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 no later than May 25th.



BC’s Tristen Chernove Races for Team Canada at Para Road World Cup #1

Cycling Canada has selected a strong team of 12 world-class athletes for the first round of the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup, which will take place in Ostend, Belgium, on May 3-6. This will be the first event during the qualifying period for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, when riders and nations begin to collect ranking points that will determine country quotas for the Games.

The team is led by world champions Shelley Gautier [T1 women] of Toronto, Ontario, and Tristen Chernove [C2 men] of Cranbrook, BC, Michael Sametz (C3 Men) of Calgary, Alberta, as well as former world champion Robbi Weldon [Tandem women] of Ottawa, Ontario, with her pilot Audrey Lemieux of Montreal, Quebec.

“The Para-cycling program is looking forward to its first 2018 Road World Cup,” said Sebastien Travers, Para-cycling Head Coach at Cycling Canada. “As this is the first road event in the Tokyo Paralympic qualification process, we have gathered a team that is able to perform at the podium level, as well as score a high level of UCI points.  This World Cup also marks the debut for some of our new IST staff, who will be able to better service our athletes once they have seen them race.”

Racing will begin on Thursday and Friday with the individual time trials for all categories, followed by the road races on Saturday and Sunday.

Nicole Clermont (C5) St-Denis-de-Brompton, QC
Shelley Gautier (T1) Toronto, ON
Marie-Claude Molnar (C4) St Hubert, QC
Robbi Weldon (Tandem) Ottawa, ON
Audrey Lemieux (Tandem Pilot) Montreal, QC

Tristen Chernove (C2) Cranbrook, BC
Matthieu Croteau Daigle (Tandem) Sherbrooke, QC
Benoit Lussier (Tandem Pilot) Montreal, QC
Joey Desjardins (H3) Hawkesbury, ON
Alexander Hyndman (H3) Morpeth, ON
Charles Moreau (H3) Victoriaville, ON
Michael Sametz (C3) Calgary, AB

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.

Para-cycling with Paralympic Gold Medalist Tristen Chernove

Cycling BC Para Cycling ID camp poster


Cycling Canada and Cycling BC are teaming up to offer para-athletes of any age and ability the opportunity to give para track cycling a try.

Over the course of one weekend, you will receive an introduction to the basics of track cycling, check out the Burnaby Velodrome indoor track facility, and learn from Paralympic gold medalist, Tristen Chernove, along with provincial and national team coaches.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. & Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m
Location: Fortius Sport Institute (Saturday), Burnaby Velodrome (Sunday)
Cost: FREE

How to register: E-mail call 604-626-2919


Cycling Canada Board of Directors & Committee nominations open

Nominations are open for positions on the Board of Directors of Cycling Canada (AGM Sept 26th  7pm) and for three of Cycling Canada’s committees (CC Congress Oct 20-22nd 2017 – Victoria) the High Performance, Events and Officials committees.

For the Board, there are 3 positions available for election. This year is also the year of the election of the President (every 4 years).

The Terms of References (TOR) for committees can be found in the Organization Structure document below, around pages 9-10-11 and in the 2017 Election summary below.

The nomination forms are also available for download below. Please note that the dates to return the forms for the Board elections is Sept 12thand for the Committees, October 6th.

Please, review those documents, and if you have any other questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Cycling Canada.


Nomination committee:

Board member:           Hannah Parish

IPC representative:     Erin Waugh (BC)

CEO:                           Pierre Lafontaine


03-1 ENG Policy on Organizational Structure

03-1 FR Politique structure organization

2017 Election Summary_Updated_aug 17th_2017

Formulaire candidature CC 2017_board

Formulaire candidature CC 2017_committee

Nomination Form English 2017_board

Nomination Form English 2017_Committee

We’re Hiring: Full Time Administrative Assistant

Cycling BC is looking for an enthusiastic team player to join our team full time. We value creative solutions to challenges and bring commitment to everything we do.

Cycling BC is the provincial governing body for the sport of cycling in British Columbia, representing the full range of disciplines including Road, Track, Cyclo-cross, Mountain Biking, BMX and Paracycling. We are committed to growing the sport in our province and to supporting athletes, clubs and members to the best of our ability. As part of the Cycling BC core team, the administrative assistant is integral to the organization’s success.

The deadline for applications is midnight, April 17, 2017. Click here for the complete position overview, and details on how to apply.