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April 11/12 14:43 pm - Chico MTB Season Begins - Ontario

Posted by Editoress on 04/11/12

Plastiglas Ontario Cup Series 2012

With Mansfield just weeks away, time is running out to register for the full series and save! Your full series registration includes a limited edition t-shirt as well as registration for the Trek Store Canada Cup at Hardwood Ski and Bike (also O-Cup #3). You must register for the full series by April 25th to take advantage of the savings. Register Here

Haven't got your licence yet? Head over to the Ontario Cycling Association and fill out your online application today.

Not sure which licence is best for you? Check out this handy guide online.

Plastiglas Ontario Cup #1, Mansfield, April 29th

The Plastiglas Ontario Cup is sure to be a blast from Mansfield to Provincial Championships at Duntroon. Our mild winter and early spring have left the trails in amazing shape and all of the staff at Chico can't wait to get the season started. New for 2012 is the addition of the Naughton Trails venue in Sudbury. Think open, rocky terrain with awesome flowy singletrack that's sure to impress even the most seasoned riders. Information is available Here.

Learn to Race Clinic 2012

Back for 2012 is our third annual Learn to Race Clinic. Come out to Mansfield April 28th (Saturday before O-Cup #1) and learn from some of Canada's top riders including: Amanda Sin (Scott/3Rox), Andrew Watson (Norco Factory), Peter Glassford and Cayley Brooks (Trek Canada) and Mike Garrigan (OCA MTB Coach/Lapierre Canada)

The morning's youth group will focus on core skills such as climbing, cornering and descending, as well as topics such as bicycle fit, race nutrition, and how to fix flat tires. In the afternoon it's the adults turn to learn with an in-class session featuring a race nutrition tutorial by Peter Glassford (all the way from California!). Next we'll head out to the trails to perfect our skills.

Cost is $25 + HST per person and includes your Mansfield O-Cup pre-ride fee. Register now as spots are limited!

Crank The Shield 2012

A mild winter and an early spring have set us on a fast track to our best course yet in 2012! Crank's new lollipop format, centered on Camp White Pine, means less travel time between stages and more relaxing time on the dock enjoying the sunsets. Combined with White Pine's great food and comfortable beds, participants will wake up refreshed and ready to go each stage.

For 2012, compare your times to World Cup super stars and Olympic hopefuls Geoff Kabush and Derek Zandstra (Scott/3Rox). Who knows, maybe you'll even sit at their table for dinner...

Information is available Here.

The best way to enjoy the amazing trails and scenic views is to arrive prepared. Sign up for a free Crank The Shield training plan with Peter Glassford of Smart Athlete Training and learn what it takes to get the most out of your CTS experience. Sign up now, training starts May 1st. This is the Smart Athlete Signup link.

Mud Hero

Only for Chico Racing supporters and friends - Sign up by April 22nd for Toronto and save $5 on registration! Promo Code: chicomudhero . Chico Racing is involved with this event taking place at Albion Hills, August 25th.

Visit for registration and more information.

Summer Solstice

24 Hours of Solstice, June 23-24 - 85% Full!

The 15th Anniversary 24 Hours of Summer Solstice is one of North America's most popular mountain bike relay events. It's a non-stop weekend of mountain biking and excitement getting even better. This is a weekend focused on friends, mountain biking and camping that has been a tradition for many over the years.

If you haven't done one of our 24 hour events in years you will absolutely love the course improvement we have made. This course offers more flow than ever before (we're going to offer a few more easy/hard routes for the more advanced riders).

Top 3 Reasons to do the Solstice this year:

1) You need to reconnect with your mountain bike, why not spend a weekend doing it.

2) Sitting around a campfire with friends after completing your lap is magical.

3) With only one 24 hour event this one will sell out quickly.

Information Here.

Opus Spring Epic 8 Hour, May 26th

Mansfield Outdoor Center plays host to Ontario's most popular 8 hour event. For some this is the perfect warm-up for the 24 hour, while others find the 8 hour event their main focus.

Top 3 Reasons to do the Epic 8 this year:

1) With an early spring, you'll be in top form for the Spring Epic 8!

2) Once you climb up the first hill, the rest of the Mansfield course is rolling and fun with some amazing downhill sections.

3) The Epic Kid's Race makes this a great event to bring to whole family to.

Information Here.

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