Stages


Thursday, August 16:

Registration Opens!


Registration available


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6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Registration Pick-up available (Venue TBA, but it’ll be a cool spot)

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Bike drop off available at the Algoma Canyon Railway!


Friday, August 17:

The action begins!


Approx. 90km Course

STAGE 1 Batchawana Station to Stokely Creek Lodge


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6:00am to 8:00am: Very last minute package pick-up, train loading at the Railway.  Bag drop off also at this location, be sure to have your bike in a box!
8:00am: Agawa Canyon Tour Train departs, with all riders, spartan group of organizers “All-aboard”!
10:00am(ish): After a super fun 2 hour train ride, riders have 10 minutes to unload, and help unload the bikes.
10:00am to 10:45am: Riders have time to assemble their bikes, warm up, and get ready for the 90 kms ahead!
10:45am to 6:30am: Riders hammer 90 spectacular kms to our finish at Stokely Creek Lodge
2:30 pm(ish) to approx. 6:30pm: Riders finish at Stokely Creek lodge, with yummy pizza at the finish, and great facilities!
6:00pm, and 7:00pm: Two separate seatings for dinner, those who finished early use first sitting, later riders use second sitting, good thing there was pizza!

Saturday, August 18:

Stokely Creek Lodge to Searchmont Resort


Approx. 80km Course

 STAGE 2 Stokely Creek Lodge to Searchmont Resort


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7:30am – 9:30am: Buffet Breakfast served inside the beautiful lodge.  2 sittings, at 7:30, and 8:30am respectively.
9:45am: Brief Riders’ meeting.
10:00am: It’s go time – riders hit all the Stokely singletrack, summit King Mountain, and continue riding towards Searchmont.
1:30pm – 5:00pm: Riders finish with epic singletrack at Searchmont, and fresh yummy Pizza!
6:00pm – 8:00pm: Riders enjoy a fantastic buffet dinner, a beer thanks to Outspoken, and enjoy a night by the campfire!

Sunday, August 19:

Searchmont Resort to Hiawatha Highlands (the end)!


Approx. 65km Course

 STAGE 2 Searchmont Resort to Hiawatha Highlands


Quick-view Schedule

7:30am – 9:00am: Buffet Breakfast served inside the beautiful lodge.
9:00am to 9:45am: Riders complete a scenic, 14 km neutral ride to Day 3’s start.  This mirrors Crank the Shield: Haliburton, and by the third day a nice paved warm-up, fraternizing with new friends is a great way to start the day (and, it just worked out that way)
10:00am: Riders quickly line up, and start on the incredible last day, with amazing downhill singletrack at Bellevue, a wicked backcountry ride to Hiawatha’s massive, 20km of singletrack to finish it all off!
1:00pm to 4:00pm: Riders finish off their incredible 3 day odyssey with an awesome BBQ, beer c/o our local beer sponsor, and some swimming in the local pond!
3:45pm: Awards Ceremony gets underway – quick recognition of the days fastest riders, and the overall awards.  After the ceremony, shuttles will take you back to either your car at the start, or your hotel.  We will have a secure locations for bikes, and you can make the quick 10 minute drive back to pick up your bike (sorry, we’d rather not transport your bikes unless we have good, safe room for them)
8:00pm: We don’t have a heck of a lot of details yet, but be sure there’s gonna be an afterparty somewhere in the Sault!  (There might be a boat we can rent, and go out on the St. Mary’s River)