Scooter Cannonball Eligibility Ready to Register?

The Scooter Cannonball is an amateur event. Registration is open to all riders without pre-qualification. A limited number of registration slots are available each year and are sold on a first-come basis. Please familiarize yourself with the eligibility requirements below and the FAQs prior to registering for the upcoming event.

These guides and resources were created to help prospective riders, and interested parties establish a common understanding of the event’s format. However, the official rules shall always take precedence.


An entrant consists of one specific scooter and one specific rider (you), together satisfying the eligibility requirements upon check-in at the starting line prior to the commencement of the event. To participate, you must pay the registration fee in full and complete all waivers, releases, and acknowledgements.

You must possess a valid driver’s license with the appropriate endorsements as required by the issuing state. You cannot participate on a learner’s permit. Current registration for the entrant scooter and proof of liability insurance from a United States or Canadian insurance underwriter, in the minimum amount of two-hundred-fifty thousand ($250,000 USD/CAD), is mandatory. A Personal Liability Policy or Personal Umbrella Policy may be used to supplement auto liability coverages in order to meet the minimum coverage amount. These documents will be reviewed during the technical inspection at check-in.

Pillion passengers are permitted as transport passengers only and may not operate the scooter or aid riders in completing their record keeping and documentation requirements.


You are not committing to riding a specific scooter when you register for the event. However, the entrant scooter you show up with must meet the requirements and definitions below or qualify under an exemption.

Participation is limited to scooters with an engine displacement of less than 300cc. The calculated (bore and stroke) displacement of the engine is used to determine eligibility and handicap.

Engine replacements are limited to those with cases used in a production motor scooter. You are permitted to run kits that increase engine displacement provided you declare these modifications and provide accurate, updated specifications during the technical inspection.

Participation is limited to two or three-wheeled vehicles that satisfy the following conditions.

Engine displacement cannot exceed 300cc. Engine displacements less than 150cc must satisfy at least two of the five following criteria; all others (150-300cc) must satisfy at least three of the five criteria:

  • Unit construction of engine, transmission, and rear swingarm;
  • Wheels no larger than 13 inches;
  • Originally equipped with a step-through style frame;
  • Originally equipped with running boards or leg shield;
  • A single-cylinder engine design;
Illustration: Veronica Bravo, USA TODAY

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Additional Questions?

If you have any questions concerning eligibility, please inquire for further clarification.