Mansfield Spring Epic 8 Hour Relay 2024
THE MANSFIELD SPRING EPIC 8 IS EXCITED FOR SOME NEW CHANGES IN 2024!
Block Saturday, May 11 off on your calendar!
This Spring CLASSIC is the “O-G” epic 8 and is a must-do for spring riding enthusiasts! Mansfield is again the backdrop for this perrenial kick-off to Ontario’s summer relay events, with North America’s largest 24 Hour and two more Epic 8 events hot on it’s heels.
Mansfield is the perfect host, with a great location, sandy soils and awesome on-site cabin rentals and camping options! While we say goodbye to Mansfield’s longtime owner, we are excited to work with the new staff and take advantage of team Van-Go’s new trail additions!
With a yearly crowd of over 600 passionate riders, a team atmosphere and a truly fun vibe, the Epic 8 is both a great place to get your 24 hour team together for a training day, and a the perfect place for new riders looking for friendly competition in a relaxed atmosphere!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register for 2024 HERE
*NEW for 2024!
We are PUMPED for 2024 – Johnny and the crew are devising an easier route for solo riders! Solo will share approx. 40% of the standard course, but will have their own section, with much less climbing! This will also minimize the passing issues that happen with some of the slow and steady solo riders! There will be 1-2 sections where solos take a different path than the teams – they will be very well marked, and the courses will be colour-coded as will be the number plates!
We are truly thankful to Johnny Y. and his crew for the amazing work they have put into Mansfield’s trail system! While Superfly will be there to help with the spring cleanup, we won’t have to put in the work we used to to re-open every year. The trails will be dialed and flowier than ever – and don’t worry, we won’t make you ascend Mt. Mansfield more than once per lap! At 10km, the target time for fast riders is around 30 minutes, with the course being one of the fastest and flowiest in Ontario!
Mansfield boasts 17 on-site cabins, each with up to 4 beds and ample space for your team or family. These go FAST – book yours ASAP by emailing email@example.com Cabins are $100/cabin to be paid in cash on-site.
Cabins include access to group washrooms/showers and come with mattresses but no bedding.
Mansfield boasts unlimited on-site camping. Whether you have a fancy trailer or just a tent, camping fees are not yet set. Last year most campers snuck in without paying, so Mansfield will be more vigilant about charging for 2024. No need to book or pre-order a site! Just show up and follow the signs to the group camping area!
What’s new for 2024?!
We’ll let you know – but we plan another food truck, beer sales, maybe a band and more fun times!
With up to 80 solo spots, tag team, 3-4 person and 5 person teams, there is something for everyone at the Spring Epic 8! Team selection happens on the registration page, but if for any reason you need information or are changing your team’s structure, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not email for simple name changes as these can be done at the event.
Epic 8 kids race, 2:00pm
The kids race will be back and better than ever for 2022! No pre-registration necessary, just show up to registration AFTER the start of the main race and sign the waiver and register your youngster! Categories all the way to 12 years old, with 1, 2, or 3 laps depending on age. For FREE, your child gets a number plate, goodies at the finish, and the experience of a lifetime!
Friday, May 10:
Pre-riding open at 3pm, For 2024 Mansfield will again institute a pre-riding fee for Friday. Probably 12 – $14.
Registration open 4 – 8pm.
Saturday, May 11
7am to 9:45am: Registration open, as well as Mansfield’s famous pancake breakfast with Superfly’s own Muskoka Maple Syrup!
9:30am: Team Captains meeting, near transition area
10:00 am: Race Starts! Last rider can go out up to 6:00pm, with the last rider counting at 6:40pm.
11:00am: BBQ opens (Good Lot beer garden opens at noon!)