Sep
22
Sat
2018
2018-19 OCA High Performance Track Programs @ Milton Velodrome
Sep 22 2018 @ 5:09 pm – Apr 8 2019 @ 6:09 pm

The Ontario Cycling Association [OCA] is excited to announce its High Performance Track Program for the 2018-2019 Season. In consultation with Cycling Canada, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario [CSIO], and provincial club coaches, the OCA will be expanding track programming with a tiered system to provide additional training opportunities for athletes tracking towards international success. These training opportunities are intended to be an enhancement of club/personal coach training.

The OCA will continue to develop its Teams of Ontario programs, while providing more opportunities for individual development and skill acquisition to build well rounded athletes. In addition to the High Performance Program, the OCA will also run Skill Workshops aimed towards developing technical skills that can be applied in all types of race situations.

The OCA is thrilled to have a variety of coaches leading different groups within the program, providing a wealth of knowledge and experience, including Olympian and World medallist, Annie Foreman-Mackey, who will lead the HP Training Group. Returning coaches Rick Lee [NCCH], David Jack [NCIM], and Art Adams [Kallisto FCV] will continue to lead the Teams of Ontario programs, and Kelyn Akuna (Former US National Team Member) will lead the skills/sprint workshops.

Summary of Programs:
High Performance Training Group

Focusing on individual development and skill acquisition in a high performance setting, this group will meet bi-weekly for track sessions and weekly for strength and conditioning sessions led by a CSIO strength coach. Olympian and World’s Medallist, Annie Foreman-Mackey, will coach/mentor athletes involved in this program. As a holistic program, athletes will also have access to additional services throughout the season (regular individual meetings with mental performance consultant, dietician, physio/massage/chiro). These athletes will also be invited to take part in OCA’s warm weather camp in February.

Teams of Ontario – Tier 1

Building upon success of previous year’s camp based format for the Teams of Ontario program, athletes will focus on team pursuit/team sprint training. This group will meet for camps, as well as additional training sessions, to encourage consistency and regular training to fine tune skills and development. This group will also include athletes in the HP Training Group.

Teams of Ontario – Tier 2

This group will provide a camp based format to introduce and refine team skills and training for a larger group of athletes. Athletes will have the opportunity to progress into Tier 1 programming based on their training, testing, and racing results.

Skills/Sprint Workshops

In an effort to improve the technical skills of all Ontario track cyclists, Skills Workshops will be integrated into HP, Tier 1 and Tier 2 programming. On Skill Workshop days, all athletes will join together for board room sessions, and on-track skill development sessions. Emphasis will be put on achieving technical excellence in many facets of track racing.

Athletes interested in participating in OCA programming for the upcoming season should complete the Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/9MqejAfgNzNhPPXi2 by no later than September 1, 2018.

Any questions about the OCA Track Program can be directed to Joseph Veloce at joe.veloce@ontariocycling.org.

Overview HP Track Program

Track Athlete Monitoring

 

Oct
21
Sun
2018
CX O-Cup #4 – Dam Cross @ Woodstock
Oct 21 all-day

Dam ‘Cross is back on the calendar as an O-Cup race for 2018. Again, the race will be held at the ‘infamous’ Pittock Dam in Woodstock, ON. Located only one hour west of Toronto, Dam ‘Cross will challenge racers with a technical course across grass, gravel, pavement, and sand.

Dam ‘Cross will be offering DOUBLE O-Cup points to participants!

There will also be an estimated total of over $2000 distributed in cash, beer, or merchandise prizes to be won!

Interested in Volunteering?

If you can assist in course marshalling, or any other means, please contact Michael Jaffray via phone at (226) -231-1371 or email: mike_jaffray@hotmail.com

For Tech Guide: CLICK HERE

To Register: CLICK HERE

   

Eastern Ontario Cross Series p/b the Cyclery @ Eastern Ontario
Oct 21 all-day

This is the 30th year of the OBC/Eastern Ontario Cyclocross Series! Since the first year, the goal has been to provide good races on a diversity of safe courses that enable riders of all abilities to participate in the sport of cyclocross.

The series is open to anyone with an interest in cyclocross regardless of ability. The series is both friendly and competitive!

Locations:

  • Renfrew Fair Grounds
  • North Grower
  • Kin Vineyards
  • Perth
  • Renfrew (Mattaway Park)
  • Upper Canada Village
  • Cornwall
  • Almonte

To Register: CLICK HERE

The Howling Coyote: Cannondale StuporCross p/b Dukes #3 @ Mono, Ontario
Oct 21 all-day

What is StuporCross? It isn’t anything. It is just riding a bike, whatever bike you have/want to ride, on a bunch of different surfaces for fun in a race. Without alliteration. You don’t even have to race. Just ride on a well-marked scenic course with some aid stations along the way. It can be gravel, it can be dirt, it can be atv track, it can even be a bad pavement. It will be fun. You don’t need expert MTB skills to have a great time.

Round 3 of the Cannondale StuporCross Gravel Series p/b Dukes Cycle. There will be 80/40/20k races for all levels of riders. Full details at www.stuporcross.com

 

Oct
23
Tue
2018
Midweek CX @ Centennial Park
Oct 23 all-day

Cross @ Centennial is a weekly training series for all levels of cyclocross racers. A new course set up every week. Expert coaches provide instruction in the beginning of the evening and every week ends with an A/B/C kids race.

Registration opens at 6 pm. Lessons start at 7 pm and then we proceed to races.

A dedicated cyclocross bike with clipless pedals is recommended, also can use mountain bike, hybrid bike, old road bike with oversized tires, fat bikes, single speed (but not fixed gear).

Helmets are mandatory and a front (white) light is recommended. Kids should have a rear (red) blinking light.

Riders who have NOT attended Learn-to-Race or the Midweek Crit in 2018 must preregister to get your timing chip. (2018 LTR or Crit attendees must bring their existing chips. Replacement chips $5.)

Participants must have a valid OCA Citizen Permit or UCI Road License.

Oct
24
Wed
2018
Hardwood Wednesday Race Cyclocross Series p/b Velocity @ Hardwood Ski and Bike
Oct 24 all-day

Join Hardwood Ski and Bike for our 7-week cyclocross series.

 Racers will do multiple Laps of an approx. 3 km open track off-road course, on either mountain bikes or cyclocross bikes. A fast fun course, with a few technical cyclocross type challenges and dismounts.

 Designed for all ages and abilities. 

For New or Experienced Racers.

Races start before dusk and finish before dark.

No bike lights needed.

Nordic Cats ‘Cross Club @ Pete's Farm
Oct 24 all-day

This is a no-frills weekly racing and training series started from a group of friends meeting to train for cyclo-cross. Focus is fun, getting new people introduced to the sport, and getting in a good race intensity workout.

Join on Wednesday nights from August 22nd – October 31st. All bikes welcome!

Races occur rain or shine.  If you’re new to cycling and want to give cyclo-cross a try, the Nordic Cats ‘Cross Club is the perfect venue for introducing you into the fun (and sometimes wacky) world of cyclo-cross.  If you’re an experienced racer looking to test your limits against some of Ontario’s fastest riders, this is the series for you!

To Register: CLICK HERE

Spinergy CX Series @ Whitby, ON
Oct 24 all-day

Once again, the Durham Shredders are teaming up with Norco and Spinergy Cycling to put on the best CX Series in the city!!  After a hugely successful 2017, there are bigger and better plans for the Series that start on Sept 19 and runs until Nov 7. 

Featuring  a course that is fast, flowing and littered with obstacles, it is a great way to build your skills and fitness mid-week.  There will be draw prizes each week around the camp fire, many nights with free food, and lots of time to share stories and some laughs.  The last 2 nights will be require you to dust off your riding lights… which just adds to the excitement!!  Come out and be part of the most fun you will have on a CX bike!!!  Only $10 for U17 and $12 for everyone else.

 

Oct
26
Fri
2018
The Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup @ Milton National Cycling Centre
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day
Oct
27
Sat
2018
KWCX @ Bingemans
Oct 27 all-day

The Waterloo Cycling Club presents the first annual KWCX, finally bringing cyclocross racing to the Region of Waterloo!

The race will be held at Bingemans, a family oriented facility featuring an indoor kids play area and arcade both open at 10:00 am.

The course contains a sand pit, two short but tough gravel climbs, off-camber descents and a mixture of surfaces through the campgrounds.

There will be a beer area by the barriers and team tents. These areas provide a great view of the action on the hill and are a short walk to the sandpit.

For Tech Guide: CLICK HERE

To Register: CLICK HERE