Got a taste for two wheels

Got a taste for two wheels but don’t know where to begin? If you haven’t yet decided on which type of bike/ cycling sport is for you click on the links below for further information on the sport, the types of racing and events available, and the level of membership required to take part.

Sports

Road
Competitors begin together on either a large circuit of roads or a point-to-point course, with the first rider over the finish line winning the event. Read more

Cross Country
Mountain bike racing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It offers many ways to have fun while challenging the individual physically and mentally. Read more

Track
Track racing is an especially exciting, spectator-friendly form of cycling competition in which riders’ race on a steeply banked oval track, or velodrome. Read more

BMX
In simple terms a BMX race can be described as “sprint cycling over a specially prepared dirt race track”. Read more

Cyclo-Cross
Cyclo-Cross races typically take place in the autumn and winter (the World Cup season is September–January) and consists of many laps of a short (2.5–3.5 km) course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount. Read more

Downhill
Downhill races are individual timed events. Riders descend toward a finish line at a lower altitude than the start line. Competitors depart the start line at timed intervals (e.g. 30 seconds). Read more

Para-Cycling
The OCA is in the process of integrating Para-cycling into the Province – Stay tuned for details. Read more

Youth Cycling
The OCA currently has a road (and new in 2015) track series that allows youth between the ages of 9-16 to experience the speed and thrills of racing. The series focuses on participation and fun. With each passing year, more youth riders are participating and higher quality events around the province are taking place. The series’ are driven at the grassroots level with support from racers, parents, clubs and officials. Read more