Spring Epic 8 MTB Relay Race

Mansfield Outdoor Centre, ON

 The Epic 8 attracts an amazing collection of riders... from local characters and weekend warriors to Pro Cycling Royalty. On the left, Barry Cox, and on the far right, Emily Batty and Mark Brusso. 

The Epic 8 attracts an amazing collection of riders... from local characters and weekend warriors to Pro Cycling Royalty. On the left, Barry Cox, and on the far right, Emily Batty and Mark Brusso. 

Saturday May 13th 2017 saw the return of an annual mountainbiking tradition.  The Spring Epic 8 Hour Relay at Mansfield Outdoor Centre.   This event was sold out and saw over 300 teams of 2, 3 and 4 riders, as well as a number of masochistic solo riders, see how many laps they could put in on a 10km course between 10am and 6pm.   As #EmpoweredbyGears was one of the marquee sponsors, The Pack was out in force, having a great time and putting the hurt on the competition.

 Oggie picks up a bit of bling. Shelly, Darcie and Lenka... all smiles after a great day on the bike. 

Oggie picks up a bit of bling. Shelly, Darcie and Lenka... all smiles after a great day on the bike. 

Results
“Nucking Futs” (Oggie Sokolovic, James Irwin, Guy Leclair, Linnley Clarke)
1st!!! – 4-person Team Open – combined age 200 and over

“The BateDogs” A Partnership Team with the fine folks at Batemans (Darcie Watson*, Michelle Robertson*, Nicola Kidd**, Shannon Hagerty**)   * LapDogs, ** Batemans
3rd!!! – 4 person Team Female Open

“LapDogs Unleashed” (Brenda Zurbi, Laura McWade, Michelle Ste. Marie, Jennifer Walsh)
4th – 4 person Team Female Open

“Hound Dogs” (Richard Cecconi, Shawn Hill, Kathleen MacEwan)
10th – 4 person Team Mixed – combined age 140 and over

“Not the First Dog Off the Porch” (Shelley Knox, Paul Potvin, Wendy Bain, Albert Wong)
15th – 4 person Team Mixed – combined age 140 and over

“Dope Rhymes” (Mark Brusso, Larry Woo)
6th – Tag Team Open age 70-99

“Go Rocket Dog Go!!!” (Barry Cox and Andrew Ryan)
13th – Tag Team Open age 70-99

“Czech-Mex” (Lenka Branichova and Alex Sanchez)
7th – Tag Team Mixed

Richard Bowers
14th – Solo Male 40-49

Marcus Boyle
6th - Solo Male 50-59

Tom “The Ultimate Hard Man” Beck
5th – Solo Singlespeed

 Andrew, Darcie, Brenda, Kathleen and Wendy... sharing some laughs and relaxing between laps. 

Andrew, Darcie, Brenda, Kathleen and Wendy... sharing some laughs and relaxing between laps. 

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