About Crank The Shield

A Multi-Day Point-to-Point Adventure

As Eastern North America’s answer to the popularity of mountain bike stage races, Crank the Shield is a 3-day cycling odyssey through Ontario’s stunning Canadian Shield country.  You don’t just ride Crank, you conquer it!  

Crank the Shield offers a unique experience to riders from across North America. This is Eastern North America’s most challenging and popular mountain bike stage race that combines amazing food over the duration of the event, cabin accommodations, baggage transport, event goodies, great aid stations and some of the best and most rewarding days you will experience on a bike. Riders will also experience some of the best mountain biking Eastern Canada has to offer! 

Something this special only happens every two years!

This legendary event only happens every two years! People travel from all across North America to be a part of those who hold the honour of Cranking The Shield.  Mountain bikers with international experience agree that Crank The Shield is one of the best stage races in the world, and also one of the toughest! Crank participants love the varied terrain, but when not on the bike it’s the incredible food and accommodations that set us apart!

This is a VERY special event, and one YOU wont want to miss!Why September?

Two Person Team vs Solo

Solo participants race on their own for the duration of Crank The Shield. Two person team participants must ride together within 2 minutes of each other and finish within 2 minutes of each other. The advantages of working as a team include moral and technical support with many stage events originally only having this two-person component. If you find an evenly matched friend, or don't feel like getting caught riding alone on the course, maybe the two person division is for you.

2014 Categories

3-Day Crank The Shield

Solo Under 30 Men, Solo 30-39 Men, Solo 40-49 Men, Solo 50+ Men, Solo Singlespeed Men, Solo Under 40 Women, Solo 40+ Women

Two Person Under 60 Men, Two Person 60 – 79 Men, Two Person 80 – 99 Men, Two Person 100 + Men, Two Person Team Mixed (all females choose this as well)


2014 CRANK TECHNICAL GUIDE (Coming soon!)


  • Commit early to the 2014 Crank and save!! Only $569 + HST if you register before December 1 2013!!

    Early Bird Pricing!!
  • We're excited to share the latest and greatest updated Crank The Shield logo! Wait until you see how this is going to look on the 2014 Crank jerseys!!

    Crank The Shield Gets A Makeover!
  • Crank The Shield 2012 was a huge success and we have YOU to thank for it! Check out these highlights if you missed it! 

    Crank The Shield 2012 A Huge Success!
  • "Everything was absolutely perfect and spot on from the rider's perspective!  From the bags and drop bags to the cabins, food, course markings, volunteers, course, etc - well it was one of the best ever."

    Laurie Woodbury - Participant
  • "Thanks for a great experience. All the effort you all put in showed in the fact that everything ran so smooth. The bar has been set pretty high for other Mtb Stage Races. I am sure as word gets out there will be line ups to sign on for next year."

    Jim Brogden - Participant

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