Aug
21
Tue
2018
Midweek Criterium Series @ East Mississauga
Aug 21 all-day

#MWCrit returns to Tahoe Blvd and Buckhorn Cres for another exciting season of Tuesday night racing!

 

Aug
22
Wed
2018
Coulson Hill Weekly Series @ Simcoe Regional Forest
Aug 22 all-day

Details

  • The races run every Wednesday from April 25 to September 5, 2018.
  • Racing starts at 7pm sharp and courses are open for pre-riding from approximately 5pm on race day.
    • The courses remain marked throughout the week although some signage may be missing or incorrect.
    • Race length varies depending on category (~1-4.5km)
  • Overall race length is ~40-60 minutes (~20-30 minutes for Mini-Me)
  • Courses are always fresh!
    • A new course is created from scratch every other week – no two are alike.
    • Courses are meticulously groomed, safe, and well marked.
    • More than 16 hours/week goes into course preparation.
    • No one in Ontario puts more work into their race courses.
  • Multiple categories – every rider will compete against people of similar skills & fitness. Inclusivity is the name of the game and everyone has a home:
Expert (open age) Master Expert (age 40+)
Sport Women (open age) Master Sport Men (age 40+)
Senior Sport Men (age 18-39) Junior Sport Men (8-17)
Novice (combined men/women, open age) Mini-Me (age <12)
  • Participate often for Championship Points
    • Medals & prizing for top 3 in each category
  • Weekly draw prizes – you don’t have to win to be a winner.
  • Factory demo days
    • Ride bikes from a variety of different manufacturers – real “in the dirt” test rides!

Participation Requirements

  • An Ontario Cycling Association Citizen’s Permit must be purchased by every participant (unless you have a valid OCA/UCI permit).
  • These permits are not available on-site. They MUST be purchased online from the OCA before you participate in your first race! Link
  • This is a non-negotiable insurance issue. “Test rides” or “tryouts” are not permissible under any circumstances. Single-day licenses are also unavailable.
  • A bicycle in safe operating condition with at least one functioning brake.
  • A properly fitted CPSC-certified bicycle helmet.
  • The first time you join us, please try to arrive by 6pm. This will allow time for paperwork, number plate assignment and a pre-ride of the course.

Pricing

  • Race plate – $5 annual fee
  • Races are $15 each (20 races total)
  • Seasons packages are available for $260 including race plate (SAVE $45!)

Family & Season Packages

We love our family. That includes the extended family that rides with us at our series. And we want EVERY member of the family to get out there and ride so we’ve introduced an awesome way for riders to save money:

NOTE:
Due to riders neglecting to bring their race plates to the event – and the timing difficulties that ensue – there will be a $5 fee for riders participating without their race plate. Temporary plates will be issued in this circumstance.
Lap times will not be counted without a clearly visible plate.
Aug
23
Thu
2018
Durham Forest MTB Race Series @ Durham Forest
Aug 23 all-day

Where: The Durham Forest
When:  Every Thursday (from May – September)
Pre-ride: 5:45pm (NO EARLIER PLEASE)
Registration: Opens at 6:00pm
Race start: 7:00pm
Race length: 45 – 75 mins

For more than 20 years, we’ve been bringing local racing to the Durham Forest and we’re looking forward to another great season of racing. We’ve once again teamed up with our friends at Northern Cycle to bring you a fun race series for any level of rider and we’re always looking forward to meeting new racers.

Check out the race series flyer for more event and registration details. You can also check our weekly race updates right here:

Race Updates

You can register online for the full series here:
Full Series Online Registration

NOTE: Flyer contains all race series requirements as REGISTRATION FORM

Mountainview Thursday Night Racing Series @ Midland
Aug 23 all-day

May 10th – Aug 30th, 2018. 7pm race start

New for 2018: Feel free to come earlier to get changed and your bike unloaded from the car etc, but registration will not open until 6:20pm.

Since 2003, racers have come to Mountainview to enjoy the varied courses and laid-back atmosphere.

There are 4 courses to choose from, so there is something for everyone. The courses change throughout the season, to keep things fresh. A year end Barbeque and prizes…it doesn’t get much better than this!

Categories:

Unlimited – The longest, most technically challenging course, lung busting climbs and technical downhills that keep even seasoned veterans on their toes.

Super Sport – Not quite as technical as Unlimited, but enough climbing and fast-double track to get a serious workout.

Sport – mostly singletrack, without anything too outrageous, this is a fun chance to test your skills, and work on that buttery-smooth flow.

Just for Fun – Low key, flat trails, and our shortest race. Perfect for kids and new riders to get used to riding singletrack!

Categories: Elementary School Boys, High School Men, Open Men, 40+ Men, Open Women

Prices:

$10 / week…Each additional family member is 8$ / week.

$150 – Season Pass…Each additional family member is $130.

Insurance:

Each rider must be a member of the Ontario Cycling Association, and/or hold a valid UCI licence. Riders can purchase a 2016 OCA Citizen Permit, which will insure them for most Ontario events, including the Mountainview 9 Lives Enduro. – All OCA Citizen Permits are to be sold online. Please visit this website to purchase your license.

Year End Festivities:

A barbeque held after the last race of the season is both the awards ceremony for the race series, as well as the wrap-up party for Mountainview MTB. Come out for some inexpensive ‘que, a chance at some draw prizes, and a few laughs with friends. Prizes will be awarded for the series champions.

 

TNTT – Thursday Night Time Trials @ Kennedy Road
Aug 23 all-day

For nearly 10 years now we have run a weekly time trial series called the TNTT. (Thursday Night Time Trial) There was a TT held on what is now the TNTT course for many years before we arrived. It started with a few friends taking turns timing each other. We enjoyed that style for a few seasons then we partnered up with Bob Haufler and the Midweek Cycling club to try and build the series into what it is today.  Two dreamers hoping to grow and share our enjoyment of the sport with others each and every Thursday night. What was once 6-8 riders self timing each other is now the biggest and best weekly TT series in the GTA.

 

Our COURSE

Start line – Kennedy Rd and Elgin Mills  Finish line – Kennedy Rd just North of 19th Side Road

Event Information:

  • First rider off at 7pm.
  • Please have a light on your bike
  • Make time to pre-ride the course
  • Shoulder check when passing.
  • 15km course
  • $10 per person – $5 under 17 yrs old.
  • End of season banquet
  • FUN

For Tech Guide: CLICK HERE

Aug
25
Sat
2018
Kawartha Lakes Classic Cycling Tour @ Boston Pizza
Aug 25 all-day

The 15th Annual Kawartha Lakes Classic is a charity cycling tour that will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 and hosted by the Kawartha Cycling Club with Title Sponsors Boston Pizza and Canadian Tire locations in Lindsay.

All proceeds from the Kawartha Lakes Classic will benefit A Place Called Home (APCH) a charitable, non-profit organization that has been providing 24/7 support services to the homeless, and those at risk of becoming homeless, for over 20 years in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County. APCH operates a 19-bed emergency shelter for youths, adults, couples and families providing shelter along with meals, laundry facilities and the counselling needed to find permanent housing and supports to help break the cycle of homelessness.

New for 2018 – Pledge Rewards

An official event jersey will be offered to participants and you can get this one of several ways:

2018 Event Jersey

  1. Purchase through our online store. 
  2. Gather pledges. Individual riders who raise $500 or more in pledges will not only ride for FREE but also receive an event jersey.

Any participant who raises a minimum of $150 in pledges will ride for free. Youth 16 and under who raise a minimum of $50.00 will ride for free.

As in previous years, five road distances are offered: 13km, 25km, 50km, 100km, and 160km. Starting and finishing at Boston Pizza in Lindsay, Ontario, the scenic routes have been chosen keeping riders’ different capabilities in mind, but always with an emphasis on fun. The 13km and 25km routes are ideal for families and include an out and back ride on quiet streets and the Trans Canada Trail (suitable for all bikes). The 50/100/160km rides all have their own full route on quiet paved roads with no repeating loops.

Riders aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

PLEASE NOTE HELMETS ARE MANDATORY

All routes are well marked with rest stops providing refreshments and roving support vehicles for first-aid and mechanical assistance. Entrants will celebrate the finish with a well-deserved post-ride lunch and prizes.

Printable pledge forms are also available online for those wishing to further support A Place Called Home, however participants are encouraged to go paperless and setup an online pledge form.

Online registration closes Friday August 24th @ 4:00 p.m. On site registration is available August 25th starting at 7:00 a.m.

Questions? Please write to kawarthaclassic@gmail.com

 

MTB Provincials – Kelso @ Kelso Conservation Park
Aug 25 – Aug 26 all-day

Ontario Cycling Association in partnership with Kelso Conservation Area, are excited to announce the upcoming 2018 Ontario MTB Provincial Championship will be held at Kelso Conservation Area on August 25th and August 26th.

Kelso Conservation Area hosts nearly 30km of trail that explores the fields and forests along the Niagara Escarpment. Kelso offers trails that cater to the new rider and seasoned expert. With double and single track, climbs, descents, and plenty of natural and man-made technical terrain features, Kelso will not disappoint.

REGISTER NOW!

Registration Closes: Thursday, August 23rd at 11:59 pm (midnight)

2018 MTB Ontario Provincial Championship Tech Guide

KEY INFORMATION

  • Pre-register to avoid disappointment
  • Participants must have a UCI license to participate within championship categories. Citizen Permits are also accepted for some championship categories (i.e. Squirt, Minime, & Peewee)
  • One-day permits are available upon registration for non-championship categories. Please refer to the licensing chart within the tech guide
  • Riders participating in the Kelso MTB Series for 2018 should indicate so at time of registration
  • Gate entry fees at Kelso are included within the registration fee for all riders participating on Sunday August 26th only. All participants MUST hand in proof of registration upon entrance at the gate house, in order to waive the gate fee. If riders are unable to hand in proof of registration, they will be charged the participant gate fee of $5.50 upon entry. Refunds will not be issued if participants return later in the day to show proof of registration
  • Riders who wish to pre-ride the course on Saturday, August 25th will be required to pay the gate entry fee upon entrance at the park
  • A team area will be allocated near the West Lodge. No team vehicles or equipment trailers will have access due to the controlled access across the railway tracks. Teams will be required to use the elevator and pedestrian bridge to transport items to the Start/Finish area near the West Lodge.

 

Event Schedule

Saturday, August 25th 
10:30 AM                      |   Trails open for pre-riding
11:00 AM                      |   Kids Race
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM     |  Registration & Plate Pick Up Open
7:00 PM                         |  Trails close to pre-riding

Sunday, August 26th 
7:30 AM – 1:00 PM        |  Registration Open
9:00 AM                          | Provincial Championship (see tech guide for category schedule)

 

Kids Race 

New to racing? Not sure you are ready to experience an Ontario Cup race? Let us show you how easy and fun it can be! Come race with other younger and newer riders and experience the thrill of racing. Kelso’s kids course will be setup to provide some challenge, without pushing the comfort envelope too far. The kids course will include a little taste of everything that a full race could offer.

Anticipated course length will be under 5km in total. Each rider will receive a race plate and official time. The race route will be marshalled with race staff and first aid to help ensure the race is a safe one.  Cost of entry is $20.

 Kids Race Registration: https://secure.conservationhalton.net/kelreg/

Come celebrate the sport, don’t worry about the podium!

 

CAMPING & PARK ACTIVITIES

Make it a weekend! Camping is available at Kelso! Race specific camping sites will provide enough space for a tent, chair, and other small amenities. A limited number of camping trailer slots are available however no hydro or sewage hookups will be available.

To reserve your spot for the night or weekend, please contact the Kelso Conservation Area Visitor Service team at 905-878-5011 ext. 1273.

After settling into your campsite on Friday night, head over to the Food Truck’N Friday event for some tasty food and then enjoy the Outdoor Movie (wonder Women) being shown on the ski slope! After your pre-ride or race, why not check out Kelso’s Aerial course or Climbing Tower for some apres race fun! A little jittery about heights? … then head over to the boat rentals and relax on Kelso Lake in a canoe/kayak/SUP. What a great weekend!

 

Stay connected on social media for all race updates and announcements. Don’t miss out and register today!

NCCP Complete Coaching Course Package FALL 2018 @ Milton, Ontario
Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm

Looking to complete your NCCP Coaching Certification but don’t know where to start?

The OCA is piloting a complete NCCP Introduction to Competition Coach Certification course package in Fall 2018 for a rate of $500! This coaching course package includes: Community Initiation, Basic Cycling Skills, Training Basics, Training to Race and two of the Skills and Tactics courses PLUS we will provide support to help complete your coaching portfolio. This means you could be completely certified by the end of 2018!!!

You can register for these courses by clicking here.

Course Name                                                                                            Date                                  Fee*

NCCP Let’s Ride Community Initiation + Basic Cycling Skills     August 25-26, 2018        $130

NCCP Introduction to Competition Training Basics                      September 15-16           $130

NCCP Introduction to Competition MTB Skills and Tactics         September 21, 2018      $100

NCCP Introduction to Competition Road Skills and Tactics        October 13, 2018           $100

NCCP Introduction to Competition Track Skills and Tactics       December 8, 2018          $130

NCCP Introduction to Competition Training to Race                    November 17-18            $130

*Fee for individual course registration [if taken outside the complete package]

NCCP Let’s Ride Community Initiation + Basic Cycling Skills FALL 2018 – Aug 25/26 @ Milton, Ontario
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm

Begin your Coaching journey by taking our Community Initiation and Basic Cycling Skills courses. This two day course will introduce you to basic coaching concepts, teach you how to build a lesson plan, and even includes some on-bike components such as delivering a complete skill session lesson plan to athletes.

Aug
26
Sun
2018
The Shimano Gran Fondo @ Shimano Canada
Aug 26 all-day

Event Summary
It’s our third year hosting the Shimano Gran Fondo and once again, our goal is to provide a complete package like no other Gran Fondo. We strive to guide you on a ride that is incredible and we will look to provide extensive hospitality. Most importantly, the Shimano Gran Fondo will be a complete experience that won’t disappoint.

The Ride Itself
Our efforts will be focused on the Gran Fondo’s group composition and infrastructure out on course. We will be adding more support vehicles and rest stops.

There are two routes planned in 2018; one that is shorter (100km) with less elevation gain and one that is longer (160km), with more hills and exposed sections. We want cyclists to have an opportunity to experience some of the best road riding in Ontario with fellow friends who ride bikes. It’s a social bike ride, intended to be challenging and yet fully supported and with a great social event after the ride. With both courses, we will have support riders and offer at least two groups for each course to allow riders to ride with cyclists of similar abilities.

The composition of the groups will be established through a distributed questionnaire following our registration deadline. We will work with every rider to ensure they ride with the group that is best suited to their abilities; faster, slower, longer or shorter – we will accommodate. This ride is about the experience of cycling with like-minded people.

The Packages
In our third year, our value-add starts with our courtesy packages that every rider will receive. New for this year is the introduction of our three-tiered package program. In years past, we have had only two distinct packages defined as a jersey only, or complete kit. In our first two years, the packages have included other key items as a surprise, such as a hoodie or duffel bag as well. For 2018, there will be a third option that does not include a cycling jersey or full-kit, however the new option will have the other gifts included. As in our first two years, we intend to keep the extras a surprise until the day of the event. Nevertheless, there is no question that guests will leave with top quality gear that they will appreciate and use.

Technical Info
Technical guides, courses and final detailed information will be available in May. If you have any questions about certain details, please check our “FAQ” section below. The steps to register can be found just below and if you still have a question, please do not hesitate to reach out to charlie@fretori.com.

How to Register for the Shimano Gran Fondo:

  1. Click on the box that has the package you’d prefer to receive on the day of the event. There are six options, three men’s and three women’s.
  2. Depending on the package you have selected, scroll down to choose your options or first select your kit colour.
  3. Scroll down, on the left, select your sweater size, jersey size (where applicable), bib short size (where applicable), sock colour and size.
  4. Read the event waiver and check the box that says you’ve read the waiver.
  5. Proceed to check-out and follow the steps from there.

If you ordered a “Winter Package” in 2017 apply your “PROMO CODE” during the checkout process.*