Once again, Woodnewton kicks off the Ontario Cup racing season!
Woodnewton, with it’s private, sandy trails, is always the perfect starting point of the series! A great early season course, rideable in even the toughest of conditions, invites riders into this lovely property. Don’t miss this great venue, close to the GTA! AND – new for 2020 – we will have access to our new neighbour, Slabtown Cidery! They may even have a special edition Superfly Cider ready for the occassion!
Registration to open by March, 2020
Pre-riding will be available Friday, May 1 from 3pm to 7pm, and all day Saturday. Please adhere to pre-riding times. Pre-ride fees will be $10 per person, cash only on-site.
**We must be strict about pre-riding times – this is private property, so please respect his property, he is very gracious to allow us on his land!
Woodnewton Event Schedule
Thursday, April 30:
5:00pm to 8:00pm: Thursday Night Series presented by BIKENXS riders must register to ride, click HERE for more information
FRIDAY, May 1st:
3:00pm to 7:30pm Pre-riding ($10.00 fee)
SATURDAY, May 2nd:
9:00am: Trails open for Pre-Riding (There is no Fork in the Road event this year)
9:00am: Youth skills pump track ready for all-day riding
10:00am to 4:00pm: Registration open
7:00pm: Trails close to Pre-riding
SUNDAY, May 3rd:
7:30am to 1:00pm: Registration
For EVENT SCHEDULE and PRICING please go to Ontario Cup Overview
Where the dickens is Woodnewton?
PLEASE do not enter the private drive at the top of the hill!
** Pre-registration for the entire Ontario Cup series, and Woodnewton only ends midnight, Thursday April 30. Yes, Thursday, it has changed from midnight Wednesdays.
For 2020, Event day registration is available.
Ontario Cup Overview
Superfly Racing is happy to continue delivering many Ontario Cup events for 2020!
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 6 – 7 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 2020 9:00AM YOUTH RACES. IT’S JUST TOO FUNNY TO TAKE DOWN…
9am youth only format continues
The stratifying of skill level’s in youth races continues to be successful. 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.
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!
Registration is available individually on each event page. Pre-registration closes prior to each event at Thursday at midnight.
EVENT DAY REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL CATEGORIES!! See pricing below
Event Schedule (Ontario Cups only – Canada Cups have a different schedule!)
**More changes in store for 2019!
Citizen Boys (13-16 yrs), Citizen Boys (11-12 yrs), Squirt Boys (9-10 yrs), Citizen Girls (13-16 yrs), Citizen Girls (11-12 yrs), Squirt Girls (9-10 yrs)
Cadet Boys (15-16 yrs), Minime Boys (13-14 yrs), Peewee Boys (11-12 yrs), Master Men (50-59 yrs), Master Men (60+ yrs), Cadet/Junior Girls (15-18 yrs), Minime Girls (13-14 yrs), Peewee Girls (11-12 yrs), Senior Sport Women (19-34yrs), Master Sport Women (35-49 yrs), Master Sport Women 50+, Citizen Men, Citizen Women
Junior Sport Men (17-18 yrs), Senior Sport Men (19-29 yrs), Master Sport Men (30-39 yrs), Master Sport Men (40-49 yrs), Cadet Expert Women (15-16 yrs), Senior Expert Women (19-34 yrs), Master Expert Women (35-49) Master Expert 50+ Women
Senior Elite Men (19-29 yrs), Junior Expert Men (17-18 yrs), Senior Elite Women (19-29 yrs), Junior Expert Women (17-18 yrs), Cadet Expert Men (15-16 yrs), Senior Expert Men (19-29 yrs) , Master Expert Men (30-39 yrs), Master Expert Men (40-49 yrs), Master Expert Men (50+)
NEW for 2019!
Some changes are in store for the 2019 series. In addition to having 8 events to choose from, we have also shifted the prize money from a per event payout, to a series payout. The top 5 Elite Men, and top 3 Elite Women, and Junior Expert Men/Women will get a larger sum at the end of the season! This awards not just individual results, but participation and consistency.
Click series pricing for a table of all the 2019 pricing. 2020 pricing coming soon – but it may stay exactly the same. Later registrations have seen some increase, while taking advantage of early bird pricing is in line with previous years’ pricing structures.