Albion is back with our fun, Enduro (Long Course) format! Come race the Endur-O-Cup!
This popular spot on the circuit is also a great early season test of fitness! Our 25km loop is a nice departure from the standard multi-loop format, and the longer race for some means more early season endurance, while the times are just right for most Sport divisions. Such iconics sections as “Pinecone Express”, “Handle with Care” and – the dreaded “Green Monster” climb are always highlights on this great race course!
Pre-riding will be available Friday, May 17 of the long weekend, and remain open every day to the race! The course will be pre-marked with standard black on white arrows, and will be fully marked and taped for Friday, May 24.
Albion Hills has phenomenal camping, including over 60 fully serviced sites – bring the RV, and make it a weekend! The most popular spot where most cyclists congregate is Poplar Circle, with Deer Run also a good location. The comaraderie of camping nearby really makes this a unique stop on the Ontario Cup circuit.
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!
Registration 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!
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+)
- 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!