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MCA Year End Banquet and Awards is up next on November 25th. 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)

 

 

Posted in Road

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 DisciplineRace Discipline CoordinatorRace Discipline Email address
Cyclo-crossTerry Macykmacyk1984@gmail.com
Kids of MudSeema Saini kom.mbcycling@gmail.com
Mountain BikeJackson LockenJackson.woodcockcycle@shaw.ca
RoadBrendan CadeBrendancade@gamil.com
  • 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 cycling.ed@sportmanitoba.ca 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: https://ccnbikes.com/2014-annual-mca-awards-banquet/store/

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

 

DATE: Sunday, November 16th

 LOCATION: Norwood Hotel/112 Marion St

 SCHEDULE:

  • 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

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Posted in Mountain Bike, News

Commissaire Course (Road/Cross) RSVP by March 10

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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.

Logistics:

  • 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 : arlene.woodcock@hp.com

 

Posted in Commissaire, News, Road, Training

2014 Race Calendar Meeting – Thankyou/Next Steps

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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.

NEXT STEPS:

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

 

 

 

Posted in News

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

Awards powerpoint photo(CLICK HERE)

2013 ANNUAL  AWARDS BANQUET

WHEN:Saturday, November 9th

WHERE: 

  • 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.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • 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 cycling.ed@sportmanitoba.ca.

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

Spring Coaching Clinics (Winnipeg & Parkland) Registration is OPEN

 

COMMUNITY COACHING (suitable for Kids of Mud)

Let’s Ride! Community Cycling- Initiation (CCI) is the NCCP context for coaches who will primarily work with novice, pre-competitive cyclists at the community level, including participants in the Active Start, FUNdamentals and early Learn to Train stages of athlete development. The program is simple, based on a number of pre-designed lesson plans, and adaptable to the varying skill and ability levels of participants. The focus of the program is on having participants develop skills which are basic to MTB, BMX, and Road, in a controlled, off-road, off-trail setting such as a sport field or parking lot.

CCI training has two parts – the “Let’s Ride!” CCI workshop, and a Basic Bicycling Skills workshop. The first workshop provides information on ethical coaching, participants and their needs, basic practice planning, equipment and other important information for coaches of beginner cyclists. The second workshop provides an opportunity for “on-bike” practice in skill teaching and analysis, practice coaching and use of provided lesson plans.  The community initiation classroom course must be completed before you complete the Basic Bike Skills workshop.   On completion, coaches have “Trained” status in NCCP.

Community Course Dates Confirmed:

WINNIPEG

Saturday March 17 – Community Initiation (classroom) (Location SPLC)
Saturday April 21 – Community Initiation (classroom) (Location SPLC)
Sunday April 22 – Basic Bike Skills **weather permitting (Location SPLC)
Saturday April 28 – Community Initiation (classroom) (Location SPLC)
Sunday April 29 – Basic Bike Skills (Location Cabela’s retail store and Bison Butte)
Saturday May 5 – Basic Bike Skills (Location SPLC)
PARKLAND REGION – location TBC
Saturday May 12 – Community Initiation (classroom)
Sunday May 13 – Basic Bike Skills

Facilitator: Monika Robertson (Email: mubouch@shaw.ca)



 

 

 

Requirements to become a Community coach: Coaching Standards Policy

Posted in Coach Clinics

Spring Coaching Clinics – Dates Announced for Winnipeg and Parkland

 

COMMUNITY COACHING (suitable for Kids of Mud)

Let’s Ride! Community Cycling- Initiation (CCI) is the NCCP context for coaches who will primarily work with novice, pre-competitive cyclists at the community level, including participants in the Active Start, FUNdamentals and early Learn to Train stages of athlete development. The program is simple, based on a number of pre-designed lesson plans, and adaptable to the varying skill and ability levels of participants. The focus of the program is on having participants develop skills which are basic to MTB, BMX, and Road, in a controlled, off-road, off-trail setting such as a sport field or parking lot.

CCI training has two parts – the “Let’s Ride!” CCI workshop, and a Basic Bicycling Skills workshop. The first workshop provides information on ethical coaching, participants and their needs, basic practice planning, equipment and other important information for coaches of beginner cyclists. The second workshop provides an opportunity for “on-bike” practice in skill teaching and analysis, practice coaching and use of provided lesson plans.  The community initiation classroom course must be completed before you complete the Basic Bike Skills workshop.   On completion, coaches have “Trained” status in NCCP.

Community Course Dates Confirmed:

WINNIPEG

Saturday March 17 – Community Initiation (classroom) (Location SPLC)
Saturday April 21 – Community Initiation (classroom) (Location SPLC)
Sunday April 22 – Basic Bike Skills **weather permitting (Location SPLC)
Saturday April 28 – Community Initiation (classroom) (Location SPLC)
Sunday April 29 – Basic Bike Skills (Location Cabela’s retail store and Bison Butte)
Saturday May 5 – Basic Bike Skills (Location SPLC)
PARKLAND REGION – location TBC
Saturday May 12 – Community Initiation (classroom)
Sunday May 13 – Basic Bike Skills

Facilitator: Monika Robertson (Email: mubouch@shaw.ca)



 

 

 

Requirements to become a Community coach: Coaching Standards Policy

 

 

Posted in News

Red Cross First Aid/CPR Courses – Registration Now Open

Red Cross Standard Blended First Aid and CPR Course

Course Date is for the Practical Component. Theory part must be completed online prior to the start of the course date.

Upon Registration you will be emailed a link to the online course. (YOUR ONLINE COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE DUE TO INSTRUCTOR THE MORNING OF THE PRACTICAL TRAINING).

Course Date Options in 2018 are;

  • Feb 03,
  • Feb 10,
  • Feb 24,
  • Mar 17,
  • Apr 7

Course hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturdays

Course includes online login for e-learning , course manual(optional), instruction, hands on practice and evaluation by a certified Red Cross First Aid Instructor, and course certificate upon completion.

Course is limited to 12 participants and on-line registration must be completed at least ONE WEEK prior to each course date.

Click HERE to register

Posted in News

Volunteer Manitoba Awards – Deadline Fri, Feb 02/18

More details about the Award categories The Annual Volunteer Awards

Posted in News

2018 Club Affiliations – Due Jan 31/18

Friendly Reminder to all Club Presidents that your club must be affiliated with the MCA before individual licenses can be printed.

Please affiliate your club online (Here).

Annual Fees are due no later than January 31/18, are valid for one calendar year, and are $100 per club.

If you prefer to send us a cheque vs complete your affiliation online, please forward any changes in Club contacts (President/Finance), and provide the contact information you would like to be posted on the MCA website. You will also need to send in your Club ride schedule.

If you have any questions please contact the MCA office at 204-925-5686.

Thank you

Posted in News
Upcoming Events
  1. First Aid Training – Jan 27, 2018

    January 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  2. First Aid Training – Feb 10, 2018

    February 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  3. First Aid Training – Feb 24, 2018

    February 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  4. First Aid Training – Mar 17, 2018

    March 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  5. COACHING – Community Initiation

    March 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm