Cup / Ontario Cup
Mountain Bike Cross Country
UCI International C2
Naughton Ski & MTB Trails
July 13/14, 2013
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.
Friday, July 12
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Courses open
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 13.
July 13 - 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,
am to 5:00 pm - Official UCI Training
Time, Cross Country course open for
pm - Cross Country Riders/Managers Meeting
evening - Social at Peddlars Pub.
Appetizer Specials, Dinner and Beverages
for those 19+
July 14 - Canada Cup/Ontario Cup XC#4
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.
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.
Senior Elite Men, Senior Elite Women, Junior Expert Men, Junior Expert Women.
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
Senior (19-29) Expert Women, Master
(30-39) Expert Women, Master (40+) Expert
am to 12:30 pm - Number Plate and
Package Pick-up, Rider
Sign-in. No day-of Entry.
and Elite Riders see note above
Volunteers are the key to
the successful organization of any event.
Please contact the Amy Hill via the Walden
MTB Club, at firstname.lastname@example.org,
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.
Accommodation - This is a prime
holiday time so we suggest you
make your accommodation bookings
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
Canada Cup Prize Purse - as per UCI
Race courses will
be signed and open for pre-riding as of
4 pm Friday July 12. All riders must purchase a
pre-ride ticket from Walden MTB Club.
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.
- All OCA/CCA and UCI rules
and regulations will apply for this
event. It is the riders responsibility
to be aware of these rules.
- Elite Men
- 1st to 15th
Women - 1st to 10th
Expert Men - 1st to 3rd
Expert Women - 1st to 3rd
Plaques for all categories - 1st to
Important Entry Information
race not only is the most challenging one
day event in the world but also one of the
most beautiful – taking one by pristine
natural surroundings including some of the
last virgin forest in the world. It is
definitely the most scenic, taking one
through different but uninterrupted
ecosystem and high mountain passes that open
up to view of some of the highest peaks in
the world – stretched across the horizon.
As difficult as it is to conquer a
dragon, so is it difficult to complete the
race! This race is one of the most
grueling bike races, if not the most, in
self respecting cyclist would know about
Paris Roubaix which is often called the
Hell of the North or A Sunday in Hell –
considered the most challenging one day
race in the world and the Tour of the
Dragon is just 3 km longer. The tar road
of the Tour of the Dragon (from Bumthang,
Central Bhutan to Thimphu, West Bhutan)
would feel almost as cobbled as the route
of the Paris Roubaix. But on the road of
the Hell of the North, the elevation does
not cross 685m while on the Tour of the
Dragon, the starting elevation is 2700m
and climbs up to 3340m. In total, during
the race, one gains 3790m and loses 3950m.
race has been conceived by His Royal
Highness, Prince Jigyel U. Wangchuck –
President of Bhutan Olympic Committee who
is a leading biking enthusiast and an all
round sportsman himself. His Royal
Highness himself led the race and was one
of the few that completed in record time.
It is to be held first Saturday of every
September, during the time, when in Bhutan
climatic conditions are just right.