Albion Hills Conservation Area
16500 Regional Rd 50
**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.
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!
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|