On October 14 and 15, 2023, members of the Golden Horseshoe Cycling Hub, attended the Mansfield Outdoor Centre in Mulmer, ON for a 2-day training camp.  

The weekend featured 2 days of riding the amazing trails at Mansfield Outdoor Centre as well as a skills session with Mel Poel from Stoked MTB.  Mel, is from Hamilton, ON, and is an amazing skills coach with tons of experience coaching riders of all abilities and a great role model for riders. 

Riders arrived Saturday under clear sky’s and perfect riding weather and hit the trails.  The ride was followed by a team spaghetti dinner with all the fixings. There was lots of team building around the campfire and on the trails.  Riders spent the nights in the cabins at the venue.  

Riders woke up to a hearty breakfast of pancakes, bacon, sausage, and eggs, Sunday morning.  Mel Poel kicked off Sunday morning with an amazing skills session that even a little rain didn’t detract from.  After the skills session and a brief stop for everyone to refuel, the riders hit the trails again.  

The feedback from riders and parents was and overwhelming hands down best event of an amazing year.  Huge thanks to all the parents and volunteers that helped with all the prep work, cooking, cleaning, setup, and teardown.  

Special thanks to Ontario Cycling and funding provided from the Tony Osbourne Fund.

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