The mad bastard scooter rally is so crazy it only held every two years. Rally really does describe this weekend of craziness. Hopefully some our club members will enter this year, so be ready to sponsor them for a great cause.
Here are the details shamelessly stolen from the their website:
The 2013 MBSR will be held on the weekend of the 21/21/23 June, 2013 at the Travelodge hotel in Belleville, Ontario, which is the same location as the 2007 rally, only it’s changed its name and been renovated.
Entry will be $195.00, which includes food but not your hotel room (though we’ve negotiated a discount rate of $109/night).
Friday will see demo rides and registration during the afternoon with a compulsory Riders’ Meeting that evening. Then it’s off to bed as the next day we start sending out riders at 4:00 AM for up to 24 hours of pure madness.
Sunday is a day for sleeping in (you’ll need it) with the Awards Luncheon kicking off at noon where we’ll show all the best photos submitted the day before and declare the Maddest Bastard of them all who will win the new KYMCO scooter.
The start location and finish will be in Belleville, Ontario and the ride will head east and then loop north through cottage country before coming back to Belleville where a cold beer and warm bed awaits.
As with the previous rallies the main route will be about 600 km, although we will be having an additional bonus loop to bring the total kms close to around the 800 km mark. Of course, they’ll be lots of points at stake for the bonus loop so if you want to win then …
We will be providing you with detailed maps, and the check-in locations at the Friday Riders’ Meeting of the event, however be sure to bring along a map of Ontario in case you get lost or need to bail at some point.
We generally rely on honesty and the bike’s registration docs to prove that you’re in the right class. Cheat, and you’ll get buggered by the big MBSR bear (sans lube).
In order to keep the rally open to all scooters but also to keep a level playing field, we have a series of classes by engine capacity. The smaller the scoot, the longer the allotted time to complete the course and more mad points you’ll get, but then it’s a lot harder to boot!
BTW, cc is defined as to what is printed on the registration papers unless you’ve modified it in which case we’re relying on your honesty to say so (though we also have the right to physically check the bike if we get suspicious). Here are the classes (please note, allowed times are subject to change):
Straitjacket (24 hours) – All scooters (& motorcycles) up to 50 cc in capacity.
Heavily Medicated (20 hours) – All scooters (& motorcycles) greater than 50 cc but no greater than 110 cc.
Therapy Required (18 hours) – Scooters greater than 110 cc but no greater than 200 cc.
Day Release (16 hours) – Scooters greater than 200cc.
The Mad Bastard Rally is not just about completing the route within your allotted class time. Oh no, if you want to have a good crack at winning the main prize then you’re going to have to collect as many “mad” points along the way as you can.
These points are awarded for various acts of madness, both set by us and created by yourself for being an imaginative (mad) bastard.
For example, in 2005 we awarded points for “getting naked on the ferry”. The results ranged from a picture of someone holding up a picture from a skin mag, to some participants getting totally naked themselves. We also awarded points for costume worn, the best of the 2007 event being a viking outfit!
In 2009 and 2011 there was a greater emphasis of points based on class as we wanted to make sure that to have the best chance to win the rally then you really need to be on a 50. You could still win on a bigger scoot but it would require extreme acts of madness to do so!
In 2011 the grand prize was a brand new Kymco People 125.
In 2011 the grand prize was a Kymco People 125.
Grand Prize – is a brand new scooter from KYMCO, but we also get some other smaller prizes for some of the other categories (team, media, etc).
Other prizes – On the Friday night we draw a raffle for various other prizes that we have acquired with any money raised going to the event charity.
Registration is limited so we expect some super hero/ gorilla action for available spots.
Since there is a lot of interest in the event and only 99 spots we’re going to stagger the registration by class, one week apart so that the 50 cc scooters in straitjacket class get first bite to register – which seems fair as they are the maddest bastards after all.
It shouldn’t be a problem to get a slot for the smaller classes but it maybe for the maxi scoots. Traditionally we open registration on April 1st, but may bring that forward so that you know for sure that you’re in and can prep accordingly.
What to Bring
If your tank can't do 100 km, then bring gas!
If your tank can’t do 100 km, then bring a gas canister!
We have a list of suggested stuff, however, we do require that you also have a digital camera with you as some of the possible mad points will require photographic proof and your ride will need to have an odometer to ensure you did the route.
Don’t have one? Then you’ll also have to get hold of a GPS which can track distances.
Without KYMCO Canada there would be no Mad Bastard Rally
Without sponsors we wouldn’t be able to pull off something like the Mad Bastard Rally, so we want to make it clear that without KYMCO Canada’s generous and whole-hearted support of the 2013 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally, there simply would be no rally.
Thanks in advance and if you want to check out all that KYMCO have to offer, then we suggest you check out their website.
They have our support.
The Kids Help Phone has been our charity partner for the last few MBSRs and we will be continuing this partnership with this nationwide organization that has been helping Canadian children for over 20 years.
Participants of the rally will be asked to collect pledges (registration for pledges will open along with the rally registration) prior to the rally date with all proceeds going to the Kids Help Phone.
As in previous years there will be a token amount of Mad Points offered to participants who raise $200 or more.
The media are always welcome. Especially when they dress up accordingly.
As for previous years we are offering assistance to recognized media wishing to cover the Mad Bastard Scooter Rally. This ranges from reduced hotel rates, entry fees and supplying you with a KYMCO scooter to ride the rally with.
If you are interested in covering the event please contact us for more information.