BOSS announces this year’s Ironman Motorcycle Challenge start date, checkpoints

This is it! The BMW Owners Society of Saferiders (BOSS) has announced that this year’s Ironman Motorcycle Challenge (IMC) will proceed. Now on its 16th edition, the 2022 BOSS Ironman Motorcycle Challenge will flag off on Friday, March 25.

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As with the previous editions of the BOSS Ironman Motorcycle Challenge, it will be a 3-day spectacle with the arrival of riders on March 26th, followed by the awarding ceremonies on the 27th.

Basic requirements for joining this year’s BOSS IMC

Riders must be both physically and mentally fit and a driver’s license holder to join the IMC. The IMC is open to both motorcycle riders and car drivers. Both motorcycle and car entries must be in tip-top condition, with all the basic safety devices and equipment required by the LTO functioning properly.

As for motorcycle riders, their bike must be at least 400cc, they must wear the minimum required safety gear, and must have RFIDs for both Autosweep and Easytrip installed. Registration fee for motorcycles will be PHP 5,000 for “early bird” registrants until March 15, with an additional PHP 3,000 for the pillion.

After March 15, the registration fee will be PHP 6,000 for the rider but maintains the same PHP 3,000 registration fee for the pillion.

2022 BOSS Ironman Motorcycle Challenge Route

Start and finish will be at the LausGroup event center at San Fernando Pampanga on March 25. The route will be a clockwise northloop, with checkpoints at Petron Bantay (aka Petron Vigan), Ilocos Sur, Petron Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, Petron Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, and finally, at the Elysian Sands Resort at Dipaculao, Aurora.

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The approximate distance is 1,211 kilometers. Arriving earlier than 16 hours is an automatic disqualification. Arriving later than 24 hours will be a DNF.

BOSS Ironman Motorcycle Challenge

The Ironman Motorcycle Challenge was conceived in the early 2000s by members of BOSS as a test to see if it is possible to do a North-Luzon loop and ride it within 24 hours or less.

Now in its 16th edition, the BOSS IMC continues to attract hundreds of riders from all over the country. Again, as the organizers would like to emphasize, the BOSS IMC is and will never be a race – it is a test of one’s skill to navigate through the beautiful towns around North Luzon, while consistently following traffic laws and finishing the challenge within 24 hours.

To know more about the 2022 BOSS Ironman Motorcycle Challenge, visit their official social media page here.