For many people, this winter has been another one for the record books. With snow in early November, the polar vortex in January, and the snowfall of February, the arrival of an early spring is on everyones mind.
I have to admit, this winter has been nice to me, Girona is a special place. The morning temperatures range from 0-7 degrees, followed by warmer temperatures in the afternoon.. I’ve been spoiled with wonderful spring like riding for 2 months now, so I can’t complain. But like everything else, all things must come to a close as I prepare to return home in March and change up my ride schedule.
I’m very excited as cycling in Southern Georgian Bay this spring/summer/fall is going to be amazing. From the Collingwood Cycling Club launching their registration just last week along with the youth Mountain Bike Program, and CORC moving forward into their second year, it seems the cycling scene is in full swing for 2019. This year The Blue Mountain Gran Fondo is joining forces with Centurion Cycling and Sea Otter Canada is making its entrance into Canada and in no better place then Collingwood. This year will be packed full of awesomeness for anyone loving bikes! Here is a list of the dates and highlights so you can mark them on your calendar and get involved.
CCC Registration - Club registration opened on February 15th, first 400 members registered before March 1st get the signature CCC jersey as part of the registration.
Youth MTB Registration - Parents can now register their children for the CCC/Pedalpushers Youth Mountain Bike Program. (Free jersey with early bird registration).
The focus of the Youth Program is safety, fun and mountain bike skill development. This program is designed for youth that have had some experience riding off road. They must be comfortable climbing, descending and shifting gears. Skills, drills and trail exploration are the foundation of the program. Each group will have a Coach or Group leader and Parent Helpers.
Required age range for the program is 10-18.
Early bird registration (by March 1st): $120.00 (includes free jersey valued at $100.00) + $35.00 OCA citizen license. If your child is racing Ontario Cups and already have a UCI license they do not need a citizen license.
Regular rate: $140 after March 1st + $35.00 OCA license.
NOTE: A FREE CCC MEMBERSHIP is currently included as part of the Program ($65.00 value). Program runs Monday May 13th to June 24th from 6PM to 7:30PM (excluding Victoria Day).
Collingwood Off Road Club - CORC is a Collingwood based Mountain Bike Club for all ages and abilities, offering weekly rides and events to its members. Each ride/event will be followed by "The Social", which includes food, drink, and fun for all. REGISTER
Blue Mountains Gran Fondo - UCI World Series Road Race Qualifier - June 15, 2019 in partnership with Centurion Cycling (website)
Sea Otter Canada - July 4th to the 7th, 2019 (website)
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the road this spring!