Route 16 Thunder Rally

5th Annual Thunder Rally

The Route 16 Thunder Rally returns for our 5th year August 9th to 11th. Registration opened on Wednesday February 14th, yes, Valentines Day!

As before, Canso welcomes riders to come share some good weather, good riding, good friends, good food and good music. Reid’s awesome chicken barbecue returns! ‘Best chicken I ever had’ says Dale Richardson.

The $99 weekend pass covers 2 nights camping, bonfires, 2 nights live music and 2 breakfasts plus all the Saturday festivities. The $75 Saturday pass covers the poker run, field games, supper, bonfires and live music. Rabbit Town Blues Band returns with their amazing tunes. Weekend admission remains at $99 (no HST!) with FREE event T-shirt included for early birds registering by Monday July 1st. New for 2024, you can also order a cozy warm Thunder hoodie for just $50. Please note that we cannot allow dogs at this event.

The poker run returns to Larrys River made possible by some recent road repairs on Hwy 316 around Charlos Cove. Ironically, this coincides with the annual Acadian Savalette Festival and their Tintemarre (noisy) Parade held the same morning. Yes, we’ll be the noisy neighbors bringing a second noisy parade on the same day. How cool it that?

As before, all proceeds from this event help support ice time for our youth figure skating and hockey programs at the adjacent Canso Arena. As the event has grown, so has the financial support for the youth. We broke another record this past year, passing along $3000 for the kids! We deeply appreciate the contributions from participants, advertisers and volunteers who play vital roles in making this possible.

Here’s a 15 minute video by PEI’s own Angie Morrison from 2022 that shows what to expect. Thank you Angie!!

We’re not fancy but somehow ‘3 guys and a 6 pack’ keeps getting it done. We are truly blessed to have such a great team of volunteers working behind the scenes.  See you in August! Harold, Bill and Rob.