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- Elite Men and Women
- Master Men and Women 40+
- Intermediate Men and Women
- Beginner Men and Women
- Single Speed
- U13 to U19 Boys and Girls
Category Structure & Race Duration
Categories are self-seeding. It is the responsibility of the rider to race in the category which best matches their skills, experience and fitness level.
Some category guidelines are:
- Elite – Cat 1, 2 and strong Cat 3 and Junior riders.
- Intermediate – Cat 3, 4 riders with cyclocross racing experience.
- Beginner – Novice riders, first timers and those just entering the sport.
- Master 40+ – For those who are 40 years of age as of December 31, 2016.
- Racers age is considered age as of December 31, 2016.
Master Men 40+
Master Women 40+
U19, U17 Boys and Girls
|Beginner (C)||Novice Men
U15, U13 Boys and Girls
|Kids Race||Laps of modified course|
|Beginner (C) Men||10:00 am|
|Beginner (C) Women||10:02 am|
|Youth (U13 to I15)||10:04 am|
|Elite (A) Men||11:00 am|
|Master Men 40+||11:02 am|
|Elite (A) Women||11:04 am|
|Kids Race||12 pm|
Elite/Master Men Podium
|Intermediate (B) Men||12:30 pm|
|U19/U17 Men||12:32 pm|
|Intermediate Women||12:32 pm|
|Master 40+ Women||12:32 pm|
|U19/U17 Women||12:32 pm|
|Single Speed||12:34 pm|
|*Start times and category groupings are subject to change. If this occurs, we will email all pre-registered races regarding the changes. These changes will be posted at the race.|
A riders accumulating 2 wins or 3 top five finishes in races within a specific category will be required to up-grade to the next category level. Cycling BC will do its best to track up-grades, although it is the responsibility of the riders to self-upgrade.
For categories averaging 10 or less riders, 3 wins brings an automatic up-grade. All riders are eligible to appeal any up-grade.
Master 40 + riders with the required up-grade requirements are recommended to race with the Elite group, but not required.
All lapped riders will finish on the same lap as the first place finisher. If there are 45+ in a category, lapped riders may be pulled by the commissaire.
Series Points Structure
Points will be awarded to the top 75 finishers according to the points table below. In the case of a tie, placing at the last race of the series will be considered the tie breaker.
In the case of a category up-grade, riders will be permitted to carry 50% of their points over to the next category. Once upgraded, the rider is no longer part of the previous category ranking.
Points can be collected in all categories. All events count towards final standings.
Points will be published on the Cycling BC calendar no later than the 4 days following a series race.
Points will be awarded for the following races:
- Sept 27 Whistler CX
- Oct 4 Vanier Park
- Nov 1 Pumpkin Cross
- Nov 8 Valley Cross
- Nov 15 Interior Cross
- Nov 22 South Surrey Cross
Riders are eligible to race Beginner, Intermediate, Master, and Single Speed categories with a Cycling BC citizen license.
Elite (A) riders must hold a UCI race license.
One-day licenses will also be available for $5 (youth) and $10 (adult).
US riders with domestic license can purchase a one-day license for $12. Proof of out-of-country medical coverage is also required.
Presentation of the overall series winner and prizes will be awarded at the BC Championships in Squamish on November 29, 2015.
There will be equal prizing for men and women.
Riders must wear cycling apparel in accordance with UCI rules for final award presentation. Failure to do so will result in loss of award.
All athletes who have placed on the podium must attend the ceremonies. Failure to do so will result in loss of award.
Podium & Awards
All riders receiving awards are required to attend the podium presentation, and wear proper cycling attire (clean cycling kit), as per UCI rules. In theme based races, which involve costumes, your team/club jersey is still required. Failure to do so can result in loss of prize or award.
Particular to cyclocross – UCI rules 5.1.055 reads that for the official ceremony those involved are permitted to wear additional clothing.
There will be a minimum of two Commissaires attending BC Premier Series races.
There will not be any restrictions in regards to type of bike or tire size for Beginner and Intermediate races.
Elite races will be subject to UCI rules when it comes to equipment. This is to help prepare our Elite racers for Nationals and other UCI races.
Race Course Etiquette
Riders are not permitted to ride on courses prior to race day, unless special permission is granted. Courses may also be subject to modification or cancellation due to heavy rain, snow or weather below -15º C.
It is also suggested that all racers allow extra time post-race to assist organizers with clean up and restore the race site.