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 While our 2021 was produced on a smaller scale we are excited to host at full capacity for 2022.

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!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday

2:00 pm - Move-In

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm - Race Kit Pickup

Saturday

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

Sunday

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.

EVENT DETAILS

Rider Find Forum

Pre-Riding

Pre-riding will be open the Tuesday
prior the event.

Lighting Technical Support 

We will have outlets in the chalet for those wanting to charge lights. Please wear a mask in the building.

Lighting Systems

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.

Technical Guide

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.

Waivers

Every participant must complete a waiver and get a sticker on their bike approving them to ride.  We have waivers on-site. If you want to read or print them out in advance find them here.  Print out both pages, attach, sign and bring paper waivers to the event (online not accepted). Our event is sanctioned by the Canadian Adventure Racing Association.

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.

Value

What is included with my entry?

  • T-shirts for all participants.
     

  • Friday and Saturday night campsites are included.
     

  • Park entry for all participants (spectators must pay).
     

  • Bib numbers, goodies and chip timing.
     

  • Complementary Shimano technical support.
     

  • All insurance paid for, no need for mountain bike licenses.
     

  • Full weekend of camping, riding and fun!​
     

  • Complementary Shimano Youth Races.
     

  • On course first aid for the full duration of the event.

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MORE details

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.

ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Hampton Inn, Bolton

12700 Hwy#50, Bolton (905) 857-9990

20 Bells Lake B&B

(905) 859-1555