Steaming Nostril

March 23, 2014


Sunday March 23, 2014
Woolwich Memorial Centre
24 Snyder Ave.
Elmira, ON

9:00 am Registration

10:40 am Runny Nose Start (35km)

11:00 am Steaming Nostril Wave 1 Start (69 km)

11:10 am Wave 2 Start (69 km)



Information and Registration

Join the hundreds of cyclists in the 2nd annual Steaming Nostril cycling event. From the seasoned racer to the first time rider, this is the ride for you! Awards for the top overall male & female racers and medals to the top 3 in each age group. Chances are good that you’ll ride by Old Order Mennonites driving horse and buggies on their way to Sunday services. The clip-clop of hooves will briefly drown out the zing of bike chains connecting you to this unique region of Ontario. You’ll ride past historic buildings in the small, quaint towns of the region.

A Canadian Spring Classic and part of the “King of the Spring” Series!

Cyclocross, mountain bikes, single speeds and hybrid bikes are recommended. The 69km Steaming Nostril course consists of 60% farm and dirt roads, 35% rail trail and 5% paved road. The course is a loop route that starts and ends at Woolwhich Memorial Centre in Elmira. If you really want to ride in this spring classic but are challenged by the distance of Steaming Nostril we have set up the new, shorter 35 km “Runny Nose” event.


Registration and Number Pick Up is available at the Woolwich Memorial Centre (24 Snyder Ave. S  Elmira, Ontario) on event day or at Adventure Guide Store in Waterloo the day before.

Please note pre-registered riders must come in person to pick up their packages as a hard copy Canadian Cycling Association waiver must be signed by each participant. You CANNOT have someone else pick up your packet for you. Registration and package pick up on Sat. March 22 and Sun. March 23.

Saturday March 22rd – Adventure Guide Store – 1pm to 4pm. (225 The Boardwalk Ira Needles Blvd at University Ave. Kitchener)
Sunday March 23th – Woolwich Memorial Centre – 9:00am to 10:15am.
Saturday Registration and Plate Pick-Up is recommended.
Note: Weekend registration is CASH only.

Registration Fees:

December to Jan 31:
$55 plus HST & Admin Fee
$115 with Jersey (Sugoi Evolution) plus HST & Admin Fee
$225 with Jersey(Sugoi Evolution) & Bib Shorts (Sugoi RS) plus HST & Admin Fee

February 1 to midnight March 19:
$70 plus HST & Admin Fee
$135 with Jersey (Sugoi Evolution) plus HST & Admin Fee
$250 with Jersey (Sugoi Evolution) & Bib Shorts (Sugoi RS) plus HST & Admin Fee

Event Weekend Registration Saturday March 22 & Sunday March 23:
$99 total (includes registration fee & HST)
$275 total with Jersey (Sugoi Evolution) & Bib Shorts (Sugoi RS) – (includes registration fee & HST)
Weekend registration is CASH only!

Included in your registration fees will be traffic management by police services, first aid support, rest stop beverages/snacks and a meal after the race. Change facilities and showers will be avaialble in the Arena to all riders before and after the race. You will have your choice of soup/chilli with rolls and a hot beverage and bottled water.

Note: A portion of every rider’s registration fee will be donated to support the Kissing Bridge Rail Trailway.


2014 Steaming Nostril Jersey and Bib Shorts (Sugoi Evolution Jersey & Sugoi RS Shorts)

SN JerseySN Bibs

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Steaming Nostril 69 km Categories/Awards

Over $2500 in Cash Prizes will be awarded.

Top Overall Male/Female and Catagory Awards will be presented.

You are placed into a category based on your birth date. (Men and Women – based on age as of Dec 31/14). The categories are: U19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ with a single speed category.

Awards for Runny Nose 35 km course ONLY:

Top 3 Overall Male/Female Awards will be provided, NO category awards for this race.

Runny Nose Mass Start

Start: 10:40 am

Wave Start
2 Waves to reduce congestion on the course.
Start: Wave 1 – 11:00AM
Start: Wave 2 – 11:10AM

Wave 1
Limit 150 riders – You must have a UCI licence or OCA citizen permit.

*Additional invitations for the unfilled positions in wave 1 will be issued to riders of exceptional ability at the organizers discretion after the early bird registration cut-off date. If you wish to be considered for an upgrade to Wave 1 you must be registered by Sunday March 9th, 2014. After March 9th please send all requests for consideration via the Cycle Waterloo Website by sending us an email on the “contact us” page.

Wave 2
No qualification criteria, but its first come first served to the start line.

Two fully supported rest stops will be provided at the 20 and 43km distances with water, sports drink and quick food products. Portable restrooms will be available at these rest stops for your convenience.

The race course will have full police support. However, after 70 minutes riders who have not yet completed 21 km and after 140 minutes riders who have not yet completed 41km will no longer have police support. Riders may continue riding the course at their own discretion following all traffic and road laws.

3:00pm on Sunday March 23rd in the Woolwich Memorial Centre.
You or a representative must be in attendance to get your medal/prize. Medals/prizes will not be mailed.

Bring a spare tube, pump, patch kit, rain jacket and gloves. Mechanical support will be available at the Woolwich Memorial Centre start area but not on the course, if you have a serious mechanical problem a roving pickup vehicle will be available to take you back to the start/finish line. We may have snow or sleet on race day so be ready for anything. Helmets are mandatory so don’t leave home without it!