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Hell and Heck of the North 2017

SUNDAY April 16th


2017 results can be found at



  We are sticking with the original 90km Hell of the North course. Same course as last year, same off road sections as always but we cut out all the long road and gravel sections south of Musselmens lake. This will keep things fast and exciting and you will be able to get through it all with 2 fully stocked feed zones courtesy of POWERBAR!  The amazing Heck of the North course is staying the same. No need to change perfection. This route has some of the areas best climbs and a gravel road section at the 45km mark that makes this event truly EPIC.

2 mass start events on Sunday morning - These are open to everyone of all abilities holding an OCA license.

8:30 am HELL of the North 8:45am HECK of the North.

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Hell of The North
Our 9th annual 'Hell of the North' will be held early Sunday April 16th 2017! Starting and ending at the Ballantrae Community Center  (HOTN MAP ) The epic spring classic with 90 kilometers of the most amazing dirt and off road sections to make this truly one of the hardest events of the year! It promises to test your early season fitness. As always the Hell of the North route will include rail trails, dirt roads and some of the area's nicest climbs. Cyclocross and mountain bikes for this wave. There are sections you will have to dismount. Road bikes are not recommended, MTB shoes and pedals are!  
Returning for it's 6th year, we have an incredible, alternative route called the HECK  (HOTN MAP ) This is for anyone who wishes to be tested but doesn't want to dismount or ride through a farmers field. The HECK of the North is a 70 kilometer route that will still include many of the amazing roads used in the HOTN but there are no off-road sections, farmers fields, or the nasty trench. This means you can ride a regular road bike on this beauty (leave the $10,000 bike at home though!). Both routes are sure to test you and both promise to be an amazing day out on the bike!  
Entry to either length of ride includes coffee and pastries plus a day you won't soon forget!
200 rider limit.

                                                                                          8:30am start for the HELL and 8:45am for the HECK







  We will have muffins and coffee available in the morning (included with your entry fee) plus there will be great prizing and awards for the top overall male & female racers.
Sign in, number pick up, and waiver signing is available inside the The Ballantrae community center at 7:00AM on April 16th only. Event goes on snow or shine! 200 Rider Limit.
What You Will Need
Bring the provided map, a spare tube, pump, patch kit, rain jacket, gloves and your cell phone. We will have a follow car on both the Hell and the Heck. If you have a serious mechanical problem this vehicle will be available to take you back to the start/finish line. Event will have first-aid support and 2 rest stops with beverages and snacks from our sponsor PowerBar Canada Contact Ed Veal -  




THANK YOU!!  This years edition of the Hell and Heck of the North was our best by far.  Thank you for all the great energy and smiling faces. The feedback has been amazing and we are happiest when our riders are happy. Thank you to Powerbar for once again spoiling us with amazing nutrition and all the loaded goodie bags. Thank you to Pedal Magazine for the 1 year subscriptions for all of our winners and complimentary magazines for everyone. Thank you to VeloFix for providing amazing lead and follow car support.

90km Hell of the North

1. Nigel Roedde

2. Andrew Merrick

3. Mark Palma

4. Peter Morse

5. Trevor O'Donnell

6. Oaken Work

7. Kevin Lockhart

8. Ben De Bray

9. Dino Pop

10. Christopher Prendergast

11. James Cook

12. Grahame Rivers

13. Gregory Conner

14. Myke Seppa

15. Jeff Moote

70 km Heck of the North

1. Darren Mathews

2. Mathias Schmidt

3. Rol Miller

4. Adam Bird

5. Carlos Rodriguez

6. Tristan Smit

7. Vito Barbara

8. Jeff Weber

9. Shane Lavell

10. Brad Parsons

11. Unknown (TBD)

12. Gaetano Cafaro

13. Vincenzo Libertucci

14. Brian Moore

15. Jon Maloney

Women's 90km Hell of the North

1. Jennifer Crake

2. Nicole Visschedyk

Women's 70km Heck of the North

1. Paolina Allan 2. Liz Grootenboer 3. Barbie Hope





Hell of the North Wrap Up!

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Hell and Heck of the North went off this past Sunday in beautiful conditions as 112 riders spent their Easter morning challenging themselves with the hardest event on the Ontario calendar. We want to thank all the volunteers who came to help us out and a big thank you to all the riders who made this event what it was! We'll see you next year!
Some amazing photos taken by Jeremy Allen - HERE Read the race report from RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam rider Grahame Rivers HERE
Hell of the North - 125km
Men 1) Colin Busby (RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam) - 4:05:34.7 2) Nathan Chown (Team 905) - 4:05:35.8 3) Osmond Bakker (Octto-Cervelo) - 4:05:58.2 Women 1) Antje Thamm (Kallisto-FCV) - 4:20:53.1 2) Jamie Gilgen (RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam) - 4:28:04.9 3) Rhonda Stickle (RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam) - 4:28:06.3
Heck of the North - 70km
Men 1) Sean Boileau (RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam) - 1:55:19.8 2) Trevor O'Donell (Kallisto-FCV) - 1:55:20.0 3) Niles Vaivars (RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam) - 1:55:20.5 Women 1) Sarah Rasmussen (RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam) - 2:10:59.7 2) Paige Foxcroft (CSAJ CC p/b Norco LG) - 2:15:02.3 3) Alexandra Morley (RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam) - 2:21:17.8 Full results available HERE
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