Ride Hard - Ride Far!

Click Here For My Satellite Tracking On Spotwalla

This is a short YouTube video review of Mike Bobbitt and my ride to Central America in September 2023.

My next planned ride is a Mexico SS1000 starting in Laredo, TX and making a loop in Mexico and ending in Eagle Pass, TX.

Click On Photo For More Information About My BMW GSA!

Targeting December 8, 2024 For Ride Número Tres!

I added a lot of good videos from my ride to and from Central America from Eagle Pass, TX on my YouTube channel. Here is a link to my my channel. Greg Rice YouTube Channel

This Certificate Is For My 100+ IBA Ride

My 2023 BMW R1250 RT In Mexico

This SS1000 was my 100th Iron Butt Association Ride

Rider Magazine asked me to record a POD cast for them and it posted to their website today, January 27, 2022. I am episode 29. Here is a link to the POD cast. https://ridermagazine.com/insider/

We made it as far as Costa Rica where we was denied a temporary vehicle import permit. Costa Rica said that we never left the last time and that we needed to prove we did. Costa Rica had a ransomware / cyberattack attack while we was there last time and that blocked all of their data showing htat we had checked out of Costa Rice. You can read about it here. Costa Rica Ransomware Attack

Ride To Darien Gap Ride Webpage

Timeline Scrolling GIF Image Above - 64 Photos

Click on the photo for information on my upcoming ride to Tierra del Fuego

Click on the photo for information on my ride to the Panama Canal

I rode to the Panama Canal in April this year, 2022. It was a hell of a ride with Mike Bobbitt. I am working on a ride report.

I just completed my 75th Bun Burner Gold ( BBG ) that put me over 115,000 miles riding BBG's. I also went over 215,000 total IBA miles!  This ride was 1,528 miles and I endded up at the 2023 IBA JAX Party.

At the 2023 IBA Jacksonville Party I was inducted into the IBA NOT Right Riders Club!

I have updated my Iron Butt Rally webpage with more information and links to my Spotwalla tracking maps for each IBR I have ridden in, click here to go to my IBR webpage.

I have updated ( January 10, 2022 ) my Zumo XT review with some new information. I put together a webpage with a lot of information on the new Garmin Zumo XT motorcycle specific GPS. The new Zumo XT will be replacing the previous Zumo 595,  Click here to see the Zumo XT review.

I did a radio pod cast interview with Justin Long and Long Rider Radio. The interview is about an hour long and I talk about the motorcycling I have done since the 1970's. There is also some good information on my 2019 Iron Butt Rally ride. Click here to here the interview.

Rider Magazine asked me to write a short story about how I got involved in long distance riding for the Spring 2018 Exhaust Note section of the magazine. Here is a link to a PDF version of the article.

I consolidated my BMW RT & GSA webpages into one, click menu option above.

Below is a picture of my new Yamaha FJR motorcycle. I am working on farkling the hell out of this FJR so I can ride the hell out of it. Click on FJR photo to go to my FJR webpage where I have a lot of photos and information on my FJR build.

Click Image For My FJR Webpage - New Updates 9-21-2020

The BMW GSA was a great motorcycle for the four months that I owned it. I spent a lot of time and money farkling the GSA to get it ready for the 2019 IBR. The GSA was totaled in my accident because it flipped and the engine guard pushed into the engine case and cracked the engine case. The engine alone cost $15,000! 

Taking delivery of my new 2019 BMW 1250 GSA HP

First Ride On BMW GSA - Southern Most Point - Key West

I sold my 2018 Honda Gold Wing After one year and 40,000 miles. I am moving to my new house in western North Carolina and I decided to go back to a BMW and I bought a 2019 BMW R1250 GSA as it is a better motorcycle for the mountain roads I will be riding.

I sold my Gold Wing and bought a 2016 BMW RT and setup it for long distance riding. I sold the RT to buy the new redesigned 2018 Gold Wing.

I sold my Gold Wing and for the first time in 14 years I do not own a Gold Wing. It feels funny after 500,000 miles but it was a move that I needed to do. We will see what Honda does in the future for the Gold Wing which will decide if I ever buy another Gold wing.

I  am an avid motorcycle rider who likes to ride long distance and participate in endurance events. I enjoy riding and for me it is more the ride than the destination. For the last 12 years I have averaged around 45,000 miles a year riding all over the country, Canada and Alaska. I am involved in long distance endurance motorcycle riding and competing in endurance rally's like the Iron butt Rally across America. I have also traveled by motorcycle all over the USA and enjoy visiting new places when ever I can. You can view my "About Me" webpage to find out my professional and personal life. I have been riding motorcycles since the early 1970's and also rode with my father who was a Shriner and road HD Electra Glides in the Shriner parades. My first motorcycle was a Honda 500 Four and it was a hell of a motorcycle. I also owned a couple Triumph's back then that were a lot of maintenance. I started riding long distance on a Kawasaki KZ 650 when it was first introduced in 1976. It was a great motorcycle for its time. I bought one when they first came out in 1976 and rode it all over America. I used to ride from the Great Lakes Naval Base to Miami non-stop to visit family. Of course the reason I rode non-stop was out of necessity as I could not afford motels back then on a Navy enlisted man's salary.

I got more serious into riding when I moved to Japan. I think that is when I really learned to ride motorcycles. I started riding dirt bikes along with high performance sport motorcycles like the Kawasaki Ninja and the Honda VFR. I had a couple 250 CC dirt bikes that were really fun to ride both in the dirt and on mountains roads. I learned to be more confident on the street after riding dirt bikes by becoming comfortable when the tires slide and how to crash. I used to tell people I drag my elbows not my knees on dirt bikes. I got more serious into riding when I moved to Japan. I think that is when I really learned to ride motorcycles. I started riding dirt bikes along with high performance sport motorcycles like the Kawasaki Ninja and the Honda VFR. I had a couple 250 CC dirt bikes that were really fun to ride both in the dirt and on mountains roads. I learned to be more confident on the street after riding dirt bikes by becoming comfortable when the tires slide and how to crash. I used to tell people I drag my elbows not my knees on dirt bikes. One the best motorcycles I owned while living in Japan was the Honda 750F Integra ( see above ). It looked a little like the Honda CBX as the fairing was very similar.

Check out my website as I have a lot of information related to long distance and rally riding. If you have any questions send me an email and I will be glad to answer any questions.

I really enjoy long distance endurance motorcycle riding and also competing in motorcycle endurance rally's. I have also completed over 30 Iron Butt Association ( IBA ) certified rides including 2 BBG Trifecta's. The BBG Trifecta is 3 BBG's back to back to back. A BBG is 1500+ miles in less than 24 hours. I am the only person who has completed 2 certified BBG Trifecta's in the world. Worldwide only 10 other riders have been able to complete this ride. I have also successfully completed 20 Bun Burner Gold's ( BBG's ). The BBG is  ride of 1500+ miles in less than 24 hours. Other IBA rides I have completed include a 10n10th ( 10,000 miles in 10 days ), SS5000 ( 5000 miles in 5 days ), 3 100CCC's ( Jacksonville Beach to San Diego and back in less than 100 hours ), 50CC THW ( New York ( Coney Island ) to San Francisco ( 45 hours ) ), B2B ( 1650 miles in 22 hours ) and a SS2000.

I have competed in multiple rally's that include several multi day rally's. I finished 37th in the 2009 Iron Butt Rally and 9th in the 2010 IB5000. I have ridden in the Cape Fear Rally 5 times and finished in the top 10 4 times and first in 2012.

65th BBG!

Coast to Coast - 29 Hours 23 Minutes

On September 30, 2018 I completed a ride coast to coast in 29 hours and 23 minutes. I started near Dog Beach in San Diego and finished the ride at Jacksonville Beach. I started the ride at 7:22 AM east coast time and arrived in Jacksonville Beach at the finish at 12:45 PM. The ride was 2,370 miles. Click here for more information on this ride.

I received my IBA certificate for my 60th BBG ( Bun Burner Gold ) ride I did on New Years Eve, December 31, 2019, to the Voodoo Museum in the French Quarter in New Orleans. It was a tough ride as the crowds in the Bourbon Street area were crazy!

I received my Iron Butt Association Titanium certificate at the 2019 IBA party in Jacksonville.

I received a Iron Butt Association Platinum Mile Eater certificate at the 2018 annual IBA party at Jacksonville. I have ridden over 130,000 miles of IBA certified rides.

I successfully completed my 50th Iron Butt Association Bun Burner Gold ride July 28, 2018. I am the first person to complete 50 or more BBG's.

In June of 2014 I attempted and completed a new IBA ride called BBG Quattro Gold. A BBG Quattro Gold is four BBG's back to back to back to back. A BBG is 1500+ miles in a 24 hour period. This was a damn hard ride and required a lot of up front planning, preparation and determination. I started this ride near my house and completed in Ely, NV. I rode 6200 miles in less than 96 hours ( 4 days ). I rode through all types of weather and temperatures ranging form 38 degrees to 107 degrees.

This is my certificate from the Iron Butt Association for my Bun Burner Gold Quattro ride. I received this certificate on my birthday. It was a nice present to receive.

I put on a seminar the last couple years for rally planning at the IBA's Bike Week Party in Jacksonville, FL and a condensed version of the presentation was published in the Iron Butt magazine in the summer of 2014. Here is a link to a PDF version of the article.

Iron Butt Summer 2014 Edition Article.

Click here for the complete rally planning presentation.

I rode hard and finished in the top 10 of the 2013 Iron Butt Rally. I wrote a pretty long 2013 Iron Butt Rally ride report and you can read by clicking here.

It was a hell of a ride that required great endurance to compete with the big dogs of the rally world. I rode 11,083 miles in the 11 day event scoring 81,703 points. I was the only touring motorcycle in the top ten as most were Yamaha FJR's which are perfect for this type of rally.

The Iron Butt Rally ( IBR ) is the toughest motorcycle rally in the world and really brings out the top competition from around the world. It was an honor to ride and compete with all of the 2013 IBR riders.

I have done a lot of work to my motorcycle to get it ready to compete in the rally and I created a webpage with photos and information that show what I have done.  Click here to view the webpage.

I have developed a process over the years competing in rally's on how I approach routing in a rally and for the IBR I have made some changes to my approach. Click here for how I plan my routes in a rally.

I have also developed a webpage that allows me to check the weather across the US and Canada during the rally on my mobile device, click here to view the webpage..

I recently integrated a Garmin 2797LMT GPS into the Gold Wing so I could have voice command capability. Click here to see how I did it.

I finally made it to Alaska after 14 years of trying to make it happen. The MTF had a planned IBA UCC in June of 2012 and I was going to the be start witness in Key West. As the ride got closer I was able to find a way to get away for the two+ weeks it requires to ride to Alaska from Key West and back. So finally in the summer of 2012 I was able to ride from Key West, FL to Fairbanks, AK and back. It was a very memorable ride. I meet up with all of the MTF UCC riders in Dawson Creek, BC after being the witness for many of them in Key West. We then rode the Alaska Highway together to Fairbanks, AK.

The ride to Alaska has many things to experience that are an experience you will never forget. The wildlife along the route is wild as I saw a lot of bears, Moose and other animals. The Alaska Highway was closed for three days on the ride up do to two washouts north of Watson Lake. I will be putting together a ride report.

I have a lot of farkles ( accessories ) on my motorcycle. One of them is a satellite tracking device called SPOT that I use in all of the events I participate in. Currently I am the top tracked SPOT user in the world on Spotwalla.com. Spotwalla was built by Jason Jonas and it allows family, friends and event organizers to track my progress and provide a level of comfort with the emergency capabilities built into SPOT. Spotwalla.com  is the best tracking website on the internet.

In 2005 I became one of the first riders to use a tracking device. I started using real time tracking with a cell phone based service called Accutacking. That service allowed me to have a webpage with a map that showed my location over a 48 hour period. It was a good way to get into real time tracking.

I recently upgraded the suspension on my Gold Wing with Progressive Suspension front fork MonoCartridge Kit and a new rear shock with a new Progressive Suspension heavy duty spring. Click here for the write up.

I started riding Honda Gold Wing's in 2003 and I have owned 6 Gold Wing's since then ( 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and now a 2012 ). My 2012 is well equipped to ride LD endurance rides and to compete at high levels in endurance rally's.

I have ridden over 380,000 miles on Wing's over the years and I have never had a problem. The wing is a very reliable motorcycle and that is one of the reasons I choose to ride a Gold Wing. I am never worried when I hit the road if I am going to make it back because the Gold Wing is so reliable.



I love to help other riders get involved in endurance and rallying riding and help grow the sport. Some of the ways I help is to answer questions on forums that riders have. Other ways include creating webpages of information showing how I added accessories to my motorcycle, webpages with weather information ( link for one of the weather webpages ) for different IBA rides and events and also files with lists of gas stations along a specific route. I also have provided list and information about states DOT websites and how to use them when planning a ride. All of this information helps make the rider safer out on the road and to be successful on the ride.


I also hold events that allow riders to attempt IBA rides with me. One of them is called BBG Weekend. This helps riders who want to attempt a IBA ride but do not want to do it alone.


If you are interested in becoming an LD endurance rider contact me at greg@gregrice.com.



I think we all should try and give back to the community when we can and some of the things I have done over the years to give back include:

  • Sponsored motorcycle racers with financial support and motorcycle gear

  • Provided new helmets and jackets to the local MSF course to teach new motorcycle riders

  • Former AMA Field Rep

  • MSF Instructor at Florida Keys Community College

  • Former Motorcycle Tourer's Forum ( MTF ) Associate Director - Long Distance Committee

  • Created websites to help others with understanding how to install accessories or to provide information that is helpful in planning rides

  • Donated 1000’s of dollars’ worth of new gear to organizations supporting motorcyclist

  • MTF Gold Member for helping and giving back to the community for many years

  • Providing support to riders on motorcycle related online forums

  • Holding events to assist others to promote long distance endurance riding

  • Writing ride reports to help others understand how I do some of the rides


Please look around and if you have any questions feel free to contact me.


Last updated January 2022.




Miles Ridden


As Of: 7/16/2024

BBG Count

1500+ Miles In 24 Hours


BBG Miles


IBR Miles

Iron Butt Rally


IBA Miles


IBA Rides


Next Rides

Mexico SS1000

Darien Gap Round Three

Tierra del Fuego

Just Completed

Blaze Of Glory

48 State

2019 Iron Butt Rally

66th BBG

56th BBG!

Mexico SS1000

Ironman Rally

Coast to Coast 29 Hours 23 minutes

50th BBG IBA Record!

45th BBG To Texas

Lake Okeechobee 1000

Weird BBG Ride Report

BBG3000 Ride Report

2017 Iron Butt Rally

40th BBG on February 25, 2017

I just finished the 2015 Iron Butt Rally, my third IBR. Click her for the daily reports and the final standings.

Rob and I won the 2015 Cape Fear Rally starting in Florida

I attended the IBA National Meet in August in Denver and had a great time

I completed a BBG Quattro Gold on June 17, 2014. You can find out more info about the ride on Tim Masterson's blog, click here

I finished 9th in the 2013 Iron Butt Rally in July. Read my IBR ride report, click here

Route Weather

50CC / 100CC

I-40 End To End

Ride Reports

BBG3000 Ride Report

2013 Iron Butt Rally

Rally Planning

Rally Presentation

IBR Checklist

Pre-Ride Checklist

BBG 3000 To Pinks

BBG Gold Quattro

BBG Trifecta

2013 100CCC

Memorial Weekend BBG

2009 IBR Leg 2 Report

2009 IBR GPS Fun

FL In State BBG II

FL In State BBG

Border To Border 2008

50CC The Hard Way

BBG3000 2007

Turkey BBG 2007

First BBG 2004


Farkle Reports

Garmin Zumo XT

2013 IBR Gold Wing Prep

Gold Wing Suspension Upgrade

Garmin 2797LMT GPS

Gold Wing AUX Tank Mount

2012 Wing Farkles

Zumo 665 Screen Shots

Zumo 550 Screen Shots

2009 Wing Navigation