Ontario Cup 4 – Sunday Sept 18, 2021 – Albion Hills**

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Huge shout-out to our friends at Evolution Cycles, the presenting sponsor of the Albion Ontario Cup Finale, and the Saturday Mass Start including the SUPER ENDURO!  With locations in Richmond Hill, and newly acquired Caledon Hills Cycling, they are your one-stop for all y

HOT OFF THE PRESS!

We will be offering a one-lap, 25km Mass Start GREAT ALBION ENDURO on Saturday!  this is not an Ontario Cup – it is merely a chance to race head-to head against your peers.   We will also offer an open category, men’s and women’s SUPER Enduro – two laps totalling 50km!

Registration is OPEN!  Categories are the same as a standard Ontario Cup, with the exception of the SUPER Enduro which is open Men’s and Women’s

Register HERE for the mass start event Saturday!

IMPORTANT:  To enter the facility you must complete the covid screening and present it upon entry with your device.  Click HERE for the link

The Course (same for Saturday’s Mass Start and Sunday’s individual pursuit)

We will feature a single lap for categories of the super fast, flowy trail network at Albion!  Youth categories will be 12.5 km, while all other categories will hammer 25km!  We will not be crossing over to Palgrave as we do with the Albion Enduro .  A different year – a different kind of Ontario Cup!!

For a PDF of the course Click Albion course final

To access the Strava/GPS of the course click HERE

Albion Hills is close to the GTA and has the space to host a safe, Covid-friendly Ontario Cup event.   It also boasts super fast, flowy, fun trails – just what the doctor ordered for an individual pursuit format.

Albion also offers incredible, spacious camping sites – making it the perfect location to host an event in these tumultuous times.  To book a site, click HERE

Pre-riding

Superfly Racing will have the course marked by Thursday, Sept. 16, at 5pm, but if you go ride Albion, you’ll get the idea – park is open all summer!  Park fees apply for all pre-riding.  Saturday’s pre-ride will start around 3:30pm, while the park is open all day Friday.

Registration

Full series registration is closed – but single-day registration is available for Sunday’s individual pursuit Ontario Cup!

There are still spots available for Sunday’s Ontario Cup.  Register HERE

Schedule 

Friday, Sept. 17 – Pre-riding open all day.  Since Albion is a park, you need only pay the park fee, nothing else is required and non-OCA members are welcome to ride the

Pre-riding is allowed once the day is done, approx. 4:30pm.  Be sure to pay the park entry fee.

Saturday sept 18

schedule in tech guide on oca website and in your pre-ride emails

Sunday Sept 19 – Times and Categories approximate based on racer numbers.

*Registered riders need not pay the park fee for the day.

9:00 am Group 1** – Individual Starts (Time Trial Format) – 12.5 km
Peewee Boys, Peewee Girls, Minime Boys, Minime Girls,

** the 8-9 intro to MTB group will do a shorter 7km course

10:30 am Group 2 – Individual Starts (Time Trial Format) – 25 km
Cadet Sport Men, Junior Sport Men, Master (55-64/65+) Sport Men, Cadet/Junior Sport Women, Senior Sport Women, Master Sport Women,

12:30 pm Group 3 – Individual Starts (Time Trial Format) – 25km
Cadet Expert Men, Senior Sport Men, Master (35-44/45-54) Sport Men, Junior Expert Women, Cadet Expert Women, Senior Expert Women, Master Expert Women

2:30 pm Group 4 – Individual Starts (Time Trial Format) – 25km
Elite Men, Elite Women, Junior Expert Men, Senior Expert Men, Master Expert Men

Ontario Cup Overview

Superfly Racing is running 2 of the 4 Ontario Cup events for 2021!

The ever-changing climate now sees a 2-event weekend – mass start, non Ontario Cup events on Saturday, with points awarded at Sunday’s individual pursuit.  Details on the mass start to follow.

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 (typically) 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 we try out best to space things out.  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 YOUTH RACES.  IT’S JUST TOO FUNNY TO TAKE DOWN…  AND – Tyler is now the Canada Cup leader for Senior Men – he’s come a long way from his Mickey Mouse days!!

 9am youth only format continues (likely individual pursuit for 2021)!

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?

The OCA is allowing all categories to race on a citizen permit for 2021!!  This is a huge bonus to new and old participants alike!  The OCA has done a great job helping to foster events for 2021!

 

Registration

Registration is available individually on each event page.  Pre-registration closes prior to each event at Wednesday at midnight.

Find event Registration on the individual event pages.

 

BELOW is NOT relevent for 2021!  Kindly disregard, and look for the schedule on each individual event’s page!

Event Schedule (Ontario Cups only – Canada Cups have a different schedule!)

** This will not be the same for this year’s abbreviated 2021 season.   Look for details on the Pulse Racing website and Angry Johnny’s as they are running the first

Start Wave

9:00 AM
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)

10:00 AM
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

11:45 AM
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

1:30 PM
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

  • 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.