NEWSLETTER: May 30th 2022
Ontario Cycling Women’s Week is filled with unique activities
Ontario Cycling Women’s Week host Beatrice Trang has lined up a series of fantastic speakers and coaches presenting on topics focused on connecting and strengthening the women’s cycling community.
On May 31st, 2022, Ontario Cycling will present their sixth annual Women’s Week. What started as a daily ride to encourage engagement is now a week full of female-focused clinics, webinars, classes and activities on cycling.
Forest City Velodrome Association about to lose their Velodrome
The current landlord of the Forest City Velodrome Association has decided its time to move on and has conditionally sold the building. FCVA has a right of first refusal to match the purchase price to purchase the building, that expires June 8, 2022. They have a very tight timeline to save their operations.To match the current purchase offer on the building the FCVA need a substantial donation or group of donations.
The FCVA can offer permanent building naming rights at a prime location next to the 401, Costco, & future developments with a traffic count of 36,000 on Wellington Rd(1). Future Olympians. Charitable donation receipt for individuals through Cycling Canada. All on flexible terms. A committed board of directors made up of
professionals and community leaders.
Benjamin Hill continues as Provincial Track Lead Commissaire
Ontario Cycling introduces a new Technical Lead / Performance Program Amber Hutchinson
Training: Basic Cycling Skills
When: June 10
Registration Close: June 8
Where: Mulmur, Mansfield Outdoor Centre
Instructor: Peter Glassford: Peter is a Kinesiologist and Professional Endurance Coach working predominantly with busy masters/adult endurance athletes. Peter has competed in many cycling Disciplines and other sport, including Ironman. He holds the Canadian Leadville MTB record.
Training: Basic Cycling Skills
When: June 18
Registration Close: June 16
Where: Uxbridge, Trail Hub
Instructor: Eric Orschel: Eric has been involved in mountain biking for the last 30 years as a racer, MTB organizer and technical skills coach. He has coached high school, Ontario Cup, Canada Cup and World Cup level athletes throughout the growth of the sport.
Training: NCCP Planning a Practice
When: June 15 & June 16
Instructor: Eric Orschel
Training: Introduction to Competition Skills and Tactics Practical: Mountain Bike
When: June 25
Registration Close: June 23
Where: Hardwood Ski & Bike
Instructor: Andrew Watson: Andrew is an NCCP Competition Development coach and facilitator for NCCP modules in the Community Initiation and Competition development streams. Andrew is a full-time professional cycling coach with a focus on coaching off-road athletes as well as skills instruction for beginner to expert cyclists.
Canadian MTB Championship selection criteria announced
Ontario Cycling will be supporting a Team Ontario project to the 2022 Canadian MTB Championships in Oro, ON. The project will support men’s and women’s teams in the U17, U19, and U23 categories.
Athletes will receive on-site support with pre-race training, race plans, and mechanical support (including bike preparation prior to race). Selected athletes will be required to make their own transportation and accommodation arrangement to Oro.
Carson Mattern Crushes Track & Road
That said, while road is on his mind right now, the 2024 Olympics aren’t far off, and he’s still thinking about those as well—and before we could even post this, he was back in Canada to take the National Championship titles in nine out of the nine track events he entered, missing a World record by a fraction of a second in the process. So, yes, Carson is proving that it is possible to excel in two cycling disciplines.