In the wake of the cancellation of Ontario Cup #1 at Mansfield, we are hosting the “Albion Hills weekend Ontario Cup Extravaganza!!”
Back-to-back, full Ontario Cup point events, Saturday the long course “Endur-O-Cup”, Sunday, a standard lap, slightly shorter race!
Test your endurance over 2 unique events on separate courses, camp out at Albion, and enjoy a full weekend of Ontario Cup festivities!
Albion’s long course format will be available to pre-ride the weekend before the event for the standard park fee of $6.50.
With the longer lap, some concessions will be made for various categories. Here is a tentative list of the changes to laps/distances:
9am Race – 4 km, standard, with Squirt back to one lap.
10am Race – ALL categories do full, one lap format EXCEPT for Peewee Sport, who do an abbreviated, 13km course.
A well marked, manned split will be evident on the course. This year we will have a more attentive person organizing the split!
11:45am Race – ALL categories do one, full lap
1:30 Race – ALL categories do two full laps, except Cadet Expert male and Junior Expert Female, one lap
For the Sunday, standard lap format, we will strive for an 8 km loop, 4 laps elite men, 3 laps all expert categories, and 2 – 3 fast hammer laps for Sport racers.
Ontario Cup Overview
Superfly Racing is happy to again be at the helm of this series for 2018!
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 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 the spring (April 22nd this year!) and concludes with the Provincial Championships at the end of summer. Events are typically 2 to 6 weeks apart and again include Canada Cups at both Horseshoe and Hardwood Hills. 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 2018 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 improve all kids racing in 2018! 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 O-cup #4 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!
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+)