The 2018 edition of the Maple Leaf Rally Club’s Polar Bear Rally

February 17th & 18th, 2018!

 

Maple Leaf Rally Club’s Polar Bear Rally, the 3rd event in the 2018 Ontario Road Rally Championship series, is almost here, with simple navigating, and more real driving!

 

What could be finer than driving 380 km in the middle of the night, in the middle of nowhere, Ontario, in the dead of winter? Are you up to the challenge? Join us for our annual foray into the forests of Bancroft. The likelihood of encountering polar bears is slim, but there is the possibility of lots of other wildlife around.

 

Registration opens at 8:00 pm at the Bancroft Fish & Game Club, with the first car out at 10 pm and returning about 6:30 am. There are two breaks, at 2 am and 4:30 am. We'll provide breakfast for everyone in the morning. Read over the supplemental regulations and register via the link above. You'll need proper snow tires, a safety triangle, and a red cross sign (a laminated sign is available at registration for $3).

 

Bear Cub Rally

 

For those who don't think they can handle eight and a half hours of overnight rally, Polar Bear Rally is offering the Bear Cub Rally.

 

For a reduced price, $50, you get the first leg of the full rally with strictly distance-to-turn instructions. Four hours, 200 km, and some of the best roads in the area. The first car is out at 10 pm and returns about 2 am. You're on the road home by 3 instead of 7 or 8 am. We'll have small awards for the Bear Cub Rally leg.  All the excitement without the endurance!

 

Should you be amped up on coffee or energy drinks and think you're ready to tackle the second and third legs, then top up the registration fee and you're in, breakfast included. You'll qualify for ORRC points as well.

 

Snow tires and safety triangle are mandatory for both the Polar Bear and Bear Cub Rallies.

 

Preregistration: $90 Pre-register and pay on-line or by e-transfer (preferred) to treasurer@mlrc.ca, or pay cash at the door (not preferred).

 

Please read the Supplemental Regulations, then register for this must-do rally.

 

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