XCO Canada Cup, BC Championships, and BC Premier Series Final convene in Whistler on June 23rd

On Saturday, June 23, Whistler Blackcomb will concurrently play host to the Canada Cup XCO Race #6, the BC Provincial XCO Championships, and the final race of the 2018 BC Premier XCO Series. Results from this single event will produce the current Canada Cup XCO points leaders, BC’s Provincial XCO Champions, and the BC Premier XCO Series winners.

As this event is a Canada Cup race sanctioned by Cycling Canada and internationally sanctioned by the UCI, UCI rules will apply.

Course Updates for 2018: This year’s course includes lots of new improvements including 600m of new downhill and uphill single-track to replace some of the grinding dirt road sections from previous years. Current conditions have the trails running really well and the course will be fully marked for pre-riding by Wednesday. The start/finish area will be Blackcomb Base 2. View the course map.

Course marking new trail
The course is marked. A new trail dropping off a former road climb.
Fresh singletrack
Fresh singletrack for 2018.

UCI Points Eligibility:
The Junior Expert Men & Women (Canada Cup category) will be eligible for UCI C2 junior points. Elite Men & Women are also eligible for UCI C2 points. No other categories are eligible to receive UCI points.

Licence Requirements:
As this event is also a Canada Cup race, please ensure you are aware of the membership/licence requirements.

Cycling BC would like to clarify important membership/licence requirements regarding all internationally sanctioned events presented in the province of British Columbia. At each of the following events, participants in specific categories will be required to present a valid UCI international licence at registration in order to be allowed to compete in their designated category. Failure to do so will result in entry being denied.

Please note, the licence requirements also apply even if the race is part of a provincial race series such as the BC Premier Series. Points will only be allocated to the racers competing in their respective category as it appears on the license.

Racers requiring a change to their license are asked to contact membership@cyclingbc.net or login to ccnbikes.com to make the change well in advance of the event.


There will be awards ceremonies for each race. All podium finishers are expected to be in attendance.  Awards will be held at the finish shortly after the last racer finishing.

Awards will be held in the following order,

1.       U13 Women
2.       U13 Men
3.       U15 women
4.       U15 Men
5.       Master Women 30-39
6.       Master Men 30-39
7.       Master Women 40+
8.       Master Men 40-49
9.       Master Men 50+
10.    U 17 Women
11.    U 17 Men
12.    Junior Expert Women
13.    Junior Expert Men
14.    Elite Women
15.    Elite Men

Some categories may require up to two podiums ceremonies, depending on the eligibility for the BC Provincial Championships.

Important Links:

Online Registration

Download the Technical Guide (PDF)

Event Website

2018 BC Road Nationals Team

Cycling BC is pleased to announce the team of junior riders who will represent BC at the 2018 Global Relay Canadian Road Championships (Elite/Junior/Para) in Saguenay, QC from June 21-24, 2018.

Riley Pickrell (Triple Shot)
Jacob Rubuliak (Red Devils)
Thomas Schellenberg (Applewood Garneau)
Sean Richardson (dEVo)
Jaxon Slaney (Red Devils)
Sarah Van Dam (Triple Shot)
Elle Bush (dEVo)
Elizabeth Gin (dEVo)


Athletes are selected based on meeting the team selection criteria and points earned in a series of qualifying races. The athletes will be joined and supported by Cycling BC staff and coaches including Richard Wooles (Cycling BC), Brandon Archer (Red Devils), and Tara Mowat (Cycling BC).

Nearly 400 riders are expected to ride in the Global Relay Canadian Road Championships (Elite/Junior/Para) in Saguenay. We offer our congratulations to these young athletes for making it to this point and wish them success in Saguenay as they ride with some of the best junior cyclists in the country.

View the 2018 race schedule and technical guide.

2018 Global Relay Canadian Masters Road Championships Coming to Victoria

In collaboration with the Robert W. Cameron Law Cycling Series p/b Jim Pattison Lexus, the 2018 Global Relay Canadian Masters Road Championships will be coming to Victoria from June 1-3 and will feature some high calibre racing. The Championships courses will be adapted to provide an additional challenge for Masters athletes, as well as athletes competing in the Junior, Elite and Para categories.

“Outside of the time trial, which required a longer course, the Masters competitors will be on the same roads that have hosted our cycling series for many years,” said Race Director Jon Watkin. “There is so much here for visitors, including the Oak Bay Tea Party, the inner harbour landmarks and the incredible Metchosin rural beauty – all which are steps away from the weekend’s activities.”

The action starts Friday evening at Clover Point where the EnergyLab Dallas Road Time Trial returns to the waterfront for a two-lap 21-kilometer race against the clock. The time trial will feature Masters, Junior, Elite and Para athletes who will be racing at incredible speeds of up to 60 km/hr along Victoria’s scenic oceanfront.

Saturday’s action remains rooted in Metchosin where the Global Relay Canadian Masters Road Championships will put road cycling warriors to the test on Metchosin’s gruelling hills. The first person to cross the finish line will be awarded the coveted maple leaf jersey and will become the new Canadian Champion.

On the final day of competition, the Russ Hay’s Grand Prix and the Canadian Road Championships Criterium will be taking place. This family-friendly event will also feature the Tim Hortons Timbit Challenge, which is aimed for children aged between three and ten.

“Cycling has grown exponentially in North America and next weekend, we’ll see local masters cyclists compete against the best in the country,” said Robert Cameron. “The decision by Cycling Canada to crown our series as the national masters cycling championships for the next two years speaks to the success of this series and Victoria’s enthusiasm for the sport.”

  • The 2018 Robert W. Cameron Law Cycling Series include:
  • EnergyLab Dallas Road Time Trial –  June 1
  • Motus Design Cycling Classic/ Global Relay Canadian Masters Road Cycling Championship –   June 2
  • Russ Hay’s Grand Prix / Global Relay Canadian Masters Criterium Cycling Championship – June 3
  • Tim Hortons Timbits Challenge – June 3
  • Broad Street Cycle Fixed Gear Criterium – June 3


Source: Cycling Canada
About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. Founded in 1882, Cycling Canada aims to create and sustain an effective system that develops talented Canadian cyclists to achieve Olympic, Paralympic, and World Championship medal performances. With the vision of being a leading competitive cycling nation by 2020 celebrating enhanced international success, increased national participation and world class event hosting, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country. Cycling Canada programs are made possible through the support of its valued corporate partners – Global Relay, Lexus Canada, Mattamy Homes, Louis Garneau and Bear Mountain Resort – along with the Government of Canada, Own The Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

Prospera Valley GranFondo Supports Youth Cycling

The Prospera Valley GranFondo (PVGF) is proud to work with Cycling BC’s iRide program.

The Prospera Valley GranFondo is a not-for-profit event that aims to give back to the community by passing along event proceeds to local youth organizations such as Cycling BC’s iRide program. In addition to funding support, they also promote awareness about iRide throughout their community and within their marketing programs.

The PVGF is committed to iRide’s success and is passionate about providing young riders with opportunities to experience cycling in a safe and fun environment.

For more information: http://www.valleygranfondo.com/youthcycling




Para Cycling Talent ID Camp – June 1st & 2nd

Cycling Canada in conjunction with Cycling BC is excited to announce it will be hosting a Para Cycling Identification Camp in Vancouver June 1st and 2nd.

The camp will provide athletes interested in competitive Para sport the opportunity to give cycling a try. The purpose of this camp is to find our next para-cycling talent to build the next generation of Canadian para-cyclists.

Para Cycling is open to athletes with physical and visual disabilities of 14 years and older. Competitions include road events such as the Individual Time Trial, Road Race and Track events; Pursuit, Sprint, 1 km and 500m Individual Time Trial. Competitors are placed into 4 broad categories with separate events for each discipline. A basic overview of each category is described below:

Hand Bike: Hand bikes are divided into 5 sub-categories based on the type of lower limb impairment: H1, H2, H3, H4, H5.  Hand bikes are operated using hand controls and compete only in road events.

Tandem: Athletes who are visually impaired or blind compete on a tandem bicycle with a sighted pilot. Tandems compete in both track and road events.

Tricycles are divided into 2 sub-categories based on an impairment that affects balance: T1, T2.  Athletes compete with three-wheeled bicycles that provide better stability.  Tricycles compete in only road events.

Standard Bicycle: Standard bicycles are divided into 5 sub Categories: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5. Athletes are categorized by physical impairments that prevent them from competing in able-body events but still enable them to compete using an upright bicycle. Athletes compete in both track and road events.

The camp will start Friday, June 1, in the afternoon with an information session on para-cycling and testing at Fortius Sport and Health in Burnaby, BC.  On Saturday, athletes will be set up on bikes and will take part in a cycling skills session as well as a short ride in the Vancouver area. Cycling coaches will be on hand to help athletes get fitted on bikes.

Bicycles are available through Cycling Canada if athletes do not have their own. Athletes are required to bring their own athletic wear and cycling helmet to attend the Saturday on-bike sessions.

Athletes interested in attending the camp should contact Phil Abbott at phil.abbott@cyclingcanada.ca no later than May 25th.