Oct 27 2014

Mike Garrigan National Champ again!

Former THT athlete and coach Mike Garrigan wins Cyclo Cross Nationals in Winnipeg. Mike started at THT as an athlete, progressed to a coach for Team Hardwood and went on to become the Provincial Cycling coach for the Ontario Cycling Association. We are extremely proud, once again that one of our own has excelled at the National level again. Mike said that “coaching at Team Hardwood was a life changer for him.” Congratulations Mike from all the athletes and families at Team Hardwood and all the athletes across the Province that you have helped!

Sep 22 2014

Amazing Season!

Hey everyone:
I just wanted to congratulate everyone on an amazing season of riding our bikes with our friends and families. This has been one of our most successful seasons ever, both on and off the bikes! Each and every athlete in the program had some amazing personal accomplishments. It is so great to watch you conquer new skills and get faster on your bikes while having a blast with your friends.
It was even more awesome to see the friendships develop not only between the athletes, but also the families and supporters. These friendships can last a lifetime and go well beyond the good times we have on our bikes together!
It was a pleasure to get to know everyone and share one of the coolest sports going with you. As most of you heard at the banquet there are some really cool and amazing things being planned for 2015. It will be our best year ever!! Stay tuned for updates as we get them. You will receive emails and watch our website http://www.teamhardwoodtrek.ca/. We will continue to improve this site and the goal is to have this as the main source of all information for the team.
There are still some fun events left in the season, including the Epic 8 hr, Single Track Challenge, and the Wednesday Night Cyclocross series at Hardwood, so get out and extend your season on the bike and have some more fun.
If you have any questions, regarding anything do not hesitate to send a note or arrange a time to call.
Rob

Sep 20 2014

Banquet This Afternoon/Evening!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the THT season ending banquet to celebrate an amazing season of having fun on our bikes with our friends and families!

 

Date : Saturday September 20th, 2014 (Day before Provincials)
Time: 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: Midhurst United Church, 91 Doran Rd. Midhurst, ON.
Cost: Athletes in all programs-FREE, Family members, $10 each.

Sep 19 2014

Exciting News for 2015!

OCA news release

Aug 16 2014

IMPORTANT: START TIME CHANGE FOR OCUP #6 TOMORROW

Attention all THT families. The start time for the race will be at 9:30 instead of 9 am tomorrow. Accordingly we will move our team warm ups to 8:30.  We will be sending emails to all our groups. It is posted on THT facebook page and check Superfly Racing’s facebook page for details.

 

Aug 14 2014

Help Soren and Paige compete at World’s

Hey THT family and everyone else who checks this out. We have a really unique opportunity to help two of our Alumni team mates Soren Meeuwisse and Paige Foxcroft, compete at the highest level at the Mountain Bike World Championships this year. World’s is in Norway this year and it will be a very expensive undertaking for them to get there to compete.

Both Soren and Paige are amazing young women and talented athletes who went through our program and are now competing at the highest levels and representing not only Canada, but once again proving what an amazing development program we have at Team Hardwood-Trek. They both are amazing role models for the younger athletes in our program and take the chance to ride with them when their busy schedules permit.

Attached are links to their fundraising sites. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated and help them achieve their goals of representing Canada at World’s.

 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-soren-to-represent-canada-at-mtb-worlds

http://paigefoxcroft.blogspot.ca/p/paiges-support-fund.html

Aug 10 2014

THT Family Fun Day-Sunday Aug. 24

We will be having a family fun day on Sunday August 24th to celebrate another amazing season of family, fun, friends and riding. This event is open to ALL Team Hardwood-Trek groups from Trailblazers to Gold athletes….AND ALL FAMILY MEMBERS.

Please join us for a day of FUN!!, riding, games, a bbq lunch and a scavenger hunt. There will be something to do for everyone and maybe even a few surprises. Times are from 10-2.

Send an email to rob@totalrecallcanada.com to confirm your attendance and how many will be coming by Monday August 18th so we can ensure there is plenty of food for everyone.

Aug 10 2014

THT Gold and Silver athletes excel at Ontario Summer Games

A group of our athletes travelled to Windsor for the Ontario Summer Games to compete in the mountain bike events on August 7th and 8th. There were 3 different events, an individual time trial, cross country race and a team time trial. All the athletes had some amazing performances and left it all out on the course for each and every event.

Congratulations on podium performances to: Sarah Fabbro, 1st U16 Women’s XC, Dana Gilligan, 3rd U16 Women’s XC, Colton Woods, 1st Men’s XC, Brandon Lee, 3rd Men’s XC.

On an interesting note for the next games, THT athletes placed 4 in the top 6 of the Men’s U15 race and both relay teams had awesome performances considering they were racing against several National Champions and medal winners in Cadet and Junior  categories.

The games was so much more than just the racing as athletes from across the province got together in the spirit of sport and friendship. It was an awesome experience and the look on some of the athletes faces was priceless when they walked into a stadium of thousands of spectators for the opening ceremonies!

 

Jul 17 2014

Meet the 3Rox Racing Team

We have arranged for a very special meet and greet with the 3Rox Racing Team. This opportunity will take place this Friday, July 18th at 4 pm at Hardwood. Team manager Kyle Douglas has set aside some time for the THT athletes and has said the whole team is supposed to be there.

Come out and meet Canadian Mountain Bike legend Geoff Kabush, current Canadian Elite Mens Champion Derek Zandstra, Cam Jette, former THT athlete Marc-Antoine Nadon, as well as Mikalea Kofman and Amanda Sin. These athletes represent Canada all over the world and are taking time out of their Nationals prep to meet us.

We will keep this as a very quick meet, will go in small groups and I am sure they will have a moment to sign a jersey, or something else and maybe a quick photo too. We may even have a moment for a quick group photo with the team. Bring your cameras.

For those that can make it, we will meet a few minutes early and get organized so we can meet the gang but not be too intrusive as they prepare for the National Championships the next day.

Look forward to seeing everyone who can make it there!!

Jul 14 2014

Sea of White Rocks the Big Nickel!

THT had another stellar race weekend for the Canada Cup in Sudbury. The athletes got the course dialed on the pre-rides, followed by some cool swimming, rock jumping and an awesome team dinner at the Caruso Club. The athletes got a little rowdy on the bocce courts and playing foosball, but it’s hard to harness all that energy indoors for more than 20 minutes!!

 

The weather gods spared us the threatened rain on race day and the course proved to be in excellent shape. Each and every athlete left it all out on the race course and there were once again some breakout performances and a mass of white jerseys on the podium for the 8:30 awards ceremony. The racing was good, but the hanging out with friends, family and team mates proved even more fun!!

 

Most of the gang stuck around to watch the pros race at 11:30. It is a real treat to watch the best in Canada rip it up, especially when many of them got their start at THT. It is also really cool that all the pros take the time to say hello, share a work of encouragement when we meet on the trails and act as great role models to the younger athletes!! Special thanks to Olympian Emily Batty who always has time for a photo, to sign a jersey,helmet, etc!!

So now it’s time to turn our focus to Nationals and ripping it up on home turf!!

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