Cannonball Rides ™ first event was in the spring of 2015. I wanted to offer the riding community an event unlike no other!  Personally I have seen enough of the typical Ride-to events, you know the ones were you park your bike and stand around on a hot asphalt for a day. I felt what the industry truly needed was an event that was purely all about the ride!

Finding the time and knowing where to go was the next issue, another trip to the coffee shop? around the same loop yet again? This is where Cannonball Rides began to take a foothold. Working with dealers and riders from across Canada, I have created a series of rides / routes that delivers some of the best roads each province had to offer all in one common place for all to enjoy. 

Over the years these continue to change and other rides or areas of the province are featured. The demand to see absolutely everything each province has to offer continues to grow and flourish.  Dealers continue to come on board as the event gains traction and becomes part of everyone's bucket list of summer rides.

Joe Rocket Canada has supported this event since the fall of 2015, and in the spring of 2016 we started to seriously give away their quality products to riders all across this land. I truly thank Max Charlebois from Joe Rocket Canada as without his continued support riders would not be proudly wearing their winnings in every province.

To date I have put together 7 Cannonball Rides  events ( 364 rides ) starting out with a single day, then spring and fall, then one week event for 2018 - the one thing that was constant was all were held subjective to the elements of mother nature and life's inevitable disruptions. This caused many participants to forgo planned rides, weather was terrible or they had to work, etc.

With the ultimate motorcycle riding challenge in place for 2019 making this an entire riding season ( May15th-Oct31st)  riders can take on a Cannonball Rides whenever they want and be rewarded for doing so for the entire riding season!  Joe Rocket Canada continues to give away products as we up the volume and awareness leading to the Cannonball Rides Challenge for 2019!

Riders by the thousands attend these events every year, and this year we are kicking it up another notch reaching out to more then 65,000 Canadian Motorcycle Riders directly! The evolution of using Eat Sleep Ride (ESR) riding app which tracks you, confirms your dealer checkpoints and enters you into a leader-board for bragging rights against all riders from across the country -  this should blow it out of the park!

I hope you enjoy Cannonball Rides - I have worked very hard to make this dream a reality!
Cheers Purdyman




It's not what you ride that matters, it's all about the Adventure!
I have clocked just over 175,000 KM on various rides in the past 12 years and have enjoyed everyone of them.

David Purdy ( Purdyman ) Founder
Cannonball Rides ™

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