A Great Event for Riding Friends!
The Women`s 4 Hour Mountain Bike Relay is all about the camaraderie, sportsmanship and the enjoyment of riding with friends. The Women`s 4 Hour relay is a personal and team challenge to complete as many laps as possible. Whether riding just for fun, or vying for a podium spot in your category, the Women`s 4 Hour will be a memorable experience. Using Ontario’s premier Mountain Bike destinations and trails, the Women`s 4 Hour promises the best in facilities, fun and varied courses, and support for riders.
What is the Women`s 4 Hour?
The Women`s 4 Hour takes place over a 4 hour time frame on two 6 km loop courses which start and finish at the same location. The object is not to finish first, but to complete the greatest number of laps before the end of the event. There is a Solo category for the hard cores, but most people do it as a 2 Female, 3-4 Female Team. Only one member of the team is on the course at any one time, in other words you take turns riding.
Why do the Women`s 4 Hour?
There are several reasons why its’ more fun than a conventional race.
Because the race is defined by time, not distance, nobody finishes “last”. All riders finish the race at about the same time. Slower riders can ride at their own pace without feeling like they are “holding up” anyone. Faster riders who want a good workout can put in more laps and ride more distance. Riders can choose an easier or harder 6 km loop, depending on which lap(s) they choose to ride.
When your team-mate is out riding, you get to relax, hang out with friends at the start/finish area, and watch the progress of the other teams.
So if you have never participated in an organized mtb event, it’s a good chance to give it a try, challenge yourself, meet some other riders, and celebrate our sport!
The Women`s 4 Hour courses are approx. 6km, comprised of some of the most fun, fast and rolling trails. There are two choices of courses. The `white` course is ridden on odd number laps, and is a fun, fast, non-technical course for newer riders or just to go fast. The `blue` course is ridden on even number laps, and is fun more challenging course for somewhat experienced riders. Between your teammate(s) you choose who gets to ride which course. Solo riders will do both courses on odd and even laps.
The Women`s 4 Hour is timed using modern computer web system, to ensure accurate and instantaneous results available right from your smart phone.
Prizes and Awards:
• Awards to Top three teams and solo in each category
What does my entry include?
• First 150 registered get a Race Souvenir T-Shirt
• Each team member get a Souvenir Number Plate
• Awards for the top three teams in each category
• Awesome race course on some of Ontario’s best trails
• Computerized Timing for instantaneous results
Schedule of Events:
• Saturday July 28 – Deadline for Early Entry Discount
You just need to commit by entering your team, and can leave team members blank if don’t have a full roster. You can add or change team members right up to race day.
• Saturday, Aug 4 – Last chance registration to get Team Name on Customized Number Plate
• Wednesday, Aug 8– Final Entry deadline at midnight!
• Saturday, Aug 11
9:30 am – 11:45 am – Package Pick-up and Waiver check.
11:30 am – Team Captains Meeting
12:00 pm – START Women`s 4 Hour Relay
4:00 pm – Course Closed, no new riders on course
4:20 pm – Last rider to count
4:45 pm – Awards and Draw Prizes