The Opus Spring Epic 8 Hour Relay is upon us once again in its 12th season of fun filled action at the Mansfield Outdoor Centre on Saturday, May 26th. The race is a very unique mountain biking experience that brings everyone together in a festival environment. The Mansfield Outdoor Centre, just under a 2 hours drive north of Toronto, has also been the venue for this and previous years MTB-XC O-Cup #2 event. The setting offers a beautiful cottage landscape that offers some great trails for mountain biking.
As the name of the race suggests, the Spring Epic 8 Hour Relay takes place over a time span of 8 hours on a 10km loop course. The aim is not to be the first to cross the finish line, but to be first rider/team to complete the most number of laps in 8 hours. You can enter into this race as a solo rider or in teams of up to 6 riders. If you are in teams, only one team member is allowed to ride the course at any one time. The course was designed for expert and first-time racers that features singletrack, doubletrack, some challenging hill climbs, and a few technical sections. Please visit www.chicoracing.com to register for this race and for more race information.
The event will also feature a fun and non-competitive Kids’ Race for kids under the age of 12. The ride will challenge the kids to complete as many laps of the course within a 15 minute time limit, and only costs $10 to enter. A free t-shirt will be given to those who have pre-register. Please visit www.ontariocycling.org and navigate yourself to the “Event Registration” section to Pre-register for the Kids’ Race. Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, May 23rd at Midnight.
So whether you’re a hardcore individual who is looking for the ultimate challenge, or a team that wants to share a wonderful mountain biking experience, the Opus Epic 8 Hour Relay is the mountain biking event you shouldn’t miss. Bring you friends and family for the day’s festivities because this unique race has something for everyone. Spots are filling up so register quickly to secure your spot!
Where – Mansfield Outdoor Centre (937365 Airport Rd, Mansfield, ON)
When – Saturday, May 26th 2012
Time – 7:00am to 6:30pm
Registration and Race Information: www.chicoracing.com
Registration for Kids’ Race: www.ontariocycling.org (go to Event Registration)