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.
|Big White BC Cup||June 30 - July 2||Big White | Kelowna||View Results|
|SilverStar BC Cup | Canada Cup | BC Provincial Championships||July 7-9||SilverStar Mountain||View Results|
|Canadian Downhill MTB Championships (Dunbar Summer Series) | Excluded from BC Cup||July 14-16||Fernie||View Results|
|Panorama BC Cup | Canada Cup (Dunbar Summer Series)||July 17-19||Panorama Mountain||View Results|
|Kicking Horse BC Cup | Canada Cup (Dunbar Summer Series)||August 11-13||Kicking Horse | Golden||View Results|
|Sun Peaks BC Cup | Canada Cup (Dunbar Summer Series)||August 18-20||Sun Peaks | Kamloops||View Results|
|Mt. Washington Steve Smith Memorial DH BC Cup||August 25-27||Mt. Washington | Vancouver Island||View Results|
|Coast Gravity Park BC Cup||September 15-17||Coast Gravity Park | Sechelt||View Results|
The BC Cup Downhill Series is a great tool for preparing our best provincial athletes to compete on the national and international stage.
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.
Go to the 2023 BC CUP Overall Series Standings
|Category||License Code||Single Event or Cycling for All||Provincial Race||UCI|
|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 conditions 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.