Red Bull Race the Place Set to Hit Toronto

After shutting its gates for 2 years, Ontario Place opens up to racers for an unprecedented event.
Red Bull Race the Place © Paul Swanson / Red Bull Content Pool
By Geoff Padmore & Seetoh Lang

On April 19th, Red Bull Race the Place will take over Toronto’s iconic peninsula for the first-ever urban bike race at the site.

Whether you're a hardcore cyclist, enthusiast, or you're just out enjoying the weather, drop by to witness some incredible entertainment on April 19th!

Ontario Place will be closed to spectators, but anyone can witness the race up close and personal along the course on the Lake Shore waterfront. There will also be a ton of stuff to do and see at the finish line.

Admission for spectators is completely free.

Red Bull Race the Place Course Map

A vendors village featuring the likes of Oakley, Giant Bicycles, and lots more will provide activities for everyone throughout the day. Spectators can also watch a bike polo event - Polo the Place - featuring bike polo teams from around North America, along with the race itself. 

The competitors´ day starts off with time trials at 10:30am and will go on throughout the day before all eyes are set on the mass start final at 6:30pm. Paid parking is available on Lake Shore Blvd marked 'P' on the map, and the vendors village and finish line are marked with the number '1'. 


Racers will be taken on a speed-soaked chase through the island’s industrial jungle full of hairpin turns, pedal heavy straight-aways and other urban obstacles. Survival of the fastest is the name of the game.

Registration buttons are below, you must be age 18+ to register.

There are two available categories: 1. True Fixed gear/ track bike set up (brakes allowed). 2. Open Category: You dream it, you ride it, as long as there is no motor!

For full details on the race including the schedule, click here.

For the race rules, click here. UPDATE: Front OR rear brakes are now allowed for the finals in the True Fixed Gear / Track Bike category.

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