The Ontario Cup (OCup) Road Series has finally arrived and will kick into high gear on May 14th. For the 2023 OCup Road Series, Ontario Cycling is partnering with Performance Driven Events for three OCups and the Provincial Championships. Riders will be racing on two new courses in Bradford and Lansdowne and be back to race fan-favorite Northumberland again for 2023.
The 2023 Provincial Championships will return to North Bay as a triple header event starting on Friday of the August long weekend. This year’s Provincials will incorporate the Individual Time Trial Championships 20 km south of North Bay at the Municipality of East Ferris. The course will be familiar to back-to-back participants from last year as it will utilize some roads of last year’s Provincial Road Race. Riders will start in the Town of Corbeil, ON, heading south along Corbeil Road, which features over 100 metres of climbing every 10 km, for roughly 11km until the turn-around point at the Wasi Cross Country Ski Club, making their way back along the same stretch.
Right in the heart of North Bay is the spot for the Provincial Criterium Race. Well-paved roads will be the framework for this exciting spectacle. The mix of sweeping and technical turns will draw attention from the local community and spectators who spend the long weekend in the area.
The weekend will be rounded up by the Provincial Road Race just outside of town. Revisiting the course from last season, riders will make their way onto the 15 km circuit leaving from the East Ferris Municipality Office. The finish line of the course, which features rolling hills with approximately 150 metres of elevation per lap, will be located on Champaign Road, right beside the KRMP Wellness Studio. The Ontario Provincial Police will be on-site to ensure rider safety during the event.
Provincial Championships Road Race coursemap and elevation [North Bay]
Provincial Championships Criterium coursemap and elevation [North Bay]