We Need More Cowbell
Posted by Heidi in OCA News Monday, 15 September 2014 16:06 No Comments
The 8th edition of the We Need More Cowbell cyclocross race – Name TBD will take place Sunday September 28th, at the usual spot of Burgoyne Woods Park in St. Catharines. This year’s course will be the same as last years, provided that my memory holds up for 3 more weeks; my kids may cause major course changes if they keep hounding me. However, this year’s race is the first O-Cup CX race and will adhere to OCA course standards – that is no triple downhill barriers or random singletrack.
2014-2015 “Rising Stars” Endurance Development Academy
Posted by Heidi in OCA News Friday, 12 September 2014 13:24 No Comments
The Ontario Cycling Association is pleased to announce the first 2 camps for the 2014-2015 “Rising Stars” Endurance Development Academy. The track program is designed to support Ontario athletes that have the potential and ambition of making it onto an Olympic podium in the future.
Once the Milton Velodrome opens it will become the home of the Rising Stars program and all the athletes will have regular access to training at the new facility. The Rising Stars Academy will focus on athlete identification and development. Our goal is to reach over 200 athletes in the 2014/15 season, focusing on athletes between the ages of 13 and 18.
Canadian Track Championships and Milton International Challenge Postponed
The building of the only indoor velodrome facility in Canada is taking slightly longer than originally planned. The project is very distinct, and all stakeholders involved in the project want to see it completed right to ensure its lasting benefits. Constructing the velodrome is incredibly detailed work and the conditions required to install the track need to be absolutely perfect for optimal results.
The Town of Milton and Canada’s cycling community are excited about the incredible opportunities this venue will bring. This is a facility that will leave a legacy not just for the Games but for decades, and help bring Canada’s track program to the top of the Olympic podium.
Weekend Event Report
Posted by Greg in OCA News Tuesday, 9 September 2014 16:52 No Comments
This past weekend, we saw two outstanding events take place in the province of Ontario. Saturday consisted of the Youth Cup Series Finale hosted by the National Cycling Centre Hamilton (NCCH), and Sunday, had athletes from across the province battling it out for the coveted title of 2014 ITT Provincial Champion.
U23 Ontario Prospects Stage Race This Weekend!
Posted by Greg in OCA News Tuesday, 9 September 2014 14:12 No Comments
There’s anticipation abound at the Ontario Cycling Association for this weekend’s U23 Ontario Prospects Stage Race happening in coordination with the Blue Mountain Centurion.
Starting Friday night with a Hill Climb up Scenic Caves road, athletes will be contending for $10,000 in prizing throughout the weekend. An action packed downtown Blue Mountain Criterium running right through the village is sure to not disappoint. The finale on Sunday, the C50 Road Race, will determine who takes home $7500 in cash and merchandise.