WELCOME TO THE MCA MOUNTAIN BIKE PAGE
2017 MCA Board of Directors
Mountain Bike Committee Coordinator
Mountain Bike Committee
The organization of mountain bike races and events depends on the work of volunteers – consider joining the MTB committee and help MTB racing grow in Manitoba.
The committee consists of a Chair (MCA Board Member) and a representative from each club in Manitoba.
Information for Mountain Biking Racers
The Race Calendar Meeting is organized annually in January. The 2018 Meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 09,2018 at 6pm at the Sport for Life Centre. Please contact your Race chair in advance if you are interested in organizing an event.
Race Results (2017): CLICK HERE
MTB Manual (Updated April 2015) CLICK HERE
UCI MTB Rules CLICK HERE
“Bison Butte” is the Mountain Bike Trail development at FortWhyte Alive in Winnipeg which was created for the 2017 Canada Summer Games. These free of charge, multi-purpose, recreational trails are opening to the public in stages. The Mountain Bike trails have very technical sections including steep ascents, rock climbs, jumps, and drops. Choose only trails that suit your skill and fitness level.
Read more here:
Bison Butte Recreational Trails
Is this Trail for you
If you wish to organize an event at Bison Butte, please contact the Manitoba Cycling Association at 204-925-5686.
Access to Birch Trails (MTB):
The Birch Ski area is situated on the edge of the Manitoba Escarpment. The area offers a wide range of gully and valley terrain that provides exceptional scenery and challenging riding. Birch has over 23 km of single and double track trails for intermediate to expert riders. Some trails have steep ascents/descents. Either a Junk Yard Dog (JYD) membership, which provides full season access or a Day Pass are required to ride at Birch. Go to the JYD website www.portagejyd.com and select the “Membership” tab to purchase a membership or day pass. The JYD membership and Day Pass are paperless, meaning a paper pass will not be forwarded to you in the mail. Your name will be added to a database to confirm that you are entitled to access Birch.
BIRCH CYCLING TRAILS (link to www.portagejyd.com)
- Direct inquiries to Blair Geisel, 204-856-9352 email@example.com
- Directions (Here)
- Venue Booking Process(Here)
A Birch Pass is not required to race at a MCA Sanctioned Event.
WHERE TO MOUNTAIN BIKE IN MANITOBA(Here)
MTB Event Formats in Manitoba
Cross Country Olympic (XCO)
Cross Country Eliminator (Sprint) (XCE)
Cross Country Point to Point (XCP)
Cross Country Time Trial (XCT)
Cross Country Short Track (XCT)
Cross Country Enduro (XCM) – Marathons/24-hour races
Cross Country Team Relay (XCR)
Want to Organize a MTB Race/Event? Contact your Committee Rep and MTB Coordinator, then head over to the Organizers section of this website for important information and resources.
Mountain Bike Trail & Venue Information
The Mountain Bike Trail and Venue document is “work in progress”. Our goal is to provide a broad list of Mountain Bike trails in Manitoba including a short description of the terrain, trails, and degree of difficulty. The trails have been grouped by region. The MCA welcomes any comments or contributions to the Mountain Bike Trail and Venue document. Please send comments to Blair Geisel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Bike Long-Term Athlete Development Model: This document is a guide to MTB based on principles of Long-Term Athlete Development. LTAD is a pathway for optimal training, competition and recovery throughout an athlete’s career, but particularly in relation to the important growth and development years of young people.