SCMA Winter Solstice SS 1000 Challenge, Dec 19


2015 Details to be determined.


This is a qualifying Travelers Award event.  It is also an Iron Butt Association Saddle Sore 1000.  Join SCMA for its 3nd annual Winter Solstice SS 1000 Challenge set for Saturday, December 19.  Steve Shulman, SCMA's Chairman will be at the start and finish in Costa Mesa to provide all the necessary paperwork and to provide the required start and stop signature.  You will need to provide time dated gas station receipts for proof of ride to IBA.

There is no fee for this ride and you will receive a specially-designed completion certificate.  As an option you may have your completion certificate mounted on a very nice and permanent wall plaque for $35--our cost.    The certificate will be issued jointly by SCMA and IBA.  (A tip of the hat to Mike Kneebone, IBA's administrator-in-chief and overall visionary for being so very helpful to SCMA in making this happen.)

We will travel 1055 miles starting at Denny's Restaurant, 3170 Harbor Blvd., (immediately south of I-405) Costa Mesa between 4 and 5 am.  The freeway route is north to Chico, CA and back, returning to the Costa Mesa between 10 and 11 pm.  It is possible to start or end at your home to receive credit for those miles, but you must be in Costa Mesa between 4 and 5 AM for THIS version of an SS 1000.  Contact Steve Shulman at to work out the details.  Look at the posting on the SCMA website front page for more information.

Ride in groups or ride solo.

Our route will be I-405 north to I-5 north to CA-99 north to Chico to CA-32 west to I-5 south to I-605 south to I-405 south to Harbor Blvd.  Steven Shulman will be at the start to witness your start and finish and to have you sign the SCMA release form.  Odometer readings and gas receipts will be necessary to receive Iron Butt Association certification of this Saddle Sore 1000 event.

If weather is an issue, we will leave Costa Mesa and head easterly toward Arizona and back to avoid Tejon Pass and Central California.

This is the shortest day of the year with only 10 hours of sunlight.   This means that nearly half of the ride will be in the dark.

Go to for all the rules to qualify for this IBA award.  SCMA extends the challenge, but IBA will certify its completion.

We are sorry but this event is not yet open for registration.

You will be able to register starting December 19, 2015

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