FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the Indy Cycle Challenge?
It is an exclusive chance for cycling enthusiasts to experience the Honda Indy Toronto race track like never before. This closed track features a 2.89km lap that passes the Prince's Gates, BMO Field and offers scenic views along the Lakeshore.

This event has two Challenge options: 10KM and 25KM Time Trials!

When is the Indy Cycling Challenge?
July 12, 2018 at the Exhibition Grounds (Toronto) – registration opens at 2pm and the first race will start at 4 p.m.

How many laps do I ride?
Each time trial race will also feature a warm up lap. This is an opportunity to stretch, warm up and take photos – each rider may bring friends and family to experience this lap with them.
Each rider will race in either the 10KM Challenge (4 laps - 11.6KM) or the 25KM Challenge (9 laps - 26.1KM)

What are the differences between the race categories?
There are 2 Indy Cycling Challenges to choose from:

10KMChallenge (4 laps - 11.6KM)

25KM Challenge (9 laps - 26.1KM) This features former Olympic cyclist - Curt Harnett

How much is it to participate and how much must we fundraise?
The cost to participate is $250 through fundraising or registration payment (which means if you fundraise $125 there would be another $125 due before you hit the track. Fundraise $250 or more and you entry is free! Fundraise beyond $500 to win prizes, upgrade your Indy Tickets and allow the opportunity to invite out more friends and family for the pre-race warm up lap experience).  Every donation over $20 will be issued a tax receipt.
(Registration fee does not qualify for a tax receipt)

Each cyclist must raise at least $250 through fundraising or registration payment.

How much do I have to fundraise?
Each cyclist must raise at least $250 through fundraising or registration payment.;

How do I fundraise?
PCC is here to support you with your fundraising efforts. Upon registration you will be set up with an online fundraising page. Share this link with your friends and family to let them know that you are taking on the Indy Challenge! Additional support will be available as the event approaches.

What happens if we are unable to raise the $500 minimum?
If you are unable to raise the $500 minimum participants will be able to donate the difference before the event. Alternatively participants can continue fundraising for the chance to qualify for the 2019 event. There are no refunds and this event will happen rain or shine.

Are there prizes?
Recognition will be awarded in each category for race winners

Awards will be presented at the closing ceremony of the Indy Cycling Challenge

Can my friends and family come watch?
Yes, each cyclist receives 2 Guest Passes and additional passes are $25 each - more information will be sent soon. 


New this year each cyclist can bring a family member or friend to take their bike on the track for the warm up lap before each event.

What types of bikes are allowed in the warm up laps before each of the time trial races?
Any bike – helmets must be worn.
 

What if my bike needs a repair?
Bike repairs will be offered on site free of charge for all participants (replacement parts must be purchased by participant if required). Services provided by Velofix.