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 is our current sponsor and is committed to upholding the
standards established by Dave Weinstock (former owner of Lakewood
After running this event for 28 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 28 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. Greewood
The 2013 1000-IN-24 will be held on August 17th
and 18th. For the 29th annual, the entry fee will
be $50.00 per rider and $100.00 per couple and
will continue to include a pin, shirt, and hat. The shirt, as usual will display this year's
route map on the back.
Again for the ninth year in a row we will offer the riders a
chance to earn an IBA (Iron Butt Association) "Saddle Sore
1000" certificate at a reduced price if they complete the
route in the allotted time and with the required mileage.
The forms will be available at the start of the ride. See the
IBA website at: Iron
Butt for more information.
Included in your entry, once again in 2013, riders who complete the 1,000 miles in 24 hours also will receive a certificate of achievement from the Motorcycle Endurance Riders Association (MERA). The MERA "1000 plus in 24" certificate is being provided to all qualifying 1000-in-24 participants free of charge by MERA.
If you think you would like to see a lot of the Colorado and maybe some of other neighboring states country
side in a short period of time or maybe you're just curious
about being able to ride a 1,000 miles in a 24 hour period,
join us and enter in the US's longest running event of it's
kind. For entry details, see the flyer.
The 2013 route will be posted in June. Here's the 2012 route map. A Perfect 10; 7 Passes in 3 States map with turn instructions A Perfect 10; 7 Passes in 3 States map with illustrated turn maps.
The ride will start this year between 2:00am
and 4:00am, there will be the usual inspection
of your motorcycle for safety.
The Stats and other information from last year's ride are here: Stats
The Route 2012
A Perfect 10; 7 Passes and 3 States
Start: Fay Myers Motorcycle World, 9700 E Arapahoe
Rd, Greenwood Village, CO
Leave parking lot, turn right on Dayton St. northbound to Arapahoe Rd./CO-88 0.1 miles
Turn left on Arapahoe Rd. westbound to I-25 0.4 miles.
Circle right under I-25 to on ramp for I-25 southbound 32 yds.
Continue on I-25 southbound to Exit 52 145.1 miles.
Take Ramp (Right) onto I-25 Bus [US-85] 2.8 miles.
At 112 US-160 in Walsenburg, CO, Turn right (west) onto US-160
Take US-160 to Alamosa 71.8 miles.
Turn right (West) onto US-160 westbound [Main St.] 0.7 miles.
Stay on US 285 to Antonito 28.9 miles.
Keep straight onto SR-17 43 yards.
Stau pm SR-17 to New Mexico border 48.5 miles.
Keep right onto local roads 131 yards.
Bear right (West) onto US-64 in Chama 12.4 miles.
Road name changes to US-84 and comes back into Colorado 34.2 miles.
At Pagosa Springs, bear right onto US-160 57.5 miles.
In Del Norte, turn left on SR-112 13.1 miles.
Turn left (North) onto US-285 northbound 13.1 miles.
Stay on US-285 84 miles.
At Johnson's Village, remain straight on US 24 northward 59.1 miles.
At Red Cliff, continue on US 24 10.2 miles.
Take ramp (left) onto I-70 14.2 miles.
At exit 157 (to Wolcott), turn right onto ramp and right (North) onto SR-131 (Bellyache Ridge Road) 68.5 miles.
Turn left (North and West) onto US 40 at Steamboat Springs 45.9 miles.
At Craig, turn right (North) onto SR 13 and travel into Wyoming. Road changes to W-70 38.2 miles.
At Baggs, turn right (East) to follow WY-70 back into Colorado and return to Wyoming 47.7 miles.
Stay straight onto WY-230 [Riverside Ave.] 120 yards.
Stay on WY-230 through Riverside 10 miles.
Turn right (East) onto WY-130 67 miles..
In Laramie, continue on WY-130 to Cheyenne and merge into I-80 47.2 miles.
Thak 359A on ramp to I-25 [US-87] south 0.5 miles.
Merge into I-25 [US-87] 110.1.
At Exit 197, turn right onto exit ramp for Arapahoe Road headed east. 0.2 miles..
Turn right onto South Dayton St. to Fay Myers Motorcycle World 0.1 miles.
Turn left into Fay Myers parking lot.