After a 3-year hiatus, Crank the Shield moves from it’s
Haliburton roots northward! Sault Ste. Marie/Algoma Country
has all the ingredients to reignite the passion of all those who
have CRANKED the Shield!
After a 3-year hiatus, Crank the Shield moves from it’s Haliburton roots northward! Sault Ste.
Marie/Algoma Country has all the ingredients to reignite the passion of all those who have CRANKED the Shield!
People from all over Ontario, Canada and the Northern U.S. travel great distances to hold the honour of Cranking
the Shield! Participants love the affordable 3-day format, the backcountry experience and the quality put into every part of the experience!
Crank the Shield offers a unique experience to riders from across North America. This is Eastern North America’s most celebrated mountain bike stage race that combines amazing food from start to finish, various accommodation options, event goodies, great aid stations and some of the best and most rewarding days you will experience on a bike. The train ride itself is a truly unique way to start and is an over $100 value! These are rides that you just simply couldn’t do on your own!
Crank the Shield - The Sault Ste Marie Preview
We are excited to have a very special guest speaker on Saturday Night at Searchmont Resort!
James Smedley is to the north what Bob Izumi is to fishing, or Wayne Gretzky to Hockey! James is a world renown writer, outdoorsman, and his love of the Algoma region will be very evident in his presentation! James will touch on the area’s natural history, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and the rich history of the Group of Seven in the area! Huge thanks to James, and to Algoma Tourism for making this possible!
CRANK store now open!!
We now have our jerseys available to order! Just head on over to Louis Garneau and choose your size and style!