Across The Highlands MTB Challenge


#62

That’s usually the Fitz camp & ride date. @JeffV?


#63

Fathers Day is the tentative date of Tired Tires this year :wink:


#64

Camp-n-ride is the one Mike is talking about.

It is already penciled in on my calendar. Just not posted yet.


#65

Might have to do that this year. Need to check the Randonneurs schedule, though, for conflicts.

Irishman’s again?


#66

Yup it will be at Irishmans again this year.


#67

Confirmed…no across the highlands event in 2018.


#68

Some of us could ride the route of the original AHC this year. Leave a car at one end, ride across, and drive back to the cars. It was a fun and hilly experience!


#69

That would be a blast. Any maps around of the original route?


#70

Yeah I’ve got it marked on a topo somewhere.


#71

Across the Highlands Challenge by Douglas Smith, on Flickr

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#72

This route also takes you within 500 metres of the tallest waterfall in Nova Scotia. http://trailpeak.com/trail-Highest-Waterfall-near-Cheticamp-NS-10270


#73

I would be very interested.


#74

You wouldn’t regret it when screaming down the two downhills! I’d have to get confirmation on the route. It was not recorded with GPS. Just memory after the fact.


#75

Holy mack#$! Who wants to go asap? Hit me up.


#76

I’m interested.


#77

Interested…too much riding, too few hours to do it all.

Does anyone have Strava tracks from that AHC they can share?


#78

Not sure strava was around back then. It’s been quite a few years since AHC actually went ACROSS the highlands.


#79

I may have some garmin data for it…old school garmin stuff. Will have to check when I get home.


#80

Thanks…I was thinking the first one was around 2012. Must have been earlier than that.
I was struggling to get a sense of the landmarks/distance on the topo map above


#81

I think the one we did in Mabou in 2015 was the 12th annual event, so it’s been around since 2003. Not widely publicized though, obviously.