Alot of riders will tell you the piece of paper means nothing, but for me it does. Call me shallow, self indulgent or plastic, these certificates just do something for me. As of 2010 some 33,000+ riders have completed the SaddleSore 1000. As of 2010, only 84 riders has completed the National Park Tour Silver certificate. In 2011, 7 more folks earned the Silver and as of 11/01/12 only 1 other person, other that us, earned a Silver.
This is my 3rd National Park Tour. MeAsWe has completed 2 Tours. We both started one other tour which was cut short.