Category: OCA News
XCMarathon Cup MTB Series – Press Release
This Saturday, May 18, the second round of the XCMarathon Cup MTB series will be flying through the Ganaraska Forest just 1 hour from Toronto. A perennial favourite with long flowing sections of single track and fast double track, this new-for-2013 course will provide the perfect test for the current Apogee Leaders Jersey holders, who are all planning to race in defence of the Jersey.
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eQuinelle Grand Prix – Press Release
The Dandelion Festival and the Municipality of North Grenville are pleased to announce the 2013 edition of the eQuinelle Grand Prix Criterium (EQ GP). The Dandelion Festival, which takes place in Kemptville, Ontario on May 25 & 26, 2013, will feature the EQ GP Pro/Am Criterium and a Citizens Open criterium on Sunday May 26th, 2013.
Sad News From the Cycling World
Courtesy of Les Humphreys
Ken Smith, former Executive Director for Cycling passed away in his sleep on Tuesday April 30th at Longfields Manor in Barrhaven, where he had been a resident or the past three years. As the first Executive Director for Cycling at Sport Canada, Ken started the Canadian Cyclist, which became a national publication after Ken moved on to become Director for Non-resident Sports, which he pursued until his retirement.
Ken accompanied the national team to the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1970 and in retirement volunteered with the Commonwealth Games Committee and was involved with the development of the Commonwealth Games cycling track in Victoria and subsequent events.
Ken was a veteran of the second world war, having joined the RAF in 1940 where he served at North Weald during the Battle of Britain and susequently at Coltishall in Norfolk. Posted to Algiers in 1943, he served at allied HQ North Africa before moving on to Cairo en route to his final posting in Calcutta, India. In the latter posting, Ken served with the military police during a very tense period of civil unrest prior to the end of colonial rule.
Ken reached the local spotlight in Ottawa in the early 70s as a result of his 50 km commute to work at 333 River Road, riding a fixed wheel, long before ‘fixies’ ever hit the market. Ken’s last big ride was at the age of 80, when he rode the Summer’s End Century from Ottawa to Brockville. Much to his chagrin, at the age of 90, he had to spend his last three years were spent in a wheelchair. Ken leaves behind his daughter Cheryl, a grandson an granddaughter.
Ontario Cyclists Announced Canada Games Long List Pool
ONTARIO CYCLISTS ANNOUNCED FOR CSG LONG LIST POOL
Canada Summer Games – Sherbrooke, QC
(May 10, 2013) The Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) is proud to unveil the list of Ontario cyclists who have been selected to the Long List Pool for this years Canada Summer Games.
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Ontario Cyclists Announced XC Canada Cup Exposure Project
(May 10, 2013) The Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) is proud to unveil the list of 10 Ontario cyclists who have been selected to attend the OCA Canada Cup Exposure Project in Quebec from May 16-27, 2013. Please Click Here for Selection.