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Ride to Eat 2023

#1 Sunday 26th Mar - 12am The Beach Bar, Aughris Head, Sligo F91YE98

#2 Sunday 21st May - 12am, Sean's Bar (oldest in Europe), Athlone

#3 Sunday 16th Jul - 12am, Top of Coom (Irelands highest bar)

2nd Sep - 4pm ER2E, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

#4 Saturday 16th Sep -12am, Bru na Boinne visitor centre - more details on  Facebook


21st Oct - 4pm  ER2E, Paris, France

#5 Saturday 18th Nov - 12am, The Roost, Maynooth - good parking 150m at 21 Leinster Street more details on Facebook










Rides To Eat

We are a very friendly bunch us Iron Butt riders and one of the main ways we get together is the Ride To Eat (RTE). You do not need to be a member of the IBA to attend, and for anyone exploring the world of Long Distance Endurance Riding, it is a simple way to meet "certified" members and find out if indeed the Iron Butt world is one you should (hopefully) join.


Ireland and GB

RTEs tend to be at Midday and are either at a location where food and beverages can be purchsed or a remote location where you are advised to bring your own packed lunch/picnic.


Every two months we ride across Europe. Everyone makes their own way there. Some ride straight there and back after while others make a longer trip of the ride. The European RTE coordinator will post a thread with location and date in the title.
The first thread will detail the hotel and photo location. Each rider books their own rooms. Post in the thread if you are attending so a list of riders can be out on the 1st post and the coordinator can judge how many will be at dinner.
All timings are local time.

The European Rides 2 Eat (ER2E) have a different format and are usually based on the 4-5-7 system, where we all meet for a group photograph at 4pm, have the first refreshing beverage at 5pm and then dinner in a pre arranged hotel or restaurant at 7pm.

Previous ER2Es:

2021 the ERTE theme was a random collection of favourite roads: Dutch mountains, Portugal, Austria/Slovenia, Norway, Italy.

2019 the ERTE theme was 'centres'; of Belgium, France, Europe(Poland), Europe(Lithuania) and Switzerland.

2018 the ERTE theme was lighthouses and the locations were: Egmond (Holland), Finisterre (Spain), Alexandroupoli. (Greece), Lindesnes(Norway) and Bari (Italy).


2017 the ERTE theme was European Capitals and the locations were: Luxembourg, San Marino, Moscow, Riga and Andorra


2016 the ERTE theme was castles and the locations were: Verdun (France), Ksiaz Castle (Poland), Castle Bran (Romania), Innsbruk (Austria), Predjama Castle (Slovenia).


2015 the ERTE theme was zoos and the locations were: Pieterburen, Netherlands; Gdansk, Poland; Thessaloniki, Greece; Zaragoza, Spain; Zagreb, Croatia


2014 the ERTE theme was adult beverages and the locations were:

Feb: Epernay France - Home of DomPerignon Champagne,

Apr: Aalborg Denmark - Home of Danish Aquavit,

Jun: Pilsner Czech Republik - Home of the original Pilsner Beer,

Aug: Porto Portugal - Home of fine fortified wine,

Oct: Pontarlier France - Home of Absinth.

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