OCA Seminar day

The OCA is hosting a series of seminars this fall in an effort to support the growth and future direction of cycling in Ontario. The seminars, to be held on November 19, are sponsored in part by the Ontario Trillium foundation, which sees the needs for strong, self-sustaining events and grass roots development in the province.

Doug Detwiller, inventor of Sprockids will share his experiences about the programme and how to attract youth to cycling - his enthusiasm for the sport has taken a simple idea and created a programme that attracts young people of all ages. Sprockids has grown in the last 15 years and is now present in 15 countries around the world.

USA MTB Hall of Fame member and IEG seminar professional speaker, Laird Knight will speak on 'winning event sponsorships.' Laird has over 23 years experience as mountain bike race organiser and his company, Granny Gear Productions, has earned a name in the industry for most innovative and successful event organiser.

Chuck Hodge will discuss the intricacies of organising road races. He will touch on all aspects of event organisation - as an athlete, an organiser, technical director and commissaire. Examples will be taken from small event organising all the way up to large event organising - e.g. Tour de Georgia, one of the largest road races of North America.

The OCA office can be contacted on 416.426.7416 for tickets, and with limited space available early bookings are advised - see www.ontariocycling.org for details.

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