Mad Bastard Scooter Rally - It Just Doesn't Get Crazier than This
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This is a Canadian event and some will not be surprised. However we totally dig the idea of racing a 50cc scooter during a full 24-hour rally, with a route that's in the 600 km (373 miles) mark, and a bonus stage adding 200 km more (125 miles).
The main feature which makes the MBSR a different event is the fact that competitors not only have to complete the race within the allotted time, but they must also earn “mad points”: they can get these points by doing all sorts of wacko things.
For example, the 2005 Mad Bastard rally offered generous mad points for getting naked on a ferry. Silly costumes are of course, highly encouraged, as long as safety regulations are complied with. Since the creativity of the MBSR racers has unfathomed limits, people got to see even viking scooter racers.
The Mad Bastard rally has 4 classes:
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 big prize is a Kymco scooter, but raffles and multiple other prizes are also in. The mad bastard Scooter Rally will take place 21-23 June 2013 in Belleville, Ontario, with a $195 (€145) entry fee including food. Find out more on the rally's webpage.
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