Staging – 10:30am
Pre-Tour Announcements – 10:50am
Start – 11:00am
Short = 34 km
Long = 46 km
The choice for most will be the 34 km course which is the same as our 2016 edition with finish times from just over 1 hour for the winner to approximately 2 hours.
For those who want a longer more challenging event we have a 46 km course which adds a 12 km loop.
To be eligible for this category you should have finished in the top 30 of the 2016 ToP or equivalent – this would typically mean you hold a racing license and would ride in the Elite or Wave 1 of Paris to Ancaster.
If you have any questions about your eligibility for the 46 km category send us an email. and we’ll help you select.
Bi-Weekly training series on a closed 1.3 km circuit.
The event consists of three races (A, B, C/Women)
More details to follow.
Details to follow…
The 4th Annual race around a flat 650m Speedway. The Monday of the Victoria Day long weekend has become a tradition for Youth Cycling in Ontario. This race has consistently seen 90+ racers participate in the Delaware Youth Cup to kick-off the youth road season. Para events have also been added to the race schedule.
It has easy access from highway 401 and 402 just west of London. This fast and smooth race track will keep all competitors on edge while families and spectators can watch the entire race from the stands or the large infield. Teams will be able to set up for the racing acting within meters of the start line and will be in the middle of the action all day long.
A multi-day tandem tour that we have organized for the previous 15 years. The event is located in a different area of Ontario each year. Tandem riders from all parts of Ontario are invited to join and explore the cycling in the area.
More information coming soon!
The Kincardine to Inverhuron Provincial Park Trail (KIPP) is a proposed trail extension to the park. This will allow safe alternative transportation along Road 23 to the park and for cycle commuters to Bruce Power. Funds raised from the Tour of Kincardine will go directly to the Kincardine Trails Association KIPP development. Learn more HERE!
The trails are part of the Kincardine Trails system – an entirely intra-town system with a variety of challenging terrain for a cyclist. The race course is approximately 22.5 km long. The terrain roughly breaks down to 8.8 km of hard surfaces, 9.7 km of single track, and 4 km of paved roads. The single track will have some natural dismount features as well as handling skill challenges regardless of the bike you choose to ride. The route follows the forested river trails, lakeside paths and connecting roads through the town of Kincardine.Register Today
The 12th edition of this classic event. All races are held on closed roads and all riders receive an event t-shirt and a BBQ lunch.
More details to follow!
The UCI World Cycling Tour, now the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, is entering its eighth season with new events and growing participation. Amateur and masters’ cyclist who are ambitious to compete for the coveted rainbow jersey now get the chance in qualifier events all over the world to win their ticket for the World Championships in Varese Italy, from August 30th to September 7th 2018.
The Blue Mountains Gran Fondo, on June 14th (TT) and 16th (RR), is currently the only Canadian stop for the UGFWS qualifier events. The Blue Mountains near Toronto, Canada will offer a great experience and challenging courses, both for the time trial and the road race. The organizer Bruce Bird is the current UWCT Road Race World Champion in the 45-49 age group.
The Road Race event consists of 16 separate categories of riders competing in 8 distinct races. The riders are classified into categories as determined by age according to UCI rules (see World Championship Qualification Criteria). All of the riders will be required to carry UCI licenses or race day road permits (available at registration), in adherence with the UCI’s aim to contribute to the international promotion of “Cycling for All” events by applying high criteria in respect both of the organization and the sporting and tourist interest. The purpose of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series brand is to enable amateur cyclists to battle for a World Champion title at events with the finest organization in the world.
There will be two distances that the riders will complete based on category. Groupings have been set up based on expected number of participants for each of the age groups along with projected speeds for the groups. More modifications to the groupings may be required based on attendance with the following guiding principles;
- Groups of less than 80 riders may be combined with another group
- Due to the yellow line rule and with safety in mind, no group shall exceed 300 riders
- If an age grouping exceeds 300 riders, that group may be divided alphabetically by last name; the top 25% of each divided group will qualify for the World Championships
- Groupings may be moved from the afternoon wave to the morning wave depending on registration
- Final adjustments will be announced 24hrs after online registration closed on the event website and through an email communication to all registered participants
- Combined groups will be differentiated by the UGFWS colour coding for of the numbers
You do not need a cycling license to participate in this event. If you do not have a cycling license you can purchase an event permit when you register. You will be required to sign a release waiver prior to participating
For any OCA membership related questions please contact:
Chris Baskys – OCA Membership Coordinator
Race numbers will be provided by the organization. Numbers must not be folded or modified and must clearly display the advertiser’s logo. It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that their race numbers are readable. Riders whose numbers are unreadable at the finish may not get a placing and may forfeit their prizes.The race numbers must be positioned as follow for the Road Race:
- On the back and left side of the jersey
- The organizer will also indicate at the registration area where the race number must be placed
Proof of age
Participants must produce proof of age at race number pick up either by showing a current UCI license with a photo or by showing photo identification with year of birth listed.
Road Race Equipment Regulations
- Gear restrictions will be in effect for the Junior Categories
- UGFWS participants can choose any bike they want (road bike, mountain bike, city bike, hybrid bike, cross bike) with the exception of tandem bike or recumbent
- Time trial bikes are forbidden
- Handlebar extensions including time-trial bar extensions or other types of tri-bars are not permitted
- Disc wheels are not permitted
Since its inception in 2011, Wheels has raised over $600,000 in support of capital projects and the core programs offered at The Darling Home for Kids. Past projects have included the building of a wheelchair accessible playground, a tranquil therapeutic sculpture garden, renovations to a respite bedroom and the medication room at the Home, and most recently provided funds to purchase and convert a wheelchair accessible vehicle to help transport our children into the community.
On Your Mark…
Make sure you mark your calendars for Sunday, June 24th, 2018 for our 8th Annual Wheels Ride!
Register for one of 3 different routes and enjoy the amazing views as you cycle along the Niagara Escarpment.
Help us raise awareness and essential funds for medically complex children at The Darling Home for Kids!
Our Ride with Wheels is returning to the Mattamy National Cycling Centre on Sunday, June 24th, 2018 and we hope you will join us in support of The Darling Home for Kids!
The exciting Third Annual Bluewater International Granfondo welcomes cyclists to Lambton County’s Bluewaterland, starting and finishing in the City of Sarnia’s beautiful Mike Weir Park.
All riders will receive a Giordana Italian Cycling Jersey and have three routes to choose from each with its own start time. There will be no start to finish time given as in traditional racing formats but rather timed sections that count toward the riders competition time. This means you can take your time between timed sections, stop at the Fuel Stations and regroup to enjoy the ride with your friends and teammates. At the finish relax to live music while enjoying a well deserved hot meal and beverage followed by a refreshing swim in Lake Huron. It is a must do for both cycling enthusiasts and first timers.
Bluewater International Granfondo (B.I.G.) is a signature cycling event for all levels which starts and finishes along the shores of scenic Lake Huron at Mike Weir Park in Sarnia, Ontario. The inaugural event was voted top 4 in Ontario and top 11 in Canada. It was an overwhelming success selling all 500 registration spots four weeks prior to event date. In 2017 registration was increased to 750 and again sold out prior to event date. . All riders have three routes to choose from 50K, 100K, and 150K each with its own start time specifically designed to avoid mass start anxiety and allow riders of all routes to be able to finish within a reasonable time of each other. B.I.G. utilizes timed sections which is a format that prevents chaotic starts but still allows competitive juices to flow.