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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.)

Brew A Great Cup Every Time coffee class #1

What fun! 10 people signed up for the first ever session of our Brew A Great Cup Every Time coffee class and 12 people showed up! Including a lovely and patient 5 year old who sampled the double chocolate banana bread but didn't partake of the coffees.

We made coffee using a pourover AKA cone filter or dripper, French press, then the AeroPress 3 ways. And sampled coffee made with the Espro press at the end. The coffees were all tasty. I remembered almost all the tips I wanted to share. The feedback forms say that everyone learned something new and enjoyed themselves. 100% would recommend this to other coffee lovers so we may make this a regular thing. I also learned some helpful tips for making future sessions run more smoothly. Overall, a great success!

Thank you to The Healthy Road for donating the lovely kitchen space! And thanks to all you coffee lovers who joined me for this session!