The 2009 edition of Crank The Shield will run three days over 250km through Ontario's near north from September 18 through September 20.
A few changes are in the works for the next edition including singletrack re-routes around low-lying areas, an improved first stage, and the use of more mountain bike specific trails. The race will also start and finish at the same location in Haliburton Forest.
Registration has just opened. For more information, visit www.cranktheshield.com.