The Great Albion Enduro! – Albion Hills Conservation Area – **CANCELLED FOR 2018

Albion Hills Conservation Area
16500 Regional Rd 50
Caledon, ON

**IMPORTANT NEWS – THE GREAT ALBION ENDURO IS GOING ON A ONE-YEAR HIATUS FOR 2018.  DUE TO RIGOROUS DEMANDS ON THE ORGANIZERS’ SCHEDULE, WE WILL TAKE A ONE-YEAR BREAK AND BE BACK BIGGER THAN EVER FOR 2019!  SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

Take one of Southern Ontario’s most popular riding centres, switch directions on half the trails, add some unique unmarked trails, AND add a chunk of pure singletrack in the Palgrave tract and several kms of rail trail, and what do you get? The GREAT Albion Enduro, of course!

Last year’s sunny skies and upwards of 320 people enjoyed heavenly riding, and and we’re hoping to build on our success for 2018!

We are excited to have this bike friendly brewery, The Second Wedge, on tap for the day! Enjoy one free beer after the event, then grab a few more for a great price and enjoy the evening, the band, and all the fun!! Check out their GREAT brewery HERE – stop in their amazing brewery after a ride in Durham Forest!!!

With a shorter  course of 25km, AND a 40km loop including portions of Palgrave, there is something for everyone! Add a 2-lap, 80+ km race, and you have a truly epic, 3.5 – 7 hour romp through some of the funnest – yes, funnest, trails in the GTA!

Note: we are keeping much of the trail direction a secret!! at 40kms, who has time to pre-ride anyways!!!

 

Get involved and sponsor this awesome event!

We are still looking for both title and more presenting sponsors for this event, but have already garnered support from the Chronos/GIRO team, Staran Cycles, and as always, Havy and the team from NORCO!

Thanks to our sponsors!



Registration details (REGISTRATION TO COME, it’s half a year away!)

25km FUN ride open men/women

This shorter, Albion only version, will be an awesome ride doable for youth and other less experienced riders! Open categories for men and women only!

40 km Enduro

– 18 & under Men/Women
– 19-29 Men/Women
– 30-39 Men/Women
– 40-49 Men
– 40+ Women
– 50+ Men

PLUS, Singlespeed and and Fat bike OPEN categories!

80 km SUPER Enduro

Yes, a SUPER Enduro. WE already used GREAT – so SUPER is the next obvious adjective.

– Men 39 & Under
– Men 40 +
– Open Women

PLUS, the 80 km Singlespeed/Fat bike battle category!

*As this is an OCA event you will need at minimum a citizen permit for the ride. If you do not have insurance, you can simply buy a one-day permit, at the event, for only $8.

Event Schedule

8:00 – 11:00am: Registration availabe in the chalet
11:00am: 80 km SUPER-Enduro Begins
11:10am: 40 km Enduro Begins
11:15am: 25km FUN ride begins
1:00pm: 25, 40 km riders finishing, Food services open and get your free Second Wedge Beer!
3:00pm: Awards Ceremony for 40km, 25km events
5:00pm: Awards Ceremony for 80km SUPER Enduro
1:00pm – 6:00pm Chalet remains open, BE SURE TO BOOK A CAMPSITE AT ALBION AND ENJOY THE WEEKEND!! Call 1.888.872.2344 to book your site, or go online and google Albion Hills Camping

The Course and Pre-riding
Think Bacwards!  While some ride really well in reverse, and others not so much, so we’ll have an awesome mix, lots of taped off 2-way sections, and will do a nice 5km of mixed trail in Palgrave, – The short road between both destinations makes this a true off-road Enduro, with just enough flats for a break and a chance to look at the beautiful scenery! While we will be posting a rough course map – we are keeping the trail flow a secret – because, hey, there aren’t enough secrets anymore, and, we don’t want to encourage riding the opposite direction on the one-way trails at Albion. Palgraves trails have been carefully selected, with a liaise with local land users, to ensure minimal crossings and interactions with other users.

Afterparty, Petting Zoo and Ferris Wheels
Just wanted to get your attention – no carnival, but there is an afterparty with live entertainment!  We encourage everyone to camp out at Albion, and stick around for post race BBQ, a free Beer to those 19+ and more available for sale! The chalet will stay open as long as people are kicking around!

PRE-RIDING
No. There isn’t. It’s just that simple. Don’t try too hard to predict the course – just ride Albion and Palgrave an whole bunch, and you’ll have a good idea! The Albion portion wont be marked until Friday, September 14.

Event price includes:

Well marked/marshalled trails with 2 feed stations
Custom event Shirt and Race Plate
Free Beer at ride’s end (19 & over)
Afterparty with entertainment and food services

25km Open Fun Ride 40km Enduro 80km SUPER Enduro
Early Bird (register by July 31 at midnight for savings!) $40+tax/online fees $45+tax/online fees $55+tax/online fees
Pre-registration AFTER August 1 (Ends midnight, Wednesday September 14) $45+tax/online fees $55+tax/online fees $65+tax/online fees
Day-of Registration (but it’ll cost ya!) $60 cash only $75 cash only $85 cash only

Wednesday Night Race Series – Albion Hills – May 9** – Sept 12, 2018

Albion Hills Conservation Area

May 9**to September 12! (yes, we’ve extended the season to September 12, where Apex Race Photography will host the BBQ, and we will start the shorter last race at 6:45pm, with the cut-off at 7:30pm to eek out the last light.  Awards and shenanigans, and no points awarded on the final night

***Last race (fun race no points awarded) will be September 12th – it will start earlier at 6:45 and cut off will be 7:30, September 5th will be the last day points are awarded and we will be doing a 2 lap race (slightly longer course).

Wednesday May 9 – September 12, 2018

Albion Hills Conservation Area
16500 Hwy 50.
Bolton, Ontario
L7E 3E7

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS are BACK!!!

Yes, it’s back, and we’re continuing to bring you the best weekly series in the GTA.  Why is the Albion series so special?

  • We have a different course EACH week, accessing 3 starting points within Albion.  Courses are about 5km, and you do 3 laps or as many as you can before a 45 minute cut-off.
  • Albion’s trails are the perfect level for all riders, and our unique use of the trails makes it feel different every week!
  • A new, dedicated timer and a mix of Corey and Sean are running the show – and Alana should be around more this year if anyone wants to watch our baby!
  • Riders don’t have to spend their time in bottlenecks – with 80 riders on average, it’s not congested like some other weekly races.
  • We have Pfaff/Apex Race Photography BBQ nights, Pizza nights, and lots of fun extras!
  • For 2018, we are back to selling one-day permits, they are $8 each

Want to sponsor a BBQ night?  Enquire with Sean! sean@superflyracing.com

Event Pricing

** CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY PLEASE! No VISA

All event pricing INCLUDES the formidable 13% HST tax, and entry to the park.

For families with 3 or more participants Superfly Racing will offer a discount, enquire about these discounts upon registering or email sean@superflyracing.com

Single event fee – $16 per night / $12 14 & under
Full Series event fee – $170 for the year / $140 14 & under (that’s 17 races, or $10 each)! (we’ve dropped the price with the event postponement)!

ALL RIDERS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF OCA CITIZENS PERMIT, or you can get a one-day license on-site!

Event Schedule

5:45 PM – 6:55PM – – Registration and Pre-Riding officially open                  6:30PM – FREE Kids’ Race (1.5 – 2km loop)
7:00 PM – Waves 1, 2 and 3 start 2 or so minutes apart!

Insurance

For 2018 all riders will need a full citizen permit, or for $8 they can get a one-day permit. Permit info: www.ontariocycling.org

Albion Fat Bike Festival – Details to come!

Superfly Racing will not be the organizer of the 2019 Fat Bike Festival at Albion Hills – however, we have tentatively passed on the reins to another organizer, who is currently finalizing details!  Superfly will come join in on the fun, and expect a similar, great day on the Fat Bike!  Details coming soon!

Crank the Shield – Aug 16-18,2019

People from all over Ontario, Canada and the Northern U.S. travel great distances to hold the honour of Cranking the Shield! Participants love the affordable 3-day format, the backcountry experience and the quality put into every part of the experience!

Crank the Shield offers a unique experience to riders from across North America. This is Eastern North America’s most celebrated mountain bike stage race that combines amazing food from start to finish, various accommodation options, event goodies, great aid stations and some of the best and most rewarding days you will experience on a bike. The train ride itself is a truly unique way to start and is an over $100 value! These are rides that you just simply couldn’t do on your own!

Register HERE for CRANK 2019!

View details at www.cranktheshield.com