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CANCELLED – The GREAT Albion Fall MTB Classic (formerly Albion Enduro)

September 16, 2023
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Superfly Racing is pre-emptively CANCELLING this event due to projected low ridership. XC racing turnouts, except for the bigger events such as the 24 hour, Epic 8 and Paris-Ancaster have been dismal. With a break-even at close to 200 riders, and last year falling short of that, the writing is on the wall that it will have even less this year. We wish it were different.
my apologies if this was on your riding to-do list this year.


Back in the 90’s, Chico, Superfly and Bikenxs started the Trek Enduro series. Long, 40km loops ridden once, or twice. Since then, the word “Enduro” has taken on a new meaning, as shorter timed sections has become more familiar with this vernacular. So, for 2023, we’ve dropped ENDURO, but we’re keeping GREAT, however this will be the GREAT Albion Fall MTB Championships! Why championships? Why not? Superfly is also running the spring MTB Championships at Woodnewton, so it kinda makes sense! Who doesn’t want to go home and say “Hey, honey, I’m the Fall MTB champion”? Nobody.

Mark September 16th off on your calendar, and do either the 40 km Hammer, or 80 km 2-lap SUPER Hammer! There is also a shorter 25 km option, this is a fantastic ride through Albion like you’ve never seen before!

We will also be featuring Caledon Hills beer as a sponsor and will have a fun little afterparty with complimentary BBQ!! Camp out for the weekend!

REGISTRATION

(will open by spring 2023!)
Registration CLOSES Wednesday, Sept. 13 at midnight.

Is there day of Registration? Yes!

Cash ONLY, on site Registration will be available. $70 for the 25km, $90 for the 40km, and $100 for the 80km.

Caledon Hills

We are excited to team up with local Caledon Hills Brewing Co. Each participant over 19 years of age will get a free beer at the finish, with additional beer available for just $5 per can! Stick around and have some fun!

Rides, distances, Schedule, all the fun stuff

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 Hammer

– 18 & under Men/Women
– 19-34 Men/Women
– 35-44 Men/Women
– 45 – 54 Men
– 45+ Women
– 55+ Men

PLUS, Singlespeed and Fat bike OPEN categories!

80 km SUPER Hammer

Yes, a SUPER Hammer. 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!

Event Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 16

8:00 – 11:00am: Registration availabe in the chalet
11:00am: 80 km SUPER-Hammer Begins
11:10am: 40 km Hammer Begins
11:15am: 25km FUN ride begins
1:00pm: 25, 40 km riders finishing, FREE BBQ open and get your free Beer! Buy another, if you choose!
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 Backwards! While some trails ride really well in reverse, others do not, 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 Hammer-fest, 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 beer, food and good vibes. 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

Event Details

Dates
September 16, 2023
Location
16500 Peel Regional Rd 50, Caledon

Sponsors

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