Rise and brine! Welcome to Year 2 of the Salty Marie Trails Fest!
The Salty Marie aims to celebrate all things “trail.” The City of Sault Ste. Marie continues to expand its cycling infrastructure and this includes the incredible development at our home trails, located at Hiawatha Highlands.
This festival includes races but make no mistake - this festival is not just for the competitive folks! The Salty Marie is a fun-fueled event for racers as well as cruisers and anyone looking to have a good time.
Not looking to ride? Come check out our arena with a variety food, drink, excitement and wares from local vendors!
What race should I choose? A definite dill-emma! A great way to choose an event is to pick a distance that is matches (or a bit further if you are looking for a challenge) your longest ride to date.
Can you ride 7KM? The Low Sodium 10KM is for you! How about 18KM? The Saline Short 25KM in a great opportunity to push those limits. Never ridden 50KM before but you have logged a 35KM ride and are up for a challenge? Sign up for that Big Pickle!
***Note for parents: If your child has participated in the Sault Cycling Club group KSS (Kids Shredding Singletrack), it’s likely they have already ridden all trails included in The Low Sodium 10KM race!
What should my riding level be? There's no need to be a seasoned shredder to take on our events. The races don’t include any mandatory drops or jumps and there will be “B lines” on the course for some harder sections. It's important to remember that it is always an option to get off your bike and walk if you are unsure. Caution signs will be posted on tougher sections so you can choose how to proceed.
What kind of bike should I ride? A mountain bike (hardtail or full suspension) or a fat bike are required. Single speeds are always welcome!
JULY 27, 2024
- Sault Ste. Marie, 780 Landslide Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 6J8, CanadaDo you love trail running because it hurts so good? Add some salt in your wound by signing up for our latest addition to the Salty Marie series - the Sault in the Wound Half Marathon! 21KM of gnarly singletrack that will leave you questioning your life choices.
- Sault Ste. Marie, 780 Landslide Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 6J8, CanadaThe Big Brine is our event for long-haul shredders! Saddle up for an adventure through 50KM of our community's best trails. This dilly of a pickle will give you a crispy challenge through lush forest and alongside beautiful lakes and creeks.
- Sault Ste. Marie, 780 Landslide Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 6J8, CanadaGet pumped up for our "short" course, though it doesn't come up short when it comes to tough climbs, fun drops and awesome scenery to keep you stoked. Get your drip on and get a stoke line straight to your veins with this 25KM killer race.
- Sault Ste. Marie, 780 Landslide Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 6J8, CanadaFirst bike race? Looking for a shorter race? Kiddos looking for your first taste of a little bit of salt? The Low Sodium 10KM - adventure through techy and flowy trails in our scenic Crystal Creek trail system. This race is a great option for those who want to dip their toes but not get too salty!