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Going that extra mile

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The aim of IBA Ireland is to encourage participation in long distance motorcycling and facilate riders who enjoy big mileage and a challenge to meet like-minded individuals . Although the opportunities within Ireland for long distance riding may seem somewhat limited, the Introduction of Ireland specific IBA rides (Figure of Eight Circumnavigation of Ireland, Ireland SS 1000 and 32 county challenge) and also local events to provide Irish riders an opportunity to meet fellow long distance enthusiasts. There are also opportunities to enjoy some socialising with fellow long distance motorcyclists. If you like riding that little bit further than your average motorcyclist, are sick of doing that same old Sunday Run with the lads, and want to test yourself,then we may be the organisation for you.

Some riders combine one of our certificate rides with a charity fund raising effort. Riders get the benefit of raising money for Charity, Membership of the IBA and your sponsors can see the ride has been independently audited. If you wish to combine a certificate ride with a fund raising effort - go for it.

You cannot become a member of the Iron Butt Association simply by paying some annual subscription. We're not like that. If you want to join our ranks you have to prove to us that you are able to solve the equation of Time, Distance and Endurance in order to complete one of our entry level rides.


Once your ride is successfully verified by us, you will be issued with a membership number, a ride certificate and be eligible to attend member only activities.

We have held member only "One off" SS1000 rides in Sicily, Iceland and Isle of Man.

You will also receive regular Newsletters. There is a payment involved for ride verification but there are no further or recurring membership fees. 

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