Although the GS Trophy is kind of like a rally, it is not a race. Still, the competition is heavy as teams are tested on a variety of challenges. These tests are kept secret until the time they happen, which heightens the curiosity and anticipation. In the two days we’ve ridden so far, four challenges have been completed. In a “Bridge-Out” challenge, all team members had to pull and push their bikes through a swift moving creek, the fastest time getting credited with the win. In a test of technical skills, riders had to complete a figure eight while holding an oversized ball and placing it back in a bucket with our left (clutch) jand! And in addition to a navigation challenge, we even had a fierce game of broomball at a local hockey rink. Hey, it is Canada, after all.