September 10 2016


Epic 180 km

The Epic 180 km ride will draw on your inner strength as you travel over the best this region has to offer. This same day ride encompasses the quiet roads and beautiful countryside of Middlesex and Oxford counties. If you’re an experienced serious or semi-serious cyclist who has put in the miles and who is looking for a big challenge, this is the ride for you. Rest stops at the 55 km and 140 km marks, plus a lunch stop at the 100 km point in Ingersoll will keep you well fed.

Date and Place

Saturday September 10th, 2016

Komoka Community Centre
133 Queens St Komoka ON


7:30 am Registration opens – coffee and light breakfast available
8.45 am Registration closes
8.50 am Staging and ribbon cutting
9.00 am 180 km ride begins in groups – (35 km/hr+, 30 and 25 km/hr pace groups)*
10:30 am (approx) Rest/food stop – 55 km mark
12:30 pm (approx) Lunch in Ingersoll ON – 100km mark  
1:45 pm (approx.) Rest/food stop – 140 km mark
3:30-5:00 Post ride meal
4:30 pm Presentations and Draw for prizes

* You can ride the tour on your own, in a smaller group or in one of the larger designated groups. Riding in a group however, can be most enjoyable if it is matched to your own ability. A pace group allows you to go faster and further because of the energy saved. (See Group Riding Skills and Code of Conduct document)  The following help you decide which group is best for you in the Epic 180 km.

The 35 km/hr+ group will consist of the strongest cyclists in the tour. To stay with this group you should be able to maintain an average speed of 28-30 km/hr on your own.

In the 25 and 30 km/hr pace groups the speeds will be more controlled to these maximums. To stay with these groups, you should be able to maintain, on your own, an average speed of 20 and 25 km/hr respectively.

If you find it difficult to stay with your group, not to worry, just join in one of the slower groups or get together with other riders going your pace. It is always easier to ride with more than one cyclist

Registration and Fundraising

Registration is $75 – no tax receipt given
*Note: Event day registration is $100 (online registration closes on Thursday September 8th at 4:00 pm).

Raise $250 in pledges - your registration fee is waived. (Raise for example, only $200 in donations – you can save money by donating $50 yourself to your fundraising efforts, receive a tax receipt and waive the $75 registration fee)

Raise $600 dollars in pledges – your registration fee is waived and you will also receive a limited edition Southwest Challenge cycling jersey.

Raise $900 in pledges – your registration fee is waived and you will also receive a limited edition Southwest Challenge jersey and bib shorts.

*Note – Donations of $10 or more will receive a tax receipt from Children’s Health Foundation.