BC Cup Downhill Series

The celebrated BC Cup is a collective of gravity-fueled events forming Canada’s premier downhill mountain bike racing series.

The BC Cup will play out over a series of races throughout the season at BC’s most majestic mountain biking destinations.

Racers will have the chance to accumulate points from each race, chasing the opportunity to ultimately be crowned the overall BC Cup winner. Winning the overall BC Cup is no easy feat as BC Cup races attract some of the best riders in the world and are held on exceptionally technical tracks requiring skill, fitness, and mental strength.

This page will be updated with new information throughout the year. Items may be subject to change at any time.

2024 BC Cup Series Schedule

EVENT DATE VENUE REGISTER/RESULTS
Whistler BC Cup Downhill * June 14-16 Whistler Register
Fernie BC Cup | Canada Cup (Dunbar Summer Series) July 6-7 Fernie Alpine Resort Register
Panorama BC Cup | Canada Cup (Dunbar Summer Series) July 9-10 Panorama Mountain Register
Kicking Horse BC Cup | Canada Cup (Dunbar Summer Series) July 13-14 Kicking Horse | Golden Register
Silver Star BC Cup | Canada Cup | 2024 BC Downhill Provincial Championships Aug 2-4 SilverStar Resort Register
Canadian Downhill MTB Championships (Dunbar Summer Series) | Excluded from BC Cup Aug 10-11 Sun Peaks | Kamloops Register
Stevie Smith Memorial BC Cup | Canada Cup Aug 24-25 Mount Washington Register
Big White BC Cup Downhill Aug 31-Sept 1 Big White Resort Register
Coast Gravity BC Cup ** Sept 13-15 Coast Gravity Park Register
* The date of event was updated on Mar.19
** The date of the event was updated on Apr.4

New to Downhill Racing? Download our new rider resource guide.

The BC Cup Downhill Series is a great tool for 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 out of the seven races will count towards total series points, therefore, riders who compete in all seven 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—for Elite, Junior Expert and U17 Expert categories—will be offered at each event and will determine the start order for your race run but will not count towards series points.

For all categories, each rider must complete at least two training runs prior to the race start 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

Coach Plate Requirements at Downhill Races

Starting in 2024, coaches planning to attend Cycling BC-sanctioned Downhill races will need to hold a UCI Technical COACH licence and be pre-registered for the event to get a coach plate and ride the course.

For more information about coach licence requirements, check out: Coach Plate Policy.2024.03.11 (PDF)

Category License Code Single Event or Cycling for All Provincial Race UCI
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 * * *
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.

Updated 2024 Pre-runner Policy:

** Pre-runner is a non-competitive category with a max of 2 participants used to test track conditions and timing equipment in advance of racing. Pre-runners are skilled athletes capable of descending the track comfortably and assigned by the host resort, however, they are ineligible to compete in other categories. The age requirement to be a pre-runner is a minimum of 13 years of age. The Pre-runner’s objective is to ensure that the course is clear and ready for the athletes to race, and to ensure the timing system in place is working properly.

Race #1
June 30 – July 2
Big White | Kelowna
Race #2
July 14-16
Fernie
Race #4
August 11-13
Kicking Horse | Golden
Race #6
August 18-20
Sun Peaks | Kamloops
Race #7
August 25-27
Mt. Washington | Vancouver Island
Race #8
September 15-17
Coast Gravity Park | Sechelt