Ontario Cycling Association
3 Concorde Gate, Suite 212
Toronto ON M3C 3N7
For General Inquiries please contact our main line at:
- Licencing inquiries
- Category Selection
- Payment Inquiries
|OHPSI Head Coach
- Team Ontario
- Coaching Inquiries
- Ontario/Canada Summer Games
- BMX Inquiries
- Sport rules
|Ontario Endurance Development Coach
|Board of Directors
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Chris started competitive cycling at age 40, ten years ago and has been a keen competitor ever since attending local, Provincial and National events. His new favourite discipline is cyclocross with five podiums during 2009 (even though he had a tough time staying on the bike).With over 25 years of Sales and Marketing experience, Chris brings a different view to the Board and looks forward to developing ideas and policies that help to better serve members and clubs. Currently he is VP Sales at a high-tech firm in Toronto. Chris lives in Toronto with his wife and three daughters, and also loves to cook being the President of Les Marmitons, an international mens chefs club.
Vice President of High Performance
|Glenn’s involvement in the sport of cycling spans over 20 years, and in that time he has seen much success. Glenn started racing Mountain Bike in 1984 and from 1986-1994 was an Elite racer in the sport. In 1990 he was a competitor in the triathlon at the Commonwealth games in Auckland, New Zealand.Glenn is currently a NCCP Level 3 MTB Coach and Level 1 & 2 Course Conductor. He was an OCA Mountain Bike Committee Member from 1988-2000 and has been the VP of High Performance ever since.Glenn has also been a Mountain Bike race organizer for such events as Hardwood Hills, Wednesday Night Series, High School Championships, Canada Cup, National Championships, Enduro Races and Provincial Championships.He currently races MTB as a Master and lives with his wife Lea and their two kids Carter and Soren.
Vice President of Administration and Finance
|Malcolm has been working in various sales and marketing roles in Health Care for 20 years, including 15.5 years with Johnson & Johnson. Malcolm’s management and leadership experience is extensive, and he have served on various volunteer boards. For 6 years Malcolm has raced road. He enjoys helping out with the development of young Ontario cyclists and looks forward to the Development Camps every year.Malcolm and his wife Anne Guzman (also a bike racer) live in Carlisle Ontario with their dog Winston.
Vice President of Development
Matthias has been involved in the competitive side of the sport since the mid ’80′s starting out doing the novice race at the Woodstock Criterium on his brothers bike and then manning the feed zone for his brother at races like the Niagara Classic. Since then he has been active as rider, official, within various clubs and on the OCA board. Favourite memories include road trips with racing buddies to Quebec and the US that included sleeping on floors, buying gas $10 at a time, hot plates to cook pasta, and hotels without air conditioning but lots of character!
Matthias has a young family and loves to spend time with them at the park, pool, playing soccer, playing Wii, or riding around local trails with the bike buddy. Matthias works in the Telco industry and supports projects.
Member at Large
|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. New on the OCA Board, 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.
Member At Large
|Julien Papon is the Founder of Toronto-based Vitess Bicycle Corporation. He turned his passion for bicycles and his business experience into a one-of-a-kind company that is changing the way people think of a bicycle manufacturer. He knows that what he learnt making cars, especially those for some of the most prestigious brands from Germany, Italy and Japan, is put to good use.Prior to founding Vitess, Julien was Managing Director at Globanex Corporation, a Toronto-based management consultancy. He also founded Nexxit Capital, a specialty boutique focusing on deal origination and advisory work for Limited Partners in the PE Secondaries Market. Before that, Julien was Vice-President and General Manager at a manufacturer of industrial machineries whose client base included Fortune 100 companies. Before being recruited to restructure and grow this firm, Julien was heading one of the manufacturing division of a leading Tier1 automotive supplier. His team, located throughout NAFTA and Europe, managed the successful launch of programs exceeding $600M in annual sales. His direct responsibilities covered strategic planning, program management and manufacturing for the North-American plants. His team structured projects, procured and sourced assets, and invested over $100M.Julien holds two M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and Management of Industrial Systems from leading French Engineering Schools and an MBA from the Schulich Business School and the Kellogg School of Management. Julien is both French and Canadian and he is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada.
|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.
OHPSI Head Coach
|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.
|Chris is a product of the 3 year Sport Management Program at Durham College. After completing two co-op terms at the OCA, and an 8-month term as Administrative Assistant, Chris was brought on as Membership coordinator in 2007. In addition to his time spent with the OCA, Chris has also enjoyed his stints working with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Argos and Toronto Parks and Recreation and is part of the Board at his local tennis club. Chris enjoys playing a variety of other sports including Tennis, Baseball and Hockey.
|Born in Toronto, Greg has been cycling in and around the city all of his life. Greg has been involved with the OCA for over four years now fulfilling his school internship and now his current position of Sport Coordinator. 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. And if that is not dedication enough, he rides into the OCA office everyday!
Ontario Endurance Development Coach
|Mike has been involved with cycling for over 10 years as an athlete, coach and team manager. He has worked with the OCA as assistant coach at the 2009 Canada Summer Games and has taken many teams to Ontario Summer Games over the years. Mike is a NCCP level 3 coach and looking to do his NCI in 2011.As an athlete Mike represented Canada at MTB Worlds in 2003 and was the 2007 Elite National Cyclocross champion. Mike also is a very good skier and trains hard at both sports while under the guidance of coach Steve Neal.
Directions to OCA
There are numerous places to park while visiting the OCA. For a Complete, please click HERE
Pay n’ Display Visitor Parking Lot
- Located on the north side of Concorde Gate right across from the OCA office
- Parking is $2.50 /30 mins. to a maximum of $15.00 Monday-Friday
- Flat rate of $10.00 on evenings and weekends.
- Ideal for those attending the office for longer than 3 hours
Pay n’ Display Parking on Concorde Place
- There is Pay n’ Display parking located on the west side of Concorde Place.
- Parking is $1.50 /hour with a 3 hour Maximum Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm
- Parking is free after 6pm and on Sundays
- Ideal for those just dropping by the office for less than 3 hours
Meter Parking on Concorde Place
- There are parking meters located on the east side of Concorde Place.
- Parking is $1.00 /hour with a 2 hour maximum Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm
- Parking is free after 6pm and on Sundays
- Ideal for those just dropping by the office for less than 2 hours