In the shorter of the two long distance courses, cyclists will embark on a 100 km ride through the valleys and farmlands north of Toronto. While shorter than the 160 km ride, the 100 km ride will be a challenging undertaking for recreational riders and acts as a suitable metaphor for the strength that Karen showed in her tireless battle with Breast Cancer. Participants will be bused from the start/finish to the first rest stop in order to complete the final 100 km’s of the with the 160 km riders.
Where & When
Sunday September 8th, 2013
St. Joan of Arc High School.
1 st. Joan of Arc Ave.
Maple L6A 1W9
- 7:30 am Registration opens
- 8.45 am Registration closes
- 8.50 am Staging and ribbon cutting (100km riders will be staged together so we can go over any last minute details).
- 9.00-9.10am 160km ride departs in 3 waves – 35km/h, 30km/h and 25km/h pace groups
- 9.15 am Drop off bike at bike transport
- 9.15 am Board buses
- 9.30 am Buses leave for Connor, ON start of 100km ride
- 10.30 am (approx) 100km ride commences in Connor, ON*
*100km riders have the choice of leaving at 10.30 am or waiting for the 35km/h, 30km/h or 25km/h pace groups from the 160km ride to arrive.
Anticipated arrival times of the 160km groups at the 100km start
- 35km/h+ 10.45am
- 30km/h 11.00am
- 25km/h 11.30am
If you have questions about which group you are seeing, just ask the riders as they arrive.
- You are free to ride on your own, or in smaller groups, as many of our riders do choose. If this is your choice there is no need to wait for any of the 160km pace groups to come through, you can simply start riding after you are dropped off as the course is well marked with large signs.
- Regarding the pace groups from the 160km ride – picking the group that matches your pace is a great way to enjoy the ride as it is much easier to ride in a group than on your own. The 35km/h+ group is the fast group with many experienced road racers, they can average more than 35km/h at times. To ride in this group you should be comfortable riding 30km/h average on your own. The 30km/h and 25km/h groups are controlled so the average speed will not exceed the stated paces. If you can ride 26km/h or 20km/h on your own respectively, one of these pace groups is for you. If you start with a group and find that the pace is too high, simply ease up and wait for another group to catch you. One of the benefits of more than 300 riders on the road is that there is always someone to ride with!
- All 3 groups have experienced Ride Marshals, and we also have support vehicles with mechanics and food for each group. Behind all the groups is a support bus so if anyone has an issue and can’t continue, there is a ride.
- There is a lunch stop approx 50km into the 100km ride. Your fellow 160km riders will be approx. 110km into their ride. Please stop and enjoy the food our families have prepared which includes sandwiches and baked goods, plus fruit and drinks. This is a good chance to fill up your water bottles and use the facilities if necessary.
How much is the entry fee?
- $100 per rider for registration.
- Raise $250 in pledges and your entry fees are waived.
- Raise $600 dollars in pledges and you get in for free and will also receive a limited edition Ride for Karen cycling jersey.
- Raise $900 in pledges and you will get in for free and will also receive a limited edition Ride for Karen jersey and bib shorts.
*Note: Event day registration is $150 (online registration closes on Friday September 7th at 11pm).
What does your entry include?
- On course feed stations that will include water and energy foods
- Lunch during the event
- BBQ afterwards
- Draw prizes.
- Bicycle in working order.
- Certified bike helmet.