The Scooter Cannonball Run is a coast to coast endurance event for scooters. It is a time/distance/regularity rally where points are awarded based on miles completed and the ability to maintain the standard pace. This year it will begin in Savannah, GA and end eight days later in San Diego, CA covering 2633 miles. There are over 50 entrants riding all types of scooters. From a 1946 Salibury to a modern 3 wheel Piaggo MP3. I have decided join the fun this year. We will leave Savannah on April 22 and head west. I will be riding to raise money for KIDS and LEMUR'S charities. Please help us by purchasing some miles for one of these charities. Don't worry, I will be covering close to 6,000 miles out to California and back to Florida, so there are plenty of miles to go around. ALL monies go directly to the charity.

Thursday, February 23, 2012



The Scooter Cannonball Run is a timed event that is run every 2 years across the U.S.  The first one I know of was in 2004 when a few people got on vintage scooters and took off across America. It was this event that inspired my 2010 rides across America. I was all fired up to do the SCR and then they scheduled it in late September from Vancouver, Canada to Portland, Maine  weaving back and forth across the Canadian border.  This was going to be cold and I don't do cold. 

 So, I decided to have the "The Race of One" and took off in April for California.  It was not a timed event and I won.  Probably the only event I will ever win.

In the past there has been 20 to 25 scooters in the Scooter Cannonball Run.  This year over 60 have signed up as the rules were loosened for what qualified as a scooter.  I am now more concerned about riding in this group of riders, some seasoned veterans, but many are on their first long ride and first competition.  This adds more unknowns.  I hope to be able to separate myself from the pack.  Have not figured out how I will do that, but I think about day three of 8 to 10 hours in all weather will thin it out some.

After reaching San Diego and the completion of the SCR, I will make my way up the coast of California, take off for 10-12 days, and then start the ride back across America in the mode I so have come to love, slow and wandering.

I invite you follow me on this adventure.