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Sat, Jun 10



Cannondale Screaming Squirrel: ON Gravel Series #2

Challenge yourself on a rolling course full of great climbs and descents. Featuring a combination of gravel and ATV track (not a lick of pavement!) and some exclusive private-property shenanigans. A great day out within 1 hr of Toronto!

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Cannondale Screaming Squirrel: ON Gravel Series #2
Cannondale Screaming Squirrel: ON Gravel Series #2

Time & Location

Jun 10, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

Orangeville, 675082 Hurontario St, Orangeville, ON L9W 2Z1, Canada

About the event


30km and 70km races.

GPS Link 70k: (Start time 10 AM)

coming closer to the event

GPS Link 30k: (Start time 10:10 AM)

Coming closer to the event

Post race/ride BBQ.

The post ride/race BBQ will also be a fundraiser in Emilia Tilson’s name. Donations will be accepted by the amazing volunteers.

A note from Emilia’s husband Ryan DeGroote:

“If you’ve ever rode out here, or with me, then you know what this area is like. It’s harder than most areas. The course holds some of my family’s favourite roads and trails. Yes there is a river crossing, and yes there are hike a bike sections. And in true Emilia Tilson spirit, coffee/cappuccinos will be served on course by the gang from @ghost_gravel

Then after you finish, there will be food and beverages. All donations from the post-race BBQ will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of @emiliatilson who lost her short battle to adrenal cancer this past winter. Her family, friends and coworkers will be helping out with all of the volunteering needed for the day.”

Start Finish Area: 

The Cannondale Screaming Squirrel is being graciously hosted at a private horse farm. Please respect the owners property and privacy. We also ask that you be considerate of the horses and do NOT feed the horses.

As this is a working farm we ask that you leave dogs at home to avoid any issues with the animals who live on the property. If you must bring your dog please keep if on a leash at all times

Register early! 

The first 100 entries will get a cool hat included with registration!

Registration Wave 1: First 100 riders. Includes a cool hat!

70k : $  80   30k : $ 60

Registration Wave 2: 100 riders. You can still buy a cool hat

70k : $  80   30k : $ 60

Registration Wave 3: Next 150 riders. You can still buy the cool hats!

70k : $  95    30k : $ 75

Race Day Schedule 

8:00 Parking/Sign-in Open

9:00 Sign-in Closed

10:00 70k Race Start

10:10 30k Race Start

What do you get?

  • Skratch Lab Nutrition on course
  • Drop bags brought to the aid station 2 for you. (Don’t drop things that are valuable! The bins will be coming back after the last rider goes past!)
  • Finisher Pint glass
  • A killer course with a lot of different types of ‘gravel’
  • Professional first aid by Odyssey Medical
  • ‘Over-Marked’ course so you can enjoy the day without worrying about getting lost
  • Inclusive and encouraging vibe
  • GPS track to follow so you are super confident
  • Wicked Draw Prizes!
  • Aid Station on course
  • Team Colin DJ/announcer services


The Highway Traffic Act applies Important reminder for everyone riding the Scrappy Badger. The roads are not closed. You are expected to follow all traffic laws. If you are caught breaking them you will be disqualified. There is a lot of climbing and rough surface and challenging roads. You will not win or lose the race by running a stop sign, so don’t!


There will be lots of signage on course. Arrows warning of a turn, arrows telling you to turn, arrows telling you that you have made the right turn, arrows telling you to go straight…. Lots of arrows. Our arrows are orange UCI shaped arrows on a white background. We also have an X for when you miss a turn. These are used at our discretion and are not at every turn so keep you head up, or use your GPS.

Odyssey Medical 

Odyssey Medical will be on site to take care of any first aid issues. If you or a rider near you is injured during the race call Odyssey Medical (on number plate) or report to one of the Aid Stations.

What Bike Can I Ride? 

Anything you want as long as it is safe! Since Cannondale is our title sponsor let’s say this course would be great on a Topstone. It would be super fast on a Super Six EVO SE, and it would be a butter smooth yet fast ride on a Topstone Lefty. Make sense? Or you can be like Team Colin and ride 33mm tires no matter what and have a great time. You can ride a mountain bike, you can even ride a fat bike! As long as you have fun.

Substance Projects Weather Guarantee 

Weather is always challenging and can completely change a race. So we developed the Substance Projects 100% Weather Guarantee: We guarantee that 100% of the course will have weather. If any section doesn’t have weather we will refund you that percentage of your entry fee upon proof there was no weather.


We will have a strict ‘No Whining’ policy. If it was all easy and downhill then it wouldn’t feel like you have accomplished anything!

Inclusive Race 

These are races for everyone! In the spirit of equity and inclusion we celebrate difference and especially encourage those who have historically been excluded from sport. See our Inclusion Statement on our ‘About’ page.

Cancellation/ Refunds 

For 2023 there will be NO REFUNDS for those who can’t make it on race day or for cancellation of the event for any reason. If the event cannot proceed registrants will have their entry carried over to the re-scheduled date or have credit for another Substance Projects Event.


  • 1 hour

    Parking/Sign-in Open

  • 10 minutes

    70k Race Start

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