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April 23/04 12:23 pm - Ontario News: Hilton Falls Trail Work Day, Ontario Projects Deadline, Ontario Summer Games Teams Needed

Posted by Editor on 04/23/04

MTB Trail Work Day at Hilton Falls Conservation Area April 25, 2004

Volunteers Needed

Hilton Falls requires your help to get the mountain bike trails ready for the upcoming season.
We have 4 tasks that we would like to accomplish, depending upon the number of volunteers.
1) improve entry & exits to bridges west of the Falls
2) construction of new drop on Bent Rim Trail
3) move the bridge above the Falls back into place
4) collect litter on the way up to the Falls

Trail work will begin at 9:30am on Sunday. Bring along rakes, brush axes, pruners. A few cordless drills with a bit for Robertson Head screws would be a big help. Waders for working on the bridge above the falls would be most useful. Bring work gloves, clothing suitable for the weather, your bike and your coffee mug!

In Appreciation - Free lunch, drinks, and admission to the trails are provided in appreciation of your volunteer work. IMBA Canada is also providing mini-pumps and some other gifts in appreciation.

Please call Hilton Falls at 905-854-0262 or email at <> to sign up.

Mansfield Outdoor Centre Opens For Season

The Mansfield Outdoor Centre will be open for riding on Saturday April 25th. The trails are open on Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. New for 2004, the trails will be open on Friday Evenings from 4PM until 8PM. Trails will be closed on special event days. Please visit our web site at for rates and all the details.

Ontario Projects Deadline
Courtesy OCA

A reminder to Ontario riders that applications for the following projects are due on April 23.

Canada Summer Games Camp, Hamilton
Eligibility: men and women, Canada Summer Games ages
Date - May 8,9
More Details -
Note - preparation for Canada Summer Games in Manitoba, 2005

Youth Cycling Games, Quebec
Eligibility: men and women, Canada Summer Games ages
Date - July 27 to August 1
More Details -
Note - preparation for Canada Summer Games in Manitoba, 2005

Green Mountain Stage Race, Vermont -
Eligibility: Priority will be given to CSG potentials and Development Women
Date - September 3 to 6
Application Deadline - April 23
Link -

All Ontario riders are encouraged to visit the OCA High Performance page for information on other projects. (

Ontario Summer Games - Teams Needed!
Courtesy OCA

The Ontario Summer Games (OSG) form an integral part of the OCA's strategy to develop young riders and teams. One of the primary targets of the High Performance program is to develop riders who are competitive at the Canada Summer Games (CSG). Ideally we want to see young athletes compete in the Ontario Summer Games as a prelude to the Canada Summer Games, as the athletes in the CSG are typically 16-23 years of age. The ages that have been selected to participate in the 2004 Ontario Summer games are Male and Female ages 13-16. The 2004 Summer Games will take place August 19-22, 2004 at Boler Mountain in London, Ontario, and the OCA wants to send 48 athletes representing 12 regions (listed below) from across Ontario. In order to reach our goal of sending 48 athletes we need our affiliate clubs to assemble a team of riders made up of a minimum one female. The teams will compete over a two day period in three events. The events that have been selected are Mountain Bike XC, Mountain Bike points - short track, and Mountain Bike team relay. Teams must participate in all three events.

The 12 Regions which will be represented are:

1. Barrie
2. Bruce/Collingwood
3. Hamilton
4. Kitchener/Waterloo
5. London/Woodstock
6. Niagara/St. Catherines
7. North Bay/Sault Ste. Marie
8. Ottawa/Kingston
9. TD East (Durham, Uxbridge, Peterborough)
10. TD West (Mississauga/Milton)
11. Thunder Bay
12. Windsor/Sarnia

In order to send a team from each area we need to ensure all teams are accompanied by a team leader. The OCA highly recommends the team leader be a minimum Level 1 NCCP certified.(A screening process is in place for individuals not certified.) This individual can be a coach, manager or volunteer. The team leader must accompany athletes at all times. (Rooms are provided for these individuals.)

The fee for athletes and team leaders is $50/person (includes: food, housing and entry in all three events). The OCA is subsidizing the remaining costs.

Transportation is limited, but there are options. If transportation during the games is needed the OCA will have to be notified well in advance.

For applications, further information or questions please contact:

Jamie Beblow
High Performance Coordinator
The Ontario Cycling Association
1185 Eglinton Avenue East
North York, Ontario M3C 3C6
Telephone: 416.426.7401
Fax: 416.426.7349


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