Jeff has it right. Here is the same, with a few hints and extra details. For an SS1000, you don't need special witnesses. Anyone willing to share witness info (name, address, phone number, signature) will do.
The IBA website has instructions for an SS1000 here: http://www.ironbutt.com/ridecerts/ge...nt.cfm?DocID=1
Here is what you need for your ride:
1. Start witness form, with odometer reading. This can be completed and signed the night before.
2. Start receipt. Usually a gas station receipt. Make sure it has the correct location and time stamp! The time on the receipt is the start of your 24-hour clock.
(I once had to go to four different gas stations to get a good starting receipt. It cost me an hour in the morning, but that hour was off the clock.)
3. Receipts for each fuel stop. Check the date and time stamps on each one. If one is bad, try again from the attendant station, or get the clerk to initial the bad receipt for you. One or two bad receipts is okay, as long it isn't the start or end receipt.
Important: If you have a route where shortcuts are possible, be sure to get gas station receipts at the "corners" of your route to prove you rode it.
Important: Do not ride more than 350 miles between fuel stops.
Hint: I keep receipts in a small ziploc in the map pocket of my tank bag. I keep them in order front to back, to make it easier when I complete the application for the certificate.
4. Ride Log. At every fuel stop, and every stop longer than 20 minutes (rest, meal, etc.), make an entry in your log. Each entry must have the following: Date, Time and Time Zone, Location (city, state), and odometer reading at that location.
Hint: I use a medium size spiral-bound notebook and write the entries there. It is much easier than a printed sheet, and won't blow away. I keep it in the map pocket of my tank bag, with a pen inside the spiral. When I get home, I transcribe the entries to the official form.
5. Ending receipt. This stops the clock. Make sure the location and time stamp are correct.
6. End Witness Form: Any witness will do. If you get to your destination late in the evening, you can do the witness form in the morning the next day.
There is no time limit to submit the forms to the IBA, provided that they are all in good order.