Cycling BC Member’s Night at MEC Vancouver

MEC 10 percent off

Cycling BC members are invited to join us at MEC Vancouver on Thursday, October 19th, 2017, for an exclusive member’s event. Cycling BC members will receive 10% off all in-store purchases – including bikes

Who

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

What

10% off in-store purchases.

When

October 19, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Where

MEC Vancouver
130 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC

How

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 or are part of a packaged discount.

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.

 

Cyclocross Category Announcement

In the fall of 2016, Cycling BC sought to simplify our licensing by offering two kinds of licences:  a Provincial RIDE licence, which covers folks for club events, novice and grassroots racing where self-seeding is available, and the BC RACE (UCI) licence, which allows folks to race in sanctioned events at the A, AA, and AAA level, according to their licence categories, and to gain upgrade points, series points, and compete for BC Championship titles. Grassroots racing remains unchanged from 2016:  all Provincial RIDE and BC RACE (UCI) Licence holders are able to race in categories as determined by the race organizers.

Early this year, we received feedback from the XCM organizers, specifically around premier series race participation levels being negatively impacted by restricting category level racing to UCI licence holders.  Given that this was the first year Cycling BC offered XCM races, we worked to reach a compromise wherein Provincial RIDE licence holders and One-Day licence holders could race in their age category along with BC RACE (UCI) licence holders, but would not qualify for series points or the provincial championship.  As XCM races within the province currently operate with age-delimited categories, we concluded that this change could be made without compromising the level or safety of these races.

We are now receiving similar feedback from the Cross community, sparked by the elimination of the late season UCI Cross-only licence. Since most cyclocross races within the province currently run self-seeded categories, we have concluded that a compromise similar to the one reached earlier this year is possible. For Premier Series and Provincial Championship races, Provincial RIDE licence holders may self-seed into ability categories, except ELITE, along with BC RACE (UCI) licence holders, at the discretion of the race organizer.  Following regulations consistent with all other disciplines, RIDE licence holders will not be able to gain upgrade or provincial series points and will not be racing for the Provincial Championship.

For 2018, Cycling BC is considering the feedback we’ve received and will be bringing a membership structure proposal to an EGM to be scheduled in early October.  We welcome your feedback as we go through the discussions and hope to see many of you contribute your ideas to changes we make for the coming year.

Sincerely,

Erin Waugh

Executive Director

Cycling BC

Online Voting is now open for Board of Directors Elections

Online voting is now open for Cycling BC’s 2017 Board of Directors election.

Five directors will be be elected this year, and board positions will be held for a term of two years, beginning at the Annual General Meeting on June 21, 2017. Positions will be decided on by a vote open to current members of Cycling BC, registered as of May 21, 2017.

To read about the candidates and submit your vote online, click here.

Online voting will remain open until 7 pm, June 20, 2017. You may also vote at the AGM on June 21st, either in person or by proxy, as long as you have not previously submitted your vote online. The deadline to submit notice of proxy is June 14th, 2017.

For more information on the 2017 Annual General Meeting, please visit our AGM page here.