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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December. 4th 2017

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December 4, 2017 – Oro-Medonte

HARDWOOD SKI AND BIKE ANNOUNCES the amalgamation of Team Hardwood and  Centurion Next Wave Cycling Teams.

Hardwood Ski and Bike is thrilled to announce that this combined team will be called Hardwood Next Wave for 2018 and beyond.

We are excited and proud to announce the amalgamation of the former Team Hardwood Trek and Centurion Next Wave Cycling Teams, to create the new Hardwood Next Wave Cycling Team. Huge thank you to everyone involved in making this happen. Differences were set aside, and the athlete’s needs were put first. There are some exciting opportunities on the horizon for young cyclists in our area. Hardwood Ski and Bike will provide a great home for this inclusive and forward-thinking team. We welcome “our team” home” – Gareth Houben President & General Manager – Hardwood Ski and Bike

 The amalgamation of Hardwood Trek and Centurion Next Wave brings together two teams with similar philosophies – offering every level rider a chance to be a part of a successful program. Increasing cycling performance excellence for all members.

“Team Hardwood-Trek is excited to combine our mountain bike development program with Next Wave Cycling for 2018. By merging these two very successful programs together, athletes and families will now be able to participate in more cycling disciplines, with certified NCCP coaches, all under the same banner. There are now endless opportunities from FUNdamentals to competing at the highest levels. We can’t wait to get going and have more people join the family!” Rob Fex – Co-coordinator Harwood Next Wave Development Team

Hardwood Next Wave will work together to provide a rich experience to every cyclist in the program.  Hardwood Ski and Bike is the facility that these athletes call home.  Bringing these two teams together will create the Next Wave of Casual Riders, Racers, and World Class athletes.

The directors of Next Wave Cycling are excited that with the addition of the youth development component of Team Hardwood, we are now able to offer a full slate of entry opportunities, from learn to ride through to World Cup racing.” Marc Ackert Director – Hardwood Next Wave

Hardwood Next Wave Mission Statement:

To provide an enriching environment that cultivates excellence in skills, performance, and attitude through a tradition of teamwork, humility, and respect.  Our ultimate goal at Hardwood Next Wave is to develop ambassadors, from enthusiasts to world cup athletes, where everyone can experience the values and joy cycling can foster.

About Hardwood Ski and Bike:

Hardwood Ski and Bike is a year-round Mountain Bike and Cross Country Ski facility. Boasting over 80kms of Mountain Bike trails. It is the home of the longest running weekly mountain Bike series in Ontario. Hardwood has hosted many sporting events from multiple MTB National Championships to the 2015 Pan American Games. Offering experiences for those new to the sport of cycling, all the way to athletes competing on the world circuit, Hardwood has something for everyone.

Media Contact:

Louise Jackson

Marketing & Event Manager

Hardwood Ski and Bike

Mobile 1-705-321-5877   

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