The teams set off from their Pit Stop in eastern Montana and receive a clue telling them to fly to Montreal, Canada and then find the basement of the C.D.P. Capital Building in Montreal's underground city. Next they take part in a Detour --- Slide It (travel 22 miles and participate in the sport of curling) or Roll It (travel 23 miles and then roll four logs along a one-hundred foot course.) The Weavers and Linzes both opt for Slide It while the Bransens opt for Roll It and taxi/plane confusion causes great delays. Next they all travel 26 miles to the American Pavilion, built by Buckminster Fuller, where they climb a steep staircase and find a clue directing them to a door called Porte D. They make their way to the Olympic Park and pull departure times --- Linz - 5:50 A.M., Bransen - 5:45 A.M. and Weaver - 5:55 A.M., but the Weavers nearly quit. After departing, the teams are flown by charters to a mystery desination --- Toronto, Canada and then travel to La Tour C.N. (the C.N. Tower)...
Did You Know?
The Aiello Family (Season 8) was the only family in which none of the team members shared a blood relation.
In Leg 1, Renee Rogers fell at the starting line and suffered a concussion. The Rogers family didn't realize the severity of the injury until they had gone to a hospital after being eliminated from the race.
In Leg 4, The Paolo family, after finishing a task involving party bikes, rode on their vehicle and saw a thunderstorm associated with the remnants of Hurricane Dennis outside Talladega Superspeedway.
At the end of Leg 4, the Schroeder family (Season 8) was eliminated in New Orleans, marking the first time a team had been eliminated in their hometown. One month after the end of the race, their home was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The Schroeder family evacuated their New Orleans home and stayed with the Rogers family in Shreveport, Louisiana for a short period of time. The Schroeder home was seriously damaged and was being rebuilt at the time of the show's airing. See more