How the Challenge Series Willl Work

Similar to previous years with the Kelso Tuesday Night MTB Race, the Tuesday Night Challenge will be based out of Kelso accessible from the Main Gate Entrance. Due to the pandemic we are moving away from large scale starts for 2021 to reduces congregating at the start, during and after the race.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Riders will sign up for single race start times staggered from the early afternoon until the evening
  • Times begin at 2:00 pm with our last rider starting at 6:45 pm
  • Time slots will have limited capacity at each reservation time
  • Riders will only be allowed to enter the course at their reserved time
  • Rider will be racing against the clock instead of other racers on course
  • We will be posting weekly results on our website for riders to see
  • Each week New and challenging courses set up for riders to push themselves and their physical abilities
  • This year riders can expect a longer race loop, spanning roughly 12-15 km

Click here to register now!

Safety Precautions

We are closely monitoring and implementing guidelines of the Ontario Ministry of Health. We will continuously re-evaluate given any change to Halton’s level in the COVID-Response Framework. Aside from the change in race format, other measures are being taken to keep you and your loved ones safe while getting you outside and enjoying some friendly competition.

  • Access to Kelso Trail Network during Tuesday Nights limited to Participants Only
  • There will be no access to Kelso Trail Network from Kelso Summit
  • Riders can enjoy the Challenge to the fullest knowing all trail users are headed in the same direction to lessen contact
  • Park entry via Kelso Main gate from Non-Racing guests will be limited to all facilities south of the CP Rail tracks
  • Staff and guests will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and are directed to stay home if they cannot pass the screen
  • Staff will always wear face masks during the event
  • Riders will be asked to depart from the park or stay off of the course following their lap’s completion
  • Buildings including washrooms will be limited to capacity set by Public Health
  • Bike wash station will be staffed to limit sharing of cleaning tools**
  • There will be limited food/beverage offerings**

**Please note that as Provincial Restrictions loosen, we hope to return some practices/offerings to their tried & tested format