Sp’akw’us 50 to host 2019 BC XCM Provincial Championships | Stomp Classic Cancelled

In light of the recent cancellation of the 2019 Stomp Classic Cross-country Marathon (XCM) mountain bike race on July 14 in Kamloops, Cycling BC will be moving the 2019 XCM Provincial Championships to the Sp’akw’us 50 on June 15 in Squamish.

Event organizers of the Stomp Classic made the difficult decision to cancel the 2019 edition of the event due to personal matters but have indicated that the Stomp Classic will return in 2020.  As the Stomp Classic was supposed to be both a BC Cup race and host of the 2019 BC XCM Provincial Championships, its cancellation at this point in the season has left Cycling BC to find a new host for the provincial championships.

Fortunately, the organizers of the Sp’akw’us Challenge, a 2-day Mountain Bike Stage Race, have stepped up big time to host the 2019 XCM Provincial Championships at the Sp’akw’us 50 on Saturday, June 15 – Day 1 of the 2-day event.

For those wanting more of a challenge beyond the BC Championships race or who just can’t get enough of Squamish, BC’s world-famous trails, the second day of racing offers a shorter, less technical 35km race course. While only the longer course will count towards the BC Championships, the two events combined, Sp’akw’us 50 (Saturday) and Sp’akw’us 35 (Sunday), make up the Sp’akw’us Challenge.

Cycling BC would like to thank the organizers of Sp’akw’us for hosting the 2019 XCM Provincial Championships on short notice and encourages everybody to sign up and register for the race.

2019 BC Provincial Championship Categories include:

Junior Men (17 and 18 years old)
Junior Women (17 and 18 years old)
Elite Men(riders with Elite:Elite licenses) AKA Pro-Elite
Elite Women (riders with Elite:Elite licenses) AKA Pro-Elite
Masters 30-39 women
Masters 30-39 men
Masters 40+ women
Masters 40-49 Men
Masters 50+ Men

A friendly reminder that only those with a valid 2019 UCI or Cycling BC Race Licence will qualify for the Provincial Championship categories.

Get your licence now.

12 Hours of Glenridge

June 8th is only 4 weeks away and the 12 Hours of Glenridge is just around the corner!   Registration is brisk and over 150 racers are expected to take on the challenge!

Early Registration rates expire May 22nd at Midnight after which rates increase $25 per person in all categories.

Please spread the word and save your friends some cash if they haven’t registered yet. Registration closes Wednesday, June 5th at Midnight.

Register at  www.12hoursofglenridge.com . Relay teams are set up on CCN by registering one person, then others join the team.

A big thank you to the following sponsors for their generous support!

Clearbrook Coffee – Providing Podium Coffee and fresh brew all day long!
Life Cycles Bike Shop – Providing prizing for fastest lap times.
Born Energy – Providing racer nutrition products.
Good Drink – Serving refreshing beverages to racers and crew.
Steam Whistle / Fat Tire – Keeping the Beer Garden supplied!
Roll n Coal BBQ – Catering the pig roast, salads, burgers, and more.
Cycling BC – For their support and marketing
Cahilty Racing and Action Sports Event planning.

MONDAY NIGHT COURSE PREVIEW RIDES.  6:00 – 8:00PM every Monday evening until race day.  Open to registered racers or people considering racing. Onsite Waiver required.  Meet at Glenridge lower driveway, 7585 Lefeuvre Rd Abbotsford.

For more information, please visit https://www.12hoursofglenridge.com/

Race the Ridge – Town Core Criterium Featured at Car Free Day

On June 16, Race the Ridge Town Core Criterium will be the opening act of the City of Maple Ridge’s Car Free Day.

This annual cycling event has raced the streets of Maple Ridge for close to 20 years and has been part of the Race the Ridge Stage Race, traditionally held the last weekend in April. It is also known as one of the best criterium courses in BC. Moving this feature race away from its traditional date has been in the works for the past few years.

“I have been working on creating an opportunity to bring this high speed, entertaining race to the masses. With the City of Maple Ridge strongly supporting cycling events such as this one and to be able to offer my race at their first ever Car Free Day is exactly the partnership I have been looking for,” comments race director Barry Lyster.

Bike racing will start off the day’s festivities at 8:30 am with an open youth race progressing through the categories to the Pro Women’s and Men’s races starting at 11 am. There will even be a kid’s fun lap to be held at high noon.

Car Free Day will be packed with services and activities for the whole family. There will be the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival, Craft Beer Garden, live music, Repair Café, Electric Car display, The Maple Ridge Downtown BIA market, plus much, much more. There is even a Father’s Day pancake breakfast happening during the races!

Race the Ridge Criterium strategically falls at the end of a week of crit races including Victoria’s Russ Hay’s Grand Prix on June 9th, and the Awesome Grand Prix on June 15th in Vancouver which is also the BC Criterium Championship. This will give out of town riders more racing bang for their travel buck!

We are looking for volunteers; if you are interested please email localrideracing@gmail.com.

If you would like to come on board as a sponsor for this year’s event, please email localrideracing@gmail.com.

For Bike Race Information and Registration, go to: www.localride.ca

Source: Local Ride Racing

Cycling BC Members Save 10% at MEC Vancouver on May 16

Cycling BC members are invited to join us at MEC Vancouver on Thursday, May 16, 2019, for an exclusive members event. Cycling BC members will receive 10% off all in-store purchases – including bikes


All current Cycling BC members.
Not a member yet?
Register here.


10% off in-store purchases.


May 16, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 pm


MEC Vancouver
130 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC


RSVP below to let us know how many people to expect.

Please bring your Cycling BC ID to verify your membership.

All items must be in stock and purchased through MEC tills that evening in order to be eligible for the discount.  MEC cannot offer the discount on items that are purchased online, or on out of stock items at the Vancouver location. The discount also does not extend to items that are on clearance, part of a packaged discount, or any Blundstone, Birkenstock, or Glerups products.

Members can put items on hold up to 48 hours before the event and can be picked up at the Member Services Desk during the club night.  Items that have been purchased before the event cannot be returned and re-purchased at the discounted rate (no exceptions).

All participants must be members of Mountain Equipment Co-op in order to make a purchase.  If you are not yet a member of Mountain Equipment C0-op, you are welcome to sign up and purchase a membership ($5.00) at the store that evening.

Cycling BC is proud to partner with MEC to offer opportunities like this to our members.



2019 Hayman Classic Updates | Caravan Driver Training


The 2019 Hayman Classic may prove to be the best edition yet! Each of last year’s stages is back with small refinements to each.  Furthermore, the new ‘ability based’ categories ensure riders can opt for fields that complement their experience, maturity, and fitness.   And don’t worry if you wish to change categories after registration, or even after stage 1 – we’ll make that easy!

Registration fees do jump after May 8th, and again on May 19th,  so sign up soon.



If you are interested in driving a support vehicle during the Hayman Classic, you are required to take the Cycling Canada online course.  The Hayman Classic will cover course fees.   To receive a course link, please email Wes Ochitwa with your full name, phone number and best email address. Wes will send you a link and login details.

Note that taking this course does not guarantee you will drive during any of the stages.  You must complete the course no less than 72 hrs before the race to show up on the qualified driver list. Drivers must also hold a valid UCI Technical license.