Southern Ontario, June 21-23
How many scooter rallies in North America? Not many. How many ask you to ride 600 km in 24 hours while wearing a costume? None, that we know of, except for the Mad Bastard Rally, which runs every couple of years around eastern Ontario. The location changes every time, but not the idea: have maniacal fun on a step-through, preferably a 50 cc, because that’s worth more points!
The MBSR was founded by CMG’s former Big Cheese, Editor ‘Arris, and Kymco was the longtime sponsor. He sold the rally to BECO Motors a while back, but now, since they’re no longer the Canadian importer for Kymco, they’ve said the 2019 rally will be the last. That. Really. Sucks.
However, this year’s rally should still be a real gas, especially as there’s extra interest, now that everyone knows it’s the last go-round. Interested? Here’s what you need to know: the rally has different classes for different sized scooters; bigger scooters earn fewer points, and have less time to complete the course. The organizers has also allowed small-capacity motorcycles in the past, but the website says they have to be approved.
You can catch up on CMG’s long history with the Mad Bastard here.