The Ontario Cycling Association will be sending a small team of XC mountain bike racers to the Canada Cup #1 held in Victoria B.C. that is taking place on March 31st.
There will be up to six spots available for athletes on this trip. Based on need, this trip can continue into the Fontana/Bonelli racing trip which is the following two weekends. Please see US-Cups Tech Guide for more details. Application for both Bear Mountain and the US-Cups will be completed within the same application link.
- Athletes must be aged 17-24 in 2018
- Athletes must have a valid UCI licence
- The rationale for this project is as follows; The Bear Mountain Canada Cup is the first XC race of the season. It is an opportunity for our junior/U23 athletes to gain valuable UCI points while also giving athletes an opportunity to get some early season time on the trails. It is important that our top athletes are supported at this event and are given an opportunity to race early in the season.
- Another goal of this project is to teach the athletes to travel and race with efficiency. During this project the athletes will be traveling a long distance and have limited time to prepare onsite and at the hotel. They will need to practice efficient packing, riding, training, and course familiarization techniques that will ensure optimal performance in a setting that is unfamiliar and potentially challenging.
Application [Due January 15, 2018]