The Sausage Suit ITT will be a little different this year! The early start will still be one rider at a time every 30 seconds, but there will be some elbow to elbow racing for the long course. Details on the event page
The Sausage Suit ITT is back!
Back for 2021 the Sausage Suit ITT has a slight change in format. Starting at the Mansfield Outdoor Centre the SSITT will still be a time trial, but for the longer course 4 riders will start at a time across a very wide startline. And they will head straight into some wide open fun skill testing sections. (always with a longer but easy ride-around.) The focus is to create a course which is fun and challenging but that a beginner can ride and have fun being challenged, and highly skilled technical rider will be riding a lot faster.
Starting off in the morning we will have an Individual Time Trial start ~15km one-lap race. The field will be limited to 100 riders so sign up fast. Riders will start at 30 second intervals in cohorts of 25 with a 3 minute gap between cohorts. This is a perfect place for younger riders and anyone who is interested in trying their first race. Lots of excitement and fun on a marked course while you try to set your fastest time without worrying about riding in a big group all. All the race, none of the stress.
Important note: Mansfield Outdoor Centre does require that all visitors over the age of 12 be vaccinated to enter the property. Please be prepared to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival to MOC staff prior to signing in for the race.
45km Afternoon Race
The next group will start at 12:30 and will tackle the 15 km course 3 times. But they will be starting in groups of 8 riders every 30 seconds. So lots of close racing over the first obstacles and other crazy stuff, with another group to chase and another 8 right behind. Start times will be based on category. The start line will be wide enough to accommodate 8 riders with 3m between each.
It is a new format for bike racing, and it should be a lot of fun! Along with Colin McClellan as DJ/Emcee
Important reminder: Call your pass! We want to keep the course fun so there is a lot of single track, but it is wide in many parts to allow passing. So call in advance ‘rider passing’,and if you hear someone passing coming up behind you, please allow them through as soon as it is safe! Don’t hold people up but also don’t get all elbowy on us and make people feel unsafe. Cool?
E-Bike Category Rules
-max engine power 250w
-pedal assist only
-engine assist up to 32 km / hr
-no extra batteries may be carried
-all other e-bike rules per the UCI e-bike rules
As riders will be starting in their category groups podium will be done asap when the last rider in each group finishes. Please keep an eye on results and stick around the finish if you are in the top 3 so we can do podiums. But please always keep a MINIMUM of 3m apart.
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
First 50 Entrants $35
Entrants 51-75 $40
Entrants 76-100 $45
Afternoon 45k Race
First 50 Entrants $50
Entrants 51-75 $55
Entrants 76-100 $60
Insurance for the event and sanctioning will be provided by the Ontario Cycling Association. All participants must be a member of the OCA with a citizens permit or race license, or an affiliated UCI body. An Affiliate Club Membership does not provide insurance for racing and you will need to upgrade to a Citizens Permit with the OCA or, for a nominal cost, we will be offering a one-day membership at registration for those who do not intend to get a race license or citizens permit this year.
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!
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 2021 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.
We are looking at the option of mailing your number plates out in advance. Please ensure that the address you enter is accurate!
Don’t forget to complete your COVID screening check and show the green check mark at sign in.
Please ensure that your email is accurate on your registration and check your junk mail during the week prior to the race as we will be sending out instructions from webscorer.com .
Race Day Registration
There will be no race day registration in 2021.