2022 BC Cup Downhill Series

The celebrated BC Cup is collective of events forming Canada’s premier downhill racing series. The 2022 BC Cup Downhill Series p/b Cobotix will play out over a series of races throughout the Province, giving racers the chance to accumulate points from May to September, chasing the opportunity to ultimately be crowned the BC Cup DH Series winner.

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2022 BC CUP Downhill Schedule

 

EVENT DATE VENUE RESULTS Registration

Whistler BC Cup

June 24-26
Whistler Blackcomb Results by Category View Results

SilverStar BC Cup | Canada Cup & Provincial Championships*

July 8-10
Silverstar Resort Results by Category View Results

Fernie BC Cup | Canada Cup*

July 15-17
Fernie Resort Results by Category View Results

Panorama BC Cup | Canada Cup*

July 18-20
Panorama Resort Results by Category View Results
Excluded from BC Cup Ranking

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Canadian DH MTB Championships

July 22-24
Kicking Horse Resort Results by Category View Results

Steve Smith Memorial DH – BC Cup

August 26-28
Mount Washington Results by Category Registration open
Big White BC Cup
September 2-4
Big White Results by Category Registration open

Coast Gravity Park BC Cup Final

September 16-18
Coast Gravity Park Results by Category Registration coming soon!

* The Canada Cup is a separate series hosted in partnership between Cycling Canada, its provincial sport organizations and local organizing committee, the Canada Cup Cycling Series is sanctioned by the International Cycling Union (UCI). Note that at dual-sanction BC Cup | Canada Cup events, Elite and Jr. Expert riders will require UCI licenses. All other riders can race using Provincial Race licenses.

The BC Cup Downhill Series is a great tool in preparing our best provincial athletes to compete on the national and international stage. Riders must complete at least 3 races to be eligible for an overall ranking. Six (6) out of the 7 races will count towards total series points, therefore, riders who compete in all 7 races will be able to “drop” their lowest result. Should there be a tie at the end of the series, the finish position in the series final will serve as a tie-breaker.

Seeding runs will be offered at each event and will determine the start order for your race run, but will not count towards the series’ overall points. (Seeding runs for Elite, Junior Expert and U17 Expert categories only.)

For all categories, each rider must complete at least two training runs prior to the race starting on Sunday. Riders who fail to complete two training runs may not be allowed to start at their established race time and receive a DNS.

Each rider must ensure they have read and understood the Mountain Bike UCI rules listed here.

Place  Points  Place Points Place Points
1 200 26 5 51 3
2 175 27 5 52 3
3 155 28 5 53 3
4 140 29 5 54 3
5 130 30 5 55 3
6 120 31 5 56 3
7 115 32 5 57 3
8 110 33 5 58 3
9 105 34 5 59 3
10 100 35 5 60 2
11 95 36 5 61 2
12 90 37 5 62 2
13 85 38 5 63 2
14 80 39 5 64 2
15 75 40 4 65 2
16 71 41 4 66 2
17 69 42 4 67 2
18 66 43 4 68 2
19 64 44 4 69 2
20 62 45 4 70 1
21 5 46 4 71 1
22 5 47 4 72 1
23 5 48 4 73 1
24 5 49 4 74 1
25 5 50 3 75 1

Categories

Category License Code Single Event license Provincial Race License UCI License
Pro-Elite Men DME
Pro-Elite Women DWE
Sport-Elite Men* DME.S
Expert-Elite Men* DME.E
Sport/Expert Elite Women* DWE.S / DWE.E
Junior Men Sport (17-18)* DMJ.S
Junior Men Expert (17-18) DMJ.E
Junior Women (17-18) DWJ.S / DWJ.E
U17 Men Sport (15-16)* DMU17.S
U17 Men Expert (15-16) DMU17.E
U17 Women (15-16) DWU17.S / DWU17.E
U15 Men (13-14) DMU15
U15 Women (13-14) DWU15
Master 35+ Women DWMA / DWMB
Master 35-44 Men DMMA
Master 45-54 Men DMMB
Master 55+ Men DMMC
Prerunner ** N/A - typically U13
Novice Youth Men (11-17) - if blue track available N/A
Novice Youth Women (11-17) - if blue track available
Novice Adult Men (18+) - if blue track available
Novice Adult Women (18+) - if blue track available

* Riders in these categories MUST upgrade upon meeting upgrade criteria, which are listed in the upgrade policy, here. Half of the riders’ current points will be transferred when this occurs.

Riders in any category subject to upgrade may claim an early upgrade if they can produce verifiable results which shows a race time that would have put them in the top 25% of the field “Expert” (U17 or Junior) or “Elite” (Senior Men/Senior Women) category in the same race.

Upgrade forms must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to race time. Upgrade requests must be submitted through the online form, here.

** Pre-runner is a non-competitive category with a max of 3 participants used to test track condition and timing equipment in advance of racing. Pre-runners are generally skilled athletes capable of descending the track comfortably, however, they are ineligible to compete in other categories. Athletes under the age of 13 are typically able to ride as pre-runners however they must contact Cycling BC in advance in order to provide evidence of their competency. This may include A) a letter of support from a recognized coach or B) evidence that they have ridden the particular race track in training. U13 pre-runners who complete the course with a finish time within the top 50% of the U15 race field may be granted permission to compete in that category in future races.