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Mad Bastard 2017 Recap

Mad Bastard 2017 Recap

MBSR 2017 Recap

Team WILD brings nature to the MBSR

Here is a recap of his experiences written by my honeybee, Joe - Rider #54 - sent out to the people who sponsored his ride and helped him raise over $600 of the $10,000 in donations for Big Brothers Big Sisters of London. 

Instead of riding the route this year, I ran two mandatory checkpoints and had so much fun seeing all of the riders, in all their fun costumes, along the rally route. Already planning for 2019! 

Sponsoring Scooter Madness! MBSR2017

Sponsoring Scooter Madness! MBSR2017

MBSR 2017: June 23, 24 & 25.  

London, Ontario

Headquartered in London, Ontario, this year's Mad Bastard Scooter Rally will be epic!

I am so excited that Sparkplug Coffee will be part of this crazy event with pop up stations along the route. What do we have in store for the rally riders? You'll have to sign up to find out!  

Up Shift Coffee for the Motorcycle SUPERSHOW

Up Shift Coffee for the Motorcycle SUPERSHOW

We are super stoked to be selected as the Official Coffee of the Motorcycle Supershow!

To celebrate, we're custom building a special blend - Up Shift - just for the Motorcycle Supershow. We'll have samples to try at the show and you'll be able to take a bag home or order some for delivery after the show.

January 8, 9 & 10, 2016 at the Toronto International Centre

Click on the title for more info and to download a coupon to save on admissions.

We Survived the Mad Bastard!

We Survived the Mad Bastard!

Our Mad Bastard adventure:

Held every 2 years, the  Mad Bastard Scooter Rally is a one-day adventure that takes participants on a circle route covering about 650 km. This year Rally HQ was in Guelph, an easy 100 km scoot from Toronto on side roads and country highways.

Joe & Kara scootered up to Guelph on Friday afternoon. Checked in, had dinner with the rest of the group, went through the Rider Meeting to learn all about the route and plan for the next day. Hmmm... 640 km with a bunch of photo challenges and some trivia questions to answer en route. Seems doable. 

24 hours later, when we were not even half-way through the route, we weren't quite so sure.... 

(Click on the title to read more and see our Mad Bastard photos.)

International Female Ride Day 2015

International Female Ride Day 2015

The first Saturday in May is International Female Ride Day (IFRD) and this year Sparkplug Coffee was there with fresh coffee - courtesy of KYMCO Canada & Studio Cycle Group - to rev people up before heading out on the ride around Toronto.

Kara and friend Sandy were able to join the ride while Joe & June from Team Sparkplug Coffee packed up the coffee supplies. Thanks June & Joe! You rock! And thanks Motoress Vicki Gray for starting IFRD - what a great idea! And especially big thanks to Cecilia for organizing this year's Toronto Female Ride Day!


Here's a link to the IFRD website that explains how the purpose of IFRD is for women to get out on their motorcycles and scooters and "Just Ride!" to show how fun it is and to encourage other women to try it out.

Mods & Rockers 2014


50 Years since Brighton Beach

Sparkplug Coffee was honoured to be part of the 2014 Mods & Rockers event, bringing fresh brewed coffee to the start of the group ride. What coffees? The Bullit Custom and Kick Start blends, of course!

Sweet ride!

Sweet ride!

Party at the Duke

We then shared a booth with our buddies from Bullit Custom Cycle in the rain at the Duke for the "show & shine". Very cool that a bike built by Rob from Bullit was awarded best in show.

Amazing bikes, a great day, despite the rainy afternoon!