WE ARE BACK FOR 2017!
Take one of Southern Ontario’s most popular riding centres, switch directions on half the trails, add some unique unmarked trails, AND add a chunk of pure singletrack in the Palgrave tract and several kms of rail trail, and what do you get? The GREAT Albion Enduro, of course!
With a great response for last year’s inaugural event, we’re excited to do the same event, but this time in the sunshine! Over 350 riders enjoyed the Maiden voyage, and we’re hoping for upwards of 400 for 2017! With long running fall events, Crank the Shield and Paul’s Dirty Enduro, both on hiatus, September has a huge need for this epic event, and Superfly Racing and Albion Hills is just the right mix to make it happen!
We are excited to have this bike friendly brewery, The Second Wedge, on tap for the day! Enjoy one free beer after the event, then grab a few more for a great price and enjoy the evening, the band, and all the fun!! Check them out at www.thesecondwedge.ca – stop in their amazing brewery after a ride in Durham Forest!!!
With a shorter, Albion-only course of 25km, AND a 40km loop including portions of Palgrave, there is something for everyone! Add a 2-lap, 80+ km race, and you have a truly epic, 3.5 – 7 hour romp through some of the funnest – yes, funnest, trails in the GTA!
Note: we are keeping much of the trail direction a secret!! at 40kms, who has time to pre-ride anyways!!!
UP TO THE MINUTE: We will be hosting our BBQ in Support of Sick Kids Hospital. The low prices reflect our commitment to added value, and our partnership with Great Canadian Meats. AMAZING Saugages: $3, Corn on the cob, $2, and drinks for a Loonie!
Albion Enduro Map (basic, not intended to be followed, it’s a secret course, shhhh!)
Get involved and sponsor this awesome event!
We are still looking for both title and more presenting sponsors for this event, but have already garnered support from the Chronos/GIRO team, Staran Cycles, and as always, Havy and the team from NORCO, and 3ROX racing. BONUS – 3Rox will be on-hand selling product from yet another successful year on the World Cup tour! Bring some cash and get hooked up!
Thanks to our sponsors!
25km FUN ride open men/women
This shorter, Albion only version, will be an awesome ride doable for youth and other less experienced riders! Open categories for men and women only!
40 km Enduro
– 18 & under Men/Women
– 19-29 Men/Women
– 30-39 Men/Women
– 40-49 Men
– 40+ Women
– 50+ Men
PLUS, Singlespeed and and Fat bike OPEN categories!
80 km SUPER Enduro
Yes, a SUPER Enduro. WE already used GREAT – so SUPER is the next obvious adjective.
– Men 39 & Under
– Men 40 +
– Open Women
PLUS, the 80 km Singlespeed/Fat bike battle category!
*As this is an OCA event you will need at minimum a citizen permit for the ride. If you do not have insurance, you can simply buy a one-day permit, at the event, for only $8.
8:00 – 11:00am: Registration availabe in the chalet
11:00am: 80 km SUPER-Enduro Begins
11:10am: 40 km Enduro Begins
11:15am: 25km FUN ride begins
1:00pm: 25, 40 km riders finishing, Food services open and get your free Second Wedge Beer!
3:00pm: Awards Ceremony for 40km, 25km events
5:00pm: Awards Ceremony for 80km SUPER Enduro
1:00pm – 6:00pm Chalet remains open, BE SURE TO BOOK A CAMPSITE AT ALBION AND ENJOY THE WEEKEND!! Call 1.888.872.2344
to book your site, or go online and google Albion Hills Camping
Afterparty, Petting Zoo and Ferris WheelsOk, while there may be a very old Shitzu to pet, there is no petting zoo or ferris wheel, but yes, there is an afterparty. We encourage everyone to camp out at Albion, and stick around for post race BBQ, a free Beer to those 19+ and more available for sale! The chalet will stay open well into the evening with full food services, and maybe, just maybe, someone will bring a karaoke machine.
PRE-RIDINGNo. There isn’t. It’s just that simple. Don’t try too hard to predict the course – just ride Albion and Palgrave an whole bunch, and you’ll have a good idea! The Albion portion wont be marked until Friday, September 16.
- Well marked/marshalled trails with 2 feed stations
- Custom event Shirt and Race Plate
- Free Beer at ride’s end (19 & over)
- Afterparty with entertainment and food services
25km Open Fun Ride 40km Enduro 80km SUPER Enduro Early Bird (register by July 31 at midnight for savings!) $40+tax/online fees $45+tax/online fees $55+tax/online fees Pre-registration AFTER August 1 (Ends midnight, Wednesday September 14) $45+tax/online fees $55+tax/online fees $65+tax/online fees Day-of Registration (but it’ll cost ya!) $60 cash only $75 cash only $85 cash only