On Christmas Eve of last year, the BMW Owners Society of Saferiders (BOSS), the group behind the Ironman Motorcycle Challenge (IMC), opened the registration portal to the delight of motorcycle enthusiasts who wanted to take on the challenge of navigating through 1,200 kilometers of Northern Luzon roads within 24 hours (and with respect to traffic rules) onboard their big bikes or 4-wheeled vehicles.
In just six and a half hours, the registration portal had to be closed since it already reached the maximum number of 1,200 participants.
Those who were too busy during the holidays, or just missed the announcement, may have to wait until 2024 to join IMC.
Good news: BOSS may reopen the registration portal soon.
921 confirmed registrations
According to our friend, Vince Tagle, who’s in charge of BOSS IMC online registrations, out of the 1,200 riders who registered on December 24, 2022, only 921 were able to comply with the requirements. A total of 279 who registered either failed to upload their payment confirmation or were double registrations.
Because of this, says Tagle, the organizers may reopen the registration portal soon for those who want to join the IMC but were unable to register or comply on time.
New dates, new venue
This year’s BOSS IMC chairman, Tey Usis, shared with MotoPinas.com that this year’s event will be hosted on a bigger venue at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium in Tarlac between February 24 to 26. The venue has a capacity of more than 20,000 people.
Bongabon may be included
Though the official route hasn’t been announced, we got word that this year’s BOSS IMC may pass by Pangasinan’s coastal roads all the way to Alaminos.
To add spice to this year’s event, the route may also include the beautiful surfing town of Baler, Aurora, coming from Quirino, then back to New Clark City via Bongabon, in addition to the usual Northern Luzon loop.
For more information and new announcements, visit the official BOSS IMC social media page.