IBA Mile Eater Program - Feed Your Passion!

Ira

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GOLD rides, by definition, are more difficult versions of standard rides. Notwithstanding the fact that some GOLD rides are Saddlesore 1000's, for the purpose of the Mile Eater award they (obviously, because we have accepted them) count toward the ME requirement to complete GOLD rides.

That said, if a rider disagrees with this interpretation they can complete what, in their opinion, is a "true" GOLD ride for the Mile Eater awards. We won't stop them. :)

Ira Agins
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Redwing56

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Does one have to apply to have mile eater status or does it happen automatically after the second ride is complex
I have 4 certs and believe I read that ME stuff can be ordered when the 2nd ride is complete
Thanks!
 

Ira

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If you have two certified rides, you are considered a Mile Eater. For those with more ambitious goals, there is the Mile Eater program, for which you would need to meet the requirements of the various levels and apply for the awards.

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Redwing56

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Hello all
I have completed my certs to join the ME status and actually ordered shirts that have arrived.
Is there a certification for the basic level or just bronze and above? How would I go about ordering? Thanks all
 

Dr. Tiki

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How are people earning multiple Mile Eater certificates of the same designation if they are considered "lifetime achievement awards"? One for each of their personalities? ;) (see it's a winky face, this makes it humurous)

I can kind of understand Mile Eater Silver certificates as they have a 12-month limitation on them. But the purist in me, like nesting, says I will not be submitting for a second achievement.

But for the other levels like Bronze and Gold, how are people earning multiple certificates? It's rare, but it is out there on the Big List.
 

EricV

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How are people earning multiple Mile Eater certificates of the same designation if they are considered "lifetime achievement awards"? One for each of their personalities? ;) (see it's a winky face, this makes it humurous)

I can kind of understand Mile Eater Silver certificates as they have a 12-month limitation on them. But the purist in me, like nesting, says I will not be submitting for a second achievement.

But for the other levels like Bronze and Gold, how are people earning multiple certificates? It's rare, but it is out there on the Big List.
It doesn't seem to be commonly done. Only one name shows up on the big list for more than one ME Bronze out of the 67 listings. And each is for a different year, implying to me that it was 5 different rides each year, but it might just be a typo for all I know. What it appears is that there is a distinction for doing Bronze or Gold in 12 months even though it's a lifetime achievement. The few ME Golds that are multiple for the same rider, one is stated to be in 12 months. My suspicion is that the second ME cert at the same level was for completely different rides, and in a single year.
 

Redwing56

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I think I know the answer but just to confirm an eggsanity 1000 gold satisfies the gold level ride for silver? My other “gold” was a BBG
TIA
 

Ira

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I think I know the answer but just to confirm an eggsanity 1000 gold satisfies the gold level ride for silver? My other “gold” was a BBG
TIA
If it uses the word GOLD in the ride title, it is a GOLD ride for the purposes of the Mile Eater award.

Is that what you thought the answer was? :)

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