November 24, 2009 – Chico Racing is very excited to announce the return of Crank the Shield – for its illustrious 3rd year. After two incredible years, this event is gaining in popularity around North America – with many of last year’s participants from all over the continent. This 3-day stage event begins September 17th, and concludes September 19th, 2010 in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands Region.
All three Crank the Shield stages wind through some of the most breathtaking scenery, and epic riding Ontario’s near north has to offer. New for 2010, participants can expect breakthrough stage race pricing, and more improvements to all courses. 2010 promises to use the same format as 2009 with the event starting and finishing at Haliburton Forest – after 3 days of epic riding.
A combination of back roads, multi-line rocky ATV trails, and singletrack will take riders for the 3-day 235 km journey. Highlights along the way include fully stocked aid stations, new mountain bike specific trails, and dramatic finishes right in the centre of both summer camps – Camp Kandalore, and Camp White Pine.
In addition to the fabulous riding, we include free tech support from some of the best in the business, excellent meals for the duration of the event, and phenomenal cabin summer camp accommodations.
Also New for 2010 – Short Course Crank the Shield with 20 – 30 km less riding each day than the regular courses.
For more information, and to register, visit our newly revamped website www.cranktheshield.com.