Ontario Cycling – Strategic Plan (2020) Announcement
Posted by Greg in OCA News Thursday, 31 July 2014 15:35 No Comments
This is the 7th year the Ontario Cycling Association Board of Directors has been engaged in strategic planning. It began with a Vision and Mission, and has progressed since then to long term planning through the creation of specific Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) focused strategic goals, executed through sound operational planning, with measureable results monitored by the Board and CEO. In 2013/14, the Board engaged Rose Mercier to assist in the strategic planning process. This added another level of improved complexity, created alignment with processes used by Cycling Canada, our National Governing Body, and took the horizon of the Ontario Cycling Association’s Strategic Plan out to 2020.
2014 Cyclo-Cross Calendar
The OCA Events Committee is pleased to produce the 2014 Cyclo-Cross calendar.
As a committee we are extremely happy to announce that the series of events including, Provincial Championships, O-Cup’s, Citizen and Weekly level races are all included in the 2014 schedule.
2014 Provincial Road Race Championships – Race Report
This past Saturday, the town of Lincoln, Ontario was home to the 2014 Road Provincial Championships. Hosted by the St. Catharines Cycling Club and run on a brand new course, the event drew almost 350 athletes from across the province.
It was roughly seven months ago when the OCA Events Committee was faced with a major problem. No club in Ontario had put in a bid to run Road Provincial Championships. Shortly thereafter, without any coercion, Jeff Moote and Neil Armstrong, along with the support from the St. Catharines Cycling Club, stepped up to run one of the most important events of the season.
Catamount Classic, Vermont U.S. Day 1 & 2
Posted by Heidi in OCA News Friday, 25 July 2014 09:42 No Comments
Team Ontario has taken five Junior Mountain Bike athletes to compete at the Catamount Classic in Vermont this weekend. The goal of this project is to help those athletes going to the World Championships to gain some UCI points. The Catamount Classic is one of only a few races where juniors can earn points to help improve their start position at Worlds. We also hope to give those athletes not going to worlds increased experience racing at a high level outside of Ontario and on new and challenging courses. Here is the first report from a couple of our riders.
Canadian MTB Nationals Race Report
Posted by Adam in OCA News Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:10 No Comments
Ontario MTB riders and fans got a special treat this past weekend with the 2014 Canadian Cross Country and Eliminator Championships at Hardwood Ski & Bike, July 17-20.
Hardwood has undergone massive trail upgrades and changes in preparation for the Pan Am games. Riders were able to experience many aspects of the course changes with Canadian Champs being a “Test Event” for Pan Am. Spectators benefitedwith the redesigned course being extremely spectator friendly.