McLean’s six-hour mountain bike relay returns after two-year hiatus

Thirty-one riders took part in the McLean’s 6 hour mountain bike relay on Saturday, September 3 amid sunny skies and warm conditions.   photos by Anastasia Rioux

by Anastasia Rioux

ASSIGINACK—The sun was shining for the annual McLean’s six-hour mountain bike relay race as it returned this year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

About 30 riders helped raise $415 for Manitoulin Family Resources which offers shelter, counselling and food assistance for people in need.  

The race held at McLean’s Park off Highway 6 at New England Road offers about 6 kilometres of challenging but fun single-track riding and is located between Manitowaning and South Baymouth.

The team with the most laps was Paul Guenette, Marc Rioux and Joshua Rioux in a time of 5:46:55.

Race organizer Alex Anstice had the fastest lap of the day on the six-kilometer loop at McLean’s Park.  Anstice came in at a time of 21 minutes. The fastest male lap went to race organizer Alex Anstice with a time of 21 minutes. Stacey Greene of Sudbury had the fastest female lap in a time of 29 minutes.

Joshua Rioux was on the fastest team of the day with fellow riders Marc Rioux and Paul Guenette. All are members of Wolfpak Racing based out of the Walden Mountain Bike Club near Sudbury.

A special thanks to Breakaway Sports.  The local bike shop offered prizes for top spots and door prizes.