Feb
2
Sun
2020
February Endurance Camp @ Girona, Spain
Feb 2 – Mar 2 all-day

OVERVIEW

The Ontario Cycling Association will be hosting its annual February Endurance Camp to assist high performance athletes with building early-season base miles leading into the 2020 season. The camp will return to Girona, Spain following the success and feedback from last year’s camp. A change for this year will be that the camp will run the entire month of February with athletes having the option to attend the first two weeks, second two weeks, or the entire month [based on availability].

The primary focus of the camp will be on athletes who have demonstrated a potential for selection to international competition [e.g. U19/U23 World Championships] and commitment to pursue cycling to a national team level. At this time, we are asking athletes interested in this project to please complete the Expression of Interest link below to assist us in planning the details of the camp.

CAMP DETAILS [tentative]

Location: Girona, Spain

Dates: February 2 – 15; 16 – Mar 2; Feb 2 – Mar 2, 2020 [exact camp date to be finalized shortly]

Camp Size: 16 athletes in any given block [max]; 3-4 coaches/staff

Coaching Staff: Rob Holmgren, Peter Glassford, Molly Hurford, Lisa Holmgren,

Cost: $650/2 week block + flight [estimate only]

Includes: Accommodation, internal transportation [bus arranged], coaching/support, off-bike training [gym/workshops]

ATHLETE PROFILE          

  • Aged 17 -22 (2020)*
  • UCI Licensed by Ontario Cycling Association
  • Strong performance/experience at international level competition
  • Strong results at 2019 Canadian Championships**
    • Top 10 Road [TT/RR]
    • Top 5 MTB [XCO]
    • Top 5 Track [Endurance events]
  • Demonstrated commitment to Team Ontario programming
  • Positive teammate, good sportsmanship, respectful of coaches and support staff
  • *exceptions may be considered
  • **example results provided; additional consideration towards field size/strength, times, race performance
SELECTION CRITERIA [in-conjunction with athlete profile characteristics]
  • Athletes selected into Track/MTB High Performance Training Group Programs [2019-2020]
  • 2019/2020 OHPSI Identified Athletes
  • 2019 U19/U23 Athletes with Top 5 placing at National Championship [MTB/Road]; Top 3 in Track Endurance events [IP, Points]
  • 2019 U17 Athletes with Top 5 placing at National Championship [MTB/Road]; Top 3 in Track Endurance events [IP, Points]
  • 2019 U19/U23 Athletes with Top 10 placing at National Championship [MTB/Road]; Top 5 in Track Endurance events [IP, Points]
  • U17/U19/U23 eligible athletes based on coach/committee decision relating to performance/experience at national/international level competition, athlete performance/behavior at previous projects [good teammate, training partner, respectful of policies and staff]

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Interested athletes are asked to complete the following link no later than, November 12, 2019.

Application: https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/8280-2020-february-endurance-camp

Feb
29
Sat
2020
NCIM Adult Race Nights @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Adult Race Night

Come out and test your track racing ability! Riders with a UCI Track Cycling license and race certifications are eligible to participate in our race nights which consist of sprint specific nights, bunch racing and even timed events. With four different ability based categories you’ll be sure to find a group that fits. Overall race series points for races such as scratch and points races will be awarded at the end of the race season. Test your fitness and racing skills all season long from September to April with our regular NCIM race nights.

Prerequisites: Track Certification A & B, Skill Level 4, Power Level 3, Race Certification, UCI Track Cycling License

Completion award: FUN, FAME and GLORY!

Mar
1
Sun
2020
45 North Ontario Fat Bike Series p/b Cannondale #3 – Hardwood Ski and Bike @ Hardwood Ski and Bike
Mar 1 all-day

Challenge the winter and register for this fun race.

The course will be a mix of single track and double track, the ratio of which will be determined closer to the date of the race, as snow conditions will dictate how much single track we can include, without subjecting the racers to “hike a bike”.

Lap length will be somewhere close to 10km, give or take, requiring 2 laps for the short course, or 4 laps for the long.

Race starts at 10am, Registration opens at 8am.

Day of registration will incur a $15 penalty, so sign up now.

OCA license is required. Single day OCA permits can be purchased on site if you do not have an OCA license.

To get the series price you must sign up for all 3 races. Sign up for the series at the link below to get your Series price discount code.

For More Details Click Here

Permitted Tire Sizes: 3.0″ or wider (Fat bikes and 27/29 bikes). If the trails are free of snow, we may have a Skinny-Cat category* (though Skinny-Cat riders do not gain series points).

 

 

Mar
6
Fri
2020
Track Ontario Provincial Championship @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day

2020 TRACK ONTARIO PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Ontario Cycling Association would like to welcome you to the 2020 Track Ontario Provincial Championship. This the premier track event for OCA members and will feature a number of the top racers in Ontario.

Spectators are free! Encourage your family and friends to come and watch some exciting racing featuring the best of track cycling.

TECH GUIDE & REGISTRATION DETAILS

TECH GUIDE: 2020 Track Provincials Tech Guide V1

REGISTRATION: Click here OPEN NOW until March 3rd at 12:00 NOON

February 5th        Registration Open to Ontario License Holders*

February 11th      Registration Open to both Ontario and Out-of-Province License Holders

February 18th      Early Bird Registration Deadline

March 3rd             Registration CLOSES @12:00 PM NOON

March 5th             Late Entry Window Closes @5:00 PM (subject to a $50 fee – pending category availability)

Track In-Field Access Policy

Access to the in-field is only permitted to registered athletes, coaches, team managers, officials, volunteers, and OCA staff. Parents and family members are asked to remain in the spectator area.

Need accommodation in the area over this weekend?

Members can access the Ontario Cycling Association rate from Innvest Hotels by just clicking on the hotel location of your choice from the URL flyer posted on the OCA website. CLICK HERE

Please present your OCA member card upon check in to qualify for the rate.

For out of province/country cyclist attending OCA events and that are not members of the OCA, please send your reservation requirements to Saverio.gioffre@innvesthotels.com and our National Sales Office will process your reservation at the OCA rate available at the time of booking.

Innvest Hotels are pleased to offer you these links which make it easier for you to book our Hilton Garden Inn Toronto-Burlington  or Homewood Suites Burlington which are approximately 20 minutes away from the Velodrome.

Mar
14
Sat
2020
NCIM Youth Race Night @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Youth Race Nights

Come out and test your track racing ability! Riders with race certifications are eligible to participate in our race nights which consist of sprint specific nights, bunch racing and even timed events. With 3-4 different ability based categories you’ll be sure to find a group that fits. Test your fitness and racing skills all season long from September to April with our regular NCIM race nights. Ages 10-18.

Prerequisites: Track Certification A & B, Skill Level 3, Power Level 3 Race Certification, Citizen’s Permit Race License

Completion award: FUN, FAME and GLORY!

Mar
16
Mon
2020
OCA U17/U19 Track Nationals Camp @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Mar 16 – Mar 20 all-day

OVERVIEW

The 2020 Canadian Junior Track National Championships will be taking place in Ontario,April 3 – April 5. The Ontario Cycling Association will focus on the team events (team pursuit/team sprint) for the 2020 Championships. However, opportunities for individual athlete preparation with club/personal coaches will be facilitated to help improve overall Ontario athlete performance at national championships. The teams will use a composite approach through the selection of Ontario’s strongest athletes. For all individual events and Madison, athletes will compete with their club/trade team.

  • Athletes must submit an expression of interest before March 1st by applying HERE to be considered into the pool. Only riders who have applied to be part of team events with Ontario will have access to scheduled track time [for team and individual practice]. Athletes will be required to sign the OCA Code of Conduct and race with Ontario should they be selected.

REQUIREMENTS  

  1. Be eligible for the cadet or junior categories at the 2020 Track Nationals and possess of valid 2020 UCI License for track issued by Ontario. [Athlete must be a Canadian citizen to be eligible for selection to the team events]
  2. Must be certified to ride the Milton velodrome.

For Selection Criteria and additional information visit Click HERE

Application: Click HERE to Apply [deadline March 1, 2020]

Mar
24
Tue
2020
Bear Mountain Camp and Canada Cup Project @ Bear Mountain
Mar 24 – Apr 2 all-day

OVERVIEW

Goal: To provide targeted MTB athletes with an early season competition opportunity and on-trail camp focused on technical skill development.

The Ontario Cycling Association will once again host a mountain bike camp in Victoria, BC using a variety of trail systems including at the Bear Mountain and Heartland facilities. Athletes will be working on a number of technical skills using video feedback along with coach and peer analysis. The camp will also include participation in Canada Cup #1 at Bear Mountain.

CAMP DETAILS [tentative]

Location: Victoria, BC

Dates: March 24-April 3, 2020 [tentative]

Camp Size: 6-10 athletes; 2-3 coaches/staff

Coaching Staff: Rob Holmgren, TBA

Cost: $500 + flight [estimate only]

Includes: Accommodation, internal transportation, coaching/support, mechanic to prep bikes prior to race, off-bike training [gym/workshops]

ATHLETE PROFILE     

  • Aged 16 -22 (2020)*
  • UCI Licensed by Ontario Cycling Association
  • Strong performance/experience at national/international level competition
  • Committed to representing Canada at international events
  • Demonstrated commitment to Team Ontario programming
  • Positive teammate, good sportsmanship, respectful of coaches and support staff

*exceptions may be considered

SELECTION CRITERIA [in-conjunction with athlete profile characteristics]

The project will involve between 6-10 athletes depending on logistics and funding support.

This project is part of the MTB Training Group Program and athletes in good standing do not require an application for this project and are automatically included if interested in attending.

Additional selections will be made based on the following criteria (in priority order):

1) Athletes selected to 2019 MTB World Championships

2) Athletes selected to represent Canada at a 2019 MTB World Cup event

3) Athletes placing in the top 5 at 2019 U19/U23 Canadian MTB Championships*

4) Athletes placing top 5 at 2019 U17 Canadian MTB Championships*

5) Athletes with a podium finish in a 2019 Canada Cup*

6) Committee selection based on athlete results, potential for national/international success, and commitment to the sport

*Tiebreaking will be done using this following process:

  1. Gender balance
  2. Higher placing at national championships
  3. Previous commitment and participation with Team Ontario
  4. Committee decision

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Interested athletes are asked to complete the following link no later than February 5, 2020.

Application: Click Here

Rock Hill Project @ Rock Hill, NC
Mar 24 – Mar 29 all-day

A high performance project for BMX athletes representing Team Ontario.

Exact dates are to be confirmed.

Apr
4
Sat
2020
FELT Bicycles Gravel Cup Canada p/b euro-sports #1 KIN Vineyards Kermesse @ Kin Vineyards
Apr 4 all-day

The Gravel Cup Canada kicks off in the picturesque setting of KIN Vineyards. Located in rural Ottawa the course itself is an out and back 25km loop. The course features a ride through quiet, scenic gems before finishing at the KIN Vineyards in West Carleton.

A combination of gravel and paved roads protects the course from any potentially hash winter weather. Come and enjoy Ottawa’s first spring gravel event and take home a bottle of wine from KIN vineyards.

Featuring both a Challenge Course and a shorter Sport Course, it’s one of 7-Events that make up the Gravel Cup Canada.

All participating riders will require an Ontario Cycling Association license or membership in order to participate. Although $12 non-member Single Event permits will be available during registration.

For more information about event sponsor FELT Bicycles click here

 

Apr
10
Fri
2020
2020 Ontario Cup Road Series – Mosport Road Race @ Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Apr 10 all-day

Event details to be finalized.