2nd Annual Lost Shores Thunder Rally
Feb 22, 2021 update… Back again for 2021, the Canso Area Development Association is pleased to present the second annual Lost Shores Thunder Rally to be held September 10-12th at Canso’s Stanfest Grounds. Check out the Gallery page (above right) for some wonderful memories of our 2019 event.
We’re excited about our future. The event seems to be evolving to a music festival for motorcycles. For 2021, we’re taking what we learned from our inaugural event and making a few adjustments. Quality food is the biggest challenge and we plan another roast pig for Saturday dinner and are working with local caterers and volunteers to make sure everyone is well fed. We had 100 participants in 2019 and about 70 bikes. For 2021, we will grow the event but cap registration at 200. We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves.
Beyond this, we’ll make some changes to the poker run, possibly add some Saturday afternoon field games. Poker Run will once again finish at Canso’s Whitman Wharf with a brief tribute to fallen riders. We hope to add some biker field games late Saturday afternoon before we eat. We also plan to welcome motorcycle related vendors at an attractively low cost since they add to the entertainment factor and we have tons of space available.
Registration will open in June when we are confident of provincial COVID guidelines. Registration options will be the same $99 weekend pass including camping, 4 meals, poker run, evening music and bonfires and the $65 Saturday pass including poker run, food and music. Once again we are weaving in a modest fundraising initiative to support local minor hockey and figure skating at the on-site Canso Arena.
Obviously, the COVID situation has final say on all plans but there are more than enough participants within the Atlantic Bubble to make this work.
In the meantime, feel free to come ride our hidden paradise. You will find the poker run route map at https://lostshoresthunderrally.ca/map/ . Several roads have been rebuilt just since the last event and it makes for a great daytrip around our hidden paradise.
Thank you to Stanfest for an amazing event site and music expertise. We’re also grateful to Canso Lions Club, the financial sponsors, Lost Shores Gallery for event management, Nova Scotia Dept of Transportation for beautiful windy oceanfront routes and of course the many locals for music, volunteers and enthusiastic support.