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October 22 – CrossTastic IX & Provincial Championships, Presented by F.O.G., More information HERE



October 29 – Beyond the Grave Cross, Presented by Bikes & Beyond, More information HERE

Posted in Kids of Mud, Mountain Bike, News, Road

Road Test Event -Early Bird Discount Ends May 01

If you are planning to register for the Road Test Event at Birds Hill Park on May 13, the price will go up by $20 at midnight.

Register Today!

Details (Here)

Register (Here)



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Race Calendar Meeting – January 14th,2015

PURPOSE: To collaborate with all race disciplines to determine cycling’s 2015 sanctioned events.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 14th,2015.  6pm start

WHERE: Sport for Life Centre – 145 Pacific Avenue

WHO: Should Attend?

  • Club organizers responsible for individual events
  • Commissaires
  • Race Discipline Directors


See Race Calendar Policy (Race Calendar Setting Policy)


Discipline Committees:

As we prepare for the 2015 race season and Race calendar meeting on  Wednesday January 14th, I am sending out a reminder to all clubs that they may appoint a Club rep to represent your club on each of the Race discipline committees.  Club Presidents or Club Reps should advise the discipline chair by email as to who will be representing their club and for which discipline.

Click (Here) to see an overview of how communication flows between members/clubs, clubs reps, and your MCA Discipline Coordinator.

Race Discipline Race Discipline Coordinator Race Discipline Email address
Cyclo-cross Terry Macyk
Kids of Mud Seema Saini
Mountain Bike Jackson Locken
Road Brendan Cade
  • Committees are the representive voice of our stakeholders and have the mandate to inform decision making.
  • Committee collaboration ensures that all voices are heard and influence the decisions that are made.
  • Ideas and concerns should be directed according to the reporting lines as defined in the organizational chart (Here).

Club reps, represent their Club.  Information flows from club members to the club rep. Club reps collaborate with the Discipline Coordinator and other race discipline Clubs Reps to decide on activities important to the growth and success of their discipline.  Meetings are led by the Discipline coordinator.  Communication also flows from the Discipline coordinator to the committee.  Club reps are expected to keep their clubs & members  informed about the discipline they represent as well as take a working role on any actions/activities as deemed important by the Race discipline committee.

If you have any questions please contact the Discipline Coordinator as listed above or the MCA Executive Director at or 204-925-5686

Posted in BMX, Commissaire, Cyclocross, Kids of Mud, Mountain Bike, News, Road

AWARDS BANQUET – Deadline to Purchase tickets – Nov 12

Awards powerpoint photo


We have a lot to celebrate – please join us on Sunday, November 16 for our Annual Awards Banquet!

Deadline to purchase your MCA Banquet tickets is Wednesday, November 12th!

Online link to purchase tickets:

  • $35.00/Adult
  • $15.00/Children age 12 and under


DATE: Sunday, November 16th

 LOCATION: Norwood Hotel/112 Marion St


  • ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (Including MCA Board Elections): 0930am (Free)
  • BRUNCH/AWARDS BANQUET: 1130am (Tickets required)



Posted in BMX, Coach Clinics, Coaching, Commissaire, Cycling For Life, Events Calendar, News

Mountain Bike Provincial Championships – Saturday Aug 2nd

MTB 13



MTB Provincial championships

Saturday, August 2

Falcon Ski Hill

Race Details (Click Here)

Online Registration closes Aug 1 at midnight




Posted in Mountain Bike, News

Commissaire Course (Road/Cross) RSVP by March 10






Commissaires play a critical role in our sport, ensuring that cycling races are held in the best possible conditions and that races are run fairly by ensuring that the rules are uniformly applied.  The MCA is pleased to provide the entry level course for those that are interested in becoming a Commissaire.

The structure of the course is as follows:

Technical – 2 days of classroom training Practical Assessment – Officiate in a training capacity under the guidance of the instructor

The Technical Course will introduce you to the basics of being a Commissaire as well as fundamental officiating skills (e.g. Timekeeping, Finish Judging, equipment check, etc.)  The goal of the training at this level is to build awareness and understanding of how to apply the regulations while learning to execute the officiating skills for the Road & Cross discipline competently.   Upon completion of the course, each candidate will be expected to successfully pass a Practical Assessment via officiating in a training capacity under the guidance of the instructor.


  • Day I: Saturday March 15  8:45 am – 4:30 pm
  • Day II: Saturday, March 22 8:45 am – 4:30 pm
  • Location: Sport for Life Centre,  145 Pacific Avenue

Instructor:  Arlene Woodcock

National Road Commissaire, Canada Cycling Commissaire Learning Facilitator, Canada Cycling Chief Road/Cross Commissaire, Manitoba Cycling Association

To Register for the course please contact Arlene Woodcock via email at :


Posted in Commissaire, News, Road, Training

2014 Race Calendar Meeting – Thankyou/Next Steps

Race calendar






Thank you to everyone that attended the race calendar meeting last evening (Jan 15th) and provided interest in hosting a race event this season. We had approx. 25 in attendance last evening, which was a very good turn-out despite weather conditions.

The purpose of the January meeting is to determine a structure for the race calendar to support all disciplines.

The first draft of the race calendar is now in the works with some fine tuning to be completed over the next 2 weeks.


1)Disciplines Directors will follow-up with Race organizers to resolve any date conflicts/date changes.

2)Race Dates will be posted on the MCA website by Jan 31,2014.

3)Race Organizers start to work on Event plans. Event Planning Summary Here

Race Organizer Tools:

Organizer reminders

Discipline Directors and Commissaures (2014)

Calendar Setting Policy

Event Information:

Race info part 1

Race info part 2

Race info part 3




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2013 Annual Awards Banquet – Nov 9 (5:30pm) “The Roblin Centre”

Awards powerpoint photo(CLICK HERE)


WHEN:Saturday, November 9th


  • The “Roblin Centre” located at the Red River Community College (Exchange District Campus)
  • Address: 160 Princess Street/Winnipeg
  • (Please use Princess and Elgin Entrance)
  • Parking information (Here)

Online registration for tickets closes at 12 midnight on Nov 3.  Please contact the MCA office for further details: 204-925-5686.


  • 4:00pm – Annual General Meeting/Room P107 – Main Floor (Free of Charge. All MCA members welcome)
  • 5:30pm – Cocktails /The Roblin Centre Dining Hall/Main Floor: Use Elgin Street entrance. Parking details (here)
  • 6:30pm – Buffet Dinner
  • 7:30pm – Awards Presentations

Banquets tickets are available for purchase online before Nov 3 – midnight.

  • $35.00 per person
  • $15.00  for Under Age 13

Final Headcount must be provided to the venue by close of business on November 4.   Tickets will not be available for purchase once headcount is finialzed with vender. If there are any questions or concerns please contact the MCA office at 204-925-5686 or

Please note: “Paper” Banquet Tickets will not be printed.  Simply check-in at the MCA Welcome desk when you arrive.

Come celebrate the season with us !

MIKE APORIUS/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -Red River College - 160 Princess May 07/2004











Posted in News

Results: SouthernCross CX – October 14 & 15

Thanks to ABES and all the volunteers for putting on the 2-day CX event!  Congratulations to all the participants.



Posted in News, Results

MCA Board Elections – Nov 25,2017

Elections of the MCA Board of Directors shall be held at the Annual General Meeting commencing at 330pm, November 25, 2017 at FortWhyte Alive. There is no charge to attend the AGM. Only MCA members are eligible to vote.

The following 6 positions are up for election. In all cases the current Director has let her/his name stand for another 2 year term. Should any parties wish to run for one of these positions please complete the nomination form attached below and forward to the MCA office by Friday, November 17th.

Individuals whose nominations are unopposed shall be declared elected by acclamation.

1. Vice President/tech race chair
2. Treasurer
3. Secretary
4. Road Director
5. BMX Director
6. Provincial Program Director

Positions and Directors (Board Elections (2017))
MCA Board Nomination Form (Nomination form)
MCA Bylaws (MCA By-Laws (Approved at AGM Nov 26 2016)).
Note: there have been no changes to the bylaws since they were last approved by the Membership at the 2016 AGM.

If you have any questions regarding the above Board positions or the Election process please contact:
Twila Cruickshank/Executive Director: 204-925-5686 /
Trevor Ketler/President:

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 Women in Sport Encouragement (WISE) Fund Grant Opportunity


The Women in Sport Encouragement (WISE) Fund invests in the development of female leaders in sport and supports organizations to strengthen their engagement of girls and women in sport. Since 2004, CAAWS has awarded $140,000 in grants to leaders and organizations across Canada!

Our two core areas of emphasis are: retention of girls in sport and expanding female leadership in sport. We are proud to support leaders and organizations who are taking steps to bring these goals to life.

We award 10 grants annually, each valued at $1000, through an application process.

The 2018 WISE Fund application opens on October 2, 2017 and closes November 10, 2017.Grant recipients will be announced in early 2018.

Please review the Application Process for full grant criteria and the application form.

We encourage you to also review Past Recipients of the WISE Fund for inspiration!

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The Cal Botterill Lecture 2017 – Thursday November 16th

The Cal Botterill Lecture 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 19:00
515 Portage Avenue
WinnipegMB R3B 2E9

Featuring Dr. Wade Gilbert – To Infinity and Beyond! Principles of Talent Development
The Cal Botterill Lecture

About Dr. Wade Gilbert

Dr. Wade Gilbert is an award-winning professor and internationally renowned coaching scientist in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fresno. Born and raised in Canada, he holds degrees in physical education, human kinetics, and education and has taught and studied coaching at the University of Ottawa (Canada), UCLA, and Fresno State. Wade has 25 years of experience conducting applied research and workshops with coaches and sport organizations around the world spanning all sports and competitive levels. This includes youth leagues and school districts all the way through to world leading sport organizations such as the United States Olympic Committee, the Coaching Association of Canada, NHL/NHLPA, Cricket Australia, and New Zealand Rugby. Gilbert is Editor-in-Chief of the International Sport Coaching Journal and is widely published, including his recent book Coaching Better Every Season (Human Kinetics) and lead author of the USOC Quality Coaching Framework. In 2017 Wade was selected to give the Kristen Marie Gould Endowed Lecture on Sport for Children and Youth at Michigan State University and the Cal Botterill Legacy Lecture at the University of Winnipeg in recognition of his significant contributions to coach and athlete development.


Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood
Phone: 204-474-102
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Athlete Testing Combines

Athlete Testing

What is a Combine?

This Fitness Testing Combine is a one-stop-shop to get all of your pre, mid, and post-season testing completed in one quick session and receive instant information on results.

Athletes will run through upper and lower body power and strength tests, as well as speed, agility, and quickness drills. These are standard fitness tests that all athletes will see at one point in their sporting career should they want to play at a higher level such as Club, Provincial University/College teams, or National teams.

The Combine is open to all athletes of any sport and any level to come out and challenge themselves in a fun testing environment.

Feel Like a Pro for a Day!

Athletes: get baseline testing done for speed, agility, strength and power in a fun environment while learning about sport protocols.

Coaches: get testing done for your entire team efficiently, at low cost and have their results reviewed by our sport performance experts.

Parents: learn about the sport development pathway and ask questions about strength and conditioning for your kids.

The Combine Includes:

  • Info session for parents/coaches
  • Athlete testing for Speed, Agility, Strength, & Power
  • Review of athlete’s results by Sport Performance Experts
  • Draws, Prizes & Live Music
  • Recovery Snacks and Drinks
  • Canada Games Sport for Life Gift

What does it Cost?

Investment: $30/athlete
Teams with 10 or more athletes can receive a reduced rate of $20/athlete. Please contact us directly for reduced rate and to register your team.

When Are They?

We host our combines annually every fall. If they are popular we’d also like to hold them every spring. This fall we have scheduled three combines. You can attend whichever one suits your schedule.

October 14, 1-4pm
Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School
For more information please email Brittany Bruinooge or call: 204-720-8066.

Saturday November 4, 10am – 1pm
Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School
For more information please email Jordan Koroll or call 204 481-0974.


Saturday December 2, 1pm – 4pm
Steinbach Bible College
For more information please email Jacquie Mazur or call 204-229-2673


Click here to register

Click here to download a waiver form.

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