Early Bird Rates Extended Until APRIL 30!

Hi all.

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

Attention Sheepers!

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 BlackSheep MTB Club Membership & 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!

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!


Trail Development

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


Thunder Bay, Ontario