2019 BMX Provincial Championships Returns to Ridge Meadows

The 2019 Cycling BC BMX Provincial Championships will be held at the Ridge Meadows BMX track in Pitt Meadows, BC on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

The BC Provincial Championship is the highest-ranking race in the province and is also recognized by Cycling Canada as one of only two events in 2019 where BC riders can qualify for the 2020 UCI World BMX Championships Challenge Classes that are the being held in Houston, Texas from May 26-31, 2020. The only other race BC riders will have the opportunity to qualify for the Challenge Classes at the 2020 World Championships is the Canadian National BMX Championships in Toronto on July 6, 2019.

Photo by Lee Cejalvo

“We’re very excited to have the BC Championships back at Ridge Meadows,” said Chris MacMullen of the Ridge Meadows BMX Club. “Our track is looking forward to welcoming some of the province’s best BMX riders to contend for the provincial championship jersey. Ridge Meadows BMX is proud to be contributing to Pitt Meadows’ and Maple Ridge’s reputation as an awesome cycling destination for all cyclists.”

The Provincial Championships is open to all BMX athletes holding a valid Cycling BC Provincial Race Licence or UCI Licence. It is strongly encouraged that riders have their Cycling BC licence in advance of the event.  Licences can be purchased online through CCN.

There will be NO one-day insurance at the event.

Athletes who don’t have a Cycling BC licence will have the option to purchase one-day insurance and must sign a waiver at the event in order to participate in this race. Riders planning to participate in the Canadian Championships in Toronto must have a UCI licence. For more information on licensing, please contact Cycling BC member services at membership@cyclingbc.net

Online registration for the 2019 BC Provincial BMX Championships is open until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12. Register at https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/7537-bc-bmx-provincial-championships

For the latest details and updates, please visit the Ridge Meadows BMX Facebook Group

 

 

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2019 BC Elite/Masters Road and Time Trial Champions Crowned

Vancouver, BC, May 27, 2019 – There were 206 racers from across the province that lined up this past weekend for the 2019 Cycling BC Elite and Masters Road and Time Trial Championships in Langley B.C. Both events were hosted by Escape Velocity in partnership with Brian Jessel BMW.

 

BC TT Championships photo by TLBVelo Photography

 

The weather was the defining factor to Saturday’s Time Trial with driving rain causing pooling water and debris along the River Road course east of Fort Langley. For the second year in a row, Kelowna resident and continental pro Jordan Cheyne (Elevate – KHS Pro Cycling) stormed to victory in the Elite Men’s race finishing the 40km course in 51:02, 1’14” ahead of his closest rival Justin Homewood (Langlois Brown Racing). In the Elite Women’s race, Isabella Bertold (InstaFund La Prima) completed the same distance in 1:01:26, only 16” ahead of her teammate Helena Coney.

The racers were welcomed by splendid sunshine for Sunday’s road race which took place on the same “Atomic Double” course used for the 2018 championship. This time, however, it seemed that the savviest of racers figured out how to make the challenging terrain work for them, with all races finishing either solo or two person breakaways. The Elite Men set a sizzling pace from the whistle with attacks flying as soon as the group exited the neutral zone. Less than half of the field completed the full 137km. Jordan Cheyne doubled up by taking the Elite Men’s title ahead of Glotman Simpson Cycling teammates Jackson Bocksnick and Amiel Flett-Brown in 2nd and 3rd respectfully.

 

BC Elite Women’s Road Race Championship Podium Photo by TLBVelo Photography

 

It was well worth the ferry ride for the Pauly family, with Ethan (TaG Cycling) holding on to the main field to get the U23 title while his older sister Brenna (Trek Red Truck Racing P/B Mosaic Homes) captured the Elite Women’s road race title. Esta Bovill and Michele Schaeffer of the InstaFund La Prima racing team finished 2nd and 3rd, rounding out a successful weekend for the team in their inaugural year.

Both championship races also doubled as stops along the road to awarding the BC Cup p/b Cobotix. Nigel Kinney holds a slender lead ahead of his Langlois Brown Racing teammate Pat Riddell in the Elite Men’s Series while Claire Cameron (Fluevog’s Crit Nasty) maintains a healthy lead ahead of the InstaFund La Prima women. Jesse Klassen (Independent) and Nichola Bendle (Mighty Cycling) lead the Cat 3 series for Men and Women respectively while Matt Usborne (Independent) has finally unseated Jeff Werner (Langlois Brown Racing) for the top spot in the Masters Men series.

Provincial Championship season continues in a few weeks with BMX, Cross-Country Marathon and Criterium championships occurring on June 15th at various locations. For more information, please visit cyclingbc.net/events.

 

Images from the Brian Jessel BMW Elite & Masters Road/TT championships Courtesy of TLBvelo

Complete results for the 2019 BC Elite/Masters Road Provincial Championships

Complete BC Cup p/b Cobotix Road Series Standings

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.

Cycling BC and Cycling Canada Camps at 2019 Hayman Classic

Youth road cyclists going to the 2019 Hayman Classic Youth Stage Race from May 24-26, 2019 in Penticton have an opportunity to stay after the race and take part in a couple of development camps being put on by Cycling Canada and Cycling BC in partnership with the Hayman Classic.

Cycling Canada’s Road Advancement Camp from May 27-28 is targeted at U19 riders and last-year-U17 riders with ambitions of making it on to Canadian National Team programs this year or next. The camp will include seminars for athletes & coaches and skill-specific sessions with national coaches.

For riders in the U15/U17 age groups, the Cycling BC Talent Identification Camp from May 26-27 will engage younger riders and provide them and their coaches with guidance on making it on to provincial programs and the Cycling BC Targeted Athlete list. Similar to the Cycling Canada camp, this mini-camp will include seminars for athletes & coaches including informal Q&A discussions with guest speakers from Canadian pro-cycling teams. The riders will also be observed and tested for selection to provincial programs.

Both of these camps are an opportunity for athletes to show their talent and learn more about the pathways to get to the provincial and national levels.


Camp Details:

Cycling Canada Road Advancement Camp

Date: May 27-28, 2019
Target participants: U19 and last year U17s
Cost: $100
Registration: https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/Road-Advancement-Penticton-2019

Contact: For more information, please contact Nicholas Vipond at nicholas.vipond@cyclingcanada.ca


Cycling BC U15/U17 Road Talent ID Camp

Date: May 26-27, 2019
Target: U15 and U17 athletes
Cost: $100
Registration: TBA (this page will be updated with the link when registration opens)

Contact: For more information, please contact Tara Mowat at tara@cyclingbc.net