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March 2/09 17:26 pm - Jewel in the Wilderness Announces 2009 Race Date

Posted by Editoress on 03/2/09

Jewel in the Wilderness Elliot Lake ON
Press release

The city of Elliot Lake will once again fill its quiet northern Ontario roads with the Province's top road cyclists.

The Jewel in the Wilderness will include a road race, where the fastest and strongest will battle it out on the challenging 22km loop that features a variety of terrain that will surely select a worthy champion .

The Jewel in the Wilderness will take place from August 15-16. Saturday kicks off with the leg burning and lung busting 7-9 minute blast up to the fire tower lookout to crown the Provincial Hill Climb champion. On Saturday afternoon riders will rocket through the clean and crisp air of downtown Elliot Lake for a classic urban Criterium, and Sunday's race is the Granddaddy of them all.

The City of Elliot Lake is located between Sault St. Marie and Sudbury. The former mining town has now become a quiet tourist destination of 12,000 residents. Plan to make this trip, as it is guaranteed to be a season highlight!


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