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2017 Minuteman 1000
For Immediate Release:
The Minuteman 1000 is relocting to Windsor Locks Ct.
From the Rallymaster:
2017 Is an Iron Butt Rally year and the Minuteman 1000 is the closest rally to a dress rehershal you will find. Riders entered in the 24hr rally will receive no information on bonus locations or requirements prior to the banquet. They will receive electronic files via email and a paper copy of the rallybook at the banquet. Members of the rallystaff are also riding in the Iron Butt Rally and will try to simulate as much as possible and are available to any rider entered in their first IBR. 24hr riders will receive the base route well in advance and bonus locations the week of the ride.
About the Minuteman 1000
The Minuteman 1000 is a 24 hr Endurance Rally that utilizes the same format as the Iron Butt Rally, while affording riders a chance to earn a Saddle Sore Certificate.
The event is geared toward the first time participant with plenty of opportunities for big dogs to screw the pooch. For the rider who wants to join the Iron Butt Association, upon completion of the ride the rider will receieve their Certificate, Plate Frame and Pin.
The open rally is a scavenger hunt style event. All riders are provided with a unique identifier and a set of instructions on how to score bonus points some of which will require a photo. There are more locations than any rider could reach; each location has a point value. It is up to riders to plan their own route based on their abilities, need for rest and how many points they wish to collect.
Some of the bonus locations are on or near the Saddle Sore 1K route. SS1K riders are provided with the same instructions as the open rally riders and may elect to score some bonus points in addition to their mandatory stops. High score wins and we award prizes for the top finishers in each division.
We start the weekend with check in and an odometer check ride Friday afternoon followed by a pre ride banquet and rider's meeting. The ride starts early Saturday morning and ends 24hrs later. Prizes are awarded Sunday morning at Brunch.