Ontario Cup #4, Port Hope (brought to you by the Durham Shredders)
A BRAND NEW venue on the race circuit, we are excited to introduce you to yet another private venue and give you the opportunity to ride an otherwise unusable venue!
Camp Shredders features a fabulous venue complete with on-site Camping, a little pond and a pretty venue. Not unlike Woodnewton, the trail system has been Tailor-made for racing! Awesome spectatorship, some great, unique trails and just enough short grunt climbs to keep you on your toes, Port Hope is a great addition to the race calendar! This venue cut it’s teeth with a fall cyclo-cross race c/o the Durham Shredders and Jon Barnes racing, and was a truly unique venue with the red carpet rolled out by the Shredders! We are excited to work with the Shredders to bring you this exciting new event!
The Shredders will be hosting a pre-ride weekend two weeks prior to the event! Join us Sunday, June 2 for a day of pre-riding! You’re welcome to come and check out the trails and maybe even come camp the night before (we’re confirming details shortly)! We will also be open Friday, June 14, from noon til dark, and all day Saturday, June 15. A standard pre-ride fee of $10 will apply.
This event site has a very unique feel – with a nearby pond, beautiful pastoral landscapes, and a huge fire pit, you’ll wanna park your RV for the weekend! $5 per person/night gets you a great spot! Hope to see y’all camped out and ready for a fun, family-friendly Ontario Cup Weekend!
Ontario Cup Overview
Superfly Racing is happy to partner up with our friends at Multisport Canada for the bulk of 2019’s Ontario Cup races!The Ontario Cup (O-Cup) is one of Canada’s premier XC Mountain Bike racing series. For riders who enjoy challenging courses and competing against riders from across the province, this race series is for you. The now 8-event series attracts both full-season racers, as well as riders who simply want to enjoy the challenge of individual races. The O-Cup season kicks off in early May and concludes with the Provincial Championships at or around the end of summer. Events are typically 2 to 6 weeks apart and again include Canada Cups at both Horseshoe and Hardwood Ski and Bike.. Only the best venues in the province are chosen to host O-Cups with each venue adding its own twist for riders. It might be a highly technical hilly course, a high speed flat course or a combination of the two. Whichever type of course it is, it will be fun and challenging to all abilities. O-Cup riders are categorized based, first by age, then by ability. Riders earn upgrade points to upgrade to the next higher ability category. Ontario Cup points are awarded to all categories. **PLEASE NOTE- THE CATEGORIES DEPICTED IN THE ABOVE VIDEO ARE NO LONGER ACCURATE FOR THE 2019 9:00AM YOUTH RACES. IT’S JUST TOO FUNNY TO TAKE DOWN… Last year’s New Format for the 9am Races Continues Last year’s exciting new initiative had both success and failure, we are hoping to further improve kids racing in 2019! This year’s 9:00am timeslot features more user-friendly courses for youngsters and beginners. In addition to being more spectator friendly, these courses will be less hilly, and feature more beginner friendly technical trails for the Squirt/Citizen levels. *Keep in mind, for Sir Sam’s Provincial Championships, the 9:00am race happens Saturday at 3:00pm! Who can Participate? Anyone with a sense of adventure! Riders who are at least 9 years of age (“Squirt” division) can participate in the O-Cup XC Series, and with the new, less hilly and technical 9:00am courses, it’s a perfect series to introduce youth to the exhilaration and comaraderie of racing!
What Type of Membership is Required?In order to participate in an O-Cup you must be a racing member of the OCA. However different categories have different restrictions. There are, however, 1-day licenses available for all but Expert/Elite level categories. Click Here for more general Racing information from the OCA, Insurance requirements, and more!
RegistrationRegistration opens for each O-cup after the previous one is done (this saves a lot of confusion)! Full series registration is CLOSED! EVENT DAY REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL CATEGORIES!! CASH ONLY! See pricing below
Event Schedule (Ontario Cups only – Canada Cups have a different schedule!) – also – 9am race happens Saturday at 3pm at Sir Sam’s!****More changes in store for 2019!
- Pricing will be available, aswell as registration, shortly. A new pricing structure will put the onus or the rider to register early to take advantage of series-wide savings!