Ontario has approved Phase 2 startup and the OCA has approved recreational rides of up to 10 cyclists.
Prior to the ride you need to join the club by going to “REGISTER NOW” on the OSCC webpage and by electronically signing the OCA Covid Waiver. The waiver can be found on the OSCC Web – Forms Page OSCC 2020 Adult and Youth waivers.
Also, physical distancing is required, a gap of 2 meters either in direction of travel for single pace line or a 2 meter gap on the diagonal for a double pace line.
Unfortunately the OCA at this point is not allowing Time Trials to occur.
I discovered the following on my ride today.
10 Side Road east of Highway 10 is now gravel.
30 Side Road from about Participation Lodge to Concession 10 is also gravel.
Toronto lawyer and bicycling advocate, David Shellnut has recently published an article advising cyclists on what to do in the event they are involved in an accident. Very interesting read.
The OSCC executive have reviewed the Risk Management Plan as it pertains to Tri-Bikes. Although the Risk Management Plan states NO Tri-Bikes on group rides, we have agreed to allow them if you do not have an alternate road bike. The stipulation is you must not ride on the aerobars in the pack and must have easy access to your brakes at all times. It is not the intent of the OSCC to dis-allow participation on our group rides, however given the diversity of the group, e.g. skills and ability, safety is of utmost importance.
Here is what remains at Runner’s Den if anyone wants to buy a Christmas present.
As part of National Coaches Week, the Ontario Cycling Association is
proud to announce the launch of several initiatives focused on
increasing female cycling coaches in Ontario. These initiatives are
supported through Quest for Gold funding administered by the Coaching
Association of Ontario.
* SUBSIDIES FOR COMPLETION OF NCCP COURSES: Female coaches will be
eligible to apply for up to 70% subsidy for completion of courses
leading to Introduction to Competition certification
* COACH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT: Female coaches may apply for
support to assist with travel and other expense to attend a camp or
competition under the mentorship of a Team Ontario, Team Canada, or
other high level coach
* WOMEN’S COACHING CONFERENCE: The OCA is excited to announce the
hosting of the Women’s Coaching Conference on December 9, 2018 at the
Mattamy National Cycling Centre. This one-day conference will include a
series of presenters covering topics applicable to today’s cycling
athletes. Workshops will be delivered both in-class and through
For more details: OCA Womens Coaching Initiative Information.
WALTERS FALLS TT TONIGHT IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.
Some of you are concerned about the sizing of the jerseys that we are ordering. The samples are no longer at Runner’s Den so here is the Sugoi sizing chart to help you choose. The style we are ordering is Evolution Sugoi calls it “Semi-Fit” meaning it is not a tight fitting race jersey not a baggy relaxed fit style.
In case you missed this on the Bulletin Board…
Congrats to Robert Starrs on a brilliant 2nd place in the 40 lap (10km) Men’s Cat 1 Scratch Race at the Track Ontario Cup #1 held on Dec 4th at the Milton Velodrome . This was Roberts 1st meet as a Senior Elite having recently moved up from the Junior ranks.
The complete Ont Cup event recording can be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKlP5QbnVlw with Robert’s scratch race starting at the 3:33:04 mark
Full results can be found on the Race Timing website @ http://racetiming.ca/eventpage.php?EventId=1701
Men’s Cat 1 Scratch Race Result : http://racetiming.ca/results/E1701/M1-SCR-F-R.htm
Please note that members don’t have access to live points data. What is embedded in the Members page is a snap shot, updated monthly, when I remember 😉
I updated it today.
Ride leaders use a database to record every event and this will be used for distributing OSCC dollars for the points party.