Who Are We?


The Asphalt Rats Endurance Mexico Motorcycling- Iron Butt Association Mexico are not a club, we are an association dedicated to certifying motorcyclists for their extreme motorcycle endurance rides. AREM has established routes and judges. To belong to this select group, you must complete an IBA certified rally in Mexico, Our main objective is to complete any of our rallies in a safe and smart way.


Our organization currently has members from different countries and at the same time we have several routes established both in Mexico and in the USA, Canada and Europe.



Marco Almaraz

Founder & President Asphalt Rats Endurance Motorcycling.

President Iron Butt Association Mexico.

Rally Master


Jimmy L. Gunter

President Asphalt Rats Endurance Motorcycling USA.

Iron Butt Association Mexico Judge.


Rally Master


Mariano Marco Merino

Vice-President Asphalt Rats Endurance Motorcycling Mexico.

Official Judge Iron Butt Association Mexico.

Rally Master


Felipe Salman Valdez

Rally Master


Ellen (Elena "La Loca") Stack

Head of Administrator Asphalt Rats Endurance Motorcycling.

Administrator Iron Butt Association Mexico.


Rally Master


Erik Macias

Rally Motorcycle inspector

Rally mechanic



Mariano Marco Merino

Martin Hernández Alcoverde

Carlos German Torres Olveda

Carlos Villegas

Mario Hernández




Central Zone

Mariano Marco Merino

Ioram Abolnik



Martin Hernandez Alcoverde

Carlos German Torres Olveda





Carlos Villegas




Official Consultants and Advisors

Michael J. Kneebone - IBA World Wide President

Marc Beaulac – IBA/IBA Finisher

Jason Kirshman – Co-founder Rat Pack USA

Jim Cannon – Instructor de Motociclismo – Reconstructor de accidentes

Ralph Bell – ABATE South Carolina president

Brian Gunter – Consultor de programación