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RETURN TO SPORT UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2020

Hello OCA Members, As a follow-up to the previous Return to Sport Update [Sep. 18. 2020], the recently announced provincial reductions in gathering size limits do not apply to sanctioned organized activities being held in compliance with established COVID-19 protocols.  Clubs/Team are permitted to continue sanctioned activities in accordance with the OCA Progressive Return to […]

OCA Announces Provincial Para-Cycling Coach Blaine Betzold

The Ontario Cycling Association [OCA] is pleased to announce Blaine Betzold as the Provincial Para-cycling Coach. Blaine had previously been involved with the OCA as the primary coach for handcycling, leading the inaugural OCA handcycling high performance program and hosting development camps for new and developing handcyclists. Prior to focusing on para-cycling, Blaine was involved […]

Tony Osborne Memorial Youth Fund

It is with great honour that the Ontario Cycling Association, in collaboration with the Newmarket Eagles, announces the creation of the Tony Osborne Memorial Youth Fund. Named in recognition of the late Tony Osborne, the Youth Fund’s main purpose is to aid, in various capacities, in the development of young cyclists within the province. Well […]

Intro to Cycling Blog #4 – Nutrition

By: PJ Kwong and Anne Guzman October 3rd, 2020 In our last blog we spoke with Constable Matt Baker about the importance of cycling safely and following the rules of the road. This week Sports Nutritionist Anne Guzman talks about the role nutrition plays in preparing for a ride and what optimal training nutrition would […]

Hills and Skills Handcycling Camp

This was the second year for the OCA’s ‘Hill and Skill’s camp for a group of high performance and developing athletes. This past weekend the camp was held in Collingwood, Ontario with para-athletes Christine Molnar, Craig Millar, Kevin McKenna, Anthony Lue and National Team Member Joey Desjardins. The camp was run by Ontario Handcycling Coach […]

Update on the Provincial Cyclocross Season

Over the past few months the Ontario Cycling Association has been working with organizers to provide racing opportunities during the 2020 CX Season. This involved developing creative racing formats, ensuring compliance with provincial and regional restrictions, and implementing strict safety protocols relating COVID-19. Unfortunately, despite tremendous efforts by a number of organizers, a combination of […]