The popular multi-lap 8 hour relay format allows everyone, no matter how experienced they are, to start together and celebrate at the finish together.
The 27km loop was selected to challenge participants with punchy climbs and beautiful fast flowing descents.
Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve is home to hundreds of kilometers of private back country logging roads and trails creating the perfect recipe for epic Ontario back country gravel racing!
Near the end of the first lap, my journalistic training had alerted me to the fact that yes, the event was aptly named. I was indeed … hurtin’.
But will I be signing up for next year’s race? In a heartbeat.
I am already stoked race again next year!! 8 hours of gravel...amazing course, great people...nothing but pure fun!!
8 Hours of Hurtin’ in Haliburton is a blast! A great event put on by even greater people! You couldn’t ask for a better time that is inclusive of riders of all skill levels!
With hundreds of riders, completing countless laps, over the eight hours, the cheering and cowbells never stopped. Not just the cheering, the entertainment too, including the costumed cheer squad at aid station one.
Share the day's stories with fellow participants over beer and food at the post race celebration.