Aug 11, 2018 – Hardwood Ski and Bike
Girl Power 4 Hour!
The Women`s 4 Hour Mountain Bike Relay is all about the camaraderie, sportsmanship and the enjoyment of riding with friends. The Women`s 4 Hour relay is a personal and team challenge to complete as many laps as possible. Whether riding just for fun, or vying for a podium spot in your category, the Women`s 4 Hour will be a memorable experience. Using Ontario’s premier Mountain Bike destinations and trails, the Women`s 4 Hour promises the best in facilities, fun and varied courses, and support for riders.
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Site Plan and Instructions
General Rules and Regulations
OCA Adult Waiver (pdf)
OCA Youth Waiver (pdf)
What is the Women`s 4 Hour?
The Women`s 4 Hour takes place over a 4 hour time frame on two 6 km loop courses which start and finish at the same location. The object is not to finish first, but to complete the greatest number of laps before the end of the event. There is a Solo category for the hard cores, but most people do it as a 2 Female, 3-4 Female Team. Only one member of the team is on the course at any one time, in other words you take turns riding.
Why do the Women`s 4 Hour?
There are several reasons why its’ more fun than a conventional race.
Because the race is defined by time, not distance, nobody finishes “last”. All riders finish the race at about the same time. Slower riders can ride at their own pace without feeling like they are “holding up” anyone. Faster riders who want a good workout can put in more laps and ride more distance. Riders can choose an easier or harder 6 km loop, depending on which lap(s) they choose to ride.
When your team-mate is out riding, you get to relax, hang out with friends at the start/finish area, and watch the progress of the other teams.
So if you have never participated in an organized mtb event, it’s a good chance to give it a try, challenge yourself, meet some other riders, and celebrate our sport!
The Women`s 4 Hour courses are approx. 6km, comprised of some of the most fun, fast and rolling trails. There are two choices of courses. The `white` course is ridden on odd number laps, and is a fun, fast, non-technical course for newer riders or just to go fast. The `blue` course is ridden on even number laps, and is fun more challenging course for somewhat experienced riders. Between your teammate(s) you choose who gets to ride which course. Solo riders will do both courses on odd and even laps.
The Women`s 4 Hour is timed using modern computer web system, to ensure accurate and instantaneous results available right from your smart phone.
Prizes and Awards:
• Awards to Top three teams and solo in each category
What does my entry include?
• First 150 registered get a Race Souvenir T-Shirt
• Each team member get a Souvenir Number Plate
• Awards for the top three teams in each category
• Awesome race course on some of Ontario’s best trails
• Computerized Timing for instantaneous results
Schedule of Events:
• Saturday July 28 – Deadline for Early Entry Discount
You just need to commit by entering your team, and can leave team members blank if don’t have a full roster. You can add or change team members right up to race day.
• Saturday, Aug 4 – Last chance registration to get Team Name on Customized Number Plate
• Wednesday, Aug 8– Final Entry deadline at midnight!
• Saturday, Aug 11
9:30 am – 11:45 am – Package Pick-up and Waiver check.
11:30 am – Team Captains Meeting
12:00 pm – START Women`s 4 Hour Relay
4:00 pm – Course Closed, no new riders on course
4:20 pm – Last rider to count
4:45 pm – Awards and Draw Prizes
2018 Women`s 4 Hour
How do I Enter? Register Now! Click Here
Team captains are to enter on-line for the Team. You should submit your entire team roster on your registration. If there are changes, please email us your new team rosters at least 3 days before the event to keep registration delays to a minimum on event site. In case of last minute emergency, you can still change your team rosters on site before the event. email: glenn “at” pulseracing.ca
NOTE: No Day-of Entry – FINAL Entry Deadline – Wednesday Aug 8 at midnight.
Women`s Club/Team/Corporate Teams – Special Club/Team Pit Areas, Guided pre-rides, Lessons, and Bike Rentals all available to help you build a team of friends and/or co-workers. email Arienne Strong – email@example.com for more info.
Hardwood is also offering Women’s MTB Clinics on May 12 and June 2. Click here for info and registration here
Know someone who would like to join the day and help? Volunteer Sign Up – Click Here
Women`s 4 Hour Categories
Solo – A personal challenge for one rider to complete as many laps as possible in 4 hours.
• categories: Female 16-34 yrs / Female 35-49 yrs / Female 50+ yrs
• entry fee: $60.00 *early bird entry $50.00
2 Person Relay Team – Two riders alternate laps, tag team style, to complete as many laps as possible. Each rider must complete at least one lap
• categories: Female combined age 79 & under / Female combined age 80 & over
• entry fee: $115.00 *early bird entry $95.00
3-4 Person Relay Team – A team of up to 4 riders alternate laps, relay style, to complete as many laps as possible in 4 hours. Each rider must complete at least one lap. Lap order may change at the team discretion. Team category is based on the total combined age of 4 riders (or 4 times the average age of 3 riders)
• categories: Female combined age 119 & under / Female combined age 120 – 149 / Female combined age 150 & over
• entry fee: $220.00 *early bird entry $180.00
Minimum age for Solo riders is 16 yrs, minimum age for team riders 10 yrs.
*Early entry discount available until July 28 at midnight.
Package Pick Up
The team captain should show up early to pick up the race package for their teams on Saturday.
You will pick up your number plates, souvenir and make sure all the team information we have is correct. This is a pretty simple process and it will be your job to pass out the number plates to the rest of your team mates. The event site isn’t huge so finding your team mates shouldn’t be a problem.
Waiver Check – Licence and Permits
Your entry fee includes all OCA licence and permit fees. We are trying to simplify the entire process, and continue to support the OCA athlete development programs.
Each rider must still complete and sign the event waiver to receive a special sticker for their number plate allowing them to race. This process will be open until early afternoon and individual riders can go through this process at their own leisure, but they must get the sticker before riding.
Please view or print off this pdf waiver in advance to be sure to fully understand them . Minors must have parent or legal guardian complete the waiver and have signature of witness.
OCA Adult Waiver (pdf)
OCA Youth Waiver (pdf)
Mountain Biking is an active outdoor sport with inherent risks. OCA licence, citizen permit, or one-day permit does not insure the rider for any risks or injury. Always be sure to ride within your ability, and be aware that course conditions may change expectantly.
Team Captains Meeting
11:30am Saturday Morning
We’ll go over the final instructions and most of the rules and regulations at this time, and individual questions. This is a fun event and if you’ve done an Epic 8 Hour or Chico Racing 24 hr relay before, you know how the process goes. If you haven’t, we’ll give you the simple version at 11:30 am.
Suggested Accommodation – This is a prime holiday time so we suggest you make your accommodation bookings early!)
1. Horseshoe Resort is the Official Accommodation Partner of the Summer Epic 8 Hour. Rooms and Condos both available at special pricing. Bike and Pet friendly. Use booking code PULRACINC. Click Here for details.
2. Georgian Residence and Conference Center. see details here
3. See Ontario’s Lake Country for full listing of Accommodation options, places to visit, things to do, etc.
Women`s 4 Hour contact:
Pulse Racing Inc. www.pulseracing.ca
4285 Forestwood Dr. Orillia, Ontario, L3V 6H3