Canada Cup / Ontario Cup
Mountain Bike Cross Country

UCI International C2
@
Naughton Ski & MTB Trails
Sudbury, Ontario
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.

Important Entry Information
Important Links
Schedule of Events
Friday, July 12
   
4:00 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 13.

Saturday, 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, 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
   Saturday evening - Social at Peddlars Pub. Appetizer Specials, Dinner and Beverages for those 19+

Sunday, July 14 - 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 Amy Hill via the Walden MTB Club, at amystew08@hotmail.com, 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 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.
    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.
2013 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 Plaques for all categories - 1st to 3rd

Important Entry Information


Tour of the Dragon
www.tourofthedragon.com
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 the world.

The 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.

Any 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.

The 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.







   



Tour of
                  the Dragon