LaBrute: The Biggest Little Race On Earth

Jun 2, 2016 at 5:35
by Quinn Lanzon  
Can 19 kilometres of singletrack feel like 40?

LaBrute is going to find out, as it fights for the title of The Biggest Little Race On Earth. Sunday, June 12th, at Camp Fortune, a beast will be crowned just a stone's throw from our nation's capital.

LaBrute is not the typical mountain bike event you would see in the East. That's because it was inspired by the west coast format of one-lap, mass start, technical XC races. LaBrute has an extra emphasis on fun and getting to know the local riding community, and maybe even riding your local trails in a completely new way. Presented by Specialized Canada and Bicyclettes de Hull, you can race it or you can just take it as a huge fun ride: LaBrute is a chance to get together for an epic day on the trail to celebrate the local riding community and to raise money for trail work done by the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association.

There will be a ton of delicious food, good music, and insanely generous prizes courtesy of Specialized Canada.

You can take part in the action and devour a hardy lunch for only $30!

Sound like your kind of thing? Check out this video of a 44 year old badass with a goatee tearing the LaBrute course apart on his XC bike.

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Here is the day's schedule:

SUNDAY, 12 June 2016
• 9:00am Registration Open and Race Plate Collection
• 10:30am Riders' Meeting and Group Stretch
• 11:00am Riders Assemble for START
• 1:00pm BBQ, Music, and High Fives
• 2:30pm Podium and LaBrute Closing Ceremonies

Unique race features include:
• Mid-Race lawn-furniture hangout zone with refreshing electrolyte beverages.
• Pre-race water drinking competition
• Uphill and downhill stages for badass prizes from Specialized and Bicyclettes de Hull
• A descending trail created just for the event

There's even more info here:

Specialized is the title sponsor of the event, and they will be giving out $3000 dollars worth of prizes. And local bike shop Bicyclettes de Hull has been kind enough to give one of its employees time off work to organize the whole event, and they will be making sure everyone is well-fed.

The course is 19 kilometers of trail, with plenty of elevation gain. About 90 minutes of riding time to complete the loop, but we encourage riders to go at their own pace. Don't hesitate to stop and hang out with your friends along the course.

It's going to be an awesome day, and we hope everyone comes out for the ride!
Registration is $30 per person and includes a delicious lunch. All proceeds from the race go to the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association to support local trails.
Have a great day.

You can register here:

The race is also sanctioned by the FQSC, and your entry fee includes a day license and insurance:

LaBrute is coming June 12th at 11 11am


  • 2 0
 had I seen this earlier, I think I'd try. I'll put that to the agenda for 2017. there is quite a steep hil in the first 2 km..
  • 1 0
 It's not that bad! You should put it in your agenda for this Sunday!
  • 2 0
 This looks awesome! Hope I can make it out from the GTA but if not it will be on my radar for next year.
  • 1 0
 Do it!
  • 2 0
 this is going to be way more the 90minutes to complete
  • 1 0
 With our test runs the fastest people will probably do a little less than 90mins
  • 1 0
 This is a great deal, race and lunch for $30!
  • 1 0
 Juste à regarder le trajet je suis fatigué.

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