1001 Highland Line
McDonalds Corners, ON K0G 1M0
From the Promoter:
Welcome to the 2nd event of the EASTERN CANADA GRAVEL CUP p/b euro-sports, Ottawa’s endurance sports store. This second event of the series will be a great way to confirm whether all the winter training is finally paying off. Additionally, the winners of this race will earn the coveted Canadian Gravel Championship Jersey. The competitive and sport courses feature challenging gravel and paved roads leading riders out of Wheelers Pancake House, around Lanark using the signature “forest access” road Ranger Camp, and finishing back at Wheelers. This course was designed to test rider’s fitness, skill and their ability to endure the continuous bursts of power required to roll over the pitchy terrain. This course is the best introduction possible to the single lane treed gravel and will really test the adventure seeker’s legs with its pitchy climbs and non-stop roller-coaster terrain.
Starting at Wheelers, this route follows Lavant Mill Rd to an amazing single lane treed gravel network linked by the spectacular Forest Access Road of Ranger Camp. Ranger Camp road is where the braver riders will take advantage of the 3 tiered, 7.5 km stretch of unrelenting steep pitches, including a 1.3 km section featuring sections of 15%+ incline. After a paved section on South Lavant Rd, the riders begin the next grind; the relatively pristine unmaintained road sections of White Cemetery, Lammermoor, and Stewart Gibson before going around Dalhousie Lake on North Shore and back to the finish at Wheelers to a well-deserved pancake meal.