Summer Epic 8 Hour – Course Open

Summer Epic 8 Hour, July 15 – Entry Deadline Looming !!!!
The FINAL entry deadline for the Summer Epic 8 Hour is this Wednesday July 12th at midnight. 
There is no entry after this deadline and no day-of entry.

Epic 8 Hour course marked and open for preview July 8th.
This years’ 10km course will be amazing. It starts with one climb to get you to “the ridge” and from there is fast, flowy and FUN!!!. The course ends with a 1km ripping downhill, so everyone feels like a hero at the end,

We look forward to an awesome summer day of fun and great riding.

Why an Epic 8?? The Epic 8 Hour Relay is all about the camaraderie, sportsmanship and the gritty, hard-core enjoyment of riding with friends. The Epic 8 Hour relay is a personal and team challenge to complete as many laps as possible from 10 am to 6 pm. Many riders prefer the 8 hour format for a solo challenge, but the majority of riders still enjoy the mix of fun, fast riding and the competitive (or not so competitive), social team atmosphere. Whether riding just for fun, or vying for a podium spot in your category, the Epic 8 Hour will be a memorable experience!

We want you to join in the Reggae theme with Roots, Rocks and Reggae. Create your own Reggae riding and casual outfit and pit areas.

Online Entry Deadline

Less than 24hrs to pre-register online for the Trek Store Canada Cup/Ontario Cup and save $$. Onsite entry is available up to 1 hr before the start, but please don’t wait this long! It will also cost a fair bit more.
The course is getting rave reviews, and we have planned wet weather bypasses for some of the rooted sections that are not so fun when slippery.

Summer Epic 8 Hour course open

The Course for the Summer Epic 8 Hour, taking place on Saturday July 23 at Hardwood Ski & Bike, will be open to pre-ride as of this Saturday July 9th.

This course is super fun and flowy and designed to appeal to all levels of riders. Overview map is available on the Pulse Racing website and at the main desk of Hardwood. The Course is open during regular Hardwood hours only and regular trail fees apply.

Some important deadlines:

  • July 9th – last day to enter and get team name on personalized number plates
  • First 400 riders registered get a free custom Epic 8 Hour Cap – don’t miss out
  • July 20th – final entry deadline at midnight. There is no entry after and no day-of entry.

2016 MTB Events – prelim schedule

We are excited to release our preliminary schedule for the 2016 events. Details will be updated over the next month.  You can add these to your plans for 2016 now!

May 28 – SingleTrack Challenge
This annual fall event is moved to spring to give more reliable weather conditions and will be run in conjunction with the MEC BikeFest. The SingleTrack Challenge will offer 50km or 25km, Ride or Race, and a 15km Tour category as well.

June 11/12 – Trek Store Canada Cup/Ontario Cup XC
The 21st annual National MTB cross country event at Hardwood. Great events and races for all ages and abilities. One of the best attended events on the calendar showcasing Canada’s best riders, and past and future Olympians. Special Youth events and Meet the Pros opportunities.

July 23 – Summer Epic 8 Hour MTB Relay
Back for 3rd year with Roots, Rocks & Reggae theme, this is a fun team and social event at the height of summer riding season.

Sept 24 -Fall Epic 8 Hour MTB Relay
Enjoy a great fall day of riding and racing with new and old friends on a team, or ride solo.

Fall Epic 8 Hour course open

The course for the Fall Epic 8 Hour at Hardwood Ski and Bike, Sept 26th is now marked and open for pre-riding!

The course is 10km of fast and flowing trails, with lots  of fun surprises to keep everybody entertained. The Epic 8 Hour course is open for pre-riding during regular Hardwood hours of operation only, and regular trail fees apply until Friday Sept 25th. Group discounts are available for teams and clubs. The course map will be available at Hardwood Front Desk. Please see the Hardwood website for complete hours and trail fees.


Other Epic 8 Hour Notes:

  • Enter by Sept 19 and get your Team Name on personalized number plates!
  • First 500 riders entered get cool Epic 8 Hour Toque
  • Final Entry deadline is Sept 23rd. No day-of entry. Entry will be limited to 800 riders, so be sure to enter soon
  • Trek Bicycle Stores will be onsite with new 2016 Demo bikes to test and Try-a-Lap!

For all the event details and easy On-Line Registration see

We look forward to an awesome autumn day of fun and great riding!