The Forest Lea Trails are becoming widely recognized as the best technical singletrack system in Eastern Ontario, with a total of 32k of marked trail. The FL Enduro is a trail focused fundraising event to celebrate the Forest Lea Trails and raise money for maintenance and development.
Mountain bike 10, 25k (one big loop) or 50km (two laps). 99% singletrack trails with lots of rocks and roots. All routes start with a double track section to spread out the group, and then spend the rest of the time in the tight trails.
25k average bikers expect to take 2.5 hrs (a winning time will be 1:45 hrs - see the results tab above). The 50k is a tough ride that will beat you up, which is why people come to ride our trails!
A 3k kids ride later in the morning is yet to be confirmed. Details pending.
Participants must be self sufficient for water and food. There is only emergency help on trail from marshals. One water station will be at the half way point of the 25k loop, there will be no water on the 10k loop. All race routes will be marked with coloured arrows the day before the event.
Mtn biking can be dangerous—all riders must wear a helmet, have an appropriate bike, and take responsibility for their own safety! Enduro participants will be required to sign a waiver form when they register online.
Race route: similar to last year with the new Roller Coaster section added
3k start loop (tentative - out road, back on ski trail and Jolly Roger)
10k start loop plus Oliver's/Q and ART to Jolly Roger (orange arrows)
25k almost the whole dang thing! start loop, Oliver's/Q, then the Original Route (red arrows) and back loops (blue arrows) back to Open Air and Jolly Roger. No Maple Syrup loops or Flat Pass.
50k does the above with a second go round for the masochists out there.
Start times: *subject to change, check back closer to event date
50k bike: 8:30 (sign in 8am)
25k bike: 10:00 (sign in 8:30-9:30)
10 k bike: 10:30 (sign in 9:30-10)
3 k kids bike: 10:45 (sign in 9:30-10:30) No pre-reg required. $5 entry day of the event at the sign in table. Entry includes finish line treat and lunch ticket. This is not a race but a kid oriented ride. *a parent is encouraged to accompany children - this is a real mountain biking loop, so not appropriate for small kids w/o parent accompaniment - hills up and down, narrow and rocky sections of trail. Parents do not need to register but do need to wear a helmet.
Forest Lea Trails are located at the end of Forest Lea Rd., West of Pembroke (between Pembroke and Petawawa), exit S. off Hwy. 17 on Forest Lea Rd, travel 5 km to end of pavement. Drive time is 1.5 hr from Kanata or Mattawa.
There is no running water so bring plenty of your own. There are two outhouses on site. Spectators welcome - dogs must be on a leash.
Parking lot BBQ and awards:
Included with entry. We would appreciate you bringing a dessert type snack if you are able to contribute. Non racers can purchase lunch for $10. Award times will be posted day of event, but will take place when the majority of riders are in. You must be present to win one of our ridiculous number of draw prizes. Thanks to Gearheads in Petawawa and Norco who are always very generous in supporting our event.
Online only. No day of event entry. This is a volunteer run event and all proceeds support the Forest Lea Trails. Participants must sign a waiver when they register online. Please arrive at the event early to sign in and receive your number plate. Registration closes Sat. 6pm before the event. Click here for the registration
We pride ourselves on a low key trail focused event, and the socializing afterwards is as important as the riding. For a taste of our event check these videos:
pro videographer Dan Caldwell's take on the Enduro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVq2nllTU3k