1. The ride takes place on the 100th day of the year (April 10th of 2022 is a Sunday, makes it easier for most folks)
2. Age of rider plus bike must equal or exceed 100. For you kids, grab a passenger that will make the math work.
3. You must do the ton (100MPH) at least once during the ride (for those not so inclined, you can do 100KPH, that's below the speed limit for goodness sake)
4. You must ride at least 100 miles. If you or your motorcycle are over 100, you can ride 100 kilometers.
All fairly easy if you own a classic bike. Plenty of time to prep the bike if it needs work or has been sitting (it happens).
There has been a lot of discussion about variations to achieve different "100s", such as 50 miles on the way to work then 50 miles on the way back home, average a minimum of 100KPH for the entire ride, 100 miles in 100 minutes, ride in 100 degree heat, whatever you can figure out to have as many 100s in your ride as possible; get creative.
THIS RIDE IS TOTALLY FLEXIBLE. The MAIN point of the ride is to GET OUR CLASSIC BIKES OUT ON THE ROAD FOR PEOPLE TO SEE.
There are a bunch of folks on various forums that have done the ride in the last few years since I first started it, and reported back with pix; that's part of the idea. I really thought it might catch on more, but there are a few that have done it 4 or 5 times now. I've only done it twice myself! 2022 SHOULD be my 3rd, and MAYBE as part of a Saddle-Sore 1,000 (1,000 miles in 24 hours). I've been trying to do that ride for over 20 years and still never have.
So, GET YOUR BIKE READY!
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough
Did mine today in case it's really bad weather on Sunday. 14c and overcast for the ride. Windermere to just past Harrogate return, along the Rocky Mountain Trench HWY 95.
Bike + rider 109 years
164 Kms = 102 miles
Top Speed (Briefly) 172 kph (to make sure speedo error was covered)
Total time = 97 minutes (including gas stop on the way home)
All in all, a pretty good ride. The weather was a bit less than ideal, but the highway was empty, so I only had to pass a couple of vehicles. Had 2 separate cars come up and comment on the bike while I gassed up, but time was ticking, so I didn't want to chat too much!