UPDATE – April 18, 2018
Due to late winter weather and snow on the trails, the Wednesday Night Races have been delayed by one week. Come out May 2nd for the Registration Night and have a chance to win prizes from The Crank & Sprocket.
Races will run May 9 to Aug 2.
Schedule for 2018 Events: May 26, 2018 – SingleTrack Classic / June 16-17, 2018 – Trek Store Canada Cup/Ontario Cup / July 14, 2018 – Summer Epic 8 Hour / Sept 22, 2018 – Fall Epic 8 Hour
Summer Epic 8 Hour, July 15 – Entry Deadline Looming !!!!
The FINAL entry deadline for the Summer Epic 8 Hour is this Wednesday July 12th at midnight. There is no entry after this deadline and no day-of entry.
Epic 8 Hour course marked and open for preview July 8th.
This years’ 10km course will be amazing. It starts with one climb to get you to “the ridge” and from there is fast, flowy and FUN!!!. The course ends with a 1km ripping downhill, so everyone feels like a hero at the end,
We look forward to an awesome summer day of fun and great riding.
Why an Epic 8?? The Epic 8 Hour Relay is all about the camaraderie, sportsmanship and the gritty, hard-core enjoyment of riding with friends. The Epic 8 Hour relay is a personal and team challenge to complete as many laps as possible from 10 am to 6 pm. Many riders prefer the 8 hour format for a solo challenge, but the majority of riders still enjoy the mix of fun, fast riding and the competitive (or not so competitive), social team atmosphere. Whether riding just for fun, or vying for a podium spot in your category, the Epic 8 Hour will be a memorable experience!
We want you to join in the Reggae theme with Roots, Rocks and Reggae. Create your own Reggae riding and casual outfit and pit areas.
Less than 24hrs to pre-register online for the Trek Store Canada Cup/Ontario Cup and save $$. Onsite entry is available up to 1 hr before the start, but please don’t wait this long! It will also cost a fair bit more.
The course is getting rave reviews, and we have planned wet weather bypasses for some of the rooted sections that are not so fun when slippery. http://www.pulseracing.ca/events/canada-cup/
All events for 2017 are now updated with details and Registration is open!
Thanks to everyone for a fantastic day and super positive vibe at the Fall Epic 8 Hour.
Results are posted via results link on main page
The Course for the Summer Epic 8 Hour, taking place on Saturday July 23 at Hardwood Ski & Bike, will be open to pre-ride as of this Saturday July 9th.
This course is super fun and flowy and designed to appeal to all levels of riders. Overview map is available on the Pulse Racing website and at the main desk of Hardwood. The Course is open during regular Hardwood hours only and regular trail fees apply.
Some important deadlines:
- July 9th – last day to enter and get team name on personalized number plates
- First 400 riders registered get a free custom Epic 8 Hour Cap – don’t miss out
- July 20th – final entry deadline at midnight. There is no entry after and no day-of entry.
Congrats to George Holicka of team Lambados as the Winner of the Electra Cruiser 1 for early entry into the Summer Epic 8 Hour!!
Entry still available at www.pulseracing.ca
A reminder that the registration deadline for the SingleTrack Classic is Friday May 27 at 5:00 pm
We are excited to release our preliminary schedule for the 2016 events. Details will be updated over the next month. You can add these to your plans for 2016 now!
May 28 – SingleTrack Challenge
This annual fall event is moved to spring to give more reliable weather conditions and will be run in conjunction with the MEC BikeFest. The SingleTrack Challenge will offer 50km or 25km, Ride or Race, and a 15km Tour category as well.
June 11/12 – Trek Store Canada Cup/Ontario Cup XC
The 21st annual National MTB cross country event at Hardwood. Great events and races for all ages and abilities. One of the best attended events on the calendar showcasing Canada’s best riders, and past and future Olympians. Special Youth events and Meet the Pros opportunities.
July 23 – Summer Epic 8 Hour MTB Relay
Back for 3rd year with Roots, Rocks & Reggae theme, this is a fun team and social event at the height of summer riding season.
Sept 24 -Fall Epic 8 Hour MTB Relay
Enjoy a great fall day of riding and racing with new and old friends on a team, or ride solo.