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Ontario Cycling will be hosting a 2-day Rising Stars MTB Training Camp for aspiring athletes [ages 13 – 18] actively competing at the OCup and Canada Cup level. Athletes will work on technical skills using on-trail features, jump progressions, tactical race planning, and sport nutrition education.


  • Location: Hardwood Ski and Bike
  • Dates: May 13-14, 2023
  • Camp Size: Maximum 16 athletes
  • Camp Cost: $75
  • Lead Coach: Roxy Slotegraaf
  • Provincial Coach: Rob Holmgren
  • Support Coaches: TBC – see below

Athlete Application

Eligible athletes please apply here before Monday May 1st at 5pm:

Support Coach Application

This camp includes several opportunities for coach development and support through work with our Provincial coaches and sport science staff.

Any MTB coaches interested in supporting this camp are asked to express their interest by emailing Amber Hutchinson – OC Technical lead

Project Objectives

  • To increase the talent pool of MTB athletes coming into Team Ontario performance programming  
  • To foster the development of key MTB race skills and tactics to improve individual performances 
  • To provide a talent identification opportunity for provincial program coaches

Athlete Profile

Athletes must: 

  • 13 – 18 years old in 2023 
  • Previous race experience at OCup/Canada Cup  
  • Aspirations to improve race performance and track towards Team Ontario 
  • Positive contributor and respectful of athletes, coaches, and support staff