Canadian Rally Challenge

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  1. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Rally Raid comes to Canada


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    www.GravelTravel.ca is proud to bring a proper off road rally to Canada. In August 2014 the inaugural Canadian Rally Challenge will take place. Using road books and gps; competitors will navigate their way through the trails and roads of the Canadian wilderness.



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    This three day event is a bit unique for rally raids in that the challenge is to finish. Each day has multiple timed cut off points, reaching them in the allotted time frame enables a competitor to continue. The rally uses public roads and trails so the timing isn’t based on riding at race speeds but rather at a comfortable speed while obeying any local traffic laws. To finish a competitor will have to have a clean run and not get lost.


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    The location for 2014 will be in Eastern Ontario. It is a multi day rally with each day consisting of 2 to 4 special sections that are navigated using road books. The liaisons are navigated using GPS track files. Competitors are required to hand in their GPS units at the end of each day so it can be verified they followed the correct route. The special sections are a combination of back roads and forest trails. The terrain consists of moderate enduro terrain with many water crossings, mud, single track and rocky climbs.


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    Rally Raid is a growing sport and we are pleased to be able to offer an event for people on the east coast of North America to test and practice their skills before entering an international event.

    The rules are simple, follow the correct route and make each of the cut off points in time and you’ll complete the challenge and be awarded a finishers medal. Several will start, only a few will finish. Are you up for the challenge?




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  2. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Totally in!

    please please dont make it overlap the family vacation :cry
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  3. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    Awesome Ted, hope I can make it!

    I can provide transport to east coasters wanting to head north. Let me know if interested and lets go to the great white north , eh.
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  4. Jbone11 11

    Jbone11 11 Been here awhile

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    Ooooooo! This will be a nice follow up to the Dacre:clap.....assuming I survive the Dacre:muutt
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  5. drc42

    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    :clap:clap:clap:clap

    Congrats on putting this together. I know you have been itching to get a roadbook rally going for a while.
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  6. mrxinpa

    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

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    Timing is everything. Looks like my schedule just opened up for August!!!

    Email sent for registration!!:clap:clap:clap:clap
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  7. brocku

    brocku Adventurer

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    Very cool!
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  8. Jbone11 11

    Jbone11 11 Been here awhile

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    This may be a dumb question....but Im assuming one will need a road book mounted to their bike to do this event? First time out using one...should be interesting....:cromag
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  9. guymanbro

    guymanbro da Vermonster

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    What happened to October?!? I think I'm still in for this one, but now I gotta look hard at the schedule. Was planning on hitting the Rock in late August. . .

    We'll see how it shakes out.
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  10. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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  11. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Yes...navigation of the special stages will be by roodbook only.
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  12. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Yes and you'll want an adjustable odometer. Rally Management Services is your go to place :thumb

    Hunting season, Thanksgiving for Canadians and leaves off the trees making the trails dangerous.....September collided with Baja Rally and a few other events.
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  13. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    Canada is a lot closer to me than Mexico eh.:clap:1drink
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  14. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    Great stuff Ted!
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  15. Country Doc

    Country Doc Wanderer

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    Great stuff! Really looking forward to this one Ted!

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  16. grimmboy

    grimmboy Chris Grimm

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    In, let's get the dates

    Enjoy the day, Grimmy
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  17. rinho

    rinho Rinho Féroce

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    Count me in !

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  18. Bart

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  19. ecarnell

    ecarnell Been here awhile

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    Someone just got a belated Christmas present for the CRC...... should be barely enough for the 200km strech(es?).


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    IN!

    time to go shopping for some rally equipment...
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  20. nry

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    Really cool concept :D

    There is something similar being talked about in oz at the moment and your format sounds great. Nice work !
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