For all you riders out there who like to test their mettle here’s a rally for you. The “Guts and Glory Rally Across America” will be held from May 15 – 28, 2011. 1000 riders will start in Santa Monica, California and ride 9000 miles through all of the 48 contiguous states and finish in Bar Harbor, Maine. The riders will start with 11,000 points and follow a pre-determined and pre-timed route with 11 checkpoints along the route.
Each bike will have both an electronic timer and GPS tracking unit attached at registration. Points will be deducted for arriving at the checkpoints either too soon or too late from the scheduled times and for varying off the course. So that means the first person across the finish line might not be the winner.
The entry fee is $1000 but there will be cash prizes awarded for the most points for each leg and the Grand Prize to the overall winner will be $100,000 and a hand built custom motorcycle by Dave Perewitz. So there you are; 11 days, 48 states, 9000 miles for a cool 100 Gs. Are you ready to ride? For more info www.sunriseentertainment.com/gutsandglory/index.html .
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Posted by Sam Kanish