Stage 3: September 16th, 2012

(Stage 2 for 2-day participants)

Approx. 10 km Neutral Ride with an additional 60 km Course

Camp White Pine - Haliburton Forest

The last day of the event promises to be a memorable one, with riders waking up to a great breakfast at 6:45 am. The ride begins with a "neutral" ride of 12 km. Riders will hit the official, timed start no later than 9:45 am at Sir Sam's Ski Resort. 

After a quick staging of riders, you’ll be off for the last 60 km leg of your journey. This will start no later than 9:45 am, and the fastest riders are expected to finish the tough final day by 12:15 pm.  Fabulous mountain biking bliss awaits riders for Stage #3, with 8 km of awesome singletrack, lung-busting climbs and panoramic scenery starting the day at Sir Sam's Bike and Ski resort.  Riders will then back-track 10 km of stage 1 in the opposite direction, riding reverse on some road and the fabulous Hydro-cut.  This trail rides completely differently in the opposite direction, and the 2-day riders will see if for the first time!  The remaining 40 kms within Haliburton Forest will feature the epic, steep lookout climb from 2009 and wicked descent, as well as a "best of" of Haliburton's finest trails, many re-vamped for 2012!

The finish will be in the main area of Haliburton Forest where riders will be treated to a wonderful BBQ as participants cheer on fellow riders and cap off the experience with an awards ceremony. Riders can then hop in their cars and make the journey home completing one of North America's great mountain bike events! 

Quick-view Schedule
6:15 am   Breakfast is served.
7:45 am- 8:15 am   Bags drop-off for transport.
8:00 am   Volunteer meeting, meet at info board in main area.
8:30 am   Event start 10 km neutral ride.
9:30 am   Timed event start, quick staging of riders at Sir Sam's Ski Resort.
12:15 pm - 4 pm   Riders finish at Haliburton Forest, bbq, awards ceremony.
3:30 pm   Awards ceremony.  Head home after this amazing journey.
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  • "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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