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IBR# 366
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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
And so it begins...

The official 2019 Iron Butt Rally webpage has gone live, with Daily Reports, written by IBR veteran John Harrison, and some pre-Rally photo & video links.

There is also an anonymized group Spotwalla page, where you can follow the riders as they traipse around the country chasing honor, glory, and just one more bonus...

Sadly, I've had to sit this one out, but I will be visiting the checkpoints and following along with the Daily Reports.

From Lisa Landry, Rally Master and IBR Mom extraordinaire:

We love spectators and the energy they bring to event, not to mention the
support offered to riders. We ask that you park away from the designated
rider area and be sure to leave space for riders to easily access the hotel
from the parking lot, especially as we get into penalty minutes.

Thanks and hope to see you soon!

All Start and Finish activities will be at:

Greenville Marriott
One Parkway East
Greenville, South Carolina 29615

Saturday, June 15
Sunday, June 16

Monday, June 17
Motorcycle Impound 8am
Rally Start 10am

Note that riders will start arriving as soon as Wednesday, in order to finish those last few items and have some precious down time before the madness starts.

Both checkpoints will be at:

Hilton Garden Inn Tri-Cities Kennewick
701 North Young Street
Kennewick, Washington, 99336

Thursday, June 20, 8pm

Sunday, June 23, 8pm

Note that 8 PM is the start of penalty points, so riders will be arriving all day long to get an early start on scoring and necessary bike maintenance.

FINISH - Friday, June 28, 10 am
Finishers' Banquet 6:30pm - Sold Out

As Lisa has said, spectators are welcome, but do be respectful to the riders. They're on a tight schedule, and likely quite stressed out. If you are mechanically inclined and wish to offer assistance with tire changes and basic maintenance that can be appreciated, but again, be respectful to the riders.

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Thanks for the info Ken !!!


IBR# 366
16,617 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
From the DAY -1: THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED daily report, there are 98 riders (including two former IBR winners) and 7 passengers ready to start on Monday morning.

The bikes break down as:

BMW (most # by brand)
1 K1600B
1 K1600GT
4 K1600GTL (1 two-up)
1 R1100RSL
1 R1100RT
1 R1150GSA
3 R1200GS
13 R1200GSA
5 R1200RT (1 two-up)

4 Road Glide
1 Softtail
1 Sportster
1 Ultra Glide
3 Ultra Limited

2 Africa Twin
19 Goldwing 1800 (most # by model, 3 two-up)
1 Silverwing
1 ST1100
6 ST1300

2 Concours 14
1 Versys

1 ADV 1190

1 GT750 (1974 Water Buffalo 2-stroke)

4 Trophy

1 Cross Country Tour
1 Vision

14 FJR1300 (1 two-up)
4 Super Tenere (1 two-up)

Should be lots of interesting stories to tell...
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