January 22, 2018 (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) – Yes, after a 3-year hiatus, Crank the Shield is back, and it has an exciting new home! Crank the Shield:SSM is based out of Sault Ste. Marie, and features a gorgeous 2-hour train ride into the backcountry!
Through your 3-day return voyage, you will scale 2,100 foot Mountains, pass through three distinct river basins, eventually ending at the famous Hiawatha Mountain Bike trails system. The courses are interspersed with dramatic scenery, long climbs and descents, and plenty of singletrack to keep the new school mountain bikers happy.
Our accommodations are perfectly placed along this voyage, with VIP accommodations right down to Tenting and RV locations available.
Think the Soo is far away? Flights to this Northern gateway average just over $200, and the picturesque 8-9 hour drive from the GTA will be but a distant memory as you board the train for 3 of the most memorable days you will ever have!