This Week in Racing!
The Canada Summer Games starts this week and runs until August 13th. Come check out the events listed below and cheer on our U23 athletes!
July 30 – Mountain Bike/Cross Country: Bison Butte (Women) (Men)
Aug 01 – Mountain Bike/Relay: Bison Butte (Women) (Men)
Aug 03 – Mountain Bike/Sprint: Bison Butte (Women) (Men)
Aug 08 – Road/ITT: Birds Hill Park (Women) (Men)
Aug 09 – Road Race: Birds Hill Park (Women)
Aug 10 – Road Race: Birds Hill Park (Men)
Aug 12 – Road/Criterium: Red River X (Women) (Men)
After the Games
August 13 – Mountain Bike/Back 40: Morden – Presented by Country Cycle. More information HERE
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.
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
- Race Discipline Directors
See Race Calendar Policy (Race Calendar Setting Policy)
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 Coordinator
||Race Discipline Email address
|Kids of Mud
- 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 email@example.com or 204-925-5686
AWARDS BANQUET – Deadline to Purchase tickets – Nov 12
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: https://ccnbikes.com/2014-annual-mca-awards-banquet/store/
- $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)
Mountain Bike Provincial Championships – Saturday Aug 2nd
MTB Provincial championships
Saturday, August 2
Falcon Ski Hill
Race Details (Click Here)
Online Registration closes Aug 1 at midnight
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Race Calendar Meeting – Thankyou/Next Steps
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:
Discipline Directors and Commissaures (2014)
Calendar Setting Policy
Race info part 1
Race info part 2
Race info part 3
2013 Annual Awards Banquet – Nov 9 (5:30pm) “The Roblin Centre”
2013 ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
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 email@example.com.
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 !
Canada Summer Games – Closing Ceremonies Tickets for Athletes/Parents and Guardians
Youth Athletes, Parents and Guardians
Investors Group and Sport Manitoba invite members of the Manitoba Cycling Association Inc. to join us for the Closing Ceremony of the 2017 Canada Summer Games.
Be a part of this nationally televised event and help us send off Canada’s future Olympians. All amateur athletes under the age of 16 – and their parents/guardians – are eligible for this exclusive complimentary* offer.
What: 2017 Canada Summer Games Closing Ceremony presented by Investors Group
Where: Investors Group Field
When: August 13 at 2pm
Claim your complimentary seats here. Click the ‘See Tickets’ button on the screen that appears, then enter this code (MCYA) in the area above the seating chart labelled ‘Enter Offer Code’.
*Maximum of 6 tickets per household and a handling fee of $4.50 per order will be applied. Offer not retroactive to previously purchased tickets. Subject to availability. Offer ends August 6.
To make your ticket order as smooth as possible ensure you have a Ticketmaster account before placing your order and that your Adobe Flash Player is up to date.
About the Closing Ceremony:
The Closing Ceremony, presented by Investors Group, will bring to a close the 26th edition of the Canada Games, celebrate athletes’ successes and pass the torch to the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta. Titled “Grand Summer Party”, the Closing Ceremony will transform Investors Group Field into a summer festival site that will celebrate The Hottest Summer in Half a Century. The two-hour show will also celebrate the natural beauty of the province and call attention to the vibrant culture of its capital city Winnipeg. Perennial favourite Fred Penner and Manitoba’s star fiddler Sierra Noble are among the local artists who will share the stage with Alberta’s country music sensation Brett Kissel.
For more information on the 2017 Canada Games including Schedules, Events, Tickets and Results please visit Canada Games 2017.
Bison Butte – Monday Volunteer Night (July 24) LAST PUSH FOR HELP!
NOTE: VOLUNTEER NIGHT – TIME CHANGE
We will be meeting at 6pm (rather than 4pm) tonight (Monday July 24) at Bison Butte.
There will be some fine tuning of berms as well as some weeding/grass cutting to complete.
This will be the last volunteer night before the competition as commissioning of the site is commencing today.
A special thank you to the crew that came out from Neepawa and worked all day yesterday..and prepared some amazing food to boot!
Looking for Drivers (Bike Transport)
We are looking for community volunteers to load and transport bikes from the U of M to Birds Hill Park and Bison Butte.
Dates: July 27 to August 13
Must be comfortable with backing up trailers, loading and securing bikes for transport, Hualing a trailer, and supervising bike storage at location.
Please contact the MCA at 204-925-5686