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Small Bores and Much More

May 31, 2022

By Keaton Maisano

The enthusiasm, fun and community that surround the Small Bore Corps bring to mind the old saying… “it’s not what you ride, but how you ride it.”

Based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, the AMA chartered club brings together avid scooterists to ride and share experiences. Seemingly growing with every group ride — which tend to happen a few times a month — the group is open to experienced riders as well as new scooter owners.

The Small Bore Corps got started when a small group of scooterists organized a ride and were shocked by the number of riders that showed up.

“We were like ‘How about we start up a group?’” said club president Tommy Chan. “We came up with the name Small Bore Corps and it grew from there.”

Members of the Small Bore Corps.

For the first time this year, the Small Bore Corps is going beyond its usual activities with the inaugural Chaos in Catlett scooter rally. Running June 10-12, the rally will take place on a 40-acre plot of land in Catlett, Va. The rally will include rides of different lengths, a scooter raffle and much more.

Chan said the goal is to make the rally an annual event. For more information, visit

Small Bore Corps logo.