2014 MTB Upgrade Points – Cross Country and Downhill
Posted by Chris in OCA News Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:10 No Comments
The 2014 MTB Upgrade Points Structure can be found below. Note these points will be awarded at all Ontario Cup MTB-XC or MTB-DH events. Note those eligible to upgrade will have their points posted in the cialis levitra online results section of the OCA website after each Ontario Cup beginning after the third race of the season.
Upgrade Points – MTB-XC
New Upgrade Rules for 2014
Based on Upgrade Points earned at best 3 Ontario Cup Races
OCA Announces Inaugural Youth Series “Rising Stars” Summer Camp
OCA ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL YOUTH CYCLING SUMMER CAMP
The OCA, with support from the Kevin Watson Foundation and the HOSS Cross Festival is excited to announce the first ever OCA Cycling Summer Camp.
This years camp will take place at Olympia Sport Camp in Huntsville, Ontario. The camp is open to all youth cyclists that have a Club Membership, Citizen Permit or UCI licence.
Campers will depart from the Markham Youth Race and Travel to camp returning Saturday August 2nd. The training during the camp will take place on road bikes, which successful applicant will have to supply themselves.
The camp is only open to 40 athletes so registration is limited.
The focus of the Youth Summer Cycling camp is to offer athletes aged 12-15 an opportunity to experience a summer camp with a focus on cycling. The camp will have experienced cycling coaches and support staff to make it a valuable learning week for all.
Expressions of Interest is now available, CLICK HERE to download the form.
Good Friday Road Race Report – Ontario Cup #2
Posted by Andrew in OCA News Tuesday, 22 April 2014 15:52 No Comments
Arriving late in the calendar this year, the classic season opener was left holding the number #2 spot in the O-Cup series. That didn’t stop the event from being #1 in quality and enjoyment for the 470+ riders who made the trek out to the Ancaster Fairgrounds last Friday.
Characterized by a mild temperature and overcast skies, the day couldn’t get any better for a spring road race in Ontario. 180 starters took to the road in the first three races of the day, including one of the larger women’s fields in recent history. A small crisis occured when, due to what only could be described as a solid lack of coffee, did the E4 pace car get led the wrong way, thusly diverting the entire field the wrong way.
As the day got hotter, so did the excitement. On this characteristically flat course, attack after attack was launched in the Elite fields in a effort to cull the pelotons. The E12 men even managed to launch an 8 rider break that built over 4 mins on the group, to only narrowly not get caught at the end.
Overall, a rousing success. The new location is certainly proving to be an outstanding course and the Hamilton Cycling CLub should be commended for thier efforts
Full results can be found here
For a detailed report of the E1/2 Mens race, click here
OCA/Superfly Racing Present Learn to Race Mountain Biking Clinic at O-Cup #1
Posted by Brendan in OCA News Monday, 21 April 2014 08:18 No Comments
After many years of great success, the Learn to Ride clinic returns to help nurture new riders into the sport and reacquaint others who may have had some time off the bike. Superfly Racing and the Ontario Cycling Association have amassed the top riders and cycling enthusiasts in the province to come ride, instruct, and have a fun-filled day with a large variety of would-be mountain bike riders.
All clinics will start with a one-hour in-class instruction period, with talks ranging from nutrition, bike maintenance and overall training techniques. This is geared to ALL levels of riders, and we encourage everyone to come out to this FREE clinic**! After the in-class period, instructors will break into groups and go ride! Skills such as steep climbing, flowing through rock gardens and cornering through singletrack will all be explored while you enjoy the forest with one of many seasoned veterans of the sport. Food services will be available on-site both Saturday, and Sunday of the Ontario Cup event.
OCA Officials Committee Welcomes New Member
Posted by Andrew in OCA News Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:20 No Comments
The OCA would like to congratulate Anne Cobban for her selection to the OCA Officials Committee as the representative for Road. Anne became an Ontario cycling official in 2006 and has since advanced to the level of National Elite Road Commissiare. Anne is also a national level commissaire in Track, Cyclo-cross, and MTB. Anne has previously served in this role once before and will once again be a great asset to the program over the next two years.
The OCA would like to thank all of the candidates that applied and support their continued efforts in the sport.