The Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) says its recent youth recruitment program has been a success. The program was made possible through a joint effort of the Ontario and Canadian governments, and provided a 25 percent reduction in membership fees for 2005 to 225 youth members of the organisation. Over 20% of these were new members.
Several OCA affiliated clubs also benefited from the Club Rewards program by recruiting new youth members into the organization. Several clubs partaking in this program signed up a total of 80 new youth members, including the Ottawa Bicycle Club; St. Catherines Cycling club; Timmins Cycling Club; Milton BMX; Bikefit Sunflower Cycling Club; and Port Elgin BMX.