The Cannonball Rides spring rides will be Sept 16th and 17th, 2017. I am working out the details now for all of the new rides. We are introducing by request a 250 mile - 6.5 hour ride to the mix. It will give riders the opportunity to complete a Cannonball Ride and be home early Saturday Afternoon.
Cannonball Rides Riders will be able to register starting 60 days out leading up to the event at the closest dealership / business closest to them. This will eliminate time delays with last minute registrations on site. Riders will pay for their patch at the time of registration if they want one. Its up to you!
2017 Cannonball Rides Canada-Wide
Saturday Sept. 16th 250 Mile ride - 1 day ride
Start at 9am-3.30pm, 6.5 Hours to complete
Saturday Sept 16th-17th 1000 KM ride - 2 day ride
Start Sat. 9AM- Sun 3pm, 32 Total Hours to complete.
Thursday Sept 14th - 16th, 2500 KM Ride - 3 day ride
Start Thursday at 9AM - Sat 3PM ( 56 Total Hours to complete) Enjoy!
You can exit each of these rides by filling your fuel tank and keeping the time date stamped receipt. You must hang on to this as dealers will review your receipt when you come in to pick up your well earned patch.
Most dealers will be open on the Saturday welcoming riders as they pass through. If for any reason a dealership is not open, and cards are not on a fence or front door to grab then take a selfy in front of the business to prove you have been there.
This will streamline the event and allow dealers to staff accordingly.
You choose your starting point from any of the dealership or alternate business location listed - You must stop at each of the dealership / checkpoint locations listed on any of the ride maps and grab a business card along that route. You must keep these business cards from each dealership as they will be required to be shown either on your your return or when you come back in to pick up your patch.
You can ride clockwise or counter clockwise but you must stop at every location regardless. You end up returning back to your original starting location to complete the loop / ride. This is not a race, you alone decide your speed, when you wish to take breaks, etc. You may choose an alternative route if you desire, but you must stop at each location regardless. Those that choose to follow the ride maps / routes as presented will see some of the best roads possible for any of the rides.
Starting times are the same for all provinces, Spring and Fall Rides ( 500, 1000 ) start Saturday 9 AM. When you arrive check in and go!. You only have a 1 hour window to arrive and leave - DON'T BE LATE - you will not be allowed to go.
The 250 Mile ride is a completely new ride. It is designed to let you see what this type of riding is all about. Please remember this is not a race, but an opportunity to enjoy some very cool roads and to meet some fellow riders along the chosen ride. You can do these rides alone or in a small group - that is up to you! This ride will give you 6.5 hours to complete the loop. Great introduction into some of the longer rides while giving you a taste of what these Time Sensitive Rides are all about.
The 1000 KM fall ride is a 2 day - Starting time will be 9 AM Saturday Sept 16th. Assuming you leave right at 9 AM - You will have 33 Hours to complete - pick up business cards along the way. The purpose of this ride is to tackle some very serious riding. I believe that you will ride for 12 hours your first day, grab a motel on route and then enjoy the evening, good food, beverage and sleep. The following morning leave by 8 AM and arrive back to your original starting location that night Sept 17th by 3 PM. It will be a great turn out for what i consider to be a very solid fun ride. Two up riding or solo it is definitely about the journey this ride for sure.
The 2500 KM 2 Provinces ride is a 3 day - Starting time will be 9 AM Thursday - Saturday at 3 PM -you will have 3 days to make the loop you have chosen, covering three provinces in 56 hours total. It truly is a riding adventure and will take you around some of the best roads each of the two provinces have to offer.
As with all rides please do be very careful. You alone decide how fast and how aggressive you must be on these roads. View each provinces rides - Click Here
I have heard from a few people that the last rides were more difficult then the first rides in some provinces. Perhaps that is a good thing? If it was easy anyone could do it :) The Ontario rides I do myself to get a guide as to what I feel others can do, I cannot take into account your desire for a long lunch, or more stops then just fuel. Every new ride is a learning experience and the feedback I am getting is perfect - thank you. All I will say is that with any Cannonball ride - Time Is Critical!
The dealers listed on each provincial ride maps page are part of the new series of rides for 2017. I am looking for more dealers that would like to become starting points. If you are interested please contact me directly. Click here
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