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December 2/05 10:19 am - OCA News: Track Commissaire Course, Winners of Club Challenge, C-Games Fast Track Grant Program, FCV News, Beblow to Race Temple to Temple

Posted by Editoress on 12/2/05

Track Commissaire Course in Ontario

The Ontario Cycling Association is offering a level 2 Track Commissaire Course on February 4-5, 2006 at the Forest City Velodrome. This course is intended for members with track or commissaire experience. International commissaire, Louise Lalonde from Quebec will conduct the course.

11am - 5pm Classroom
Evening Practical Race Experience

9am - 1pm Classroom
Afternoon Practical experience

The cost of the course is $50 (no accommodations) and $100 (with accommodation). Accommodations will be at the Travelodge London, only minutes away from the velodrome.

Please contact Jeremey at the Ontario Cycling Association to register. Registration deadline is January 27th.

This course could not have been possible without the support of the Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Culture, receives annually $100 million of government funding generated through Ontario's charity casino initiative.

Waterloo CC / The Flying Dogs Win OCA Club Challenge!

The 2nd annual OCA Club Challenge came down to a sprint for the final weekend's points with the Waterloo Cycling Club / The Flying Dogs prevailing on Sunday.

Entering the cyclo-cross season, the Waterloo Cycling Club was trailing Team Hardwood by roughly 500 points. However a steady contingent of dedicated Flying Dogs slowly trimmed the lead to only 19 points going into the final weekend. A pack of WCC members traveled up the 401, up the 400, into the snowbelt for the Gear's Cross at Coulson Hill in Bradford. By the time the Sunday afternoon rain started melting the snow, the Waterloo Cycling Club was this year's OCA Club Challenge winners. In the beginning of the season, Team Hardwood built a commanding lead by way of the Plastiglas MTB Ontario Cup Series. The predominately MTB complimented its MTB prowess with early season road success. However midway through the cyclo-cross season, Team Hardwood could not match Waterloo's onslaught.

Last year's champion, Bay Cycle / 3 Rox Racing finished a respectable third place. Like Waterloo, the Durham region based club lead a well balanced attack of MTB, Road and Cyclo-Cross. Courageously some Bay Cycle / 3 Rox Racing riders sacrificed possible Club Challenge points to represent and cheer Ontario at the Canada Summer Games in Saskatchewan. The Ottawa Bicycle Club had another strong season and maintained its last year's 4th placing. The road club, and Ontario's biggest club, capitalized on the Eastern Ontario Cyclo-Cross Series. Finishing in 5th place was the Cyclery. Another Ottawa based club, the Cyclery focused predominately on the Eastern Ontario Cyclo-Cross Series. This included being a key sponsor of the Provincial Cyclo-Cross Championships.

Complete list of OCA Club Challenge final standings is available HERE.

Canada Games Fast Track Athlete Grant Program

The Canada Games Council (CGC) and the Foundation for Athletes Sport Training (FAST) have partnered for the second year in order to deliver the Canada Games FAST Track athlete grant.

The Canada Games FAST Track athlete grant will award a minimum of 60 grants for $2000.00 each to next generation national team athletes across Canada. The deadline for application receipt is Friday December 9, 2005, 5:00pm EST.

Canada Games / FAST will seek assistance from National Governing bodies to rank applications. Athletes can access the online application.

FCVA Bike Swap this Saturday

Saturday December 3rd will be very busy at the Forest City Velodrome. Beginning at 10am - 1:30pm is our first every bike equipment swap. Everything from Parts, Clothing, and complete bikes will be available. This Fund-raiser will help out with the operations at the track. Free admission to the Swap, with a percentage of sales going to the track.

In addition to the Bike Swap, Beginning at 2pm is the track O-Cup #3 event. The three events to be contested include the Kilo TT, Sprints, and Scratch Race. These events are open to Sr. Men, Women, Cadets & Juniors and Masters, The qualifications will take place in the afternoon. The Finals begin at 7pm, as part of Belgium Night at the Velodrome. Racer entry is $20.00 and covers all racing during the day. Regular adult admission is $10.00 (Seniors $5.00) and is good for the entire day. See you at the track.

OCA's Jamie Beblow Racing Temple to Temple, Belize ˆ 7 day race

From January 29-February 4 2006, OCA staff member Jamie Beblow will race in the Temple to Temple 7-Day race in Belize. Jamie is the OCA's Manager of High Performance Programs with the OCA and will be racing in the Temple to Temple to raise money for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto, a non-profit organization focusing on providing mentors to children in need of additional positive adult support.

Jamie's goal is to raise $10 for every kilometre traveled which means $7,500 donated to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto on behalf of his supporters.

The Temple to Temple is the world's first bike race linking the great temples of Lubaantun to Caracol, Belize spanning over 750km in 7 days. The race will take competitors on and off the pavement through rugged mountains, jungle, caves, local villages, and, of course, Mayan ruins!

If you are interested in helping Jamie and Big Brothers and Sisters of Toronto, you can contact him at: 416.426.7401 or by Email: or

For event information and registration visit

Jamie thanks all his sponsors:
Integrated Sports Systems (ISS) Inc.
Red Parachute
Epic Cycling
CRCS General Contractors
Cycle Solutions
Harris Media Group

Temple to Temple ˆ 750km's in 7 Days: Daily breakdown that Jamie must accomplish to finish.

Sunday January 29, 2006
I will start at the temples of Lubaantun and finish in Blue Creek
Distance: 85km

Monday January 30, 2006
Continue from Blue Creek and end at Hopkins Village on the Caribbean Sea
Distance: 150km

Tuesday January 31, 2006
Continue from Hopkins Village and cycle along the Western highway to Jaguar Paw
Distance: 110km

Wednesday February 1, 2006
Continue from Jaguar Paw and finish at the temples of Caracol in Pine Ridge
Distance 125km

Thursday February 2, 2006
Continue from Caracol at the foot of the Mayan ruins and finish in San Ignacio
Distance 85km

Friday February 3, 2006
Continue from San Ignacio cycle along the Southern highway finishing in Caves Branch
Distance: 75km

Saturday February 4, 2005
On the last leg of the race I will start from Caves Branch and ride down into the Placencia Peninsula
Distance: 120km


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