Spring Epic 8

Mansfield Outdoor Centre, Mansfield ON

 The LapDogs pretty much took over the podium at the Spring Epic 8 in the 4 Person Open Category

The LapDogs pretty much took over the podium at the Spring Epic 8 in the 4 Person Open Category

The Spring Epic 8 is one of those unique mountain bike events that brings together riders of all levels of ability and fitness. From Elite Experts to Weekend Warriors, this event provides challenges for all. 

Taking place at the Mansfield Outdoor Centre, not far from Collingwood, this venue features a 10 km course built onto the side of the Niagara Escarpment. Loaded with fast singletrack, well spaced doubletrack for passing and several gruelling climbs to separate the pack, this year’s course truly tested all who raced.

This year’s event saw a large contingent of LapDogs from our Team and Club in attendance with a terrific collection of Team and Solo efforts. 

 Gus Ryan was this year's "Come Back Kid." Back on the podium in the Solo Single Speed category.

Gus Ryan was this year's "Come Back Kid." Back on the podium in the Solo Single Speed category.

Team Efforts

LapDogs, The 6ix, 6th Place, 6 Person - Open
- Dan Bandurka, Sean Pulter, Sarah Fasullo, Darcie Watson, Bevin Reith, Barry Cox

Nucking Futs, 1st Place, 4 Person - Open (200+)
- Oggie Sokolovic, James Irwin, Guy Eclair*, Blair Blair*

Grey Hounds, 3rd Place, 4 Person - Open (200+)
- Mark Thurston, Tom Beck, Jouko Haapanen, Ian Ptolemy

Lets Go Raptors!, 1st Place, 4 person Mixed
- Damian Fleetwood, Craig Fleetwood, Linda Shin
(This was a Family Team with Damian’s father and step-mom joining the fun)

Herding Cats, 1st Place, 2 Person Open (70+)
- Alex Sanchez, Derrick Harding*

Solo Efforts

Richard Bowers, 9th Place, Solo Male 40-49
Gus Ryan, 2nd Place, Solo Male Single Speed
Lenka Branichova (Energizer Bunny), 5th Place, Solo Female

* Friends of LapDogs

 Fun and Focus... two sides of racing at the Spring Epic 8.

Fun and Focus... two sides of racing at the Spring Epic 8.