Ride certifications

Press the title for more information.

SaddleSore1000 (SS1000)

1000 miles (1609 km) in less than 24 hours.

  • In times of partial travel outside the Nordic countries, the coordinates of the receipt points must be included.

Saddle Sore 1600K (SS1600K)

1600 km in less than 24 hours.

  • In times of partial travel outside the Nordic countries, the coordinates of the receipt points must be included.

Saddle Sore 2000 (SS2000)

At least 2000 miles (3218 km) in two days (48 h).

The second leg of 1000 miles may not begin earlier than 24 hours after the first leg has started. Each days must be documented separately.

Each riding day start and end with a refueling receipt. The riding day starts from the same gas station to which the previous one has been terminated.

At least Saddle Sore 1000 or Saddle Sore 1600 K must be successfully completed before riding Saddle Sore 2000.

  • In times of partial travel outside the Nordic countries, the coordinates of the receipt points must be included.

Saddle Sore 2000K (SS2000K)

2000 kilometers in less than 24 hours.

At least Saddle Sore 1000 or Saddle Sore 1600K must be successfully completed before riding Saddle Sore 2000K.

  • In times of partial travel outside the Nordic countries, the coordinates of the receipt points must be included.

Saddle Sore 3000 (SS3000)

At least 3000 miles (4827 km) three days (72 h).

The second leg of 1000 miles may not begin earlier than 24 hours after the first leg has started. Each days must be documented separately.

Each riding day start and end with a refueling receipt. The riding day starts from the same gas station to which the previous one has been terminated.

At least SS2000 or SS2000Finland or BB3000Gold must be successfully completed before riding SS3000

  • In times of partial travel outside the Nordic countries, the coordinates of the receipt points must be included.

Saddle Sore 5000 (SS5000)

At least 5000 miles (8045 km) five days (120 h).

The second leg of 1000 miles may not begin earlier than 24 hours after the first leg has started. Each days must be documented separately.

Each riding day start and end with a refueling receipt. The riding day starts from the same gas station to which the previous one has been terminated.

At least SS5000K or SS3000 or SS3000Baltic must be successfully completed before riding SS5000

Before ride, contact the driving coordinator!

  • In times of partial travel outside the Nordic countries, the coordinates of the receipt points must be included.

Päivitetty 03/2018

Saddle Sore 5000K (SS5000K)

At least 5000 kilometers in three days (72 h).

At least SS2000 or SS2000Finland or BB3000Gold must be successfully completed before riding SS5000K

Special instructions

  • There is no traditional daily rule for the ride.
  • During the ride, a minimum of 6 hours of rest must be taken with proof of receipt.
    • Proof is given by taking a receipt from the same place after the rest break as when going to the rest break.
    • The receipt does not have to be a fuel receipt.
    • The break must be taken for at least 2 consecutive hours, otherwise it will not be counted as a break.
  • A break may be taken after a ride of at least 500 km and a total break of 6 hours must be taken 500 km before the end of the ride.
  • Rest taken during any ferry trip will be accepted as a rest break if it cossesponds to the rules of this ride.
  • In times of partial travel outside the Nordic countries, the coordinates of the receipt points must be included.

Päivitetty 03/2018

Saddle Sore 1000 Finland (SS1000 Finland)

Saddle Sore 1000 Finland (SS1000 Finland)
The theme of the special ride is Best in Finland. Ride is a normal SS1000 ride, but with the addition that you must ride to four mandatory destinations and four optional destinations.

BEST OF FINLAND SS1000 Finland riding rules
The SS1000 Finland is a special ride, the route includes pieces from Finland at its best. By
riding this route it introduces you to the roots of Finnishness.
The route includes 4 mandatory places to visit:
• Finnish persistence and stubbornness – Raatteentie, Suomussalmi
• Land of Thousands of Lakes – Olavinlinna, Savonlinna
• Home, religion and homeland – Turku Cathedral
• Lapland and arctic hills – Isosyöte, Pudasjärvi

and 4 of the following six optional places to visit:

• Sauna – Smoke sauna of Hämeenkyrö winter swimmers (Finland's best sauna 2009),
Kyröskoski
• Santa Claus and the Arctic Circle – Santa's Workshop Village, Rovaniemi
• Democracy, justice and determination – Parliament House, Helsinki
• Winter sports – Puijo hill and tower, Kuopio
• Sea – Port of Vaasa
• History – Porvoo Cathedral or the so-called small church

Special rules, ie places to visit

The SS1000 Finland condition is met when, in addition to the above-mentioned receipts, the
rider presents photographs of all mandatory and optional places to visit. The photograph of
the destination must be taken in such a way that the photo shows the motorcycle used by the
rider and the object in the same photo.
It is recommended that the licence plate of the motorcycle is visible. A photo cannot be
replaced with a shopping receipt taken from the same location.
In all cases, the distance travelled is based on the receipts mentioned in the previous section,
ie the destination is not a receipt point unless there is a separate receipt.

For places where a receipt is not available, such as the Parliament House, the receipt can be
taken from a nearby gas station or store. In this case, the distance between the receipt point
and the place to visit is not included in the riding performance.
In some places to visit, the receipt can be obtained from the place itself during their opening
hours. The receipt can be presented for inspection, in which case the distance is calculated
from that point. An example of such a destination is Raatteentie in Suomussalmi, where you
can get a receipt from the Raatteenportti tourist center at the beginning of Raatteentie during
its opening hours.
It is therefore not necessary to take a receipt from the place to visit, but a photo of the place
to visit must always be taken.

Examples of angles in objects:

• Raatteentie, photo of the tourist center Raatteenportti, which is located right at the
beginning of museum road 9125, ie Raatteentie
• Olavinlinna, photo from the city-side parking lot
• Turku Cathedral, photo in front of the church
• Isosyöte, photo by the hotel Isosyöte or Syöte Safari House
• Sauna, photo in front of the Hämeenkyrö winter swimmers' smoke sauna
• Santa Claus and the Arctic Circle, photo in front of the workshop village information board
• Democracy, justice and determination, photo from the front of the Parliament House
• Winter sports, photo of Puijo tower or cottage owned by Hotel Puijo
• Sea, photo in front of the port terminal
• History, photo in front of Porvoo Cathedral or the so-called small church

Of course, all other angles of view are possible in the photos, however, so that the photo
clearly shows the riders motorcycle and object in the same picture.

Delivery of material for inspection:

For the inspection, the following must be submitted:
Photos as paper images or e-mail. Images in electronic form must be named in such a way
that the name clearly indicates the object.
• If images are sent by e-mail, their file size must be less than 1 MB

• The e-mail address is kuvat@ibafinland.fi. The message is named by clear information
about the sender.
Tip: check how far the photo should be taken so that the subject is displayed properly. Then
move the bike to the same location and take a photo of it so that the bike is visible. In doing
so, the bike appears in the photo as a large as possible and it is possible to identification.

Sample pictures

Päivitetty 5/2020

Saddle Sore 2000 Finland (SS2000 Finland)

At least 2000 miles (3218 km) in two days (48 h).

During the ride, you will visit the “extreme geographical positions” of Finland: (Hanko, Klobbskat in
Raippaluoto, Nuorgam and Ilomantsi; Möhkö).
The second leg of 1000 miles may not begin earlier than 24 hours after the first leg has started. Both days must be documented separately.
Each riding day start and end with a refueling receipt. The riding day starts from the same gas
station to which the previous one has been terminated.
At least Saddle Sore 1000 or Saddle Sore 1600 K must be successfully completed before riding Saddle Sore 2000 Finland.

Route

The riding route and the order of the extreme locations included in it are free, so the rider can plan it
the way you want, and you can start and stop riding in any place, but the starting and ending gas station
must be the same.

About riding documentation
NOTE! always check the opening hours of the places to visit before leaving for the ride. Visits to
destination locations are documented as follows:

Hanko
In Hanko, you have to go as far as Hankoniemi (in the area of ​​Hanko's central area). The agglomeration
starts at the intersection of VT25 and Moottorikatu. There must be a receipt from Hanko, no destination
certificate is required.

Raippaluoto Söderudden, Klobbskat fishing port
There is no refueling facility, but a corner point receipt can be obtained from Cafe & Restaurant
Compass near the port during its opening hours. Outside opening hours, proof of a visit to the
destination is provided by a photograph showing the destination (Cafe & Restaurant Compass) and the
motorcycle used for riding in the same photo.
Please note! If the visit is proved by a photo, it will not accumulate the length of the trip. The length of
the trip is proved by receipts!

Ilomantsin Möhkö
There is no refueling option, but you can get a corner point receipt from Savottakahvila Möhkös Manta
during its opening hours. Outside opening hours, proof of visit to the destination is provided by a
photograph showing the destination (Savottakahvila Möhkön Manta) and the motorcycle used for
driving in the same photo.
Please note! If the visit is proved by a photo, it will not accumulate the length of the trip. The length of
the trip is proved by receipts! Further information and contact information for Möhkös services are
also available at: www.mohko.net.

Nuorgam
Refueling possible during the opening hours of the store and at the nearby service station 24 hours from
unstaffed fuel station.
Note. If either of the riding days of the performance ends in Nuorgam or starts in Nuorgam, it is
essential to have your own fuel receipts for the end and start of the riding day, as for other multi-day
riding performances.
The destination visit must be included between the start or end of the driving day. Riding is more
challenging than normal SS2000 ride. It is a good idea to use time when planning schedules so that
there are no problems with opening hours and receiving receipts.

Päivitetty 03/2020

Saddle Sore 3000B (SS3000 Baltic)

At least 3000 miles (4827 km) in three days (72 h).

You must drive around the Baltic Sea in a way that the ride consists of three consecutive Saddle Sore 1000 rides. The next day of riding (=the starting fuel receipt) can only be started 24/48 hours after the start of the first day of riding. All the riding days must be documented separately.

  • Before this ride you must have successfully completed at least one of the following: SS2000, SS2000F or BB3000Gold.  

The Route 

You can ride around the Baltic Sea in either direction via Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. In Denmark you must use the Oresund and Storebaelt bridges. The only obligatory ferry trip is between Helsinki and Tallinn. You cannot ride around the Gulf of Finland via Russia. The ferry trip and the waiting times at the harbours (=the time between the fuel receipt in Helsinki and the fuel receipt in Tallinn) are not included in the riding time, but the maximum reduction from the whole riding time cannot be more than 5 hours. You can start the ride from any place around the Baltic Sea, but the starting and ending fuel receipts must be from the same gas station.   

To be noted about the documentation of the ride 

The last fuel receipt of the previous day and the first fuel receipt of the next day must be from the same gas station. You must have receipts for crossing the bridges Oresund and Storebaelt, as well as a ferry ticket for crossing the Gulf of Finland. The time used for the ferry trip over the Gulf of Finland is not included in the 24 hour time period for the 1000 mile ride, during which the ferry trip is taken, nor is it included in the 72 hours overall time. In order to be able to reduce the time used for the ferry, you must have fuel receipts from gas stations in, or nearby, both Tallinn and Helsinki harbours. 

Notes 

The shortest possible route is not quite enough for completing the SS3000 ride, so you must make sure that the riding distance requirements (3 x 1609 kms) are met, when you are planning the route.   

  • If the ride is driven even partly outside the Nordic countries, you must present the coordinates for the receipt points.  

 

Päivitetty 03/2018

Saddle Sore 3000Baltic-Rus (SS3000 Baltic-Rus)

At least 3000 miles (4827 km) in three days (72 h).

You must drive around the Baltic Sea in a way that the ride consists of three consecutive Saddle Sore 1000 rides. The next day of riding (=the starting fuel receipt) can only be started 24/48 hours after the start of the first day of riding. All the riding days must be documented separately. 

  • Before this ride you must have successfully completed at least one of the following: SS2000, SS2000F or BB3000Gold.  

The Route

You can ride around the Baltic Sea in either direction by using land connections. It is not allowed to use ferries or cable ferries. In Denmark you must use the Oresund and Storebaelt bridges. You can start the ride from any place around the Baltic Sea, but the starting and ending fuel receipts must be from the same gas station.    

To be noted about the documentation of the ride 

The last fuel receipt of the previous day and the first fuel receipt of the next day must be from the same gas station. You must have receipts for crossing the bridges Öresund and Storebaelt.  

  • If the ride is driven even partly outside the Nordic countries, you must present the coordinates for the receipt points. 

 

Päivitetty 03/2018

Bun Burner 1500 (BB1500)

1500 miles (2414km) in less than 36 hours.

At least SS1000 or SS1600K or SS1000Finland must be successfully completed before riding BB1500

  • In times of partial travel outside the Nordic countries, the coordinates of the receipt points must be included.

Päivitetty 03/2018

Bun Burner 1500 Gold (BB1500Gold)

1500 miles (2414km) in less than 24 hours.

Route

The route must be chosen so that it is possible to reach a sufficient average speed (BB1500 Gold approx. 101 km/h). In practice, this means driving along motorways. So far, this ride can not be performed in Finland.

At least SS1000 or SS1600K or SS1000Finland must be successfully completed before riding BB1500Gold

  • In times of partial travel outside the Nordic countries, the coordinates of the receipt points must be included.

If you are completing your first Gold ride, contact the driving coordinator!

 

Päivitetty 03/2018

Bun Burner 2500K (BB2500K)

2500 km in less than 36 hours.

At least SS1000 or SS1600K or SS1000Finland must be successfully completed before riding BB2500K

  • In times of partial travel outside the Nordic countries, the coordinates of the receipt points must be included.

Päivitetty 03/2018

Bun Burner 2500K Gold (BB2500K Gold)

2500 km in less than 24 hours.

At least SS1000 or SS1600K or SS1000Finland must be successfully completed before riding BB2500K Gold

Route

The route must be chosen so that it is possible to reach a sufficient average speed (BB2500K Gold approx. 101 km/h). In practice, this means driving along motorways. So far, this ride can not be performed in Finland.

If you are completing your first Gold ride, contact the driving coordinator!

  • In times of partial travel outside the Nordic countries, the coordinates of the receipt points must be included.

Päivitetty 03/2018

Bun Burner 3000 Gold (BB3000 Gold)

At least 3000 mailia (4827 km) in two days (48 h)

The second leg of 1500 miles may not begin earlier than 24 hours after the first leg has started. Each days must be documented separately.

Each riding day start and end with a refueling receipt. The riding day starts from the same gas station to which the previous one has been terminated.

At least BB1500 Gold tai BB2500K Gold must be successfully completed before riding BB3000 Gold

Route

The route must be chosen so that it is possible to reach a sufficient average speed (BB3000Gold approx. 101 km/h). In practice, this means driving along motorways. So far, this ride can not be performed in Finland.

Before ride, contact the driving coordinator!

  • In times of partial travel outside the Nordic countries, the coordinates of the receipt points must be included.

Päivitetty 03/2018

Bun Burner 3000K (BB3000K)

3000 km in less than 36 hours.

At least SS1000 or SS1600K or SS1000Finland must be successfully completed before riding BB3000K

  • In times of partial travel outside the Nordic countries, the coordinates of the receipt points must be included.

Päivitetty 03/2018

Bun Burner 1500 Finland (BB1500 Finland)

1500 miles (2414 km) in less than 36 hours.

At least SS1000 or SS1600K or SS1000Finland must be successfully completed before riding BB1500Fin

Route

The driving route and the order of the cities included in it are free, ie the rider can plan it the
way he wants, and the riding can both start and stop in any place. The only condition is that
during the ride, a fuel receipt, ATM receipt, or equivalent document indicating the name,
date, and time of the locality must be obtained from each historic provincial capital. The
historical provincial capitals of mainland Finland are in alphabetical order:

  • Helsinki
  • Hämeenlinna
  • Joensuu
  • Jyväskylä
  • Kajaani
  • Kokkola
  • Kouvola
  • Kuopio
  • Lahti
  • Lappeenranta
  • Mikkeli
  • Oulu
  • Pori
  • Porvoo
  • Rovaniemi
  • Seinäjoki
  • Tampere
  • Turku
  • Vaasa

Make sure the route you choose is long enough. Due to the municipal associations, it is
possible that the route will be less than 1,500 miles, or 2,414 km.

Päivitetty 03/2018

10/10 THS

At least 10000 miles (16090km) in ten days (240 h)

The second leg of 1000 miles may not begin earlier than 24/48/72… hours after the first leg has started. Each days must be documented separately.

Each riding day start and end with a refueling receipt. The riding day starts from the same gas station to which the previous one has been terminated.

At least SS5000 must be successfully completed before riding 10/10. Before ride, contact the driving coordinator!

  • In times of partial travel outside the Nordic countries, the coordinates of the receipt points must be included.

Päivitetty 03/2018

20/20 THS

At least 20000 miles (32180km) in twenty days (480 h).

The second leg of 1000 miles may not begin earlier than 24/48/72… hours after the first leg has started. Each days must be documented separately.

Each riding day start and end with a refueling receipt. The riding day starts from the same gas station to which the previous one has been terminated.

At least 10/10 THS must be successfully completed before riding 20/20. Before ride, contact the driving coordinator!

  • In times of partial travel outside the Nordic countries, the coordinates of the receipt points must be included.

Päivitetty 03/2018

Gibraltar – Nordkapp (GN72)

Ride from Gibraltar to Nordkapp (or wise versa) in 72 hours.

 

Instruction Gibraltar – Nordkapp NG72

 

Precondition

Before you can apply for GN72, you must have at least completed one of the following; a SS2000, SS2000F or BB3000Gold (at least 3218km/2000miles in 48 hours),

 

The route

The idea is to ride through Europe from South to North (or from North to South) in 72 hours. You can choose the route and the direction as you like. You can use ferries only between Sweden – Denmark and Denmark – Germany. The time is running during the ferry trips.

 

The stins

You can ride as you like. The 24 hours rule is not valid with this ride. If you interrupt your ride for some reason, maximum you can get one of those 36h rides (BB1500 or BB2500K).

 

How it has been done

Rides has been done by one or two stops. You must plan and design what is suitable for You.

Riders has done succesful rides both from north to south and south to north.

 

Documentation

In Nordkapp there is no gas station nor is accommodation available near by, there only small restaurant/shop. You need three documents:

Receipt of fuelling your bike before Nordkapp

Nearest station is in Honningsvåg, 31 km before Nordkapp

Receipt of purchasing something on Nordkapp hall

 

Witness form filled and signed in Nordkapp hall

If you start from Nordkapp and stay your last night between Honningsvåg and Nordkapp, you can fuel your bike already in last evening.

The official time and distance starts from Nordkapp of course.

If you end to Nordkapp, your last fuel receipt must be from Honningsvåg and the last receipt from Nordkapp hall. The official finish time is receipt time in Nordkapp hall.

Please remember to check the opening hours of Nordkapp from http://www.northernmosteurope.com

In Gibraltar there are gas stations and also customs office available. You need two documents

Receipt of the fuelling the bike

Witness form filled and signed

 

Route plan

Made a accurate pre-plan where to get witness and where to made start and finish fuelling.

The best time is ride during the weekend. During the weekend truck traffic is minimum in Central European.

Check the Nordkapp shop open hours. You cannot start without their receipt.

 

 

 

Route

An example from North to South.

Begining: Heading south from Nordkapp to Alta, Enontekiö, Muonio, Kolari, Pajala, Töre and via E4 to Stockholm.

No point to go around Stockholm just straight through via E4.

From Sweden to Denmark even by bridge from Malmo to Copenhagen or by ferry from Rödby. On the ferry you can rest and it is 50km shorter but you should know the timetables and how to find harbor.

Nearby Götting is good to have break.

From Strasbourg to Lyon, Marseilles and by Spain cost to Gibraltar.

The shorter route goes via Paris, Bordeaux, Madrid but it is much slower.

if you are ending ride in Gibraltar in peak time and you don’t have much time, it’s acceptable to have ending receipt from La Linea.

In receipt must be visible time and place and you got to have normal witness form.

Päivitetty 03/2018

Arctic Butt

At least 1600 km in one day (24 h).

Arctic Butt -ride is possible to run in December-February. All waypoints of the ride are to the north of the Arctic Circle and the southernmost point of the run is to the Arctic Circle.

The basic rule of ride is SS1600K, ie 1600 km in 24 hours.

Polar Butt

At least 1600 km in one day (24 h).

Polar Butt -ride is possible to run in December-February. The start or end point is Nordkapp, or depending on the circumstances Honningsvåg, and one of the waypoints is in the Arctic Circle.

The basic rule of ride is SS1600K, ie 1600 km in 24 hours.

Winter Butt

At least 1600 km in one day (24 h).

Winter Butt -ride is possible to run in December-February. The entire ride takes place north of 59 degrees latitude.

The basic rule of ride is SS1600K, ie 1600 km in 24 hours.

Ice Butt

At least 1600 km in one day (24 h).

Ice Butt -ride is possible to run in December-February. One waypoint for the ride is in the Arctic Circle.

The basic rule of ride is SS1600K, ie 1600 km in 24 hours.

Vuosiajo – Annual Ride (SS1000AR)

At least 1000 miles (1609 km) per day (24 h).

IBA Finland “annual ride” is a riding performance that can be ride within Finland's borders in
just one calendar year around a certain interesting theme that promotes IBA Finland's
objectives.
The basic structure of the ride is in accordance with the SS1000, ie 1000 miles in 24 hours.
The progress of the ride must be indicated by receipts in the same way as in the basic ride.
Visits to the required special destinations are proved in the manner defined by the rules, for
example with destination certificate forms, photographs or receipts.
The annual ride is designed around a theme that is both touristy and culturally interesting and
valuable, but less well-known, promoting domestic motorcycle tourism. Although the ride is
relatively demanding, due to its versatility, it is also suitable for less experienced IBA riders
as well as for the passenger.

If necessary contact ajokoordinaattori@ibafinland.fi

Instructions and rules, only in Finnish.

 

 

Saddle Sore 1000 Historic20Fin (SS1000Historic20Fin)

The special driving route follows Mikko Sani’s first Iron Butt ride in Finland in 1997.

If necessary contact ajokoordinaattori@ibafinland.fi

Instructions and rules, only in Finnish