CFW's first 1000-IN-24 endurance ride was run in August of
1985. With a committee numbering about 10, we set about planning
this thing about which we knew absolutely nothing about. As
we sat around the table brainstorming, it very quickly became
evident that this was going to be a huge undertaking.
We had to consider things like start time, end time, route,
degree of difficulty of the route, accident liability, participant
safety, and a host of other things that we as individuals had
never given a second thought to whenever we hit the highway
for a road trip.
We decided to play what we figured would be "safe". We developed a route which encompassed seven states in and around our home state of Colorado. For those of you that don't have an atlas handy, the states were Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado.
An issue of major concern was how to keep this from becoming
a cannonball-run type of event. We didn't want the participants
to throw safety and caution to the wind for the sake of being
the first to cross the finish line. After much discussion and
the loss of some hair, we decided to take the following approach.
We would announce at the riders meeting that the endurance run
was not a race for a race's sake. We would give each entrant
the total complement of event paraphernalia (hat, shirt, pin
and in later years we would add then remove a belt buckle) when
they checked in to begin the event. The speech would go on to
say that once they left the staging area, we didn't care if
they rode the event or returned home to finish their night's
sleep. However, the only way they would be considered a finisher's
and receive a finisher's award, (supplied by our sponsor at
the time Lakewood Honda Ltd.) was to check back into the finisher's
area and, after verification, have ridden a 1,000 miles or more
in the allotted time. Another benefit offered to finishers and
non-finishers was the feed sponsored by Lakewood Honda and held
sometime after the event. Notification of the dates for the
event were sent to participants via U.S. Mail.
Well, times have changed and so has our sponsor. Fay Myers Motorcycle
World was our longtime sponsor and was committed to upholding the
standards established by Dave Weinstock (former owner of Lakewood
After running this event for 31 successful years we have come
to realize a few things. The first given is, that no matter
what you say to people, they figure out that someone has got
to be the first one back to the finish. That means there will
always be someone who will try to be the first. Another thing
is that endurance riders must be willing to take responsibility
for their own actions.
The safety record of the event is outstanding. In 31 years
of running this event, we proudly boast of an extremely low
accident rate of less than 1% for the total number of participants
entered. Part of our commitment to safety includes a tech. inspection
of each participating motorcycle prior to leave time. We check
for worn tires and make sure that all signaling systems are
operative. In the pre-event package we send to each participant
we stress the importance that both their machine and they are
in good mechanical and physical condition before embarking on
In 1994, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the event and
we commemorated the occasion with a special edition belt buckle.
And in 2009 for our 25th anniversary we had a special challenge coin minted. Over the years we have standardized many aspects of the event.
One such standard is the time of year the event is run. It's
always held the third weekend in August. We also run the event
rain or shine. Bad weather adds to the challenge. The leave
time more often than not has been between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00
a.m. on Saturday morning. If that window changes you will be
notified prior to the event. Once you sign in you can leave
anytime during the two hour window. The staff will clock you
out when you indicate you are ready to begin your journey. You
must return to the staging area within 24 hours of the time
when you were clocked out to be considered a qualified finisher.
The staging area will be at Fay Myers Motorcycle
World (9700 E. Arapahoe Rd. Greenwood
The 2016 1000-IN-24 was held on August 20th
and 21th. For the 31st running of the event, the entry fee was $55.00 per rider and $110.00 per couple and
included a pin, shirt, and hat. The shirt displayed that year's
We offered the riders a
chance to earn an IBA (Iron Butt Association) "Saddle Sore
1000" certificate at a reduced price if they completed the
route in the allotted time and with the required mileage.
For that year (2016), Iron Butt qualification forms were be available at the start of the ride. See the
IBA website at: Iron
Butt for more information.
This was the 2016 1000-IN-24 entry form.
Here are the 2016 route maps: 2016 1000-IN-24(.jpg file), 2016 1000-IN-24 Microsoft Streets and Trips, 2013 version (.est file).
Again in 2016, the ride started between 2:00am
and 4:00amwith the usual inspection
The Stats and other information from the 2014 ride are here: Stats
The Route 2016 (Conterclockwise)
Start and end: Fay Myers Motorcycle World, 9700 E Arapahoe
Rd, Greenwood Village, CO.
Leave parking lot, turn right (North) on Dayton St. northbound to Arapahoe Rd./CO-54 yards.
Turn left on Arapahoe Rd. westbound to I-25 0.4 miles.
Turn right onto I-25 northbound ramp.
Continue on I-25 northbound for 72.3 miles Exit 29B at Ft. Collins.
Turn right onto ramp headed west toward CO-14.
Bear right (west) onto CO-14 (E. Mulberry St.) for 4 miles.
Turn right (north) onto US-287 (CO-14)for 4.1 miles.
Keep straight onto US-287 (CO-14) for 60.2 miles.
Keep straight onto I-80 Blvd. (US-287) for 0.3 miles.
2 At near Laramie, turn left (west) onth WY-130 (WY-230)for 2.1 miles.
Keep straight onto WY-230 (Jackson St.) for 40 miles.
Enter Colorado. Road name changes to CO-127 for 9.1 miles.
Keep straight onto CO-125 for 13.2 miles.
3 At Walden, stay on CO-125 (Main St.)south for 53.4 miles.
Bear right (south)onto local roads for 65 yards.
4 At US-40, west of Granby, bear right (west) onto US-40 (Colorado River headwaters byway for 24.7 miles.
5 At Kremmling, stay on US-40 (E. Park Ave.) west for 6.3 miles.
Turn left (northwest) onto CO-134 (County Road 134) for 27 mile.
6 At Toponas, road name changes to CO-131 for 35.5 miles.
Turn left (north) onto US-40 for 45.9 miles.
7 At Craig, stay on US-40 (CO-13) west for 1.4 miles.
Turn left (south) onto CO-13 (CO-789) for 87.2 miles.
Keep right onto CO-13 (W. 20th Ave.) for 0.8 miles.
Keep straight onto CO-13 for 1.2 miles.
Keep right on local roads for 120 yards.
Bear right (west) onto US-24 (US-6) for 1.6 miles.
8 At US-6 in Rifle, stay on US-24 (US-6) west for 0.9 miles.
Take ramp right onto I-70 (US-6) for 37.9 miles on I-70.
At Exit 49, turn right onto ramp for 0.1 miles toward CO-65 South/CO-330 East/Colbran/Grand Mesa.
Turn left (east) onto CO-65 (Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway) for 10 yards.
10 At near Cameo, stay on CO-65 (Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway) south for 33.2 miles.
11 At Mesa, stay on CO-65 south for 41.5 miles.
12 At CO-65, stay on CO-65 south for 54 yards.
Turn left (east) onto CO-92 for 16.9 miles.
13 At Hotchkiss, stay on CO-92 (East Bridge St.) east for 52.6 miles.
Turn left (east) onto US-60 for 26.3 miles.
14 At 102 North Main St. in Gunnison, stay on US-50 (East Tomichi Ave.) east for 8.1 miles.
Turn right (south) onto CO-114 for 61.7 miles.
Keep right on local roads for 120 yards.
Bear right (south) onto US-285 (8th St.) for 35.1 miles.
Turn left (east) onto US-160 (US-285) for 17.8 miles.
15 At near Alamosa, stay on US-160 (Denver Ave.) north for 71.8 miles.
Turn left (north) onto I-25 Blvd. (US-160) for 2.2 miles.
16 At 15027 I-25 Blvd. in Walsenburg, stay on I-25 Blvd (US-85) north for 0.4 miles.
Take ramp onto I-25 (US-85) for 94.1 miles toward Pueblo.
Stay on I-25 (US-87) north for 50.6 miles.
At Exit 197, turn right onto ram for 0.3 miles toward CO-88 (Arapahoe Road).
Turn right (east) onto CO-88 (Arapahoe Road) for 0.4 miles.
Turn right onto South Dayton St. to Fay Myers Motorcycle World-43 yards.
Turn left into Fay Myers parking lot.