NEWSLETTER: April 3th, 2023

Ontario Cup Series is about to kick off

The Ontario Cup (OCup) Road Series has finally arrived and will kick into high gear on May 14th. For the 2023 OCup Road Series, Ontario Cycling is partnering with Performance Driven Events for three OCups and the Provincial Championships. Riders will be racing on two new courses in Bradford and Lansdowne and be back to race fan-favorite Northumberland again for 2023.



Call for Director and Athlete Representative Nominations for the Board

Ontario Cycling Board of Directors call for Nominations to stand for election at the Annual Meeting, June 22, 2023

Positions to be filled:

  • 3 Director-at-large positions (2-year terms for each)
  • 1 Athlete Representative position (2-year term)

Currently, Ontario Cycling is placing particular emphasis on candidates with the following skills:

  • Not for Profit Governance & Strategic Leadership
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion implementation
  • Sponsorship / Strategic Partnerships
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Risk Management
  • Public Policy & Policy Development

Candidates with other competencies are also invited to apply.


2023 Track Cycling Season Comes to a Close with Resounding Success

The 2022-2023 track cycling season has ended, and we are happy to release the end-of-season report. This and last year’s events were remarkable, with cyclists from Ontario and the US competing in various categories and events. We want to extend our warmest congratulations to all the cyclists participating in our OC Track Events.



OC Member Insurance Webinar – What do you get as a member? What other member options are available?

Join OC Club Relations & Membership Manager Chris Baskys the evening of Tuesday April 18 (7:00pm) as he and guest panelist Brent Brandham, Sr. VP of Sports & Recreation at Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited, go over the 2023 OC member insurance program.


Ontario Cycling is happy to announce a new partnership with the Biking Lawyer LLP.

We are pleased to announce the formation of a new partnership with the Biking Lawyer LLP, which marks a significant milestone for the cycling community in Ontario. This collaboration has been formed after careful consideration and analysis based on our shared values, expertise and vision for growth. Ontario Cycling is confident that this new partnership will benefit all members significantly as we combine our resources and leverage each other’s strengths to achieve common goals.


Britney Hovencamp appointed as new Provincial BMX Development Coach

Ontario Cycling has recently appointed Britney Hovencamp as the new Provincial BMX Development Coach. Britney brings an impressive racing career into her new coaching role with the goal of getting more Ontario riders representing Canada at the highest level.


Ready to Roll: Meet the Athletes that represented Team Ontario at Nationals

Ontario athletes dominated the podium at the U17/U19/Para Canadian Track Championships in Bromont, QC collecting over 60 medals. These results are a testament to the hard work put into preparing for this event, starting in October with the Ontario Track Academy programming launch. A lot of the success can be attributed to the strong club system in the province and the cohesive relationships that have been built between coaches to come together in training and team selection to optimize performance. Congratulations to all the athletes, coaches, and support staff on all this season's success.


Ontario Cycling’s Coaches Conference Emphasizes the Importance of Effective Communication and Language in Coaching

Ontario Cycling recently held a successful coaches conference at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario. The event was attended by Ontario-based coaches, who benefited from four professional presentations delivered by Ontario Cycling’s Sport Scientists, Psychologists, Coaches & High-Performance Athletes. The coach’s conference was an incredible opportunity for coaches to come together and share their experiences and knowledge.


OC MTB Camp in Full Swing in Victoria

Ontario Cycling’s MTB Bike camp, which started last weekend, is providing athletes early access to on-trail riding, opportunities to ride world class technical features, and off-bike lessons in living on the road. The camp is being led by Canada Games MTB Coaches Rob Holmgren and Roxy Slotegraaf who have extensive experience navigating the west coast trail systems and supported by ride leader and Team Canada athlete Gunnar Holmgren. The week started with skills work at the Jordie Lunn Bike Park and new Gravity Zone trail systems. With the legs warmed up, the next few days were spent riding technical features in the Thetis Lake trail network and Hartland MTB Park with efforts on line selection, body positon, and drops.


Ride to Glory: Join Team Ontario’s BMX Stars at the Carolina Nationals!

Team Ontario was gearing up for the Carolina Nationals, and they’re did it in style. The Ontario BMX Performance Program athletes have made the journey to Rock Hill, SC, for a team training camp, led by Provincial BMX Development coach Britney Hovencamp.


Upcoming Coaching Courses

Looking to take your cycling skills to the next level? Our upcoming cycling coaching courses in April are just what you need! Led by experienced coaches, these courses will cover everything from bike handling techniques to training plans and race strategies. Whether you're a new coach or a trained pro, our courses are tailored to help you achieve your coaching goals. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your coaching skills. Sign up now and take the first step towards becoming a NCCP-trained coach!

Cycling Practice Planning


Basic Cycling Skills

Asticou Centre

MTB Skills & Tactics

Mansfield Outdoor Centre

Road Skills & Tactics

Asticou Centre



2023 OCup MTB Series is ready to roll

Attention all mountain biking enthusiasts! The much-awaited Ontario Cup (OCup) Mountain Bike Series is back in action and is set to kick off on May 6th-7th, 2023. This year, the OCup MTB Series promises an even more exciting experience for riders and fans alike. Ontario Cycling has partnered with local clubs and venues to bring you three thrilling OCups and the Provincial Championships.


2023 Provincial Championships Track have been a blast

Ontario Cycling hosted an eventful 2023 Provincial Track Championships last weekend. This highly anticipated event drew cyclists from across North America to compete for top honours in various categories. Participants demonstrated incredible speed, strength, and endurance throughout the competition, from exciting sprint races to thrilling bunch events. The Volunteers and Commissaires ensured that all aspects of the event were executed with professionalism and the utmost attention to detail.


Charity Rides Added!

Are you looking for a way to give back? OC is pleased to announce the addition of some fabulous Charity Events to our Sanctioned Event Calendar:

May 27, 2023 - Jack.org

May 27, 2023 - June 2nd, 2023 - 7 Days

June 4, 2023 - Bike for Brain Health

August 25th, 2023 - Kawartha Lakes Classic Cycling Tour

September 1, 2023 - Grey Highlands Gran Fondo


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