Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015

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  Ontario Cycling Association

Mattamy National Cycling Centre – Milton Velodrome

2015 Pan Am Blvd.

Suite #2

Milton Ontario

L9T 8Y9

For General Inquiries please contact our main line at:

phone: 416-855-1717

fax: 1-855-488-0812


Office Hours: Open Monday to Friday – 9 am until 3 pm.

Closed on statutory holidays.

Membership Manager
– Membership/Licences
– Clubs & Teams Affiliations
– Out of Country Travel Insurance
Chris Baskys
E: support@ontariocycling.org
High Performance Manager
– Team Ontario
– Coaching Inquiries
– Ontario/Canada Summer Games
Michael Suraci
E: michael.suraci@ontariocycling.org
Sport Manager
– Sport Rules
– Officials
– Events
Greg Rawson                                     
E: greg.rawson@ontariocycling.org

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Crosscombe
E: jim.crosscombe@ontariocycling.org

Business Operations Manager

Alexandra Melvin
E: alex.melvin@ontariocycling.org
Ontario Road and MTB Development Coach– Team Ontario (Road and MTB)
– Coaching Inquiries
– OCA Development Projects (Road and MTB)
Sean Kelly
E: sean.kelly@ontariocycling.org
Ontario Track Development Coach– Team Ontario (Track)
– Coaching Inquiries
– OCA Development Projects (Track)
Rob Good
E: rob.good@ontariocycling.org
 Ontario BMX Development Coach– Team Ontario (BMX)
– Coaching Inquiries
– OCA Development Projects (BMX)
Brendan Arnold
E: brendan.arnold@ontariocycling.org
Board of Directors E: oca-board@ontariocycling.org




Michael Cranwell

A cyclist from the days long before suspension and disc brakes, Michael has transitioned this passion for cycling and racing bikes into something that impacts all aspects of his life.Well-entrenched within the local cycling community, he believes that even though this diverse and active group contains many singular interests, and that organizing some of these groups is not unlike the task of herding cats… we all share a common love for the bicycle. With this passion, the development of a common voice for all is much needed.“I have always believed in building strong communities. Community is the backbone of our society. Volunteering my time to help build our community is a priority for me.”Following a successful career in the world of corporate design, brand development and marketing, Michael transitioned completely into the cycling world about 7 years ago. He is currently the General Manager at Duke’s Cycle where he has played a very active roll in the re-birth of the shop following the tragic fire of 2008. He is also the Founder and President of the LapDogs Cycling Club, one of the largest cycling clubs in Southern Ontario.With a diverse set of Team-building skills, together with personal drive to always question and challenge existing paradigms, Michael is looking forward to the challenge of helping the OCA in its continuing role of supporting and growing cycling in Ontario. MC Bio


Malcolm Eade

Malcolm Eade is President and CEO of Salus Global Corporation, a world leader in the development and implementation of patient safety programs for healthcare.Among the health care industry’s leading visionaries, Malcolm has spent more than twenty years dedicated to building high performance teams that have achieved superior results. His previous endeavours include a sixteen year career with Johnson & Johnson where his last role was Vice President and General Manager. He has also held senior executive positions with The Canadian Medical Association and Allergan CanadaMalcolm is a certified Introduction to Competition level coach, and his passion for cycling was evident as he was the team manager of Canada’s only Women’s UCI Trade Team from 2010-2012, Juvederm-Specialized. For the past decade he has worked closely with Ontario’s best young athletes to mentor them at the annual OCA Spring Endurance Camp in Rocky Bottom, South Carolina.He is an active member of the cycling community as he regularly rides with OCA sanctioned clubs, London Centennial Wheelers and the St Catharine’s Cycling Club. You might even see Mal at the Forest City Velodrome when he needs a thrill for the boards.Currently in his position as VP, Finance and Administration he has been the lead in the annual audit and ensuring that good financial processes are followed.  As acting VP of High Performance he is set the task of reviewing OCA selection criteria, camps and projects, LTAD initiatives and program guidelines.Malcolm holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Computer Science from McMaster University. Malcolm Eade Board Pic



Mark Gilligan

Mark Gilligan is an experienced visual marketing & branding expert, with close ties to Ontario’s cycling community.Mark’s involvement with cycling and the racing scene in Ontario began in the early 90’s. It was through the sport that Mark learned the value of goal setting and what it takes to achieve results. Consequently, 7 years ago he set up a road team with corporate sponsorship and clear objectives for everyone involved in the project. Mark owns and operates a corporate photography business, where his strategic thought process and marketing experience helps clients manage their branding and marketing efforts successfully. His national and international clients rely on Mark’s ability to understand their immediate needs while achieving their main marketing objectives, and aligning with company brand. Typical clients include politicians, CEO’s and other highly successful business executives – great contacts for any charitable organization.Over the past 5 years Mark served on the leadership team (including, most recently as President)  of Corporate Exchange – a business development group of respected corporate professionals. During this tenure, Mark  managed budgetary responsibilities, and increased recruitment, while leading by consensus to achieve organizational growth and success. His energy and drive from sport is easily transferred into the business world.With the upcoming Pan Am games and recent success of Ontario cyclists on a national and international stage, there is a responsibility to ensure the programs continue to support and nurture our athletes. Mark combines business and sporting experience which will bring great value to the Ontario Cycling Association board.





Enrico Traini

Enrico first got involved with cycling by racing through the mud of Ontario’s cross country courses when he was 16. Through his teenage years he raced mountain, downhill, dual slalom, and cross country before finally settling on road, and then later track, as his real focus. In his early twenties he moved to BC to train with Pac-Sport, riding with some of Canada’s top international cyclists. He has raced all over the world as well as in some of the dimmest and dankest parts of Canada and the US. He now runs his own construction company, Peloton Contracting, that focusses on high end projects in Toronto. Peloton takes the cohesive competitiveness as its core philosophy. Rico has his level two road and track coaching license and has assisted and sponsored Jet Fuel Cycling, the longest running professional team in the country, for the past several years. He continues to be deeply involved in Ontario’s cycling community, riding in fondos, sponsoring riding clubs, and intermittently threatening to return to racing.  ET



John Pugsley

John is a Program Manager with The Ontario Trillium Foundation and has been with the foundation since 1999.Prior to joining the foundation, John spent 10 years working in the Sport and Recreation Sector with two Provincial Sport Governing Organizations, including the OCA.  He was with us from 1989 to 1995 as Technical Director responsible for Competitive Events, Recreational Programs, Volunteer Development, Club and Athlete Development.In the past 14 years John has worked with hundreds of community organizations assisting with Staff, Board and Organizational Development, Financial Management, Risk Management and Fundraising.   An active volunteer, John sits on several committees in both York Region and Simcoe County and recently stepped down as Vice Chair of the United Way of Greater Simcoe County following his appointment as Chair of the Sport Organizing Committee for Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games.  A member of the Barrie Cycling Club, he rides regularly with the club and his two sons.  



Emma Wiechula

Emma has been around cycling throughout her life. Her dad and brother both have partaken in the sport and it was natural for her to get involved. You can find Emma at almost every MTB race with her Cycle-Solutions/Angry Johnny’s Racing gear on. Her vast knowledge of the sport and great passion will be welcomed on the OCA Board of Directors.  Emma


Kyle Douglas

Kyle is a passionate cyclist who is a strong supporter of  goal driven leadership, who wishes to assist with developing policies and strategic plans that will empower the cycling community. Shaping the community requires committed goals that will guide the membership to success.Kyle currently manages and owns 3 Rox Racing, a cycling UCI Elite Mountain Bike team that focuses on developing and inspiring athletes to reach their full potential. Along with his commitment to his mountain bike team, Kyle currently sits on the High Performance Committee for the Ontario Cycling Association, where he contributes to key programs for High Performance cyclists in Ontario. He has been a valuable member of that committee since 2009.Working as the Manager of Corporate Services for CRCS DKI, he directs and coordinates corporate programs within the company, while providing high level administrative, strategic planning and operational support. He also assists senior management on matters such as human resource management, information technology and fleet services. His experiences also include sitting on the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, where he helps with serving the business members of the surrounding communities. Picture Coming Soon!


Chief Executive Officer
Jim Crosscombe

Jim has been involved in outdoor recreation and the cycling scene since 1991. He earned his diploma in Outdoor Recreation from Seneca College. After starting as a member of the Beaver Valley Mountain Bike Club, he quickly became involved in organizing mountain bike events up to and including Provincial Chamionships, instructing Learn To Ride clinics as an Ontario Mountain Bike Instructor (OMBI). It was shortly after this that he accepted a position on the Ontario Mountain Bike Council. Now a Level 2 OMBI, Jim was also instrumental in the establishment and continuation of the Trail Ranger program for cyclists at Algonquin Park.Jim was elected President of the OCA in 1998 and has been at the cornerstone of its re-organization. It is as OCA President that Jim has made his greatest contribution to cycling. Jim accepted the daunting task of returning the OCA from the edge of bankruptcy to the stable position it holds today. Under his superb leadership the Association and sport of cycling is again on the rise in Ontario. The OCA has welcomed back BMX racing, has had major sponsorship agreement for its two Ontario Cup Series, a formalized Cyclocross Series and is continuing to see increasing participation in Road racing.Jim lives in Toronto with his wife Carolyn, and their 2 children. In his spare time, Jim can be found enjoying the outdoors, hiking and camping with his family.

High Performance Manager
Michael Suraci

Michael has been involved in sport throughout his life as an athlete and coach and decided to pursue sport as his career.  Since graduating from the University of Victoria with a degree in Recreation and Health Education, Mike has been involved in non-profit sport in various capacities including as the Executive Director of the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association and the Assistant Director of the Ontario Federation of  School Athletic Associations.  He remains active through early morning visits to the gym, playing soccer, and enjoying the outdoors—hiking, camping, skiing, etc.  Mike recently completed his Master of Public Administration degree, which he has been working on part-time for the past few years.  He is excited to take on the High Performance Manager position and is hoping to make a positive impact on all the coaches and athletes involved in cycling.

Sport Manager
Greg Rawson

Born in Toronto, Greg started cycling in and around the city. Greg has been involved with the OCA for over five years now fulfilling his school internship and now his current position of Sport Manager. Greg started cycling at a young age riding the local dirt jumps near Yonge and Lawrence as well as riding the Don Valley Escarpment, both of which have played a crucial role in developing his love for cycling. Realizing that he wanted to work in the sport industry he took the three year advance diploma Sport Management course at Durham College. Now he finds himself working in the industry he always wanted to be in, Greg is responsible for all O-Cup, provincial and citizen level races, dealing with insurance and event standards. He also looks after the provincial championship for all disciplines of cycling. OCA Profile

Ontario Road and MTB Endurance / Development Coach
Sean Kelly

We are pleased to welcome Sean Kelly as the Endurance Development coach for the OCA. Sean has a wealth of experience in the sport and is committed to working with other coaches to help develop athletes in the LTAD model. Having been a road racer for a number of years, Sean was also a competitive rower through university and has experience coaching in cycling, rowing and XC skiing. His multidisciplinary sport experience is a great asset when working with new athletes to the sport.He is a certified teacher and is currently working towards completing his level 3 coaching certification. Sean has been fortunate to work closely with some great coaches, with the likes of Denise Kelly and Mike Garrigan. For the past six years Sean has been working on projects with the OCA and has helped on just about every project that the province runs. He has also been working with the national team all across Europe, at multiple World Championships and was onsite at the London 2012 Olympics as mechanical support.Sean is looking forward to the opportunity to continue to build the momentum that cycling has in the province and to work with many of the talented youth and future champions that are developing in Ontario.  SK Profile

Ontario BMX Development Coach
Brendan Arnold

Brendan’s involvement in the sport of cycling spans over 20 years; he has competed nationally and on a world class level finishing as a world cup finalist 2 times and 2 podium finishes at a National level.Brendan is currently a Level 3 certified BMX coach and was instrumental in developing and leading the High Performance BMX program in Ontario. He has also recently developed a Talent I.D squad that will identify talented juniors and hopefully develop them into future High Performance athletes.He has certification in Health Fitness and Sports Training and is currently finishing his Human Resources certification.Brendan is not only an avid cyclist but his other interests include golf, cricket and spending time with his family. Brendan competes in both XC and BMX – mostly just for fun.Brendan’s slogan “success does not rest” shows his passion for the sport and his enthusiam about all disciplines of cycling.

Ontario Track Provincial Coach
Rob Good

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