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While Canada will have eight days of sanctioned cyclocross racing on the UCI calendar in 2018, Ontario will boast a jam-packed schedule of events this fall including six of Canada’s UCI events. The Ontario Cycling Association announced the ‘cross schedule and it features three weekly series, four regional events, four Ontario Cups and the provincial championship over the course of a season that runs from September to November.

The three weekly series on the OCA calendar are the Eastern Ontario Cyclocross Series at various locations runs on Sundays from Sept. 23 to Nov. 25, the Nordic Cats Series in Thamesford, Ont. goes on Wednesdays from Aug. 22 to Oct. 31 and the Spinergy Cycling Cross Series also on Wednesdays from Sept. 19 to Nov. 7 in Whitby.

The Ontario Cup series has four events and the provincial championships in it’s line-up. On Sept. 23 the series starts with We Need Even More Cowbell in St. Catherines followed on Oct. 7 by Hardwood Cross in at Hardwood Ski & Bike. On Oct. 21 Dam Cross takes place in Pittock Park Conservation Area followed the next weekend by Baseball Cross at the Barrie Sports Complex on Oct. 28. The provincial championships will be held in Belleville on Nov. 17 and 18.

Additionally, there will be four regional events with Batty Cross and Durham Shredders Cross in Brooklin on Oct. 6 and 13 respectively. Mad Cross on Oct. 20 takes place in Pittock Conservation Area and finally KWCX in Kitchener on Oct. 27.

These events are joined by the six UCI sanctioned race days that take place on Ontario soil. Toronto CX comes back after numerous years of hiatus on Sept. 1 and 2. The Silver Goose in Midland takes place on Nov. 3 and 4. The Canadian championships are in Peterborough on Nov. 10 with Lift Cross on the day after at the same venue.

OCA note that this is the preliminary schedule for 2018 and is subject to change with additional events being added to the calendar upon their confirmation for the upcoming season. The schedule is available at ontariocycling.org/2018-cx-calendar/

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