KLIM PRESENTS THE SOO SNOW DOWN
FEB 24, 25, 26, 2023
The ultimate Snowbike event. Sponsored by Klim, Yeti Snow MX, Tourisim Sault Ste. Marie, C3 Power Sports, PST Engine Jackets, Lang's Off Road, Jones Power Sports & Northland Trailer Sales.The Soo Snow Down is the official Ontario Snowbike gathering! It is also part of the Boondocking the Boonies Snowbike Series. (Read More below about about the event series) The Snow Down is a two day competitive event for Snowbikers of all levels. This is the Powder Hound Boondocking experience you have been waiting for! Challenge yourself and your fellow riders by finding all the GPS way point challenges that have been placed in multiple area's throughout the two days of riding. The more way point's you find, the more points you will get to trade in for chances to win prizes from our sponsors.
Hosted in the beautiful City of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada. The event leaves from and returns to the City where accommodations & restaurants are available. Each day takes you with your Snowbike to multiple locations in the Sault Ste. Marie area. Deep snow with various conditions are sure to please even the best "Boondockers" around. The snow fall in the area rivals the type of depth that we see in the mountains of western Canada.
Never ending terrain that you couldn't track out even if you where riding for over a week straight. Rally Connex has been riding and scouting this area for over 9 years and we still continue to find new and exciting places to Snowbike up in this area. So let us take you on your ultimate winter adventure.
REALLY! SNOW BIKING IN SAULT STE. MARIE?
Ever wonder if there is a deep powder Snowbike haven in Ontario Canada? Well there is, and we got it! Snowbike riding in the out skirts of the Soo is rich with deep snow, hill climbs, rock ledge jumps and snow drifts the size of small cliffs.
With over a 3000 plus acres of land permitted for Snowbiking. You are sure to find the perfect conditions for Snowbiking action! The event will lead you into epic boondocking locations that will have you ripping up fresh powder lines all day long. Both days you will transit your bike to remote locations 60 minutes away from the City. Then park and unload at the starting line. Check in, then head out to start navigating to multiple GPS waypoints in various terrain. For more info on your Snow Down experience read below.
HOW THE EVENT WORKS
When you arrive on Friday evening for registration, Rally Connex will collect your GPS and load the event files for the next 2 days. You will also receive an overview map of the Competition area. Every morning at 8:00am we will meet In the front lobby of the Quattro Hotel for a brief riders meeting and then head out the starting line with your vehicle and Snowbike. Check into the Starting line location each day and then head out on your Snowbike to find your waypoint challenge markers. Some waypoint's will be easy to ride to and some will be hard. Hard way point challenges will reward you with more points than the easy ones. The Waypoints are clearly marked with KLIM 4' banners. Collect 1 token hanging on the banner and move on to the next waypoint. Reach as many way point's as possible in the allocated time window. Submit your collected tokens at the finish line each day for scoring. The riding time per day lasts roughly 5 to 6 hours each day. At the Awards ceremony, the winner of the event will be announced and prizes from our sponsors will be handed out to the winners.
THE BOONIES SNOWBIKE SERIES
NEW in 2022 Valley Rally Enduro & Rally Connex are working together to bring you the "The Boonies Snowbike Series. The BBSS is an opportunity to compete in multiple Snow Biking events in Ontario Canada. Build up points for your chance to win top prizes. and be the one to hold the championship of the ultimate Boonie! For 2023 there are 2 events in the series. The 1st event of the series is Valley Rally Enduro’s “SNOVR”, held in Barry’s Bay. The second and championship round is held at this event, The Soo Snow Down, where top prizes and trophies are handed out to the winners. In order to win the series you must compete in both the SNOVR and Snow Down Event. Collect the most amount of points between the 2 events and become the Boonies Champion. All participants will receive an exclusive BSS Hoodie.
Updates to the grand prizes will be advertised on our social media pages. No membership is required to enter this series.
You are not permitted to ride on your own. You can pair up with anyone else riding the event or get in a group with other riders to work together and find the way point challenges. There are some safety items we highly recommend you have in order to compete. See safety item listing below. You must return to the Starting / Ending area each day to check in at the announced cut off time. each minute you are late points will be deducted from your over all score. This is for your own safety. Each rider may only take one token from each waypoint. You can not collect tokens for other riders. GPS must be recording tracks the entire time while riding. If you are suspected of cheating, Rally Connex Officials will demand to see your track history to prove you have traveled to each waypoint.
We will use Garmin GPS to navigate our way around. If you do not own a GPS you can rent one from Rally Connex during your registration process. To See a list of accepted GPS'S please go to our GPS Info Page. There will be over 20 Challenge way point locations to choose from. Activate the challenge way points in any order you wish. You have the freedom to go where you please to reach the way point's. Some will be accessible by existing trails and some will will 100% Boondocking. Once you reach your desired way point challenge you can then activate the next desired way point to continue tearing up some pow!
Times out riding will greatly depend on weather conditions. The event area can get very cold at times and have vicious winter storms. This normally has never stopped us from heading out so please don't be that one person that wasn't prepared for the winter conditions. On a side note, if the weather has closed down the highway we use to get to the starting line each day a plan B location will be arranged to continue the Competition.
When you arrive at the Sunday Night dinner banquet and awards ceremony located at the North Crest Bowling Alley (See after party info below) Your points collected will transfer into door prize tickets and allow you to pick and choose what prizes you wish to win. Prizes and awards will be then handed out after dinner. The Boonies Snowbike Series champion and Snow Down podium will be announced before the prize ceremony.
It is highly recommended that you carry the following items with you at all times during your ride
- Always ride with a buddy.
- Cellular phone
- GPS Beacon with SOS and messaging. (We recommend Garmin In Reach)
- 2 Way Radio / Walkie Talkies. That have a minimum distance of 4km and 16 channel FRS GMRS.
- Event headquarters channel will be 7.
- Competitor channels should be 4, 5 or 6
- Emergency channel is 4.26
( We recommend using BCA Radio's)
- Coloured Smoke flair
- The means of starting a Fire
- Foil Weather blanket
- Small folding saw to cut wood
RESCUE AND SAFTEY
Rally Connex and our team of riders are always ready for the unknown. We are equipped with GPS Rescue communicators and First Aid Kits. If anything happens we are ready to assist and get you to safety as quickly and safely as possible. Always riding with a buddy system will also be in full effect. Rescue Snowmobiles with toboggans are always on hand for both person and Snowbike rescue needs.
Accommodations are available but are not included in your entry fee for this event. The Snow Down event has special room pricing and a blockof rooms set aside for our competitors and guests. Be sure to mention when you call to book your room that you are with the "SNOW DOWN" to recive your discounted rate. The Soo Snow Down Headquarters is also located at the Quattro Hotel. Head Quarters Room number will be announced closer to the event. For convenience (But not mandatory) we recommend booking your accommodations at the Quattro Hotel 1-800-563-7262
The cut-off date for booking these rooms would be one month prior to the stay, January 27 2023, at which point any remaining unreserved rooms in our held block will be released and sold to the public. Don't wait book your room totay! After the block is gone, we cant gaurantee a room for you to stay in!
Yeti Snow MX Dealer Lang's Off Road sponsors your trail side lunch provided in your entry fee which includes a soup, snacks and water. There will be no consumption of alcohol at any time while out on the ride. Sunday Night dinner banquet meal which includes: Pasta Penne in a home made Tomato sauce, Meatball in Tomato Sauce, Roasted Chicken, Roasted Potato's, House Salad & Homemade Italian bead Pop and water is included in your meal. Bar drinks are not included in your meal. The location of this party is at the North Crest Lanes Bowling Alley located behind the Quattro Hotel. See after party details below.
YETI SNOW MX sponsors your awards banquet & after party at The North Crest Bowling Alley in Sault Ste. Marie. Also conveniently located right behind the Quattro Hotel. This is always a fun and crazy private party after a weekend of riding and friendly competition. We take over the bowling alley and have our own private catering and bar. Once the dinner and awards are finished, the The Galaxy Bowl gets turned on! Black light glow in the dark Bowling and the lanes are open for some pin slamming action. Your Sunday Night after party meal and bowling is included in your entry fee. Alcoholic Beverages are not included in your entry fee. Please drink responsibly!
Event Entry is $169.00 This entry includes the following: Admission to the competition, Rally Connex support and rescue services, Saturday & Sundays lunch service, Sunday night dinner banquet and awards ceremony admission, 10 Complimentary door price tickets (To event competitors only). Sunday Night Dinner buffet service, Galaxy Bowling party with shoe rental. Additional guests that are not part of the event can attend the Dinner Banquet and Galaxy Bowling at an additional cost of $65.00 each.
All registration and meetings will be hosted out of the Quattro Hotel In Sault Ste. Marie. More details and times will be emailed to you closer to the event..
Event Cost $169
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- 9th Year returning back by popular demand.
- Limited spots available. Register Today
- Only 1 of 3 winter Rally Connex events in the year! So don't miss out!
- Championship location for The Boonies Snowbike Series.
- Sign up today before it fills up!