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April 30/04 1:13 am - Ontario MTB Cup #1 this weekend

Posted by Editoress on 04/30/04

Ontario Cup #1 Dagmar Ski Resort

The mountain bike racing season kicks off with a beautiful weekend of racing at one of Ontario's classic venues.The x-country course won't be a walk in the park, but you can expect a fast hammer-fest typical of the classic season-openers.

Saturday is fun-filled with short track racing and pre-riding with all the x-country events taking place on Sunday (event day registration is available).

Sugoi Under 17 Program Encouraging Racing

This program, sponsored by Sugoi Clothing, offers one free Ontario Cup race for any youth under the age of 17, provided they have a citizen permit and did not earn an Ontario Cup point in any Ontario Cup race in 2003.

Young riders are limited to any 9 am Ontario Cup XC race, and come race day should first go to the OCA table to take advantage of this great participation incentive.

A special thanks to Mark Bonham of Bonham & Co. for his generous support as well as some of our other sponsors including Stoney Ridge Winery, Sisu, Ecclestone Cycle, Bay Cycle, Cycle Solutions, Gears Racing, Outpost Magazine, Sugoi, Mars, Ryders, Norco Performance Bikes, and the Ontario Cycling Association.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 30
4 pm - 8 pm: Pre-Ride

Saturday, May 1
10 am - 4 pm: Registration (event day prices)
9 am - 6 pm: Pre-Ride
11:30 am: Pro / Expert Short Track
12:00 pm: Sport Short Track, Women's Open Short Track

Sunday, May 2
7:15 am - 12 pm: Registration
9 am: First Race Starts (Youth and Beginner)
10:15 am: Free Kids Race 8 & under
10:30 am: Second Race Starts(mostly Sport and Try-An-Ocup)
1:00 pm: Third Race Starts (mostly Expert and Elite)

Pre-rides are from 4pm - 8pm on Friday, and until 6 pm Saturday.Please note that these are the only pre-ride times available and there is a $5 fee.For more info, or individual category information, visit


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