWalla Map
Brian North63780, 2012 BMW K1600GT, SpotWalla Map
Doni Evans, 60541, 2021 Honda Goldwing 1800, SpotWalla Map
Doug Vance, 70231, 2017 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited, SpotWalla Map
Larry Telling, 27137, 2022 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited, SpotWalla Map
Marty Kerstens, 60565, 2022 BMW K1600B Grand America, SpotWalla Map
Michael Schuster, 48182, 2011 Victory Cross Country, SpotWalla Map
Mike Mitchell, 44741, 2017 BMW R1200GS Adventure, SpotWalla Map
Wendell (Gene) Cofer, 45521, 2013 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic, SpotWalla Map

In addition to concurrent IBA certification, each rider will receive the complete collection of the Wyman swag items:  

IBA/Wyman Memorial Challenge long sleeve T-Shirt
IBA/WMC Coin, pictured above
Wyman Journey & Waypoint Posters

Contact Tim Masterson WymanMemorialProject@Gmail.com for more information about the IBA Wyman Memorial Challenge