Cannondale Scrappy Badger: ON Gravel Series #1

The Scrappy Badger is back! 80 or 40 km of epic gravel racing/riding await. We can't wait to see everyone out on the gravel again.

Saturday May 07 2022

Baltimore Recreation Centre

The Scrappy Badger is back! 80 or 40 km of epic gravel racing/riding await. We can't wait to see everyone out on the gravel again.


Apex Race Photography Event Pictures

The Cannondale Scrappy Badger is back for 2022! We can’t wait to get back on the gravel and see all the smiling faces. There have been a few little changes to enhance your ‘gravel’ experience in 2022. Featuring an 80 and 40k epic lap with lots of variety to keep you on your toes.

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Register early!

The first 100 entries will get a cool hat included with registration!

Registration Wave 1: First 100 riders. Includes a cool hat!

80k : $80      40k : $60

Registration Wave 2: 100 riders. You can still buy a cool hat

80k : $80     40k : $60

Registration Wave 3: Next 150 riders. You can still buy the cool hats!

80k : $95      40k : $75


For 2022 we intend to run the Scrappy Badger as a mass start or wave start based event on Public Health guidelines at the time of the even. (In the event that Public Health guidelines dictate, we may be required to pivot to an individual start format)

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support in getting back to racing bikes!


8:00 Sign in open

9:00 Sign in for 40k Closed

10:00 Sign in for 80k Closed

10:00 40k Start

11:00 80k Start

11:45 1st Finisher Estimate – 40k

13:30 Podium for 40k

13:30 First Finisher estimate 80k

15:00 Podium for 80k


What do you get?

  • On Course Coffee from Ghost Gravel and a great selection of aid station food and drink
  • Skratch Labs Nutrition on course and free samples at sign-in
  • Drop bags brought to the aid station for you
  • Finisher Pint glass
  • A killer course with a lot of different types of ‘gravel’
  • Professional first aid and COVID protocol management by Odyssey Medical
  • ‘Over-Marked’ course so you can enjoy the day without worrying about getting lost
  • Inclusive and encouraging vibe
  • GPS track to follow so you are super confident
  • Wicked Draw Prizes!
  • Aid Station on course
  • Team Colin DJ/announcer services


The Highway Traffic Act applies
Important reminder for everyone riding the Scrappy Badger. The roads are not closed. You are expected to follow all traffic laws. If you are caught breaking them you will be disqualified. There is a lot of climbing and rough surface and challenging roads. You will not win or lose the race by running a stop sign, so don’t!



There will be lots of signage on course. Arrows warning of a turn, arrows telling you to turn, arrows telling you that you have made the right turn, arrows telling you to go straight…. Lots of arrows.
Our arrows are orange UCI shaped arrows on a white background. We also have an X for when you miss a turn. These are used at our discretion and are not at every turn so keep you head up, or use your GPS.


Odyssey Medical

Odyssey Medical will be on site to take care of any first aid issues. If you or a rider near you is injured during the race call Odyssey Medical (on number plate) or report to one of the Aid Stations.


Insurance/License/OCA Membership:

Insurance for the event and sanctioning will be provided by the Ontario Cycling Association. All participants must be a member of the OCA or an affiliated UCI body. We will be offering, for a nominal cost,  one-day membership at registration for those who do not intend to get a membership this year.


What Bike Can I Ride?

Anything you want as long as it is safe! Since Cannondale is our title sponsor let’s say this course would be great on a Topstone. It would be super fast on a Super Six EVO SE, and it would be a butter smooth yet fast ride on a Topstone Lefty. Make sense?
Or you can be like Team Colin and ride 33mm tires no matter what and have a great time.
You can ride a mountain bike, you can even ride a fat bike! As long as you have fun.


Substance Projects Weather Guarantee

Weather is always challenging and can completely change a race. So we developed the Substance Projects 100% Weather Guarantee: We guarantee that 100% of the course will have weather. If any section doesn’t have weather we will refund you that percentage of your entry fee upon proof there was no weather.



We will have a strict ‘No Whining’ policy. If it was all easy and downhill then it wouldn’t feel like you have accomplished anything!


Inclusive Race

These are races for everyone! In the spirit of equity and inclusion we celebrate difference and especially encourage those who have historically been excluded from sport. See our Inclusion Statement on our ‘About’ page.


Cancellation/ Refunds

For 2022 there will be NO REFUNDS for those who can’t make it on race day or for cancellation of the event for any reason. If the event cannot proceed registrants will have their entry carried over to the re-scheduled date or have credit for another Substance Projects Event.





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