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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
Kids of MudSeema Saini
Mountain BikeJackson
  • 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




Posted in News

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

Attention ALL winter cyclists! Important Offer

Fatbiking? Cycling to work? Riding with friends?

Cycling Canada/Manitoba Cycling offers their members insurance coverage for Liability and Sports Accident when they are participating in “sanctioned activities” (including approved club rides).  Did you know that you may not have any coverage (above and beyond your Provincial health coverage) when participating in non MCA sanctioned activities?

Typically, any “activities” deemed outside our core insurance program, would not be covered, however, we can offer MCA members an optional Liability and Accident policy with No deductible which fills the gap.

We can offer all cyclists (who become general members) 24/7 coverage as a result of an accident directly arising from the use of a bicycle. Key features are as follows:

A. Third Party Liability Coverage $1,000,000

B. Personal Accident ($25,000 or $50,000 available) 


$1,000,000 Liability & $25,000 Accident Coverage: Basic Premiums $50 

$1,000,000 Liability & $50,000 Accident Coverage: Basic Premium is $100 

Further details on the coverage can be found (HERE)

How to apply:
1. Become a MCA member for a little as .16 cents per day (annually): (HERE

2. Complete the 24/7 liability & accident application (HERE)

3. Email your application to Peter Fetherston at Holman Insurance: 

or phone (905) 886-5630 Ext 1428 if you have any questions.

Even if you are not riding with a club, participating in MCA sanctioned events, or racing there are still personal benefits to becoming a MCA member.

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Posted in Did you Know?, Insurance, News

Annual Club Affiliations – due Jan 31

Attention Club Presidents/Administrators:

Friendly reminder to affiliate your club/trade teams for the 2019 calendar year with the MCA by Jan 31, 2019. Register (HERE)

Annual Fee $115.00.

All Clubs and teams need to be registered with the MCA before individual licenses can be printed.

A revised list of 2019 club contacts will be posted to the MCA website early February.  

Clubs interested in setting up a Club page for their members can do so free of charge thru  Contact the MCA at 204-925-5686 for more information.

Thank you for your support.

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Posted in Clubs, News

Optional 24/7 Insurance coverage

Did you know as a member of the Manitoba Cycling Association, you can purchase additional 24/7 cycling coverage coverage as a result of an accident directly arising from your use of a bicycle.  Read more (Here).

MCA Members also have access to purchase additional coverage for bicycles including all perils for physical damage, theft of your bicycle, crashing your bicycle (even while racing) and accidental damage. Read more (Here).

How do you access the additional coverage?

  1. If you are not already a MCA member, you can become one for approximately 16 cents a day (HERE)!
  2. Download and complete the optional insurance application (HERE)!
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Posted in Did you Know?, Insurance, News, Training

PSO Fitness Centre Discount for your athletes and teams

The Canada Games Sport for Life Fitness Centre offers memberships to PSO teams that train in the Performance Centre, and we’d now like to make this available to all PSOs.

With this membership, your athletes/teams are able to work out by themselves or in groups to train during our regular hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 6:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m
  • Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This special offer annual membership is $299 without classes or $399 with 100 classes.
Regular standard memberships are $459 – offering you up to $160 in discount!
All we require is an approved list of athletes from your organization. The athletes must be 15 years old or older to train in the Fitness Centre. If they are between 15-17, they’ll need their parent/guardian to sign – download the waiver here. 
Need more information or have a question? Give Guest Services a call at 204-925-5931, or email:


Posted in News, Uncategorized

Nominate for Annual Sport and Coaching Awards Deadline February 1

Each year, Sport Manitoba’s Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken Producers aims to recognize and celebrate sport excellence in Manitoba. From our province’s top athletes, to coaches making an impact all over the world, to officials who uphold the values of sport, and to our volunteers who make the delivery of sport possible in their communities – this is the biggest night of all!

Nominate athletes, teams, coaches, officials, and/or volunteers by clicking here – takes 10 minutes!

The Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards presented by Club Regent Event Centre aim to recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements and significant contributions coaches have made to their athletes and their sport through coaching. This is your opportunity to recognize the incredible coaches who’ve made their mark in your sport. 

Nominate your coaches by clicking here – takes 10 minutes!
Sport Manitoba Events Page
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