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Hairshirt Classic Double Century

June 24 2018
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

The TNT Hairshirt is a personal cycling challenge whose name comes from a medieval form of penance, in which monks wore shirts woven of coarse horse hair designed to cause suffering. Our Hairshirt ride pits the lonely rider and their bicycle against the road and the elements, and for this reason the organizers provide no support other than a map and encouragement. Thus, you are responsible for yourself. The Hairshirt was founded in 1978; and TBN assumed sponsorship in 1988. The records below go back to 1992.

The group leaves the corner of Duke of York Blvd and Burnhamthorpe Rd in Mississauga at 6:00 AM on the first Sunday on or after June 21. You have until midnight to complete the ride. Participants must wear CSA-, Snell-, or CPSC-approved helmets. Please bring lights if you expect to finish after dusk.  As usual, TBN waives the customary $5 participation fee for non-members.

This event is organized by the Toronto Bicycling Network at no cost to you. You are responsible for yourself. The ride leaves Square One in Mississauga. Plan to arrive by 5:30 AM in order to join in the 6 AM mass start. The Hairshirt is not a race. Please obey all traffic laws and signs. If you come across someone in need, try to
help out. Reporting your time is on the honour system. Results are posted on the TBN Hairshirt web page. Riders aged 16 to 73 have completed the Hairshirt.

54 cyclists started the ride in 2014, on a great sunny day.

Why not make 2015 your Hairshirt year? 


Routes: 322km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Start Times / Itinerary

6:00 AM



What's Included?

Self Supported

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Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
Start Address: Burnhamthorpe Rd, Mississauga
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Jun 24 2018 - EVENT: Hairshirt Classic Double Century