With Spring finally upon us, we are only a week away from the start of our event-packed 2018 Road and Mountain Bike seasons. The 2018 season will kick-off on the road on March 30th in Bowmanville, Ontario with the Mosport Classic. This event will be followed by a collection of exciting races, series and rides in the Road and Mountain Bike disciplines throughout the duration of the summer. With some slight modifications made to our Preliminary Event Calendar, the OCA is proud to announce the release of our official 2018 Road and Mountain Bike Calendar.
For the UPDATED 2018 Road & MTB Events Calendar:CLICK HERE
For the UPDATED Ontario Cup & Series Schedule: CLICK HERE
Mountain Bike O-Cup Schedule
The O-Cup Mountain Bike schedule has not had any changes from our originally released schedule. With some exciting races lined up, it is promising to be another exhilarating season. The O-Cup season for Mountain Bike will get underway on April 22nd as Superfly hosts the first event in Mansfield, Ontario. The season will run through the summer with numerous other thrilling MTB events and will culminate with the Provincial Championships on August 25-26 at Kelso in Milton.
Road O-Cup Schedule
We are only a week out from the beginning of the Road O-Cup season, which will run from March 30th until August 11th. There have been some slight changes to the originally released schedule, which promise to enhance the already star-studded event calendar. The event formerly known as the Springbank Road Race will feature a new location at the Ontario Police College in London, Ontario. Two new events added include the Northumerland Road Race and the Cobourg Gran Prix Criterium.
Criterium Series Schedule
In conjunction with the Road O-Cup schedule, the Criterium Series will consist of five events spread across Ontario. The Crit Series will start in Ottawa at Preston Street, make its way through Ossington in Toronto and pass through the Kitchener/Cambridge area before the Provincial Championships in Windsor on September 2nd.
Individual Time Trials Series Schedule
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, the OCA is still working on securing hosts and locations to hold the Individual Time Trial Series. Because of the importance of the ITT series in our calendar, the OCA is diligently progressing towards finalizing some ITT events for 2018. Should organizers be interested in hosting an Individual Time Trial event, they should contact the OCA office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Road Series Schedule
The Youth Road season is comprised of six events throughout the summer. The first race will be on May 21 in London, Ontario as Kallisto-FCV Cycling Club is hosting the Delaware Speedway Youth Cup. The calendar remained consistent with the Tour de Speed, Tour de Caledon, Midweek Youth Cup, and the Youth Final. The Franklin Templeton Investments Youth Mini Tour occurring on July 21st, is the only new addition to the 2018 calendar.
Ontario Summer Games
The Ontario Cycling Association is proud to announce that the 2018 Ontario Summer Games will be taking place August 3-5 in London, Ontario, with both Mountain Bike and Road events!
More information regarding the Ontario Summer Games will be released within the coming weeks. Mark your calendar!
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