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EVENTS

How to get started

Any individual member, affiliated club, or team interested in organizing one or more provincial-level events during the following year must submit an Expression of Interest for each such event. Expressions of interest should be received by Ontario Cycling’s office no later than the outlined deadline on the form, any applications sent in after that date will no be considered for the first round of date selections.

All organizers who are hosting an event must hold a UCI licence or a General Membership to Ontario Cycling. If the organizer does not purchase a licence in the year applicable, their event will be immediately removed from the calendar.

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Process

OC’s Events Committee will review the submitted Expression of Interest forms and prepare a preliminary calendar which will be sent to all organizers who have expressed interest. Organizers must then submit an Event Permit application (available online in December) and appropriate sanction fees for the event to be placed on the race calendar. Organizers or clubs with paperwork or fees owing for either their club or previous editions of an event will not be considered for inclusion on the preliminary calendar. Commissaire reports/evaluations and race attendance of prior editions of the event will be considered when evaluating submissions.

Those events who miss the deadline to be included on the preliminary calendar are required to fill out and Event Permit form and if the event is sanctioned it will then appear on the calendar.

Contact our Events Department for more information.

OCUp Series Points

Ontario Cup Series

The Ontario Cups are a series of competitive events organized by Ontario Cycling (OC) in the province of Ontario, Canada. It is a prestigious and highly regarded series that attracts cyclists of all levels, from beginners to elite athletes.

The Ontario Cup offers participants the opportunity to compete in various cycling disciplines, including road racing, mountain biking, track cycling, and cyclocross. Each discipline has events throughout the season, allowing cyclists to showcase their skills and compete against others in their respective categories.

The series typically consists of multiple races held at various locations across Ontario, providing a diverse range of courses and terrain. Participants earn points based on their performance in each race, and their accumulated points determine their overall standing in the Ontario Cup rankings. At the end of the season, recognition is given to the top performers in each category.

The Ontario Cup serves as a platform for cyclists to challenge themselves, gain valuable racing experience, and measure their progress against competitors from across the province. It fosters a competitive environment while promoting the growth and development of the sport in Ontario. The series also acts as a stepping stone for talented riders aspiring to compete at higher levels, both nationally and internationally.

ONTARIO CUP POINTS

Riders will earn a x1.2 multiplier to their total OCup Points tally for having competed in Provincial Championships of the respective discipline.  To earn the multiplier a rider must both register for Provincial Championships and start their race, riders who do not start their race (DNS) are not eligible.  For example, the final top three of an OCup category could look like:  

Name OCup #1 OCup #2 OCup #3 OCup Total Provincials Final Points
Rider 1
20 (2nd)
25 (1st)
16 (3rd)
61
x1.2 (Yes)
73.2
Rider 2
16 (3rd)
16 (3rd)
25 (1st)
57
x1.2 (Yes)
68.4
Rider 3
25 (1st)
20 (2nd)
20 (2nd)
65
x1 (No)
65

Tie BReaking Policy - Ontario Cup Series

When two or more riders are tied at the end of the Ontario Cup series, the following criteria and procedure shall be utilized by the OC office to determine which rider is awarded the higher place in the standings.  

  • Most race wins in the series.  
  • Overall Points Average (number of points divided by events attended).  
  • Highest placing in commonly attended events (who placed higher in the standings when both riders attended the same events).  
  • Highest placing in the last event of the series.  

Prizing

After all OCup events have concluded and points have been tabulated, the top 3 riders in each respective category with the most points will be awarded. Winners will receive an OCup Series Winners vest, in addition to the podium receiving prizing from Montu.  OCup series podiums will be awarded at Provincial Championships if possible, otherwise prizing will be delivered to each winner’s homes. 

Ontario Cup Series

Ontario Cup points are awarded to all categories. Only riders who purchase their race license through the OC are eligible for OCup points. DNF riders (riders who do not finish) are not entitled to OCup points. Ontario Cup series champions will be decided by season ending Ontario Cup series point totals by a simple tally of all the OCup points earned at OCup events and Provincial Championships for the current year. 

The top 15 riders at each OCup event in their respective category will earn*:   

Place Points
1st
25
2nd
20
3rd
16
4th
13
5th
11
6th
10
7th
9
8th
8
9th
7
10th
6
11th
5
12th
4
13th
3
14th
2
15th
1

MONTU OCUP SEGMENT CHALLENGE

Ontario Cycling is partnering with MONTU Bikes to elevate your OCup race day experience by setting up the MONTU Segment Challenge on Strava. The challenge will be a virtual series within the Ontario Cycling OCup series in each discipline.  

What to expect on race day?

et up your Strava account and join the Ontario Cycling Club. Bring your GPS device on race day to record your ride. During the race watch out for the MONTU OCup Segment Challenge flags and signs marking the Start and Finish of the segment on each course. Segment distances will vary (500m – 2km) and focus on different skills. Upload your ride to Strava by the Monday after the event to be automatically entered into the MONTU OCup Segment Challenge. Only completed and recorded segments on race day will be counted! 

How to upload your activity to Strava

Use the Strava app to “Record” and “Save” your ride, which automatically uploads your activity. Check out the Getting Started Guide. If you already have a dedicated GPS device or use a different fitness platform, you can sync your activities to your Strava account. 

THE VIRTUAL SERIES

Take part in the full OCup series and compete for a chance to win all segments. The fastest ten male and female riders in this designated MONTU OCup Segment Challenge section of each race will collect points that will accumulate throughout the series. Each discipline’s highest-ranked male and female will receive a MONTU OCup Segment Challenge winner jersey and bragging rights for the year.  

NOTE: Unlike race results, the MONTU OCup Segment Challenge is based on overall Male & Female results and not separated by age categories. 

Prizing

After all OCup events have concluded and points have been tabulated, the respective leading Female & Male riders with the most points will be awarded with a custom MONTU x Ontario Cycling Segment Challenge Jersey in their size. Jerseys will be awarded at Provincial Championships if possible, otherwise delivered to their home. 

All Ontario Cycling members are welcome to take advantage of the ontariocycling2024 discount code for 15% off all Montu Cycling apparel. Visit montu.cc to see the collection.  

Rules

  1. Only riders competing in the event will count toward the MONTU OCup Segment Challenge leaderboard.
  2. Riders must upload their ride by the Monday following the race. 
  3. The ride must be set to public. 
  4.  

NOTE: Unlike race results, the MONTU OCup Segment Challenge is based on overall  

Place Female Points Male Points
1st
10
10
2nd
9
9
3rd
8
8
4th
7
7
5th
6
6
6th
5
5
7th
4
4
8th
3
3
9th
2
2
10th
1
1

Photographer Acknowledgement

The photographs and images used on the official website of Ontario Cycling are courtesy of:

The photographs and images used on the official website of Ontario Cycling are courtesy of:

John Pohl (BMX) | Jody Wilson (Gravel) | Pedal Power Photography (MTB) | Rob Jones (MTB) | Ariane Brisson (Para) | Chris Roberts (Road) | Ivan Rupes (Road/Track) | Tom Yuyitung (Road) | Jean-Baptiste Benavent (Para)

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