Thursday, July 28, 2011

More Lost & Found—An LG Cellphone

Is this phone yours? If it is, we have it. Drop us an email to claim it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

T-Shirts! Get Your T-Shirts, Heeeeeeere!

Due to the overwhelming number of entries in the 2011 edition of the 24 Hours of Falcon Ridge, we found ourselves with a severe shortage of event t-shirts. Sorry. Our bad.

If you'd like to get in on our re-order, please let us know the size you'd like. They look super hot (pun intended) and make a great memento of all the suffering fun. Just think of the bragging you can do when people ask you about your shirt.


Shirts are just $20. Don't delay! Act now for this limited time offer! The deadline for orders is July 26, one week from today.

Lost & Found

Only a small number of items were left once everyone had left and the dust settled. If one of these items are yours and you want it back, send an email and we'll try to sort it out.


All of the bottles are questionable after sitting out in the heat. If that Wesmen bottle is yours, I'd reconsider getting it back. There is some seriously funky stuff going on in there.

And the winner is . . .

One of the best draw prizes that was donated was a free entry into this year's edition of the Back 40. Each pre-registered participant was eligible to win.

The lucky winner of that draw was Brent Wilkinson.

Congratulations Brent! We look forward to seeing you again out on the sweet, flowing singletrack south of Morden.

And thanks to the Tinker Creek cycling club for donating the prize. They put on a great event every year. If you haven't been there before, make sure to check it out.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Photos

Here are a few of our favourites. For more photos, check out the slideshow to the right. Thanks to Paul Verwymeren for taking the pictures. We would gladly have more. If you have any photos to share, please send us an email.






2011 Results



The 2011 edition of the 24 Hours of Falcon Ridge is in the books. With almost twice as many participants as last year, there were bigger fields and tougher competition. Thanks to everyone who showed up and made the event a big success.

See the top finishers for the various categories below. For full results, zoom in on the photos of the two scoreboards above.


24 Solo Men:

JP Peters - 35 laps
Alex Mann - 33 laps
Alf Enns - 27 laps


24 Solo Women:

Cat Horbatiuk - 22 laps
Seema Saini - 14 laps
Nicole Poirier - 11 laps


24 Hour Two Person Teams:

Men: Rather Unprepared - 18 laps
Mixed: Going the Distance - 16 laps
Kids: We Let You Win - 8 laps


24 Hour Four Person Teams:

Men: Delirious Dads - 48 laps
Women: Ladies of the Dark Side - 14 laps
Mixed: ABES and BABES - 17 laps


8 Hour Solo Men:

Trevor Allen - 15 laps
David Dorning - 12 laps
Jean-Francois Berard - 11 laps


8 Hour Solo Women:

Tracy Wilkinson - 7 laps
Kim McCormick - 6 laps


8 Hour Two Person Teams:

Men: T & A - 16 laps
Mixed: The Royals - 13 laps

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Last day for pre-registration

Pre-registration closes today at 8pm. Make sure to get signed up before then. Here.

Walk-up registration is available, starting Saturday morning at 9am. Cost is $75.

The start list continues to grow. We are up to 63 now. How high can we go?

Check out the updated start list.

See everybody on Saturday morning. This is going to be good!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Provisional Start List [Updated]

As of 9am this morning, we have about 50 people signed up for the second annual 24 Hours of Falcon Ridge. There are still a couple of days to get signed up. Registration closes on Thursday at 8pm. We hope there will be many more by then. But here's a look at what the field looks like at the moment.

24 Solo:

Patrick Humenny
JP Peters
Alex Man
Don Sawatzky
Gordon Sokolosky
Scott Wiebe
Jason Wiebe
Brent Wilkinson
Tom Kolesnik
Rene Tellier
Alf Enns
Rob Brigden

Michelle Annandale
Nicole Poirier
Seema Saini
Janice Brigden


24 Hour two person teams:

Going the Distance (Jon Laterveer and Tanya Laterveer)
Rather Unprepared (David Newsom and Jack Harrison)
The Nightmen Cometh (Blake Peterson and Darren Derksen)


24 Hour four person teams:

ABES and BABES (Johnny Sawatsky, Cheryl Koop, David Sawatzky, Cindy Hiebert)
Delirious Dads (Patrick Siemens, Lorne Reimer, Jonathan Thompson, Ed Reimer)
You Say Party We Say Ride! (Allan Scott, Craig Spakowski, David Ripley, Mark Wiebe)
Ladies of the Dark Side (Vanessa Peters, Charlene Guenter, Rachel Huebner, Jaime Mateush)
Swamp Yetis (Marty Roy, Catherine Allen-Dorn, Rick Shone, Kurt Lehman)
Beer n Fire (James Benson, John Tyler Markowsky, Marc Zurbuchen)


8 Hour Solo:

Scott Brown
Trevor Allen
Dallas Sigurdur
Cameron Mclaren
Hal Loewen
Marty Halprin
Joshua Ginter

Kim Mccormick
Tracy Wilkinson


8 Hour two person teams:

First Choice Fitness (Blake Wood and ???)
Landgraffs (Ken Landgraff and Brandon Landgraff)
T&A (Terry Macyck and Adam Gregory)
The Royals (Stephen Grahame and Sarah Turner)
Wolseley Weekend Warriors (Mark Gray and Bob Andrews)

4 person team looking for a rider

More matchmaking:

James Benson, Tyler Markowsky and Marc Zurbuchen want to ride as a four person team, but still need another rider. They say their team is more on the fun than the serious side. If you are looking for some fun this weekend, send us an email and we can get you set up.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Water

Please note that the water on site at the chalet is not safe for consumption. All riders should bring their own water. And lots of it. It looks like we're heading for a warm, dry weekend. That is good news for the course. Make sure you have enough water to enjoy the sweet course we have planned for you.

If you run out of water, stores at Falcon Lake are just 10 minutes away.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Matchmaker

We have been receiving some inquiries from riders in search of partners. We are also aware of some potential teams that are not yet fully formed. If you are looking for a team to ride with or if you are a partial team looking to round itself out with another rider, drop a comment below with your particulars (8 or 24 hour race, what size of team, etc). Or send us an email. We will do our best to match you up with a compatible partner. Who knows where it will lead? There is only one rule: what happens on the Ridge stays on the Ridge.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Registration is Open!

Time to get yourself on the start list. To do so, surf on over here.

In case you have forgotten what all the hype is about, you can read all about it here.

Still got questions? Send us an email.

Friday, June 10, 2011

We Heart Sponsors

Last year, we were fortunate to have the support of a number of awesome sponsors for our inaugural effort. Many of them will be back for this year's event. But we are also looking forward to the support of some new sponsors that have been added for the 2011 edition. One of those is the Falcon Lake Bakery Bistro, where we often stop for something to eat during one of our reconnaissance trips to the Falcon Trails Resort. They have offered a generous four-part package we think will be greatly appreciated by racers and their families:

1) freshly baked bread throughout the duration of the race (for which we will have toasters as well as peanut butter and jam on hand)
2) cinnamon buns and muffins for Sunday's post-race meal
3) ten $10 gift-certificates to be given away as draw prizes
4) a 15% discount for all racers and their families who want to stop in for a meal after the race. You will need your race plate as proof of your participation in the event.

Huge thanks to the fine people at the Falcon Lake Bakery Bistro. We suspect they'd appreciate it if you were to stop in and say thanks as well. Especially if that thanks was accompanied by the purchase of some of their great food.

Northland Appliance is not a new sponsor. They were with us last year, donating a wine cooler for one of our premium draw prizes. But they do have something new in store for this year: a mid-race BBQ party. From 5 to 7pm, swing on by the patio at the Welcome Centre for some burgers, hot dogs, and Half Pints Little Scrapper. It may not be easy to head back out on the trails after that. But at least you will be having a good time as you throw away any chances of overall victory. It is, after all, the good social times that makes these events what they are. Thanks for your help with this, Paul!

Monday, April 18, 2011

What's In Store for 2011?

Everything that made the 2010 event awesome will be back. And some of the awesomest parts of 2010 will be even awesomer in 2011. So, for example, if you have any white Christmas lights to contribute to the cause, we will gladly accept them.

We also have a few new treats in store for 2011. We will introduce some of the new initiatives over the next little while. For now, watch the video of the 2010 event.

24 Hours of Falcon Ridge 2010 from dnb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Giving Back


24 Hours of Falcon Ridge organizer Bill Algeo presents a $500 cheque to Barb Hamilton of Falcon Trails Resort. Proceeds from the 2010 event were donated to help extend the Trans-Canada Trail from the Falcon Lake town site to the Falcon Ridge trail system.