The Reggie Ramble will return FULL GAS on June 26, 2021.
Finishing the Reggie Ramble is hard. Deciding to not run it for a year is also hard.
As we all go through this once-in-a-lifetime situation, organizing an awesome event and giving riders something solid to plan for is going to be tough this season. Our current date of June 27th is no longer realistic for a large group event. A shift to August or September is also too uncertain for safety reasons and raises conflicts with existing events and other events that are moving to later in the season.
All current 2020 registrations will automatically be deferred to 2021 and we’ll get things rolling again when the world settles down a bit. Our great sponsors and partners continue to support the Ramble and we’re all excited about next year. Keep watching this website and @reggieramble on Instagram and Facebook for updates.
If anything in our local health and safety situation changes this season, we have plans cooking for 'Ramble Sampler' group rides that will explore Reggie's gravel stomping grounds. Fingers crossed.
Stay safe for now because we’ve got a lot of ridin’ and high fivin’ to do in 2021.
THE REGGIE RAMBLE COURSE IS LIKE NO OTHER. THERE ARE THREE UNIQUE LOOPS STARTING AND FINISHING AT THE HISTORIC WARKWORTH FAIRGROUNDS DEVISED INTO THREE CHALLENGING ROUTES OF 65KM, 130KM, AND 200KM. DO ONE, DO TWO OR DO THEM ALL IF YOU DARE.
The first loop for all riders rolls easy out of town to the southeast. Nice roads and farms will warm you up for the marsh drag with challenging dirt and water crossings. Take advantage of the following roads to get psyched for the first ambush of the day that kicks off the constant ups and downs all the way back to Warkworth.
Start Time 10:30am
After your first return to the Fairgrounds, the second loop heads north. The climbing quickly picks back up from the first loop and then never lets up. After 20km, hang on to the bars down the first ambush. You’ll drag yourself out to some quick and turny gravel roads that will ambush you a couple of more times before a speedy descent to the Fairgrounds.
Start Time 9:30am
Use your stop at the Fairgrounds wisely to get ready for one last unforgettable loop to the southwest. You’ll recognize this route out of town from the first loop until you turn right. 25km of tough gravel with heavy climbing to the highest point of the day will let you know what you have left. With 15km to go, you’ll hit the last ambush – perfect for the winning attack, not perfect if you’re just hoping to make it to the end. From there, you have the nicest ride back to town for your big finish.
Start Time 8:30am
SATURDAY JUNE 26, 2021
GET READY TO RAMBLE!
Not only will you have an amazing ride on carefully crafted gravel routes, there's a whole lot more cool stuff and support for riders. Here's what to expect when you register and come ride:
Crushed-It Ramble badge for finishers
30% Discount on your next REGGIE purchase
Chamois Butt’r joins the Ramble and will help eliminate chamois chafing so you can focus on gravel grinding. Get a sample in your race bag!
Free downloadable photos of you on course
Warkworth Chalices for the King and Queen of the RgR200 (locally crafted wood Ramble chalices!)
#1 number plates for the first finishers in their category for all three events
FOOD, FUn & Support:
Directional signage throughout route (plus available GPX files)
Event specific number plates
Food station in the Fairgounds before heading out on the next Loop: water, bananas, water melon, candy, granola bars (if you're out for the RgR130 or RgR200 challenges, we suggest bringing along your preferred nutrition
Post-ride BBQ & GoodLot Beer (one free serving and cash for extras)
Free parking in the Fairground with easy access to your vehicle from the route
Lube station in the Fairground
Drop bag area in the Fairground for quick access to your own gear
Indoor washrooms at the arena (in the Fairgrounds)
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where to stay
For the Ramble weekend, get a FREE upgrade to deluxe accommodation for weekend rentals (check in Friday; check out Sunday).
Elmhirst is 25 minutes from the start of the Ramble. It's a cyclist friendly resort with space for groups and their bikes.
Contact Elmhirst's through www.elmhirst.ca