We want to thanks all the riders and sponsors for helping us through a very challenging 2020 not-season. The Fall Epic 8 Hour challenge format was a success, but we also hope to return to “normal” events in 2021.
Our preliminary calendar for 2021 is below.
Women’s 4 Hour MTB Relay – June 5
Canadian Championships / Ontario Cup XCO – July 9 to 11
Summer Epic 8 Hour MTB Relay – July 24
Fall Epic 8 Hour MTB Relay – Sept 25
The MTB Relay events may run under some modified “challenge” and “race” formats offering both options for riders.
Be safe and have a great fall/winter.
There are many questions as to new restrictions imposed by Ontario regarding social gatherings.
We do want to stress the importance of each person following proper COVID protocol, with mask wearing, hand sanitizing and physical distancing from those outside your social bubble. Solo or Teams are not to bring extra friends or family.
Riders are not to group up on trail and maintain appropriate distance if passing or being passed by other riders.
All riders and support must maintain physical distance from anyone outside their social bubble.
If you are not comfortable attending we understand and support your personal decision.
We will continue to communicate if there are any changes to the situation regarding the Fall Epic 8 Hour.
Stay tuned for announcement regarding the 2020 Fall Epic 8 Hour!
We have been working on some unique ideas to offer the Fall Epic 8 Hour in September.
Details will be announced early in week of Aug 4th.
With the continued uncertainty and physical distancing requirements, together with Cycling Canada and Ontario Cycling, we have made the tough decision to cancel the 2020 Canadian Mountain Bike XCO Championships to be hosted at Hardwood Ski & Bike.
Pulse Racing will maintain the hosting rights for 2021 Canadian Mountain Bike XCO Championships, and are looking forward to inviting back all the riders next year!
The Fall Epic 8 Hour is still tentatively on the schedule for Sept 26. We continue to closely watch the situation and will make go/no-go decision in late August.
Cycling Canada and Ontario Cycling have both confirmed that events up to July 31 are to be cancelled or postponed.
We sadly will cancel the Summer Epic 8 Hour scheduled for July 25th. The health and safety of participants, volunteers and the community as a whole are the main priority for any event. We do not want to facilitate or encourage any kind of congregating or group activity.
Any riders that pre-registered will be contacted regarding refunds.
Be safe, be smart, talk care of each other, and enjoy riding your bike responsibly. See you in 2021!
Due to the Covid19 pandemic, Cycling Canada has recommended that all events up to July 6th be cancelled or postponed.
In cooperation with Cycling Canada, the Canadian XCO Championships scheduled for July 11/12 at Hardwood Ski & Bike will be postponed. We do not feel it would be prudent to maintain the original date for the Championships which would encourage inappropriate riding and training in preparation. The Championships can realistically only occur after 4 to 6 weeks following the return to provincial level racing, to allow athletes and coaches to properly prepare. Return to group activity and racing will be determined by the local, provincial and national health authorities, and we fully support their efforts to minimize the impact of Covid19 and ensure the health and safety of our communities.
The Summer Epic 8 Hour MTB Relay scheduled for July 25, will remain on the calendar until we get further updates and recommendations from authorities. We expect a decision before the end of May. If interested in this event, please save the date, but we do not recommend registering until more information is available.
We would like to give a shout out and appreciation to Trek and Trek Bicycle Stores of Barrie and Aurora for their continued support through all this uncertainty.
Pulse Racing Inc.
We are very sorry to have to cancel the 2020 edition of the Women’s 4 Hour MTB Relay originally scheduled for June 6th.
We fully support the directive from Cycling Canada and Ontario Cycling Association to cancel or postpone all events up to June 15.
The health and safety of riders, volunteers, staff and community is the highest priority right now. We are all passionate riders but cannot encourage any travel, group riding or potentially adding stress to the medical system.
The Women’s 4 Hour will return in 2021. Stay safe and we hope to see you next year.
We are taking the COVID19 situation seriously and want the ensure the health and safety of all participants, volunteers, staff and their families.
We will follow the recommendations of local and provincial health authorities and sanctioning bodies.
At this point the situation is changing quickly making it difficult to make concrete decisions. We will make decisions on delay or cancellation of events at minimum 4 weeks before any event, to allow for registration and travel plans to be arranged or changed.
If you are planning to attend an event on our calendar, we advise you to hold the date but not register at this point.
If you are already registered, we will advise on delay or cancellation and options of transfer or refund of entry.
Entry is now open for Women’s 4 Hour, Summer Epic 8 Hour and Fall Epic 8 Hour events!
Special early entry discount available with 10% off early bird pricing if enter before Jan 31! Enter discount code 10JAN2020.
See you at the races!
Thanks to all the riders, sponsors and volunteers for a fantastic 2019 mtb season.
We are excited to announce the proposed 2020 events and dates:
- Women’s 4 Hour Relay – June 6
- Canadian XCO Championships/Ontario Cup XC – July 11/12
- Summer Epic 8 Hour Relay – July 25
- Fall Epic 8 Hour Relay – Sept 26
Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for details as webpages are updated.