The Lost in the Rocks (and Trees) mountain bike race has been an ongoing community event for the last 16 years. In it’s current configuration, it takes place on the Voyageur Multi-Use Trail System, outside of the town of Mattawa Ontario. This year we are doing three courses, a NEW 30 km (approximate) course will be joined by the old standbys – 62 km and 112 km (approximately). This is not a course for the weak at heart. The Lost in the Rocks and Trees will take you back to the beginning of Mountain Biking – when groomed trails did not exist. From retired logging roads, to rock strewn climbs (and descents), soft sand and puddles that are ‘surprisingly’ deep, the sheer distance and incredible terrain of the Canadian Shield will wear you down. Some riders don’t finish…some bike parts don’t finish…but that’s only part of what makes it Ontario’s Toughest Mountain Bike Race.
(oh yes…Please come with new brake pads!)
Length of Course
Approximate lengths are 30, 62 and 112 km. The 112 km group will complete a portion of the course twice.
Type of Trails:
The course will primarily be ATV trails. These trails are not of ‘fire-road’ quality, and can get rather rough. You should expect to experience everything from mud to loose sand, bed-rock/Canadian Shield to loose shale. The course will not require a high level of technical skill to complete, but will grind you down based on the shear length and variety.
Why Should You Participate
112 km. Heat. Rain. Challenge. Reward.
There are numerous reasons to join us for this event. Each participant will gain something different from their experience, and regardless of how you perform, you will have stories to last a lifetime.