2014 Barrie/Simcoe Cycling Team

Announcement, Club News, Development & Racing

2014 Barrie/Simcoe Cycling Team

Comments Off 22 November 2013

The Barrie/Simcoe Cycling Club is pleased to announce that we will be back for another great year of racing in 2014!

The 2013 year was incremental for the team. From team kit updates, to coaching structure and opening the team up to a broader amount of cycling disciplines, the Barrie/Simcoe Cycling team experienced growing pains, matched by recording breaking successes.

2014 Team Information

Whether a returning athlete or new, we have made lot’s of changes to the 2014 Barrie/Simcoe Cycling Team structure. Please be sure to download and read the following documents and email our Team Manager, Brendan Matheson if you have any questions: brendan@barriecycling.com.

 

2014 DOMESTIQUE SCHEDULE

 Barrie/Simcoe Cycling Team Flowchart

About the Team

Thanks to the support of Ontario Trillium Foundation, Centurion Canada, Horseshoe Resort, Norco, Bikeland and Joyride 150, we are able to keep our costs very low for yet another year, providing an opportunity for more community members to participate.

Targeted towards both road and mountain bike disciplines, the Barrie Cycling Club, (a registered Not-for-Profit corporation) have built a team with a goal of providing cyclists of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to grow their skills in a fun and supportive, group environment. We have multiple programs to offer including U/15, U/17, U/23, elite and masters groupings.

Registered athletes will have access to rides with coaches, weekly club rides (with coaches), time trials, interclub road races, use of club power meters, computrainer, and race support through the program. – Robb Meier President

Contact the Barrie/Simcoe Cycling Team

To register or gather more information about the team, email us at development@barriecycling.com.

 

 

Announcement, Development & Racing

BCC Racing & Development 2013

Comments Off 18 January 2013

Ontario, Canada – January 19, 2013 –  The Barrie Cycling Club, in partnership with Centurion Cycling and Horseshoe Resort announced the official launch of the Barrie Cycling Club Racing Development teams on February 1st, 2013. For the Road, Team BCC Racing/Centurion Development sponsored by Centurion Cycling and for the MTB, Team BCC Racing/Name tbd is sponsored by Horseshoe Resort.

About Team

Thanks to the support of Ontario Trillium Foundation, Centurion Canada, Horseshoe Resort, Norco, Bikeland  and Joyride 150, we are able to keep our costs very low, providing an opportunity for more community members to participate.

Targeted towards both road and mountain bike disciplines, the Barrie Cycling Club, (a registered Not-for-Profit corporation) have built a team with a goal of providing cyclists of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to grow their skills in a fun and supportive, group environment. We have multiple programs to offer including U/15, U/17, U/23, elite and masters groupings.

“Registered athletes will have access to rides with coaches, weekly club rides (with coaches), time trials, interclub road races, use of club power meters, computrainer, and race support through the program.” –  Robb Meier President

For a full outline see our BCC Racing Development Team outline
Sign up Today  for the Team Online
Team positions are still available but filling up fast- register online by using our Registration Form,

For more information you can check www.barriecycling.com or email us at development@barriecycling.com.
We’re also on Twitter & Facebook @BarrieCycling.

Announcement, Development & Racing

2013 Development & Race Program Announcement!

Comments Off 31 December 2012

Barrie Cycling Club announce 2013 Development & Racing Program!

Building on the success of last year’s Centurion Development program, the BCC are expanding to support more athletes & disciplines. With support from Centurion Cycling, Norco, Horseshoe Resort, Bikeland Barrie and the Ontario Trillium Foundation BCC will be providing road and mountain bike athletes ages 10 and up with coaching, equipment, rides & race support for the entire year. Elite & Masters teams for both road and MTB are also being established with additional support for racing provided. Confirmed coaches include: Andrew Watson, Andrew Doble, Brendan Matheson, Bill Trayling, Scott and Lesley Johnston.

Thanks to the support of our sponsors and the OTF, we are able to keep costs very low, for the level of support which will be provided to each athlete. We have broken rates up by age/level of coaching required. U15/U17 athletes: $450/yr per discipline (Road/MTB) or $630 for both. U19 athletes: $550/yr per discipline (Road/MTB) or $770 for both. U23 athletes: $550/yr per discipline (Road/MTB) or $770 for both. Elite level athletes: $450/yr per discipline (Road/MTB) or $630 for both. Masters level athletes $300/yr per discipline (Road/MTB) or $420 for both. Athletes will have access to coaching services, race subsidies, race kit, and equipment deals through the program.

Through the Club, we’ll also be providing opportunities for any level of cyclist to receive group, or individualized coaching services for a fee. Stay tuned for more details, and let us know if this sounds interesting.

To get more information, or to join our program email us at development@barriecycling.com!

Barrie Cycling Club presents Provincials Baseball Cross

Club Events

Barrie Cycling Club presents Provincials Baseball Cross

Comments Off 18 October 2012

On Sunday, November 4 2012, the Barrie Cycling Club will be hosting its 6th Annual Barrie Cyclo-Cross Race. This year we are hosting the Provincial Cyclocross Championships!! We are also proud and excited to announce the Specialized Canada, Youth Cyclocross Provincials for athletes between the ages of 10-14! One lucky participant will go home with a BRAND NEW 46cm Specialized CruX Bike!!

This year the event will be held at the Barrie Sports Complex! We can promise loads of parking, and closed roadways during each race for complete safety of all riders. Tech Guide available for download here: Cross Provincials Tech Guide V2

We are super excited about our  location. Not only is it closer to Barrie, but it features a playground for children, a large, covered area in case of inclement weather. The complex also features a fully stocked snack shack, which will be offering racers both a hot breakfast, and a hot lunch, or bowl of chili for when you’re done racing.

We’ll have warm, heated washrooms, and hoses to wash your bike with after your race.

Registration opens at 8am and closes 30 minutes prior to each race start. The course will be open for pre-riding after 8am on Oct. 30th.

PLEASE NOTE: One day licenses will NOT be available for this event.

Cost of the event is $35 pre-registered for all categories other than Junior and Under 17. For these categories the cost is $30 pre-registered. There will be NO DAY OF SIGN UPS. All riders are encouraged to pre-register, through the OCA website.

Race starts will be as follows:
10 a.m. – Master D (60+) Men, Master C Men, U15 & U17 Men, U15 & U17 Women

11 a.m. – Kid’s Race(Ages 10-14)
11:30 a.m. – Master B Men, Elite (incl under 19) Women, Master Women, U19 Men
1 p.m. – U23 Mens, Elite Men, Master A Men

There will be a cash purse for Senior 1/2/3 Male & Senior Female, along with great merchandise prizes for all other categories. Awards will be held immediately following the completion of each race start.

The course is just over 3km in length and is going to be exceptionally spectator friendly, and a challenge for every rider.

We have a great number of sponsors and partners onboard for this year’s race, the prize table will be great!

REGISTER HERE!

Directions from Toronto: http://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=toronto&daddr=Nursery+Rd&hl=en&sll=44.446588,-79.745464&sspn=0.069547,0.055447&geocode=FWoYmgIdcLVE-ymlO8bXkMvUiTF3xLQqUFU1Mg%3BFXo3pgIdYvA–w&vpsrc=0&mra=ls&t=m&z=10

Hope to see you there.
BCC

Announcement, Charitable Events, Clothing Update, Club Events, Club News, Cycling News, Social Night

Big Bike, Tomorrow. Club Kit now online, and BCC/Team BTG Announcement

Comments Off 09 May 2012

Dear Members,

Tomorrow is the BIG BIKE Race, raising money for the Heart & Stroke Foundation http://www.heartandstroke.com. We are SHORT 12 riders for TOMORROW’S race vs the Baydogs TRI Club. We are doing this for a good cause, please ADD YOUR SUPPORT. WE NEED YOU.

The Race is at 7pm, at Georgian Downs Racetrack. Please arrive at 630, wearing Club Jerseys, or Blue shirts!

Click this link to join NOW: http://www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1006860&lis=1&kntae1006860=6C44B131B35A44819AF56B5466B678AF&team=5033277

We have also received a delivery date for our 2012 order of CLUB KIT. I have gone ahead and added all of the items to our online registration system. This includes up to date inventory levels. Once the kit is gone, it’s gone for the year. Please don’t hesitate, make your order early, to ensure you get the size you need.

You can order today, and your kit will be ready for pick up on June 22, or we’ll ship it to you the following week. If you have feedback or questions, don’t hesitate to reply back to this email.

https://reg.ccnbikes.com/index.php/event/barrie-cycling-club-membership/store

Finally, We have some HUGE News in regards to our future direction:

The executive of BCC and Team BTG are stoked to share some exciting information with you.

Over the winter months we have been working together to develop innovative partnerships so we can achieve shared objectives and invest in the future of cycling in our community.

With a renewed vision and leadership, we are pleased to communicate that BCC and BTG are working together to integrate the two Clubs as one. While we continue to work on the timelines, this transition will be of great benefit to the cycling community in Simcoe County.

As you know, the focus for both clubs has been to increase youth participation, community awareness and cycling opportunities for all. By increasing awareness of the sport it is our objective to personify the health and character building attributes that cycling can bring in our community. We are building the culture of the sport through a structured approach, linking fitness, sportsmanship, discipline, fortitude, humility, leadership, and strength of character.

We also intend to provide awareness and support for cycling by helping local athletes’ progress through the sport of cycling from grassroots participation through to the elite level Provincially and Nationally.

Our efforts to date have resulted in being named the Ontario Cycling Associations first “Youth Certified Club” and the creation of Team Centurion Development Canada consisting of young riders from both clubs.

Over the season you’ll see the Blue / Red of Team CDC, Blue / Black of BTG, and the Blue / Yellow of BCC on the roads and trails together.

Scheduled club rides are posted online and members of both clubs are welcome to attend any or all, we really look forward to growing the size of our rides & events through this partnership.

If you have any input, comments, or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact myself, or Kelly-Anne. It’s going to be a great season, I look forward to seeing all of you on your bikes!

Yours in Sport,

Barrie Cycling Club

Announcement, True Sport

What Sport Can Do – The True Sport Report

Comments Off 23 November 2009

Why we produced the report?

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport commissioned this report on behalf of the True Sport Movement – Canada’s national movement for sport and community. 

Our goal with this report is to provide the evidence that sport can be a powerful and positive influence in our communities.   We want to help communities, policy makers at all levels, business leaders and those in sport, to see the tremendous potential that lies within our community sport system. We hope that they will work together, and come up with new approaches that put this potential to work for Canadians.

There is one very simple idea at the heart of this report – good sport can make a great difference.

We encourage decision-makers to take full advantage of the information when planning policies and programs for their constituents and communities. We hope that they will work together and come up with new approaches that put this potential to work for Canadians.

What is the report?

The report is a comprehensive document outlining the public benefits of community sport. “What Sport Can Do: The True Sport Report” outlines conclusive proof of how good sport can be used intentionally to positively influence a wide range of societal goals, including child and youth development, crime prevention, education, social inclusion and economic and environmental sustainability.  

The report demonstrates that sport can be used to influence public policy to the benefit of Canadians in the following areas:  

We encourage you to take a look at the report for innovative information on how the deliberate use of sport, with collaboration from all sectors, can be used to the benefit of your community.

Health

  • Sport can increase the number of active Canadians, and increasing physical activity levels by just 10 per cent would save Canadians over $150 million annually in direct health costs alone. 
  • Participation in sport can stem the tide of child obesity – 10 per cent of Canadian children aged 7 -13 are currently at risk of disability, disease and premature death because they are obese.

Child and youth development

  • Youth involved in sport are more likely than non-athletes to eat healthily and weigh less, and less likely to smoke, use drugs, engage in sexual activity, or feel bored or hopeless.
  • Girls experience particular benefits from sport due to its protective effects against osteoporosis, anxiety, depression, suicide and adolescent pregnancy.

Social development 

  • Sport can help to strengthen communities by building social capital and fostering greater inclusion of marginalized groups like the disabled. 
  • Sport can help to facilitate the integration of newcomers.

Economic development

  • Sport plays a significant role in the economy of Canadian communities by providing jobs and enhancing skills and productivity. 
  • Sport contributes to economic development and renewal. For example, in 2004 Canadian households spent $15.8 billion on sport.

Environment sustainability

  • Many investments in community sport are investments in green space, with users often becoming advocates for their protection, proper maintenance and expansion. 
  • New greener standards for sport and recreation facilities are helping to ensure that sport is doing its part to make our communities more sustainable.

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