Canada Cup / Ontario Cup
Mountain Bike Cross Country

UCI International C2
@
Naughton Ski & MTB Trails
Sudbury, Ontario
July 12/13, 2014

Cross Country mountain bike races for all levels of riders from Youth and Sport to Canada's top World Cup racers.
Come race, come watch, or come and do both.

Important Entry Information
  • Online Entry -  Online entry closes July 11 at 5:00 pm
  • Last Minute Entry available at race site July 12 (cash only, late fee applies)
  • No Entry accepted on Race Day, July 13
  • Note: Ontario Cup Series entry includes this event. Do not double enter - see series confirmation list here
Important Links
Schedule of Events
Friday, July 11
  
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Courses open for inspection*
    Online Registration closes at 5:00 pm - NOTE: Jr Expert and Elite Riders must register by 5:00 pm.
UCI/CCA rules state these riders must pre-register at least 48 hrs in advance, and sign in and pick up race package by 5:00 pm Saturday July 12.

Saturday, July 12 - Pre-ride and Festival Day
   9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Last Chance Registration (cash only, late fees apply)
   9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Number Plate and Package Pick-up, Rider Sign-in.
   9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Official UCI Training Time, Cross Country course open for inspection*
   5:00 pm - Cross Country Riders/Managers Meeting

Sunday, July 13 - Canada Cup/Ontario Cup XC#4
7:00 am to 12:30 pm - Number Plate and Package Pick-up, Rider Sign-in.  No day-of Entry.
    Jr Expert and Elite Riders see note above
8:30 am First Start
   Under 17 Sport Men, Under 15 Men, Junior/Under 17 Sport Women, Under 13 Men, Squirt Boys, Under 15 Women, Under 13 Women, Squirt Girls.
9:30 am Second Start
   Senior (19-29) Sport Men, Junior Sport Men, Master (30-34) Sport Men, Master (35-39) Sport Men, Master (40-44) Sport Men, Master (45-49) Sport Men, Master (50-54) Sport Men, Master (55-59) Men, Master (60+) Men, Try-an-OCup Men, Senior (19-29) Sport Women, Master (30-39) Sport Women, Master (40-49) Sport Women, Master (50+) Women, Try-an-OCup Women.
11:30 am Third Start
   Senior Elite Men, Senior Elite Women, Junior Expert Men, Junior Expert Women.
1:30 pm Fourth Start
   Master (30-39) Expert Men, Under 17 Expert Men, SingleSpeed, Senior Expert Men, Master (40-44) Expert Men, Master (45-49) Expert Men, Master (50-59) Expert Men,  Under 17 Expert Women, Senior (19-29) Expert Women, Master (30-39) Expert Women, Master (40+) Expert Women.

Don't know what category to enter?
Click here for Category Description and Race Length

Volunteers:
Volunteers are the key to the successful organization of any event. Please contact the Mary Waddell via the Walden MTB Club, at mary@waldenxc.ca, if you would like to volunteer for any part, or all of this event. Volunteers all get race T-Shirt, lunch and snacks, and we will try to make your day as fun and rewarding as for the racers.

Suggested Accommodation - This is a prime holiday time so we suggest you make your accommodation bookings early!)

1. Radisson Sudbury
is the Official Host Hotel of the Canada Cup/Ontario Cup.

      They are offering special rates, meal options, and a outdoor bike wash station. Click Here for details

2. Sudbury Tourism has a complete list of accommodation offerings. See www.sudburytourism.ca


Important Race Notes
  • *Pre-ridingRace courses will be signed and open for pre-riding as of 1 pm Friday July 11. All riders must purchase a pre-ride ticket from Walden MTB Club. Cost per rider is $10 for one day and $15 for two days.  Cash only.  Pre-rides fees go 100% to non-profit club for trail development and youth programs.
  • Licencing. All riders must have proof of appropriate licencing to participate. See Insurance page for details
  • All Non-Canadian riders must hold a valid UCI International Licence. Contact your country federation for details. Non-Canadian riders cannot purchase a one-day permit.
    General
  • All OCA/CCA and UCI rules and regulations will apply for this event. It is the riders responsibility to be aware of these rules.
2014 Canada Cup Prize Purse - as per UCI Guidelines
  • Elite Men - 1st to 15th
  • Elite Women - 1st to 10th
  • Junior Expert Men - 1st to 3rd
  • Junior Expert Women - 1st to 3rd
  • Award Medals for all categories - 1st to 3rd
Q-Energy & Tour of the Dragon Contest
Winners of the Elite and Expert (30-39), male and female categories will have their name entered in draw to win all-expense trip to Tour of the Dragon.

Important Entry Information


Q Energy Drink, the Bhutan Olympic Committee and Amankora are thrilled to once again present the most incredible (and most incredibly difficult) prize ever offered to the Canadian XC Mountain Biking community! One champion rider is going to the Kingdom of Bhutan to ride in the 2014 Tour of the Dragon

Imagine racing through the Himalayas, filling your lungs with the cleanest air on the planet, cranking past virgin old growth forests that seem more ancient than the mountains themselves, touching the roof of the world, and doing it all in a country that measures it’s wealth in Gross National Happiness. This is a once in a lifetime experience – one lucky and incredibly talented mountain biker will be bragging about it for years to come!

The Tour of the Dragon is a one day 268km XCMB race that tests the will and ability of any rider. In addition to the distance, the course sees racers climb some 3,790m and descend 3,950m!

We have partnered with three of Canada’s premiere XCMB races to find a rider strong enough to send to the Tour of the Dragon. Four top finishers from each race (see the nitty gritty) will have their names placed into a drawing to see which lucky rider will go to Bhutan to do this epic event. Did we mention that the Bhutan Olympic Committee will take care of the flight from Canada and that you’ll have an all expenses paid week at the 5 star Amankora Resort (complete with car, guide, and driver) prior to the race to get acclimated as well as a couple of days afterward to recover.

Do you have what it takes? Ride in the Test of Metal, the NIMBY 50 or the Sudbury Canada Cup / Ontario Cup. On July 18, 2014 we will draw a single name from a pool of four top finishers from each race. One rider from that elite group will find out they are being sent to the Kingdom of Bhutan for the experience of a lifetime.

If you’re really picky the prizing rules are here (nitty gritty). On the other hand, you could just head out and start riding. You’re not going to win by sitting on the couch…