Scooter Cannonball

Update May 6, 2020:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scooter Cannonball Run has been rescheduled to take place in July 2021. All registered participants remain registered with their assigned rider numbers. The rescheduled event will begin in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 12, 2021 and conclude on July 21st in Eureka, California.

Maine to California

The Scooter Cannonball will begin in Bar Harbor, Maine on July 12, 2021 and finish 10 days later in Eureka, California on July 21st. The total distance of the recommended riding course is estimated to be 4,350 miles

As of September 2020, approximately 150 riders have registered. Registration will remain open while hotel space remains available.

Registration Information

Registration is open to a limited number of participants (approximately 150-175 riders). This limit is determined by hotel availability and event format/capacity. Registration closes no later than June 6, 2021.

An Entrant consists of one specific scooter and one specific rider together. The registration fee is non-refundable. Entrant registration is non-transferable. Organizers reserve the right to reject any registration for any reason. If your registration is rejected, you will receive a full refund.

You are not bound to riding the specific scooter you identify at the time of registration. This is requested for information purposes only. Your entry scooter and final handicap will be calculated at the start of the event. You will need to registration an account in our Registered Riders Forum, prior to registration.

You understand that this is not a race. The Cannonball does not condone unsafe activities such as excessive speed, reckless vehicle operation, riding impaired, or any other activity that results in riders exceeding their personal limits, endangering other riders or the public.

You will be required to sign an acknowledgement prior to the commencement of the Cannonball Run, certifying that they understand the rules and that you are aware of the risks inherent in participating in the event. The rules and specific acknowledgements will be made available in advance of the event on the Registered Riders Forum.

Scooter Cannonball Rules

Riders are awarded points based on their ability to ride and navigate their scooter to predefined checkpoints each day. This is not a race. No benefits, actual or implied, monetary or otherwise are awarded to any rider who finishes with the highest number of accumulated points each day or at the conclusion of the event. The event has established rules that are intended to provide all participants (riders, support personnel, spectators) with a common understanding of the format of the event. Riders will find the rules to be consistent with the 2018 Scooter Cannonball Rules.

Qualifying Scooters & Handicap System

Participation is limited to Scooters with an engine displacement less than 280cc. A Scooter is a two or three wheeled vehicle that satisfies AT LEAST THREE OF FIVE of the following conditions:

  • unit construction of engine, transmission and rear swing arm
  • wheels no larger than 10 inches
  • originally equipped with a step-through style frame
  • originally equipped with running boards or leg shield
  • a single cylinder engine design

Exceptions: Honda Trail 125 ABS, Cushman II Eagle, Cushman II Highlander, Cushman II Step-Thru are permitted on an exception basis with a to-be-determined handicap factor.

The Scooter Cannonball uses a handicap system for scoring purposes. The handicap is based on both the age and displacement of your scooter and is normalized to a hypothetical scooter. For more information please use the Handicap Calculator.

Questions? Need Help?

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Route & Overnight Locations

The Scooter Cannonball will overnight in the following cities. Riders should riding between on 375 to 525 each day between hotels.
  • July 11, 2021: Bar Harbor, ME
  • July 12, 2021: Manchester, VT
  • July 13, 2021: Niagara Falls, ON
  • July 14, 2021: Traverse City, MI
  • July 15, 2021: Marshfield, WI
  • July 16, 2021: Huron, SD
  • July 17, 2021: Hot Springs, SD
  • July 18, 2021: Rock Springs, WY
  • July 19, 2021: Delta, UT
  • July 20, 2021: Fernley, NV
  • July 21, 2021: Eureka, CA
Due to COVID-19 border crossing challenges, the Day 3 overnight (July 13th) may be relocated to Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.