Ontario Cup #7

Sir Sam’s Ski and Ride

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Ontario Cup #7


Event Description

We’re…. Ba-aack!  Yes, one quick year away was enough to make us all miss Sir Sam’s Ski and Ride, 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!!!

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 info@sirsams.com

Haliburton – here we come!  Special thanks to My Haliburton Highlands – check them out at www.myhaliburtonhighlands.com



Registration Details

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 MORE accessible than ever!!!  We will have this course pre-marked for most of the summer!!!

No excuses not to get this course DIALED!!!

Get the course map HERE!!!  SirSamsCourseMap copy

Sir Sam’s PDF

 We will be able to update your OCA license number automatically once you receive it.

Note: NO refunds on race entries

Event pricing can be viewed here: 2017-OntarioCupPricing



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  • The Course and Pre-Riding

    The Course

    Climbing, 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!
  • Event Requirements

    Event Requirements

    • 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.

  • Accomodations and Camping

    Accommodations and Camping

    Camping 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

    Event Schedule

    4:00 - 8:00 pm Pre-riding ($10 fee included HST)
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration (event day prices)
    10:00 am Wild Betty's Women's only pre-ride/clinic (Meet near registration)
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm Pre-ride ($10 fee including HST)
    7:30 am - 12:30 pm Registration
    9:00 am

    First Race Starts

    Squirts Men & Women 9-10, Peewee Men & Women 11-12 (1 lap 5.5km total)
    Mimime Men & Women 13-14, Jr/Cadet Sport Women 15-18, Cadet Sport Men 15-16  (2 laps 11km total)
    10:00 am

    Second Race Starts

    Senior Sport Women 19-29, Master Sport Women 30-39, 40-49, & 50, Master Men 60+ (2 laps 16km total)
    Master Sport Men 40-44 & 45-49 & 50-54, Master Men 55-59 (3 laps 24km total)
    Try-an-O-cup Men (2 laps, 16km total)  /  Try-an-O-cup Women (1 lap, 8km total)
    11:45 am

    Third Race Starts

    Cadet Expert Women 15-16 (2 laps 17km total)
    Singlespeed Men, Junior Sport Men 17-18, Junior Expert Women 17-18, Senior Sport Men 19-29, Master Sport Men 30-34 & 35-39, Senior Expert Women 19-29, Master Expert Women 30-39 & 40+ (3 laps 25.5km total)
    1:30 pm

    Fourth Race Starts

    Cadet Expert Men 15-16 (3 laps 24km total)
    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 (4 laps 32km total)
    Senior Elite Men 19-29 (5 laps 40km total)

    * Race distances are all estimates, but generally are very close, based on a 5.5km 9am lap, and all other laps at roughly 8km (Some 1:30pm courses have small, more technical additions)!

    (Award Ceremony ASAP after each race)