26 Amazing Years!
The 24 Hours of Summer Solstice presented by Glen Abbey Physiotherapy is North America's Largest 24 Hour Mountain Bike Festival and Relay Event! With teams ranging from solo to ten person it's perfect for the ultimate challenge or a weekend riding or racing with friends. Make the 24 Hours of Summer Solstice the highlight of your summer!
2:00 pm - Move-In
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm - Race Kit Pickup
8:00 am – 11:00 am - Late Race KIt Pickup
(Waiver signing open all day for late riders)
10:00 am - Volunteer Meeting
11:00 am - Team Captain's (or rep) Meeting
12:00 pm - Race Starts
4:00 pm - Shimano Youth Event (6 & under 4 pm, 7-8 4:20 pm, 9 & over 4:40 pm)
7:30 pm - Light On Bikes Leaving, No Nights No More Laps
6:00 pm - 9::00 pm -DJ
6:00 am - No Night Start, Lights No Longer Needed
10:00 am - Chico's Mud Bog
11:00 am - Freezie Chug Fest Contest
12:00 pm - Final Laps
1:05 pm - Awards.
Lighting Technical Support
We will have outlets in the chalet for those wanting to charge lights.
We no longer offer lighting system rentals, however we will have lighting systems for purchase on site. We suggest riders have a rear flashing light, light mounted on your helmet and a light mounted on their handlebar (or at least one bike light and a backup light). Cycle Life will have some lighting systems available for purchase on site.
LIghting Systems need to be on the bike by 7:30 pm and anyone leaving the timing tent before 6:00 am must have them..
Shimano Technical Support
Usually reserved for World Cups, Shimano’s awesome wrenches will be on hand to make emergency adjustments to your bikes. Please have your bike adjusted prior the event as this is a service for riders needing mid-event adjustments!
Cycle Life Retail Store
Cycle Life will have accessories, lights, parts and sale items on hand for the event. They also have on-site mechanics for hire if your bike is a bit tired. We do suggest bringing a fresh bike to the event.
Our Chico Racing 24 Hour Technical Guide will give you a good understanding of the rules and regulations of our event.
24 Hour On-Site Food Services
Scarlett House catering offers pasta, salads, BBQ, ice cream, coffee, drinks and the famous Mick/Chico. Wellington beer is also available for purchase. Here is the menu and information.
Every participant must complete a waiver and get a sticker on their bike approving them to ride. Every rider must show that they have completed a waiver and receive a sticker for their number plate at registration. Find our online waiver here. Our event is sanctioned by the Canadian Adventure Racing Association.
Payable Midnight Oasis
This aid-station and cheering area will be set up mid-way through the course offering music, lights, and snacks for racers and an opportunity for team-mates and supporters to cheer their team mates on while they enjoy music and a snack from 8pm-12 midnight. This area is being presented by the Payable Add-on for Google Forms, a Toronto-based business that offers an easy way to collect user information and payments for teachers, sports and business.
Why is the 24 Hours of Summer Solstice the most popular in North America?
Every campsite has a fire pit and a picnic table.
Chip timing system for accurate and fast results.
On site technical support, mechanics and parts (including complementary Shimano technical support).
Showers and washroom facilities on site.
Festival atmosphere and expo area.
Event courses designed and built by mountain bike riders.
Complementary kids' races.
Family-approved events with an on-site waterpark, playgrounds and extra campsites that you can rent for family members.
Our 24 hour races have more participants than most NORBA, World Cup and Canada Cup mountain bike events.
Friendly staff, volunteers, safety crew and competitors help create a fun atmosphere.
We run different courses for each 24 hour event.
Albion Hills Conservation Area is located less than 1 hour from downtown Toronto.
Chico Racing is the most experienced organization organizing relay mountain bike events in Canada.
What is included with my entry?
T-shirts for all participants.
World-class mountain bike course.
Friday and Saturday night campsites are included.
Park entry for all participants.
Bib numbers, goodies and chip timing.
Complementary Shimano technical support, and expo area.
All insurance is paid for, there is no need for mountain bike licenses.
$15,000 in draw prizes everyone is eligible for.
Complementary Shimano Youth Races for Kids.
On-course first aid for the full duration of the event.
Medals and winner's gear for all categories.
Joyride 150 Skills Area, DJs, Contests and Chico's Famous Mud Bog!
Albion HIlls Conservation Area
Directions from Toronto:
Take Hwy 400 North to King Road #11 exit
Turn west (left) towards Bolton, Ontario
Turn north (right) on Hwy 50 in Bolton
Albion Hills Conservation Area is located 12km north on Hwy 50, on the west (left) side.