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June 7/12 10:40 am - Toronto MTB Fest is a GO for June 16th

Posted by Editoress on 06/7/12

On Saturday, June 16th, TORBA (Toronto Off-Road Bicycling Association) and friends are proud to bring back the Toronto MTB Fest for a second year. Our first year’s Fest was a great one, and this year we have something even better. So come on out and celebrate our sport, our city - and getting dirty!




Festivities include:

Group Rides: Once again we will have expert-led group rides sending out packs of riders, partnered with the Wild Betty’s and Lapdogs Cycling Club. The trails are fresh off a recent trail day and ready to ride.

Loblaws BBQ & Customer Appreciation: Last year we had a simple BBQ. This year, we are stepping it up to partner with the Redway Loblaws Customer Appreciation Day for an extra special Fest offering. You get an awesome BBQ along with a whole whack of fun events for the whole family! Expect great food, lots of fun kid’s activities, kids Cannondale bike raffle, and a great atmosphere - all to benefit a local charity.

‘Donnie Drag’ Hill Race: That’s right, we are running a hill climb event straight up Redway Road from the far end base of the water plant to the top of the hill! The event will be run ‘eliminator’ style with a bracket system... you’ll be lined up elbow to elbow with a group of your rivals, with only the top half of your heat moving on. Any bike is allowed, but we will vary your starting line to equalize the playing field. Want to be top seed? Get out there with your GPS device and the top times recorded on this Strava segment will be given a seed value. Entry will WILL BE FREE, and you are encouraged to wear your best gender-bending drag outfit, but keep it PG-13! Etch your name on the inaugural Donnie Drag trophy for eternal glory... or at least until next year.

Skills Camp: We are bringing in a variety of technical wood features to the parking lot. Kid-friendly and adult-petrifying options will be available. There will be prizing doled out for displays of awesome.

Great Prizes: Lots of sponsor prizing and swag will be available. We have goods from event sponsors such as Cycle Solutions and the Carrot Common to pass out and draw in raffles! Come out and show your spirit, tell us a story about your ride, or wow us with feats of cycling... and you shall be rewarded.

‘The Don' T-shirts For Sale: By popular demand, we will be selling our ‘The DON’ T-shirts in a limited supply. Come early while supplies last!

The Fest is held at the Redway Loblaws, right at the heart of the Don trails - 11 Redway Road. is your go-to resource for event information, updates and all the details (Hint: it links directly to our Facebook event page).

The Toronto MTB Fest is run by the Toronto Offroad Biking Association. Check out our website. Join our Facebook Group or like our Facebook page. Follow for updates.




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