ABOUT

Manitoba Cycling Association

The Manitoba Cycling Association Inc. (MCA) is the not-for-profit provincial governing body for cycling. The MCA is affiliated with cycling’s National body, Cycling Canada Cyclisme, which operates under the authority of the world governing body for cycling, the Union Cycliste Internationale. Under the umbrella of Sport Manitoba the MCA’s mandate is to develop athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers. The MCA represents the cycling disciplines of RoadMountain Biking,  and Cyclo-cross.

Development programs under the MCA umbrella include the Kids of Mud ProgramBMX, and the Provincial Cycling Program.

01

Mission

To promote the growth of Cycling in Manitoba

02

Vision

To enrich the lives of Manitobans through Cycling

03

Values

  • Capacity Building: “We will continually seek ways to advance our mission and as a result, have a positive impact on our community”
  • Community Champions: “We will partner with community leaders to promote our mission and vision”
  • Connection: “We are united in purpose while respecting the unique ways that people contribute to our sport. We share openly to support our collective progress towards our goals”
  • Fun: “We will celebrate the joy of cycling and encourage all age and ability levels to ride”
  • Integrity: “Our words will match our actions. We will seek to be trustworthy, authentic and honest in all we do”
  • Pursuit of Excellence: “We strive for excellence in our organization, our people, and our performance.  We celebrate the rich history of cycling and recognize our successes”

Key success factors

Adaptability – Alignment – Capacity – Collaboration – Inclusion

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Core Values

Community: The cycling community is made up of competitors, race organizers, coaches, officials, educators, volunteers, clubs, shops, advocacy groups, recreation, transportation, MCA members and partners. Together with leaders in the cycling community we will collaborate to grow the sport of cycling.

Excellence: We are in continuous pursuit of excellence in everything that we do from performance and quality programs, to operational effectiveness and event organizational support.

Integrity: We promote the highest standards of ethics. We will conduct ourselves with honesty, transperency, flexibility, and professionalism.

Sportsmanship: Fairplay, inclusiveness, respect, and encouragement are the foundation of our sport.

Sport for Life: We are dedicated to long-term athlete development, supporting a healthy lifestyle for all ages and ability levels.

Working in collaboration with MCA affiliated clubs and members we strive to:

  • Provide structure and guidance for organized cycling in Manitoba
  • Facilitate and communicate activities
  • Develop coaches, athletes, officials & volunteers
  • Promote cycling safety
  • Provide standards & insurance for races
  • Fund development (Development Fund/Bingo Fundraisers)

Our main responsibilities include:

  • licensing of riders, race organizers, coaches, and officials
  • development of learning instructors for cycling clinics & courses
  • training and certification of race officials
  • training and certification of cycling coaches
  • development of new and existing cycling clubs
  • sport development and performance programs including the Kids of Mud programProvincial cycling team (Team Manitoba), Powersmart Manitoba Games, and Canada Summer Games.
  • development and coordination of an annual sanctioned race calendar
  • sanctioning of provincial level competitions
  • insuring cycling races and club activities

Our Clubs:

  • Select and mentor volunteers
  • Organize races and club rides
  • Select a club rep to participate in any/all discipline committees of interest. The Club rep’s role is to to represent their club members and ensure communication flows up to the committee level and back down to the club members (and vice versa).

Our Members:

  • Ride and race to your hearts content!
  • Engage and contribute to their clubs activities (coach, race organizer, club ride organizer, race commissaire or marshall)

Communication:

  • Information and feedback travel from the MCA Board to the discipline committees, clubs and members (and visa versa).