Steaming Nostril

March 29, 2015


Sunday March 29, 2015

Woolwich Community Centre
10 Parkside Dr.
St. Jacobs, 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 3rd 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 Community Centre in St Jacobs. 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 Community Centre in St. Jacobs on event day or at Adventure Guide Store in Waterloo on Sat. March 28 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 28 and Sun. March 29.

Saturday March 28 – Adventure Guide Store – 1pm to 3pm. (225 The Boardwalk Ira Needles Blvd at University Ave. Kitchener)
Sunday March 29 – Woolwich Community  Centre St. Jacobs  – 9:00am to 10:15am.
Note: Weekend registration is CASH only.

Registration Fees:

Registration Fees:

Dec. 1/14 to Jan 31/15:
$55 plus HST & Admin Fee

Feb. 1 to midnight March 25:
$70 plus HST & Admin Fee

Event Weekend Registration Sat. March 28 & Sunday March 29:
$99 total (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 washrooms will be available.  You will have your choice of soup/chilli with rolls and a hot beverage and bottled water.


Steaming Nostril 69 km Categories/Awards

Cash Prizes an awards 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 31/15). 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.

*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, 2015. 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.

2:30pm on Sunday March 29th in the Woolwich Community 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 Community 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!