2021 Ride Around Texas RAT-a-Palooza!

Ride 3,100 miles around the perimeter of the Great State of Texas. Then fun at the Iron Butt Association's annual Big As Texas "Ride-a-Palooza" & Party!

Hilton Garden Inn Denison is Start/Finish location for the RAT:  Ride the RAT clockwise or anti-clockwise, stopping at 18 mandatory checkpoints, including start/finish point, in order within the allotted time period.

  • RAT Insanity  - less than 85 hours  - 7 am Sep 28 to 8 pm Oct 1
  • RAT Insanity GOLD - less than 70 hours - 7 am Sep 28 to 5 am Oct 1
IBA Certification - Successful riders will receive concurrent IBA validation of their RAT, complete with the following at the Big As Texas party.
  • RAT Insanity Certificate
  • RAT Insanity Swag - Pins, patches and stickers
  • Instant IBA Records entry
  • Big As Texas event participation and banquet
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2021 RAT Insanity Riders
ID  Rider Name, IBA Number, Motorcycle, New SpotWalla Track
???   Duncan Ragsdale, BMW R1200GS, SpotWalla
??? Dave Craddock, 70167, 2012 BMW R1200RT, SpotWalla 
??? Dennis Peters, 48534, 2020 BMW R1250RT, SpotWalla
??? Doni Evans, 60541, 2017 Kawasaki Concours 1400, SpotWalla
??? Doug Vance, 70231, 2017 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited, SpotWalla
??? George Mowry, 14042, 2018 Yamaha FJR 1300ES, SpotWalla
??? Greg Fizer, 561, 2014 Honda GoldWing, SpotWalla
??? James Massey, 17708, 2003 Harley-Davidson Road Kill, SpotWalla
??? Jim McCrain, 61944, 2016 Triumph Trophy SE, SpotWalla
??? Kimberly Walling, 78007, 20121 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special, SpotWalla
??? Kith Burkingstock, 23022, 2016 Yamaha Super Tenere, SpotWalla
??? Lance Corley, 65087, 2018 Harley-Davidson Roadglide CVO, SpotWalla
??? Lynn Behrens, 47957, 2016 BMW R1200RS, SpotWalla
??? Mark Campbell, 21322, 2019 BMW R1250GSA, SpotWalla
??? Mark Nichols, 71794, 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special, SpotWalla
??? Nathan Stueber, 69272, 2015 Yamaha FJR1300, SpotWalla
??? Patrick Nijsters, 74491, 2018 BMW S1000XR, SpotWalla
??? Robert Long, 65817, 2014 Victory Vision, SpotWalla
??? Tommy Craft & Keisha Perry, 72302, 2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour, SpotWalla

IBA  RAT Mandatory Checkpoints (listed in clockwise order)

  • Denison* START: 7:00 am 9/28, after 6:45 mandatory rider meeting at Hilton Garden Inn
  • Texarkana (DBR)
  • Port Arthur (DBR)
  • Port Bolivar (Take a picture of your motorcycle on the Galveston - Port Bolivar ferry while underway) 
  • Galveston (DBR)
  • Victoria (DBR)
  • South Padre Island (DBR)
  • Del  Rio (DBR)
  • Panther Junction, Big  Bend NP  (picture of your motorcycle in front of Visitor Center sign)
  • Lajitas General Store  (DBR or picture of your motorcycle in front of store sign acceptable)
  • Presidio (DBR)
  • Anthony (DBR)
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park (picture of your motorcycle in front of park entrance)
  • Kermit (DBR)
  • Texline (DBR)
  • Follett (DBR)
  • Childress (DBR)
  • Denison* FINISH (DBR at QuickTrip next to Hilton Garden Inn - Denison)
  • SpotWalla track is Required for the RAT.
* Note:  The Denison Start/Finish is being substituted for the mandatory Paris DBR requirement under the IBA RAT certification rules.  Denison is along the same route between mandatory stops of Childress - Paris - Texarkana.  For this reason the Paris mandatory DBR stop is waived on the Big As Texas RAT.

DBR - Dated Business Receipt:  A DBR is a machine generated receipt with the date, time and LOCATION on it.  Check it - do not assume it is correct.  A receipt with an incorrect time/date/location is worthless.  Check and re-check.

Contact Tim Masterson, RATwrangler at RATInsanity@gmail.com

History of the iconic Ride Around Texas.