Monday, July 21, 2014

2014's 24 Hours of Falcon Ridge: Everyone Wins!

Racers and spectators endured showers, bugs, humidity and more bugs at this year's edition of our humble 24-hour race.

Congratulations to all the official category winners who displayed fitness, perseverance, mad skills, and some instances, interesting riding apparel.

Thanks to our sponsors and to the numerous volunteers that made all the fun possible.

Below are snapshots of the final leaderboards.

24-hour soloists
24-hour teams and 8-hour soloists
8-hour soloists and teams

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Get Packing!

As you pack for this weekend, here's a few suggestions to keep in mind...

WHAT TO BRING

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

Provincial Park Pass - As you're in Whiteshell Provincial Park, you'll need a park pass...or roll the dice and risk a ticket.

Mandatory Requirements
- A well-tuned mountain bike, helmet, minimum 200 lumen headlight, backup headlight (Maglites or the like will work), red rear flasher.

Additional Suggestions - Alarm clock (smartphone), tent/trailer, fully charged batteries, bike tools, spare tubes, sleeping bag, pillow, clothing in layers, towel, ear plugs, bug juice, sun block, personal hygiene stuff, shoes, etc.

BE PREPARED FOR ANY WEATHER

This is Manitoba! If you forget something, the shops of Falcon Lake are just down the road.

WHAT’S ON SITE

Camping, toilets, showers, electricity for recharging your headlights.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Last Chance to Pre-register and Save!

Do you like money? Do you like keeping money in your wallet? Of course you do!

That's why you should make sure you pre-register for this year's 24 Hours of Falcon Ridge before midnight tonight. When the clock strikes midnight it will cost you an extra $15 to register on-site.

 In-person registration costs:
  • $75 for the 8-hour 
  • $90 for the 24-hour 
  • $45 for kids


It's looking to be a hot weekend. You can probably put that $15 to good use in other ways, like "hydration"...just sayin'.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Best Costume Awards

Whether you're riding solo or as part of a team, consider making a costume part of your weekend.



Best costume prizes will be awarded to the team and solo participants who bring together creativity and effort.
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Don't forget to register! Deadline is midnight this Wednesday! (click the red button to the right)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Pancakes With Olympian Megan Imrie

“You think cycling is hard? Try to take out your targets while you hold your gasping breath after skate skiing a sprint loop!"

Olympian Megan Imrie (photo: Winnipeg Free Press)
We are pleased to announce that Canadian Olympian Megan Imrie and her partner Scott Edmonds will be hosting our Sunday brunch. If anyone can make healthy food taste great, these two can pull it off!

Oh, and if you get a bit peckish mid race, how about a stone fire pizza slice to take off the edge off? It does not get any better.

Cold beer and hot dogs at Paul’s cookout on Saturday evening! Fresh pancakes prepared by a team that understands athletes! Yep - we got you covered!
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Don't forget to register! Deadline is midnight this Wednesday! (click the red button to the right)


Thursday, July 10, 2014

The T-Shirts Are Here!

This year's shirts are here, and they're sure to make your friends green with envy. At only $20, let the good times roll indeed!


Don't forget to save yourself a few bucks by registering online. Online registration closes on Wednesday, July 16 at 11:59 PM.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Let the Good Times Roll!

We're known for having the sweetest event shirts and we're back again in 2014 with another great t-shirt featuring a cameo of Jonny G, the VP of Good Times.

Want one? Oh yeah, you do!


Friday, June 27, 2014

Registration Is Open!

Online registration for the 2014 edition of the 24 Hours of Falcon Ridge is open!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


COST
$75 per person for the 24-hour event and $60 for the 8-hour event.

It doesn't matter if you're riding solo or as part of a team, it's about 10¢ per minute if you do the 24 hour event. We won't turn you away if you show up on race day and haven't pre-registered. However, the walk up fee increases pre-registration costs by $15 across the board; $30 to $45 (10-17), $60 to $75 (8-hr adult), and $75 to $90 (24-hr adult).

Online pre-registration closes Wednesday July 16th @ midnight. A racing license is not required.

24 HOUR RACE CATEGORIES
  • We have a category for everyone!
  • Solo men & women 
  • 2 person team - two guys, two girls, a guy and a girl, whatever... 
  • 4 person team - four guys or four girls, whatever... 
  • 4 person mixed team - at least 1 female 
  • Corporate teams - 6-10 people of any age, sex, or fun factor 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR ENTRY FEE (for all 8- and 24-hour riders)
Wow! Talk about value!

  • Camping 
  • Race license and insurance 
  • Mid-race BBQ party courtesy of Northland Appliance Service 
  • Sunday brunch/24 HR event awards 
  • Draw prizes 
  • Music 
  • Bonfire 
  • Great memories

Friday, June 20, 2014

We're Getting Ready - Are You?

More information about this year's event, including the always popular t-shirt, are coming soon. For now, here's a sneak peek at this year's number plate to get you amped up for an awesome, jam-packed weekend of fun.