Where the Participants will be Staying

Stay tuned for details on accommodations for your bookends, the Thursday night before, and Sunday night after your incredible 3 days of CRANKING THE SHIELD!

The standard price (non-VIP) includes use of each building, access to showers, flush washrooms, and plenty of space for your RV or tent.  Both Stokely Creek Lodge and Searchmont Resort do have various indoor facilities if you’re afraid of bears, however we will have signage up telling the bears to stay away:)

Day 1 lodging: Stokely Creek Lodge






Stokely Creek Lodge is a winter paradise that is opening it’s doors for us this summer.  Rated one of the worlds best Nordic Ski destinations, Stokely Creek offers 170 km of unparalleled groomed trails through stunning backcountry, incredible accommodations, and awesome food!  For summer use, Stokely has over 10 kms of rugged MTB specific Singletrack, and is part of the Algoma Highlands Conservancy.

The rooms offered under the VIP program have two beds to each room (if you’re alone, you’ll likely be bunked with someone), and your own washroom and shower.  We will ask that you allow 1 – 2 participants the courtesy of using your shower, but the room is yours for the evening.


Day 2 lodging: Searchmont Resort


As one of Ontario’s best downhill ski resorts, and perhaps it’s best-kept secret, Searchmont has all the amenities needed to welcome CRANK riders.  As with Stokely Creek, Searchmont has 60 beds available in a condo-style atmosphere under the VIP program, or there is also plenty of great RV/Tenting sites and also indoor space if the bear from the previous night has followed you:)  As with Stokely, you may be asked to invite one or two participants to quickly use your shower.