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February 16/05 4:39 am - Rocky Mountain Business Objects MTB Development Team, OCA Offers Discounts to Young Riders

Posted by Editoress on 02/16/05

Rocky Mountain Business Objects MTB Development Team
Courtesy Rocky Mountain Business Objects

Rocky Mountain Business Objects MTB Team will continue with a commitment to a talented group of Junior and Espoir cross country and junior racers.

The Development Race Team is lead by 2004 Canadian Espoire National Champion Marty Lazarski. Marty has one more year as an Espoir and his priority will be to challenge the Canada Cup National Series and defend his National Espoir title, as well as select US Norba events. He is joined by a group of talented riders who will strive to make a mark on the National circuit.

The Cross Country
• Marty Lazarski - U23
• Freddie Bussieres - U23
• Jean Ann McKirdy - U23
• Matt Green - U23
• Matt Savage - Junior
• Trevor Bant - Junior

There will also be a development team of Gravity Racers and Freeride. These athletes will be guided by the Rocky Mountain Business Objects Fro riders, Wade Simmons,Thomas Vanderham and Richie Schley. Thomas‚s younger brother Ryan has shown considerable talent in Downhill racing. He has an aptitude for style much like Thomas has shown in multiple videos and the Big Mountain Competitions. Alex Pro is from Whistler and in addition to solid Downhill results has great raw talent in Slopestyle events.

Downhill/ Freeride
• Ryan Vanderham - DH/Freeride
• Alex Prochazka - DH/Freeride/Dirt Jump
• Micayla Gatto - DH
• Aaron Kempf - Dirt Jump/Freeride

Youth Membership Recruitment Drive by OCA
Courtesy OCA

Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) is proud to announce a deep discount offer for all licenses to 18 and under cyclists in Ontario until March 31.

The license fees will be discounted by 25% and is applicable to both new as well as returning members. Citizen Permit holders will be given $5.00 off. For new UCI or Citizen Permit members under 17 who have never raced in an Ontario Cup Road or Mountain Bike event there will be additional benefits. The OCA, in partnership SUGOI, will be offering a fee entry into any Ontario Cup in 2005! (S.U.P.E.R. program: Sugoi Under 17 Program Encouraging Racing).

This offer can be combined with the early bird discount for OCA memberships leading to significant savings for our under 19 cyclists.

In the next two weeks, the OCA will also be introducing a program to incent clubs to recruit more junior aged athletes. Further details on this program will be announced shortly.

According to Steve Merker, Executive Director of the OCA, "The Ministry of Ontario, through a Bilateral funding grant with the Federal Government, has helped us with this program and we are very thankful. This is a great opportunity to 'officially' bring more youth into the sport. The OCA realizes that one of the barriers to the sport is the high cost of membership fees. This discount offer is one small step to increase youth participation."

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