Challenge yourself on a rolling course full of great climbs and descents. Featuring a combination of gravel and ATV track, and some exclusive private-property shenanigans. A great day out within 1 hr of Toronto.
Featuring an 70k and 30k epic lap with lots of variety to keep you on your toes.
GPS links will be posted closer to the event
We are being graciously hosted on private property. As this is a working horse farm, please:
Stay within the bounds of the course and designated event areas
Do NOT feed the horses
NO DOGS -- Leave your pup at home
Changes for 2024 TBD. New map will be posted closer to event date.
Parking / Sign-In open
70k race starts
30k race starts
Post Race/Ride Activities
Volunteers will be accepting donations at our post ride/race BBQ in support of the Canadian Cancer Society, in memory of Emilia Tilson.
Emilia was an active member of the local cycling community, and she loved riding this course with her family. Her family, friends and coworkers will be volunteering throughout the day at the event.
January 1- January 25 $80
January 26 - May 24 $90
May 25 - June 9 $110
January 1- January 25 $60
January 26 - May 24 $70
May 25 - June 9 $90
What do you get?
Skratch Lab Nutrition on course
Drop bags brought to the aid station 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
Highway Traffic Act
The Highway Traffic Act applies. 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 signs on course. 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 your head up, or use your GPS.
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, or even 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 have a strict "No Whining" policy. If it was all easy and downhill then it wouldn’t feel like you accomplished anything!
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 Us page.
Cancellation / Refunds
There are 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.