New for 2022!
The Hurtin in Haliburton Gravel Relay race has grown into a weekend long event! Participants can now arrive Friday to pre-ride the course (day pass required), pick up their race kit, meet sponsors and local community partners. Saturday, after a long day in the saddle, participants can celebrate their accomplishments over food, beer and live music.
About the Race:
The 4th annual Hurtin in Haliburton Gravel Relay Race has become recognized for its relaxed and beginner friendly format featuring a 27km backcountry gravel loop. Participants can expect flowy gravel roads, beautiful scenery, 330m of climbing/lap with the option of racing solo or in teams of two, alternating throughout. We offer a safe and social environment for our growing gravel community with the philosophy that all participants Start Together and Finish Together encouraging participants to build friendships whether on the course, in the pits or at the post-race celebration.
Hani and the team at Montu.cc have generously offered to help us with the pre-ride on Friday Sept 16th. They will be on site offering:
- Complimentary Park Passes - Limited Quantity
- Montu Kopis and Horus Bikes on Display
- Endurance Cycling Apparel
- Group Rides
H.O.T Dog Ride:
New for the 2022 event, join our volunteers on a super casual "Hair of the Dog" ride on Sunday where we do a lap of the course and pick up any garbage we come across. Three pieces of garbage gets you a hot dog. Let's leave the forest cleaner than we found it!
Day passes are required for riding at Haliburton Forest on Sunday. Day passes can be purchased at the main office.
Race Participants Must:
- Follow Covid-19 Protocols
- Stay on right side of the road
- Use a certified bicycle helmet
- Follow course and park signage
- Listen for vehicles. No ear buds or head phones allowed on course.
- A bicycle with tires 32mm wide or larger is strongly recommended
- No motorized bicycles allowed
Despite the roads being private, there will be limited traffic so participants are required to adhere to Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act regulations for their safety.
- Participants must pass through the start/finish banner each lap to have their lap time recorded.
- Do not wrap race plates around the bicycle's headtube. The timing chips can be damaged and not properly record lap times.
- If a participant decides to end their ride early please notify the timing tent.
Solo and Duo teams as well as their helpers can set up a spot to relax and refuel in the Pit Area. Click here to learn more about the course.