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January 26/10 17:28 pm - Provincial Association News

Posted by Editoress on 01/26/10

News from the Provincial Cycling Associationas


Bicycle Newfoundland & Labrador

AGM and election of officers to be held at the Mount Pearl Soccer Hut, Arena Road on the evening of Wednesday 27 January 2010, beginning at 7pm.

BNL is seeking to fill two vacant Director positions (Vice-President MTB and Vice-President Marketing & Communications) as well as a new Director position (Vice-President Recreation and Transportation), and will accept written nominations received on or before Monday 25 January 2010. Nominations for any vacant position will be accepted from the floor only if no written nominations have been received.

Nova Scotia

BNS - Open Meeting

Bicycle Nova Scotia will host an Open meeting on Sunday, January 31st starting at 10:00 am

Sport Nova Scotia (second floor)
5516 Spring Garden Road

The meeting is called to discuss the 2010 ROAD RACING season and the Continued Growth of ROAD RACING in Nova Scotia

Road Athletes, Coaches, Commissaires, Organisers should attend this important meeting

There is no formal agenda, but an open discussion on Road Racing issues. Arm wrestling is allowed as is free expression of opinion. You will be requested to please leave your bicycle chains at the door.

Some Items up for Discussion

- Conduct at Races
- Photo's on Licence's
- Switching between Categories
- One Event Memberships

New Brunswick

The 2010 Annual General Meeting of Velo NB will be held on Saturday February 6 at 5:00 PM in the Riverview Fire Station, 650 Pinewood Rd, Riverview NB. All general and racing members are encouraged to attend. Any questions may be directed to Executive Director, Sheila Colbourne at

Winter 'Cross Championship Feb 6
Presented by Atlantic Cycling Centre, this always fun annual event is a highlight of the season! It will take place at Dieppe Rotary Park as part of the Dieppe Friendship Carnival. Register on site beginning at 1 pm to race at 3 pm. Here's the flyer, and visit the Facebook event page to check out photos from previous years' races and follow the pre-race banter. The proposed course, which may change as Mother Nature dictates.


Seeking applications for the Board position of Club Liaison

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Cycling Association is seeking individuals who would be interested in applying for the Club Liaison position on the board. This position is currently vacant and will be filled by appointment for the remainder of the term – ending March 2011. At that point the position will be up for election.

Description of the position:
The Club Liaison shall have the responsibility for the Corporations club program and shall oversee the annual Club Presidents Meeting; and shall perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the board.

Anyone interested please submit a brief Bio or a resume for consideration by the board of directors.

Please send this to board by email to:

Deadline for applications – 5:00pm - February 1, 2010

Seeking candidate for the Officials Commitee

Committee Changes

In 1999 the association engaged the services of a lawyer to assist in rewriting the very out of date bylaws that governed the association. The new bylaws were implemented and the core structure has proven itself over the past 10 years and with minor adjustments will suffice for the next few years. One of the key changes has been the complexity of issues and the challenges of recruiting board members to manage large volunteer committees. Even with a core group of volunteers it has been difficult to fill all of the roles on various committees. This has been observed across virtually all sport organizations – volunteer time is in short supply.

To fill in gaps the staff on the operational side of the association began looking to both historical practices and policies to guide them. It became obvious to our board and management team that the path forward lay in establishing general policy and the staff working within those policies and that the committees operate on a program basis with accountability through staff to the board. One of the great features of a policy style board is that the board is focused on strategic goals that in turn are used by the staff and committees on the operational side. This allows the board to attract a wide range of members with a cross section of business and cycling experience to enhance the governance of the organization.

The transition of the board from a working board began a few years ago and although it remains a bit of a hybrid the first steps were taken to implement key changes over this past winter. This included adding a "member at large" on the board and the formation of three program committees:

The board is actively recruiting qualified volunteers interested in applying for the remaining position on the officials committees - Mountain Bike Official

Please submit a short bio or resume stating your experience by February 5, 2010 to this email -

Role of the committee:

Officials Committee - develop, evaluate and assign Commissaires.

Please review the attached document for additional details on the committees.

Composition of the committee:

General member, balance is comprised of representatives from road, mtb and BMX officials.

Please click HERE for further information on the new Program Committees.


Women's Mountain Bike Committee Meeting Rescheduled
The MCA Mountain Bike committee would like to get the input of more female riders and racers for the upcoming 2010 season, on how to keep racing competitive and enjoyable for all levels of female racers. We will be discussing the current categories, the race day experience as well as the retention of female racers. We will hopefully also have time for any other comments and concerns.

You DO NOT have to be a racer to participate, past racers, juniors, current racers, the only requirements are being female and coming with a constructive attitude.

We will try to keep the meeting to two hours or less. The feedback will be presented to the MTB committee to help them make some important decisions for the coming season.

The meeting will be held at Thursday, January 28th at 8pm at the home of Jane and Kevin Braun. 1140 Lee Blvd. Winnipeg - 255-3245 Refreshments will be served.

Please confirm at

If you do not have time to attend, please feel free to forward any feedback to

Woodcock Cycle's 2010 Ice Bike
Sunday Feb. 7 at The Forks Winnipeg
Kids Race 11:30 am Under 13, 9, 7 categories
Adult race 12:00 noon Snowflake (4 km), Icicle (8km), Abominable (12 km)
Great fun and prizes
Lot’s of Bike swag to give away plus Free passes to Assiniboine Athletic Club and massage therapy gift certificates from Precision Touch Massage Therapy for category winners and also as draw prizes
Entry fees:

* Pre registration by Feb 3rd Kids $10.00 Adults $20.00
* After Feb 3rd and race day Kids $10.00 (no change), Adults $25.00
* Race day registration and sign on 9:00 am to 11:00 am inside The Forks near the Atrium Tower

For full information, registration form and more go to Manitoba Cycling


Postition Available at the ABA

The Alberta Bicycle Association is now accepting resumes for the position of Mountain Bike & BMX Sport Coordintator.

For details download the file BMX Sport Coordinator


2010 Race Calendars are now posted go to:


Vancouver Island Mountain Bike Series

Back for 2010, is the popular Vancouver Island Mountain Bike Series. The Series is open to all; Islander and non Islanders alike!  Check out their new website.


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