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.
The course for the Fall Epic 8 Hour at Hardwood Ski and Bike, Sept 26th is now marked and open for pre-riding!
The course is 10km of fast and flowing trails, with lots of fun surprises to keep everybody entertained. The Epic 8 Hour course is open for pre-riding during regular Hardwood hours of operation only, and regular trail fees apply until Friday Sept 25th. Group discounts are available for teams and clubs. The course map will be available at Hardwood Front Desk. Please see the Hardwood website for complete hours and trail fees. www.hardwoodskiandbike.ca
Other Epic 8 Hour Notes:
- Enter by Sept 19 and get your Team Name on personalized number plates!
- First 500 riders entered get cool Epic 8 Hour Toque
- Final Entry deadline is Sept 23rd. No day-of entry. Entry will be limited to 800 riders, so be sure to enter soon
- Trek Bicycle Stores will be onsite with new 2016 Demo bikes to test and Try-a-Lap!
For all the event details and easy On-Line Registration see www.epic8hour.ca.
We look forward to an awesome autumn day of fun and great riding!
We are working to create a fantastic course for the Fall Epic 8 Hour. Course map will be posted and course open for pre-ride as of Sept 16.
The Course for the Summer Epic 8 Hour is open for pre-ride as of 5:00 pm Wednesday July 15.
The Course is open during regular Hardwood hours only and regular trail fees apply. The start and finish trail sections are slightly modified to accommodate the Pan Am clean-up, so they are a bit different from the intended start/finish.
Final entry deadline is Wednesday July 22 at midnight. Enter here at https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=7958
The 2015 Trek Store Canada Cup / Ontario Cup #4 will take place on June 11
to 14 at Hardwood Ski and Bike.
The Canada Cup/Ontario Cup Course is preliminarily marked and open for
Course is NOW OPEN for Pre-Ride only during regular Hardwood Ski & Bike
hours and trail fees apply. Courses for Youth, Sport and Expert are a more
fast and friendly version of the Nationals Course. Elite and Jr Expert
riders get to experience the Pan Am course! The course continues to be very
spectator friendly with many excellent viewing areas near the stadium.
See <http://www.pulseracing.ca> http://www.pulseracing.ca for updated
course map and schedule. Start times can be different from Ontario Cup. Be
sure to carefully check the schedule for race times, and your appropriate
Note: The Courses are open for riding during regular Hardwood hours of
operation only and trail fees apply. Riders found on property outside these
hours or without trail ticket will be disqualified from participation.
The Early Entry Discount deadline is this Friday May 29 at midnight. Be
sure to enter today and save!
All riders must be pre-entered to participate. There is NO day-of entry.
Ontario Cup Series riders are automatically entered in the Canada
Cup/Ontario Cup #5. See confirmation list
Two new chances for school aged riders to “Join the Ride!”
In grade 7 to 12 and new to racing and Wednesday nights? Join our ambassador coach Denver Poole for a free intro and group ride at 6:00 each Wednesday. Meet new friends, learn some new skills and have fun with a group warm up ride. Meet at the Main Desk 6:00 pm. Just show up and ask for Denver.
Trek Store Canada Cup/Ontario Cup
Haven’t raced a Ontario Cup and want to give it a try?
For only $10.00 riders aged 9 to 16 yrs can take part in mini-clinic and youth races at the Trek Store Canada Cup/Ontario Cup. See info and coupon here
CANADA CUP CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF RUGGED COMPETITION
Epic season ahead hitting all of Canada’s top mountain bike spots
(Ottawa, ON – April 27, 2015) The Canada Cup – Canada’s premier Mountain Bike series – returns in 2015 for the 25th edition.
Mountain bikers hailing from all regions of Canada will sweat it out elbow-to-elbow in the country’s most rugged regions facing stiff competitors, weather and challenging dirt trails, with the hopes to be crowned Canada Cup Champions as the series comes to an epic end in Whistler, BC during the coveted Crankworx World Tour.
The long-lasting series has been the foundation of Canada’s mountain bike development system throughout its quarter-century history. Countless Olympic and World Championship team members have advanced through its ranks.
Mont-Tremblant (QC) will kick off the series with both cross-country and downhill races. Riders will face new course designs in both disciplines, making the most of the spectator-friendly village at the base of the mountain. The event, to take place May 17-18, is renowned for its tenacity has been presented for the last 21 years, the oldest nationally-sanctioned mountain bike race in the country. A revised Sunday-Monday race schedule will benefit riders with increased practice time in both cross-country and downhill.
Horseshoe Valley (ON), located just minutes from the renowned Hardwood Hills where the 2015 Pan-Am Games will take place, will welcome the cross-country riders for the series’ second stop. Alongside Hardwood Ski and Bike, aspiring Olympic champions will have access to back-to-back weekend racing, with week-long cycling activities following the big day of racing. Those in attendance will get a sneak peak at some of the same single-track to be used for the 2015 Canadian Mountain Bike Marathon Championships to take place this fall.
Cross-country specialists won’t travel far for the third leg of the series, with Hardwood Ski and Bike (ON) hosting week-long cycling activities leading into the Trek Store Canada Cup #3. The event minutes away from Horseshoe Valley features a Tuesday Fun Ride and Social, a Wednesday Midweek race and an Eliminator race on Thursday. A large international crowd is expected with a last chance for riders to preview the official course to be used at the Pan-Am Games later in the summer.
Baie-St-Paul (QC) remains on the Canada Cup calendar for 2015, allowing the organizer to fine-tune any last details prior to hosting the 2016 Canadian Mountain Bike XCO Championships. The course in the beautiful Charlevoix region boasts a proven track record of nationally and provincially-sanctioned events. This race will also be a fantastic opportunity for riders to warm-up for the Canadian Championships, taking place the following weekend.
Finally, Whistler Mountain (BC) will welcome Canada’s best riders for both cross-country and downhill in the big finale. The Canadian Open DH is excited to welcomes iXS as its new presenting sponsor. As a part of the Crankworx World Tour, Whistler will welcome some of the world’s top mountain bikers from all disciplines, promising stiff competition across the board. Canada Cup Series Champions will be crowned in Whistler, ending a quarter-century of the Canada Cup Mountain Bike Series.
Trek Bicycle Stores of Toronto, Aurora and Barrie are announced as new Presenting Sponsors for the Summer and Fall Epic 8 Hour events!
Trek Store is adding onto its already amazing support of the Canada Cup with the Epic 8 Hour events. They will hosting Demo’s, ambassador teams, and many other cool features to add to the fun and excitement within these events. Stay tuned for future details.
NEWS – announcing tentative 2015 event dates
- Trek Wednesday Night MTB races – April 29 to Sept 2
- High School Challenge – May 22
- Trek Store Canada Cup/Ontario Cup XC – June 13/14
- Summer Epic 8 Hour – July 25
- Fall Epic 8 Hour – Sept 26
- SingleTrack Challenge – Oct 18