Hyder Seek

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Hyder Seek
GenreMotorcycle rally
DatesSummers near Memorial Day
Location(s)Hyder, Alaska, USA
Years active1998–2012
Founded1998, Ron Ayres

Hyder Seek is a long-distance motorcycle riding event (or motorcycle rally) held annually between 1998 and 2012. The destination is Hyder, Alaska, the closest Alaska city to the Lower 48 states that can be reached by road,[1] about 880 miles (1,420 km) from the Sumas, Washington–British Columbia border crossing.[Note 1][2]

The ride was established in 1998 when Iron Butt Association rider Ron Ayres set a 49-state record time by riding to Hyder at the end of a 48-state record ride.[3][4][5][6] 2010 was the last year the event was organized by Ron Ayres himself; 2011 and 2012 rallies were self-organized by attendees.[7][4]


  1. ^ Mileage derived from distances published at The Milepost.


  1. ^ John E. Van Barriger (June 1994), "Canadian Detours: the Long Road to Alaska", American Motorcyclist, 48 (6), ISSN 0277-9358
  2. ^ The Milepost mileage charts: Cassiar Highway, Yellowhead Highway,West Access Route maps and Stewart, BC page
  3. ^ Tim Yip (March–April 2008). "Edmonton to Alaska". Roadrunner. Joining a band of motorcyclists on an annual run to Hyder, Alaska, we rode north from Edmonton to celebrate Ron Ayres's 1998 feat of smashing the Iron Butt record (riding to 48 states within 10 days) in what is now called the 48 Plus! Iron Butt Ride.
  4. ^ a b "About Hyder Seek". Hyder Seek 2012 site. Paul Lawson.
  5. ^ Lynn Anderson (March 2011), "Proving your worth, earning your chops", The Best Times, Johnson County Kansas Department of Human Services, archived from the original on 2013-11-20
  6. ^ "48 Plus! Rules". Iron Butt Association. May 27, 2009. Archived from the original on September 18, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  7. ^ Ron Ayres. "HYDER SEEK [2011]". Archived from the original on 2008-05-15.