We’re…. Ba-aack! Yes, back-to-back Provincials at Sir Sam’s Ski and Ride is an obvious choice, with their unparalleled hospitality and AMAZING course, There’s no place better to host the provincial championships!!! Loads of fun, rocky singletrack, plenty of climbing and an awesome atmosphere await!!! **ATTN: all 9:00am riders: The Standard Sunday 9:00am race will take place on SATURDAY, at 3:00pm at the top of the hill! We will shut down Pre-Riding, open up the carpet so everyone can come to the top of the hill and cheer on the youngsters! Racing will resume Sunday at 10:00am, so we can all sleep in a litttle!
UP TO THE MINUTE – Sir Sam’s is hosting dinner at the lodge Saturday Night! Come mingle with your fellow riders, for only $20 per rider. Chicken Cacciatore over plenty of Pasta, salad, dinner rolls and desert. Dinner starts at 6pm Saturday Night, reserve tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Haliburton – here we come! Special thanks to My Haliburton Highlands – check them out at www.myhaliburtonhighlands.com
Event day registrations are available on site Saturday and Sunday. (You must have cash or cheque for late/Day of entries Saturday/Sunday – sorry, no VISA.) Online registration closes at midnight on the Wednesday prior to race weekend. Only ONE Ontario Cup at a time (the next one) will be available for registration online AFTER the full series registration is closed previous to Ontario Cup #1. If we opened every event for the season, we have too many people forgetting which events for which they registered, providing many registration problems! Another great reason to take advantage of the Full Series registration savings!
Pre-riding for this event is made a little tougher in 2017 with a few key trails used in reverse. For this reason, the course wont be pre-marked fully until the weekend prior to the event. You are welcome to use the map, however, and make your way around anytime this summer!
Rough Course Map available on facebook site – courses will be fully marked by Thursday, August 23 at 5pm
**PLEASE NOTE: THE 9am race will switch to Saturday at 3pm. Pre-riding will close for the hour to allow the youngsters to race at the top of the hill!!! Take a break, use the carpet to go to the top, and cheer on our youth!
Note: NO refunds on race entries
Event pricing can be viewed here: 2017-OntarioCupPricing
Course map can be previewed here: sir sams course map 2017
Event Registration: HERE
The CourseClimbing, Rocks, singletrack, views, spectatorship and stunning woods? Check. This course has it ALL!!! Pre-riding is VERY accessible, for several weeks prior to the event! Come support the venue, and ride the great course and trails for only $10!! Sir Sam's is a great destination for a fun summer weekend!
- 9:00 am races – Citizen Permit ($45 adult, $35 17-18 youth, $30 16 and under) or OCA Licence OR one day permits are available on site for $12 ($8 for 14 and under).
- 10:00 or 11:45 am races – Citizen Permit for Try-an-Ocup and Singlespeed, full licences for others, or $12 one day (max 3 per season). Expert Women categories need a complete licence.
- 1:30 pm races – full OCA licence is required for all categories.
*Riders must all have an approved cycling helmet and a mountain bike in working order.
Accommodations and CampingCamping is available on-site for $10/night, many hotels are available in Haliburton, and if you want something a bit more fancy, get a room at Sir Sam's Inn and spa! Another great destination is Bonnie View Inn near Haliburton, Andrea will take good care of you. Nearby Silver Eagle cabins is a quick 1 km away on gorgeous Eagle Lake, while other good, simple accommodations include: Highlands Hotel, Lakeview Hotel, Silver Maple Hotel, and more regal rooms at the Pinestone Inn and Conference Center. Great information on the area can be found at: http://www.haliburton-tourism.com/
Event Schedule* Race distances are all estimates, but generally are very close, based on a 3 km 9am lap, and all other laps at roughly 8km (Some 1:30pm courses have small, more technical additions)!(Award Ceremony ASAP after each race)
Date Time Event 9:00am - 8:00 pm Pre-riding ($10 fee included HST) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Registration (event day prices) 3:00pm PROVINCIALS ONLY!! Standard 9am kids race is moved to 3pm Saturday!! Use the carpet to go to the top of the hill, where our fun, flatter 9:00am race is sure to be a beauty! Pre-riding closes for the hour, all other riders come to the top and cheer on our Ontario Cup youth!!! 9:00 am - 3:00pm 4:00pm - 6:00 pm Pre-ride ($10 fee including HST) 7:30 am - 12:30 pm Registration 9:00am
*9AM RACE HAPPENS 3:00PM SATURDAY!*
*9AM RACE HAPPENS 3:00PM SATURDAY!* *9AM RACE HAPPENS 3:00PM SATURDAY!* *9AM RACE HAPPENS 3:00PM SATURDAY!* 10:00 am
First Race Starts
Senior Sport Women 19-29, Master Sport Women 30-39, 40-49, & 50, Master Men 60-64, 65+ Master Sport Men 50-54, Master Men 55-59, Master Expert Women 50+ Citizen Men, Cadet Sport Men 15-16, Minime Sport Men 13-14 Peewee Sport Men 11-12, Cadet/Junior Sport Women 15-18, Minime Sport Women 13-14, Peewee Sport Women 11-12, Citizen Women 19+ 11:45 am
Third Race Starts
Cadet Expert Women 15-16 Singlespeed Men, Junior Sport Men 17-18, Senior Sport Men 19-29, Master Sport Men 30-39, 40-44, 45-49, Senior Expert Women 19-29, 30-39, 40+ 3 laps 1:30 pm
Fourth Race Starts
Cadet Expert Men 15-16, Junior Expert Women 17-18 - 3 laps Junior Expert Men 17-18, Senior Expert Men 19-29, Master Expert Men 30-39 & 40-44 & 45-49 & 50-54, Senior Elite Women 19-29 - 3 laps Senior Elite Men 19-29 - 4 laps