Mountain Biking is a healthy active and safe sport that introduces high school students to unique trail travel while enjoying diverse, forest ecosystems. Mountain Biking challenges riders to navigate twisty fast single-track, technical climbs and gnarly forest descents with speed and efficiency.
About The Durham High School Race Series
The Durham High School Series is a grassroots race series designed to get new students into the fun, safe and healthy sport of Mountain Biking! This series has been around for 15 years, and has been brought to you by Superfly Racing for the past 7 seasons.
The series this year rocks again with 4 races to challenge high school and elementary school age mountain bike racers. The race series has proven to be a great introduction to the sport as well as excellent development for riders and school teams participating in the OFSAA sanctioned Ontario Challenge MTB Race!
(NOTE: Please note that all racers MUST be accompanied by their teacher or assigned school representative in order to race; per school board insurance requirements.)
Supporting The Series
Big thanks to our friend’s from Superfly Racing, Cycle Life and Norco for supporting the high school series this year!
2020 Tentative Schedule
Friday, April 24- Race #1, TBD
Friday, May 1– Race #2, Woodnewton Private Property
Friday, May 8– Race #3, Durham Forest
Friday, May 22 – Final Series Race, Durham Forest
Elementary (shorter course) (pre-riders please give way to Elementary racers)
Senior boys/Senior Girls 10-12km race approx. 4km per lap
Junior boys/Junior Girls 8-10km race
Midget boys/ Midget Girls 8-10km race, this race category may be moved to the 1pm elementary race course for 2020, more details to come
Awards Ceremony for all categories
About The Ontario High School MTB Challenge
The Durham Forest 2020 OFSAA-sanctioned MTB race continues the process of eventually leading to a full OFSAA provincial championship . Durham Region welcomes all high school MTB racers from across the province to come compete and challenge the Durham Forest trails while promoting the development of Mountain Biking as Ontario’s newest OFSAA sport.
OFSAA-Sanctioned Championships – Friday June 5th
10:30 : Elementary school challenge
11:15 : Midget Boys and girls
12:00: Junior Boys and girls
1:15pm: Senior Boys and girls
2:15pm Relay (one female, one Senior Boy max. and any other two riders)
3:00pm : All Race Category Awards (All top three riders should represent their school with appropriate school clothing)
Getting There: Durham Forest
- You MUST access the main parking area via Uxbridge Rd / 7th Concession from Goodwood Rd (HWY 21). There is no East-bound vehicular access from 6th Concession Rd.
- Race registration and start is just inside the main gates at the main parking lot. Do not block laneway into Durham Forest Outdoor education Center!
Getting there: WOODNEWTON
This is private property and only open to select race events.
Take Hwy 401 East to Brock Rd exit 399. Take Brock Rd north 25km to Coppins Corners. Turn right onto Goodwood Rd 21. Drive East to Concession #6. Turn Left (North) onto Concession #6. Woodnewton property will be on the right (east) side of the road. WATCH FOR BIKE RACE SIGN FOR ENTRANCE TO PARKING AREA.
Getting there: SKYTOP
This is private property and only open to select race events. (PLEASE PARK ON ROADWAY / PINEGATE RD.)