Sunday, June 21, 2015 6 AM
The TNT Hairshirt is a personal cycling challenge whose name comes
from a medieval form of penance, in which monks wore shirts woven of
coarse horse hair designed to cause suffering. Our Hairshirt ride pits
the lonely rider and their bicycle against the road and the elements, and
for this reason the organizers provide no support other than a map and
encouragement. Thus, you are responsible for yourself. The Hairshirt was
founded in 1978; and TBN assumed sponsorship in 1988. The records
below go back to 1992.
The group leaves the corner of Duke of York Blvd and Burnhamthorpe Rd
in Mississauga at 6:00 AM on the first Sunday on or after June 21. You
have until midnight to complete the ride. Participants must wear CSA-,
Snell-, or CPSC-approved helmets. Please bring lights if you expect to
finish after dusk. As usual, TBN waives the customary $5 participation
fee for non-members.
54 cyclists started the ride in 2014, on a great sunny day.
Why not make 2015 your Hairshirt year? Sign up on the Hairshirt event page.
RSVP / Reply if you are interested or will be joining?