May 05 2015

Sign Up for OCA Shredders Camp

Hey THT athletes. Just a note that the OCA Shredders Camp is being held/hosted again at Hardwood on May 31st. All of our athletes under 15 years old should sign up for this camp if they are available. It is an awesome day of riding bikes, having fun and meeting new friends. What is really cool is you also get the opportunity to ride with some of the top racers in Canada, many of them who were in this camp only a few years ago, including Soren Meeuwisse, Quinton Disera, Erica Leonard who were all part of Team Hardwood Trek and went on to become Canadian National Champions.

Follow the link and sign up early. This camp fills up fast.

OCA Shredders Camp

May 05 2015

Fantastic First OCup of 2015!!

Team Hardwood Trek opened our account at the first OCup in Woodnewton with some amazing performances by all of our athletes! The weather was the best in recent memory for an early OCup race and it really set the stage for an amazing day of racing our bikes with our friends.

Each and every athlete left it all out on the course and should be extremely proud of their efforts. A big congratulations to many of our athletes who had their first taste of OCup racing, well done on your first effort at a higher level!! There was a huge THT presence on the podiums for the 9 am race, including a sweep of the Squirt boys podium. But equally as important each and every athlete gave 110% effort as witnessed by the dusty faces and tired groans. The most impressive part was the big smiles, high fives and hungry athletes as they devoured the healthy and decadent snacks brought by our families.

What a great start to the season. Really cool to see the athletes having fun with their families and friends on their bikes getting faster each time out!!

Special thanks to the Leliveld family for bringing the team tents and gatorade to every race. John will be asking for help throughout the season to organize food and snacks and get things set up. If you can pitch in that would be awesome.

Next up……more Wednesday Night Racing and then OCup #2 at Kelso.

Apr 28 2015

Wednesday Night Racing Starts!

Hey everyone, the coaches are really excited for the start of Wednesday night racing tomorrow!! We have had a busy off season preparing for what will be our best season ever at Team Hardwood-Trek (THT).

Our online registration process has worked well and our groups are really taking shape. Just a note that we still have space in all of our programs so if you have another young athlete eager to join or know anyone else who may be interested, please have them either check our online process or chat with me directly. We are always excited to add more athletes to the THT family.

Several of our programs have been up and running already and the athletes are already having fun with their friends. For our Trailblazers and Bronze athletes Wednesday is the first chance to meet the coaches and your new friends. Our coaches will be on the lookout for everyone, so watch for Carolyn, Taylor and Luke and they will gather everyone together.

We are looking forward to another amazing season of having fun on our bikes with our family and friends. We are also excited to increase our image and help make more people aware of the amazing things we do. We are working with the local media and increasing our presence on social media. To that end, for all those on twitter, please follow me @thtcoach and retweet and spread the word.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow evening.

 

Rob

Apr 17 2015

Uxbridge Ice Breaker

Hey everyone. Well the season is almost upon us and it is great to get a chance to hit the trails early this year! For anyone interested in getting out and testing their race legs early, our friend Sean Ruppel of Superfly Racing……yes the same Sean that organizes all the amazing OCup’s for us is putting on a real cool, FUN event this Sunday April 19th. It’s called the Uxbridge Ice Breaker and in true Superfly fashion it will be an awesome event. If you are interested, check the following link for details. Get the family together and make a day of it.

Go to Sean’s website, superflyracing.com for all the details.

 

 

Apr 15 2015

Bronze Race 2015

Hello everyone:
Welcome to our new members for 2015 and a big welcome back to everyone from last season!!
I will try to keep this note relatively short, but there will be several important things to take note of in this email. There will be several more emails with information about the season coming in the next week or so.
First will be communications and sign up. Thank you very much to those who have already signed up and taken advantage of our online registration process. To say that the Bronze Race group is growing this season would be an understatement, WOW!! I have included a few names from last season that we haven’t heard from yet in hopes that you haven’t got around to signing up yet. FOR EVERYONE…….Please check the email address we have for you. If you would like another one added or will not be joining us this year, please email Lisa Lee at hardwoodtrek@gmail.com and we will make sure we get our list updated. If you notice, we have the contact info under the athletes names so the coaches can keep track of our group better.
Second item will be coaches. I am still finalizing the coaches for this group for this season. I will be back again this season. I am really excited to let you know that we will be adding coach Jon Barnes to our group this season!! Jon is a member of the Trek Canada mountain bike team, a former member of Team Hardwood-Trek (the old days)!! He also has two athletes in the program as well. I will be announcing the rest of the coaching group shortly. I would like everyone to give Jon a huge THT welcome when we see him as we are extremely lucky to have him!!!!
Last item for this note. Our first training session will be this coming Saturday, April 18th. I will send out a note tomorrow with the location as I am finalizing that. The good news is we will be on trails for our first session this year and we may mix in a little gravel road work as well!! The time will be from 10 am until approximately noon. I will send out a more detailed explanation of our first session when I send out a note on the location.
That is it for now. Remember, please email Lisa Lee if you need any changes to the contact info. I would also ask you to please hold off on any questions for now unless you think it is really crucial, as many of those questions will likely be answered in the emails I will be sending out in the next week.
I can’t tell you how excited Jon and I and the rest of the THT (Team Hardwood-Trek) family are to get things rolling again for 2015. We are looking to make this the best year ever, and always welcome your feedback in an effort to do so.
Rob

 

     Rob Fex – Head Coach
     Team Hardwood – Trek
         705.796.5873

Apr 10 2015

Awesome advice from a World Champ

This advice from current Women’s World Mtb Champ Catharine Pendrel is exactly our approach at Team Hardwood-Trek. We use the 4F formula for everything we do. FUN, FAMILY AND FRIENDS. When we have fun on our bikes with family and friends the 4th F always seems to  happen, we get FAST!!

 

Apr 07 2015

The Rules for Young Cyclists

Note from Rob Fex

Hi All,

An interesting article I wanted to share.

Read it!

Apr 07 2015

REGISTRATION

On behalf of the Team Hardwood Trek (THT) board I am pleased to announce that schedule for all of our programs is now up on our web site (http://teamhardwoodtrek.ca) and registration for the 2015 season is now open. This year we would like all athletes to register through our online registration. The link for the registration is here.

https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=9009&lan=1&cartlevel=1

Once registered you will also have to get a citizens permit from the OCA. This allows the athlete to ride in the Wednesday night race series and O-Cup races. Make sure you select Team Hardwood Trek as your club affiliation. This gives us team points for any O-Cup races that your athlete does. We need to keep our tradition of winning the overall club standings year after year! The link is here.

https://ccnbikes.com/#!/memberships/oca-2015

I would ask that if you intend to join that you do it as soon as possible. THT has a maximum rider to instructor level and we would like to know how many riders we have in each program so we can insure that we have enough qualified coaches.

For all of the athletes looking to join the silver program please note we have added a Thursday night group ride to the schedule and are looking to do a few O-Cup road races. We have done this so that the athletes are more prepared to take the next step to our Gold program.

Looking forward to another great season of friends,family and fun.

Dave Smith
THT Board Chair

Mar 10 2015

THT 2015 BRONZE RACE SCHEDULE

*** Please note: Hardwood Ski and Bike will be closed from Monday June 29th until Tuesday July 14 th for the Pan Am Games.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RACES SERIES – Wednesday April 29 to Wednesday September 2, 2015 – 17 Wednesday nights
***Wednesday training session 6-6:45 ( Please be ready to ride at 5:50)
**Wednesday training sessions during Pan Ams will continue, location to be determined.

OCUP Mtb Race Schedule: Pre-Rides for all OCup races are Friday evening 6 pm.

#1 – Woodnewton Sunday May 3
#2 – Kelso Sunday May 24
#3 – Horseshoe Sunday June 7
#4 – Hardwood Sunday June 14
#5 – Albion Hills Sunday July 5
#6 – Buckwallow Sunday August 9
#7 – Highlands Sunday August 30

Other Events of Interest:

Elementary/High School Mtb races – Hardwood Friday May 22
THT Picture Day Wednesday June 10
THT Family Day Saturday June 20
Pan Am Games -Hardwood Sunday July 12
Summer 8 Hour – Hardwood Saturday July 25
Fall 8 Hour – Hardwood Saturday September 26
Single Track Challenge Sunday October 18

Saturday Training Camps: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Training Camp #1 – Hardwood/Or Simcoe Ed Centre Saturday April 18
Training Camp #2 – Hardwood Saturday April 25
Training Camp #3 – Hardwood Saturday May 9
Training Camp #4 – Hardwood Saturday May 30
Training Camp #5 – THT Family Day -Hardwood Saturday June 20
Training Camp #6 – Hardwood Saturday July 18
Training Camp #7 – Hardwood Saturday August 15

Monday Fun Days: All sessions are at Hardwood in the Training Flats- 6:00-7:00 pm
Fun Day #1 Monday May 11
Fun Day #2 Monday May 25
Fun Day #3 Monday June 8
Fun Day #4 Monday June 22
Fun Day #5 Monday July 20
Fun Day #6 Monday August 10
Fun Day #7 Monday August 24

Mar 10 2015

THT 2015 SILVER SCHEDULE

*** Please note: Hardwood Ski and Bike will be closed from Monday June 29th until Tuesday July 14 th for the Pan Am Games.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RACES SERIES – Wednesday April 29 to Wednesday September 2, 2015 – 17 Wednesday nights.

OCUP Mtb Race Schedule: Pre-Rides for all OCup races are Friday evening 6 pm.

#1 – Woodnewton Sunday May 3
#2 – Kelso Sunday May 24
#3 – Horseshoe Sunday June 7
#4 – Hardwood Sunday June 14
#5 – Albion Hills Sunday July 5
#6 – Buckwallow Sunday August 9
#7 – Highlands Sunday August 30

Other Events of Interest:

Elementary/High School Mtb races – Hardwood Friday May 22
THT Picture Day Wednesday June 10
THT Family Day Saturday June 20
Pan Am Games -Hardwood Sunday July 12
Summer 8 Hour – Hardwood Saturday July 25
Fall 8 Hour – Hardwood Saturday September 26
Single Track Challenge Sunday October 18

SATURDAY TRAINING CAMPS:
***Training camps will be held every Saturday from 10-12 at Hardwood or pre-arranged site. No camps will be held on Ocup weekends.

NEW For 2015
******Thursday night training rides, road/mountain from 5:30 to 7:00. No rides will take place Thursday of the Ocup races

********Silver coaches will check for interest from Silver athletes in participating in 2-3 of the Youth Cup Road Races and schedule accordingly.

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