Red Bull Race the Place
For the first time since its public closing in 2011, Toronto’s iconic Ontario Place will open its gates on April 19, 2014 to play host to an enormous public urban bike race. Red Bull Race the Place will set the stage for dozens of seasoned cyclists to chase through the island’s abandoned industrial jungle, on a track chock-full of both natural and man-made obstacles.
Red Bull Race the Place will push the limits of any experienced cyclist. It will challenge riders ranging from hardened couriers to weekend warriors on a closed track, in fixed-gear or open-gear categories. Taking cues from circuits like the Red Hook Crit Race in New York City, the track format will send racers on multiple laps of a 3.7km long track around Ontario Place grounds. A highly technical circuit, it will feature tight corners, bridges, narrowing lanes and other obstacles that you might encounter on the street.
Toronto’s bike enthusiasts and race fans are invited to come out and get in on the action; activities will be happening throughout the day – complete with a vendors village and bike demonstrations on-site.
Admission is free for spectators.