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2023 Gravel, MTB & Road Expression of Interest

Any group (individual member, affiliated club, or team) interested in organizing one or more events during the 2023 season, must submit an Expression of Interest for each event. Expression of Interests must be received by the Ontario Cycling Office no later than 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 1st, 2022 for consideration on the preliminary calendar. Applications received after the December 1st deadline will still be considered but we cannot guarantee your date(s) requested and sanctioning for your event will be granted.  Only those received before the deadline are eligible for inclusion in the 2023 preliminary calendar.

New for 2023, Ontario Cycling will be taking on the role of lead organizer for all Ontario Cup and Provincial Championship events.  As such, Expression of Interests for OCup events will not be considered as we work directly with venues and local organizers across the province to develop our 2023 OCup calendar.

Women’s Cycling Week is scheduled to include the weekend of June 10 and 11th. We encourage organizers to get creative and include/add a women’s specific event over that weekend. 

2023 Gravel/MTB/Road Event Expression of Interest to be completed for all sanction levels except Ontario Cups.

Organizers on record hosting a competitive event must hold an Ontario UCI license with the ORG designation. In order to receive this designation, the license holder must have passed a provincial level Commissaire course within the discipline of the event being organized. Please contact the Ontario Cycling office for information on the next available course.

Event dates will be prioritized in order as follows (using the date choices provided on the Expression of Interest form):
1. UCI Events
2. National Events
3. Provincial Championships
4. Ontario Cups 
5. Regional Events
6. Citizen Events
7. Gran Fondo
8. Tour/Charity

Other priority considerations will be considered including proposed event format and event location to allow for a well-balanced race season. Unless indicated on this form, organizers who do not receive the sanction level they requested, will be automatically considered for the next lower sanction level. Unless given special dispensation, no event may be awarded an Ontario Cup sanction (or higher) without having run the event previously at the sanction level immediately below it.

Note: The following form is simply an expression of interest to host/organize an event. It does not guarantee that your proposed event will be approved/sanctioned or that you have received your preferred date. All submissions are reviewed and discussed prior to a decision being made Additional information may be requested (if deemed necessary) to make an informed decision on the event sanctioning.

We look forward to working with each of our organizers this season!