High Performance Fund:
The Black Sheep MTB Club has created a fund to assist the development of members striving to become high performance athletes. The intent is to support athletes training seriously for MTB competition, and have goals to advance towards elite level domestic performance and above. The funds are intended to offset a portion of the athlete’s costs associated with racing at such a level
Click the tab “High Performance Fund Application Form” on the left hand side to review the application form.
Eligibility criteria and submission information is detailed on the form.
The BlackSheep Executive will take a moment to discuss the High Performance Fund and answer any questions you have at our first XC Series race held this Sunday, May 24 at Trowbridge – Kinsman Park!
Race Registration at 10AM. See you there!
Our first XC series race, the Mud N’ Mayhem Festival, takes place Sunday May 24! Registration opens at 10AM, race time is 11AM starting from Kinsmen Park – Trowbridge. Join us afterwards for a BBQ, games and prizes in the park! Course details and map will be posted soon on the Blacksheep website and Facebook page.
*Reminder: you MUST be registered as a BlackSheep Member prior to event start time. Registration cutoff time is 11pm on the evening prior, Saturday May 23, this allows us time to generate an up-to-date membership list for the day of the race . You CANNOT sign up to become a member at the race. Please go to:
and register to become a BlackSheep member!
See you soon!
Thank you very much to the Paradis’ for hosting another wonderful Paradis Classic! Kevin and Jiska are great hosts, and this year was no different. The traditional 30K ride started out coolish but ended in summerlike mid 20 temperatures. A BBQ lunch topped off a great morning.
Stay tuned for information about our first XC Race of the season coming up Sunday, May 24!
Just a reminder to everyone to stay out of the fenced area next to Grand Chasm. The ground is extremely unstable. If you notice the fence has been tampered with please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or call City Parks at 625-2941.
There has been some confusion in registering youth using the ccnbikes.com website. The Ontario Cycling Association only offers Citizen Permits (CP) and UCI Licenses for youth as the cost of a CP for a youth member is only $1 more than the Affiliate Club Membership. So, as you are registering an under-18 member select the first option:
Provincial Racing Licenses – Provincial (Citizen) Race License
$40.00 CAD (or the appropriate UCI license if interested).
The Provincial Race License fee consist of the mandatory $39 insurance fee and a $1 youth membership fee. It’s not a bad deal, as this will allow our youth to participate in Ontario in a youth mountain bike or road category or the Ontario Cup Youth Series. In the past some Blacksheep youth have done this while on vacation in southern Ontario.
This was not well communicated by the OCA and as it has caused grief to some of you trying to register, we are extending the Blacksheep early bird rates to April 30.
See you at the Paradis Classic in just over 2 weeks
The TBCC will once again be offering their Annual Spring EXPO on April 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the DaVinci Centre! Come check out the great booths, see what the bike shops have been up to, and reconnect with your fellow cyclists and athletes! BlackSheep will have a booth set up, so make sure to come say hi to a few of our executives!
The season is fast approaching! Make sure you get those early bird registration rates- Only available until April 15/15!
For more information on the EXPO:
For BlackSheep Registration:
See you soon!!
2015 BLACK SHEEP MTB CLUB REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE!
All memberships MUST be completed online through the CCN website.
Please follow the link to complete your 2015 Registration:
Early bird pricing is until April 15, so please spread the word!!!
2015 BLACKSHEEP MTB CLUB MEMBERSHIP AND RACE FEES:
Early Bird Membership Fees
BEFORE April 15,2015
Early Bird Membership Fees BEFORE April 15,2015:
- Student (18 and under) $26
- Adult $71
- Couple $92
- Pay-As-You-Go $16
- Membership Fees AFTER April 15,2015:
- Student (18 and under) $36
- Adult $91
- Couple $112
- Pay-As-You-Go $16
*An additional, mandatory OCA insurance fee of $39.00 per rider will be added to every membership as part of the online registration process.
If you are a licensed rider or a member of Thunder Bay Cycling Club or any OCA affiliated club , the online registration will provide an option to waive the $39 OCA fee”
**For any riders that are planning to participate in this weekend’s fat bike race please take note that we are trying our best to get the online registration open ASAP. Please check back regularly. We will also post to the website and Facebook as soon as the website is live. Thank you for your patience!
Province of Ontario Trails Survey:
“The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has commissioned an online survey requesting information from trail users (and non-users) to help them better understand the importance of trails and their development. The contributions of trails to tourism, recreation, and their economic benefits will be assessed, thereby providing a better platform for where future trail investment should occur.”
Click the link to give your input!
Hello Blacksheep! Has the cold and snow got you thinking about digging in the dirt? Interested in getting more involved with building mountain bike trails?
Your Blacksheep executive includes a Trail Development Committee that meets throughout the winter to plan projects for the club Trail Development Days and submit them to the City of Thunder Bay for review and approval. All trail work in the Shuniah Mines area requires approval from the City of Thunder Bay as the trail network is within City Parks.
If you’re interested in building and maintaining trails through the summer months and want to be part of the planning process then drop us a note at