1000-in-24:

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 Honda Ltd).

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 29 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 the trek.

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 Village, CO).

The 2014 1000-IN-24 will be held on August 16th and 17th. For the 30th 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 10th 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 2014, 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.

Here's the 2014 route map. White Water Run(.est file), White Water Run, turn by turn directions (.docx file), White Water Run Clockwise (.pdf file), White Water Run Counterclockwise (.pdf file).

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 2014

White Water Run

1,038 miles

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-88 0.1 miles
Turn left on Arapahoe Rd. westbound to I-25 0.4 miles.
Turn right onto I-25 north to Exit 209B onto US-6 westbound-12.1 miles.
Continue on US-6 westbound to I-70 West at Golden-9.1 miles.
Turn right onto I-70 West and continue to Exit 49 to SR-65 at Colbran-213.2 miles.
Take SR-65 south to SR-92-61.37 miles.
Turn right (west) on SR-92 to US-50 at Delta-3.8 miles.
Turn right (north) on US-50 to SR-141 at White Water-29.8 miles.
Turn left (south) on SR-141 to SR-145-91.6 miles.
Turn left (south) on SR-145 to US-160 at Cortez-122.4 miles.
Turn left (east) on US-160 to SR-149 at South Fork-144.6 miles.
Turn left (north) onto SR-149 to US-50-117 miles..
Turn right (east) onto US-50 to SR-115 at Penrose-141.5 miles.
Turn left (north) onto SR-115 to I-25 at Colorado Springs-33.3 miles.
Turn left (north) onto I-25 at Colorado Springs to Exit 197 SR-88/Arapahoe Road at Greenwood Village-57-3 miles.
Turn right (east) onto SR-88/Arapahoe Road to South Dayton St.-0.4 miles.
Turn right onto South Dayton St. to Fay Myers Motorcycle World-65 yards.
Turn left into Fay Myers parking lot.

 

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