Thursday, August 16:
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 Agawa Canyon Tour Train!
Friday, August 17:
The action begins!
Approx. 90km Course
STAGE 1 Batchawana Station to Stokely Creek Lodge
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, we unload the bikes and quickly assemble our steeds. We will have some local mechanics on-hand and a few spare parts in case you forgot to pack something in the box (but we suggest you don’t leave it to chance)! If you’d like the bike box back, load it back on the train and it will be stored for you at the host hotel, Holiday Inn Express!
10:00am to 10:45am: Riders have time to assemble their bikes, warm up, and get ready for the 90 kms ahead!
10:45am: Riders hammer 90 spectacular, wild kms to our finish at Stokely Creek Lodge 2:30 pm(ish) to approx 6:30pm. We will be on portions of the famous Tribag mining road, along gorgeous Batchawana river, summitting Batchawana Mountain, crossing the Chippewa river valley as we make our way on a wide variety of trails to Stokely Creek Lodge!
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!
8:00pm: A local writer, outdoorsman, and generally legend, does a presentation on the Algoma area, the rich history of the Group of Seven, and more!
Saturday, August 18:
Stokely Creek Lodge to Searchmont Resort
Approx. 80km Course
STAGE 2 Stokely Creek Lodge to Searchmont Resort
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 Sault Ste. Marie (the end)!
Approx. 65km Course
STAGE 3 Searchmont Resort to Kinsmen Park
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 some great singletrack and a wicked backcountry ride to Sault Ste. Marie, with piles of awesome singletrack at Kinsmen Park to finish off in style!
1:00pm to 4:00pm: Riders finish off their incredible 3 day odyssey with an awesome BBQ, Beer c/o Outspoken brewery, and have plenty of time to get back to their hotel for a shower and a bit of relaxation before our afterparty in the Sault!
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, there will be many people with extra room on their racks)
7:30pm: 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! We are looking at some really cool options along the Sault’s beautiful waterfront!