ECMTB Epic Road Trip Contest - 2022

It’s summer road trip season!!

ECMTB Epic Road Trip Contest - 2022

ECMTB Epic Road Trip - 2022 - Rules.pdf (153.6 KB)

Trail Systems Map:
ECMTB Epic Road Trip - 2022 - Map.pdf (292.1 KB)

This is the thread to register your participation in and to post your trail system check ins.

For convenience, here are the rules, but the two pdfs above take precedence over this in case of discrepancy.

The Rules

Points are collected by visiting and riding a trail system in the list of trails covering the maritime provinces. Some trail systems will be worth more points than others based on distance from other trail systems.

Participants must have an login to enter.

Reply to the contest thread to let us know you are participating and we will add you to our scoring sheet. Rides prior to joining the contest do not count.

Register A Ride

  • Register - make a reply to this road trip thread with the trail system name, the #ecmtb_roadtrip label and proof (strava track or photo at trailhead) and
  • Share the Stoke - make a post to Instagram or Facebook with tag #ecmtb_roadtrip and mention of @ecmtb_net and @mtbatlantic.
  • Support Local - Mention any local businesses you hit up for extra points. (once per post)

Contest starts immediately and ends on the last day of September.

Rides must be registered within 72 Hours of the ride.

Repeat visits to the same trail system do not count twice for points.

Participants must have points in at least 2 provinces to win.

Participants must respect trail system rules and avoid riding in conditions that would cause damage.

We reserve the right to stop the contest early, or add / remove trail systems if unforeseen circumstances (such as COVID-19 restrictions) warrant such action.

The Trail Systems

Trails systems are selected that have:

  • trailhead sign
  • on trailforks
  • minimum of 15kms of trails (some exceptions)

Trail Systems have been scored a point value based on: distance from other trail systems, lift or shuttle access, uniqueness, and balancing the contest.

The Scoring

A visit to a trail system on the list gets the number of points associated with the trail system.

Bonus Points

Completist Bonus - 3 pts are awarded if all trail systems in a province have been collected. (up to 3)

Vagabond Bonus - 3 pts are awarded if any two trail systems are 500 kms apart.(Google maps) (One time bonus)

Example: Sentiers Madawaska Trails and Mark Arendz Provincial Park at Brookvale.
Example: Sugar Loaf Bike Park and Empire Trails.

Builder Bonus - give back to the community and make a post to the thread while on an official trail build / maintenance day gets 3 points. (up to 3 times bonus)

Secret Code Bonus - First contestant to crack the code and ride the trail systems in sequence earns 5 points. (One time bonus)

The contestant needs to declare the sequence and their corresponding trail system posts need to match the sequence.

Which may require re-riding and re-submitting one or two trail systems to match the sequence. (Which in turn, may alert other astute contestants to the sequence.)

Contestants have one opportunity to declare they have the sequence, at which point we will confirm or deny the sequence publicly for all to see.

Trail systems not part of the sequence being declared are ignored.

Support Local Bonus - Refer to a local business that you visited and get one point for every 3 shout outs.

The Prizes

Three main prizes will be awarded:

Most Points

In each of men’s and women’s categories:

  • hat,
  • stickers
  • $100 gift card for the shop of your choice.
  • free ECMTB t-shirt or jersey (whichever is available first).

(a draw will be done in event of a tie for the most points in a category)

Participation Draw

Awarded by a draw of name from a hat containing all participants that have met minimum requirements of points in at least two provinces (excludes “Most Points” winners):

  • hat,
  • stickers,
  • $50 gift card for the shop of your choice.
  • free ECMTB t-shirt or jersey (whichever is available first).

Note, there will also be additional periodic giveaways every few weeks to keep things interesting.

For current points value see the: Score Tracking Sheet

Bonus Prizes

  • nothing yet…

Some changes this year are:

  • points value changes (one in each province is given 5 pts)
  • 3 trails added
  • 1 Robinsons Island removed and Rotary Friendship Park added.
  • up to 3 trail build posts allowed now.
  • Secret Code Bonus

All this brings the max total to a nice even 100 pts.


I hit up Keppoch today!


(any shout outs?)

sadly no,
Also Highland Bikes in Antigonish is closed

Bummer. Permanently?

I believe so, however someone local to there may be more in the know.

Hey @JeffV i’m in.

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Hit up MacRun today. #ecmtb_roadtrip @mtbatlantic

Station Six post ride bevy.


I’m in!

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Grateful I can start in May this year and hoping to stay injury free!

@ecmtb_roadtrip, @mtbatlantic
…I forgot a shoutout to Masstown Market for after ride treats.


I’m in…

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Let’s do this!/I’m in.

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I’m in!

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I’m in!

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Count me in!

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I’m in!

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Sign me up please!

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First stop of the 2022 ECMTB roadtrip, McIntosh.