2017 Iron Butt Rally Banquet, Checkpoint, and Hotel Information


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In just a few short months, the flagship event of Long Distance Riding - the Iron Butt Rally - will be underway. You'll find here the info for banquet tickets and hotels.

If you want banquet tickets for yourself, friends or family, you need to order those online via your www.ibaestore.com account.
Start Banquet - Sunday, June 25, 5pm - $55.00

Finishers Banquet - Friday, July 07, 6:30pm -$66.00 Reception starting at 5:30pm - 2 Drink tickets included with the Banquet ticket.

If you have not logged into ibaestore since March 1st, your old password will not work, you will need to create a new one via the "I forgot my Forgot" password link on the Login screen. Once you are logged in, scroll way down on the left side (it will probably be off most screens) to the section titled

IRON BUTT RALLY and click on that link you will see a short selection of items

IBR-START-BANQUET-TICKET - this is used to order START BANQUET tickets


Follow the prompts to add items to your cart and check out.

******Do NOT order other IBA items during this checkout or they will NOT be shipped. Your banquet tickets will be distributed before the dinner in the hotel lobby area. Your PayPal record serves as your receipt for the event. As with all events, after May 15, these tickets are non-refundable. You may transfer them to another rider no later than May 31. To do so, please send Lisa an email at [email protected], with all pertinent names, copying also the person who will pick up the tickets the day of the banquet. That email will serve as confirmation they may pick up the tickets that will be in your name at the hotel.

NOTE: Because the Start Banquet is more of a business meeting atmosphere, with lots of info after the packets are handed out, we will have designated Rider Only tables near the podium to minimize distractions during the meeting portion. If you are not a 2017 IBR rider, please do not sit at those specially marked tables, even if your best friend/spouse is a rider. We want all riders to be able to hear the instructions.

2017 Iron Butt Rally Headquarters
All Start and Finish activities at:

Marriott Minneapolis West
9960 Wayzata Blvd
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426

PARKING: There is a major construction project underway next to the hotel so parking is at a premium. The parking lot in front of the hotel will be designated for 2017 IBR rider motorcycles ONLY. There will be no exceptions as we want riders to be able to work on their bikes and packing chores with a little elbow room -Warchild will be monitoring and that doesn't bode well for scofflaws. Parking for EVERYONE ELSE will be behind the hotel. There is a convenient hotel entrance adjacent to the back parking area.

START WEEKEND 6/24 - 6/25
Start Banquet 5:30pm

Monday, June 26
Motorcycle Impound 8am
Rally Start 10am

CHECKPOINT 1 INFORMATION - Wednesday, June 28, 8pm - 10pm Courtyard Dallas Allen at the John Q. Hammons Center
210 East Stacy Road
Allen, TX 75002

Penalty points accrue at 8:00:01pm
Scoring opens at 5pm
Leg 2 Bonuses distributed at 4am, June 29

CHECKPOINT 2 INFORMATION - Saturday, July 1, 8pm - 10pm Courtyard Dallas Allen at the John Q. Hammons Center
210 East Stacy Road
Allen, TX 75002

Penalty points accrue at 8:00:01pm
Scoring opens at 5pm
Leg 3 Bonuses distributed at 4am, July 2 FINISH - Friday, July 7, 10 am Marriott Minneapolis West

Penalty points accrue at 8:00:01am Scoring opens at 5am Finishers' Banquet 6:30pm


START: If you would like to stay only for Sunday night, 6/25, you may make your reservations using the Start Link below. The host hotel is currently sold out Friday and Saturday of start weekend but there is a good alternative. The La Quinta Inn, just a short walk from the Marriott, has offered us a great rate of $99 for a King. It is a very short three-minute walk, only a tenth of a mile. Breakfast and internet are included so no need to fret here, it's all good!!
Marriott Link for Sunday Only http://tinyurl.com/2017IBRStart

La Quinta Inn & Suites Minneapolis-Minnetonka
10420 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Call and request Iron Butt Rally rate.

CHECKPOINTS 1 and 2: We have rooms reserved at the Courtyard Marriott Allen for the discounted rate of $99 per night. You may either make two separate reservations for one night each, or you may also book through the entire time if you prefer. Use the link below to access the rate and make reservations. There are just a very few rooms available but there are other nearby options, too.


FINISH: There is a very limited number of rooms at rally headquarters Marriott at the negotiated rate of $104.00 single/double per night or $134 for a suite, including breakfast, parking and high speed internet. The negotiated room rate has been made available to us for the Finish, July 5 - 9. When you click on the link below, you'll need to change the date windows on the page to reflect your check in/out dates. If the link shows there are no more rooms available you may check back as we get closer. Some rooms may come available but there is no guarantee. Attention Marriott Rewards people - Marriott corporate will not have access to our room rate so please do not call the 800 number for information.



The Iron Butt Rally is always exciting and, if the past is any indication, I'm sure we'll have a lot of spectators. We hope to see you there!!