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2024 Ontario Cup Mountain Bike Series Announcement

Ontario Cycling (OC) is proud to present the 2024 Mountain Bike Race Series held at Woodnewton, Hardwood Ski & Bike, Mansfield Outdoor Centre, Hiawatha Highlands, Highlands Nordic, and Area 8 Conservation Area (Kelso Quarry). The 2024 Race Series will consist of 6 events and provide riders with 12 racing opportunities at unique locations across the province. The OCup Series is designed to provide high-quality racing opportunities, over a multitude of terrain, at various locations.

Registration is open for all OCup and Provincial Championship races. Make sure to take advantage of the series registration package, which provides a discounted rate for all 5 OCups + Provincials and is available until May 2nd, 2024.

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Ontario Cup Mountain Bike Series
Mountain Bike OCup Series Dates

OCup #1 - Woodnewton

Woodnewton, the iconic season opener for the Ontario Cup series is returning! Woodnewton, located in Uxbridge, just 15 minutes north of Whitby, offers exceptional early season riding conditions with its sandy soils, southern exposure, and remarkable trails that are exclusively accessible during events. In keeping with the surrounding trails in Durham Forest, Woodnewton offers a great selection of fast, flowy and technical single and double track trails. Featuring a blend of hand-built and machine-built trails, as well as challenging sustained climbs, Woodnewton serves as the ideal launching pad for the series. Spectators can enjoy fantastic views of ultra-fast, flowy race-specific trails with an excellent mix of features, making it a perfect venue for racers and supporters alike.

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Durham Shredders

OCup #2/Canada Cup – Hardwood Ski & Bike

Hardwood Ski & Bike has kilometers of beautiful, rolling trails through hardwood and pine forests. Located in Oro Station just 15min North of Barrie there is a trail for every level of ability, from beginner to elite racer. Hardwood has 34 km of rolling double track trails and an additional 50 km of challenging single-track trails that create endless possibilities for course design and features.  Join Hardwood for their 27th Annual Event! Cross Country and Short Track mountain bike races for all levels of riders from Youth and Sport to Canada’s top World Cup racers. Come race, come watch, or do both!

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Pulse Racing

OCup #3 - Hiawatha Highlands

The Sault Cycling Club (SCC) in collaboration with Tourism Sault Ste. Marie is excited to welcome athletes from across the province to their trail network.  With over 55km of newly constructed Mountain Bike trail, Sault Ste. Marie has quickly become a must-visit destination for the sport with options from easy to expert, cross country, enduro, winter fat bike, and trail riding.  About 10 minutes from the downtown core, you’ll find that Kinsmen Park / Hiawatha Highlands boasts some of the best trails in Ontario – technical steep climbs through the rocky Canadian Shield, fast, modern flow trails, and adrenalin – creating jumps lines.  In addition to the trail network, you’ll find that the community has truly embraced the sport with multiple shops, local breweries, riding groups, and bike tour operators supporting the industry. The trail network is varied and perfect for riders wanting to train technical skills while enjoying amazing vistas, and all within close proximity to the city. We hope that the trails and city exceed all expectations.

Don’t miss out on a full weekend of racing in the beautiful SSM between the 45k XC Marathon Saturday morning, Short Track Saturday afternoon, and full day of OCup racing Sunday.  Click the link below to register for all 3 races!

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Tourism Sault Ste. Marie

OCup #4 - Highlands Nordic

Highlands Nordic and neighbour Duntroon Highlands Golf Course share 600 acres of land with over 30km of singletrack and 25km of doubletrack. These world class recently expanded trails are home to Collingwood Offroad Cycling and usually reserved exclusively for their membership. These trails feature great climbs and challenging tech along with new flow and jump trails that will make for an exciting venue to race and ride!

Located on the Niagara Escarpment, Highlands Nordic hosts amazing views of Georgian Bay and bountiful nature. During the winter you can enjoy over 25km of ski trails and an 8000 square foot lodge complete with cafeteria, meeting rooms, pro-shop, rentals, and more. Enjoy access to this lodge along with camping and great food (at the next door golf course clubhouse) during the Ontario Cup weekend.

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Collingwood Collective

OCup #5 - Mansfield Outdoor Centre

Mansfield Outdoor Centre is a full-service, four-season property located in the heart of the Mulmur Hills, located just north of the village of Mansfield only one hour north of the GTA. MOC strives to provide exceptional experiences for all its visitors using the facility. The team of experienced riders and trail builders keep the network of single and double track ready to be enjoyed all year round. With one of the most diverse multi-sport trail networks with over 30km of maintained single and double track trails.  Offering something for all riders, of all skill levels. The trails feature plenty of natural features to make your ride challenging and exciting, as well as some man-made features to develop riding skills.

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Collingwood Collective

Provincials – Area 8 Conservation Area

Wrapping up the 2024 Mountain Bike season with a full weekend of Provincial Championships racing!

The 2024 Provincial Championships will be held over 3 days August 9th-11th with 3 championship races – Short Track (XCC), Team Relay, and XCO.

Area 8 Conservation Area (Kelso Quarry) is the newest park to Conservation Halton, previously known as the Kelso Quarry from the late 50s to mid 90s the area was one of the largest limestone producers in Canada.  Today the former quarry has been transformed into a beautiful nature preserve, nestled into the escarpment, with trails that run alongside the outside and connect into Kelso’s extensive network.  Riders will be racing on familiar trails from a new angle with the start-finish area located in the former quarry at the summit of the escarpment.  With room for plenty of parking, team tent space, an expo area, on site swimming, camping, and closer access to a wide range of trail options for all abilities OC is excited to host this 3-day celebration of Ontario mountain biking at Area 8.  Reservations are required to access the park outside of race day.

Ontario Cycling Mountain Bike Provincial Championships
Conservation Halton

Non-Members in addition to OC Members and License holders are able to participate at mountain bike provincials in 2024. Only OC Members are eligible to earn the provincial championship title.

Be part of the OCup Series.

Registration is open now, we encourage everyone to take advantage of the series registration, as the series registration offer expires on Thursday May 2nd, 2024.