BC Cup Virtual Race Series

Cycling BC, in collaboration with the Echelon Racing Promotions, is pleased to announce the return of the BC Cup Virtual Race Series.

The virtual BC Cup will provide a platform for riders of all levels to stay connected, committed, and will continue to build on the camaraderie of the cycling community.

The series will consist of 3 events between February and March on the RGT Cycling online platform and will be open to men and women at all levels including pro team riders and amateur cycling enthusiasts alike.

Riders are welcome to participate on a race-to-race basis, however, as a BC Cup, riders will have a chance to accumulate points based on their results after each race, chasing the opportunity to ultimately be crowned the BC Cup Virtual Race Series winner.

Race Fans

Series Schedule & Courses

Race & Registration link Date Course Course Distance / Elevation
#1 – Road Race

Register

Saturday February 19 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 27.8km / 300m
#2 – Criterium

Register

Saturday February 26 Canary Warf 1km / 5m
#3 – Road Race

Register

Sunday March 6 RGT Magic road:
Vancouver to Squamish
65km / 1050m

Categories

Racers may seed themselves into the most appropriate category based on the eligibility criteria listed below.

Category

Priority 1

FTP

Priority 2

License Category

Price for licensed racers**

 

Price for non-members
A 4+ w/kg Cat 1/2/3 free $5 per race
B 3-3.9 w/kg Cat 3/4 free $5 per race
C <3 w/kg Cat 4/5 free $5 per race
Open Women* All abilities All categories free $5 per race

*Female racers have the option to race women’s open field or suitable category based on power output.

** Registration is free for members of Cycling BC and other UCI-affiliated provincial or national cycling federations. This includes cycling associations from all Canadian provinces and territories and USA Cycling.

Series Information

RGT Platform

RGT Cycling is a virtual reality cycling simulator that is available for PC, Mac, and Apple TV. It is used in conjunction with iOS and Android Apps and supported training hardware. Users from around the world are able to Go Beyond and connect, ride, race and train together in a virtual reality that creates the real-life cycling experience using advanced physics and better drafting.

RGT believes the future of digital cycling is as an open platform accessible to all cyclists. Therefore, using RGT’s basic features, including joining races and groups rides, is free.

Technical Support Links

RGT getting started guide (Apps and how to)

RGT compatibility

RGT system support guide (accessibility, resolution and connectivity issues)

Performance verification through ebiopassport.com

Prizing

  • Virtual series leader’s jersey will be made available for the overall point leader to wear during subsequent races.
  • Real life winner’s jersey for series winner.

livestream info

All races and categories will be streaming live online with live commentating by Brad Sohner and guests.

Livestreamed via

Cycling BC Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CyclingBC

Cycling BC Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu0Pg-WT91xv1slM9943Jfw

Echelon Racing Promotion Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXU_M_7fYfWYgCkGM_yVtA

Other resources

Race website –  https://cyclingbc.net/about/disciplines/road/bc-cup-virtual-race-series/

Results website – RBTDB.com

Photos – https://tlbvelophotography.pixieset.com/

Race Day Schedule

Date Time PT Time ET Race Title Course Laps
19-Feb-22 1130 1430 Cycling BC Race 1 Cat A IronHorse 3
19-Feb-22 900 1200 Cycling BC Race 1 Cat B IronHorse 2
19-Feb-22 900 1200 Cycling BC Race 1 Cat C IronHorse 1
19-Feb-22 1030 1330 Cycling BC Race 1 Womens Open IronHorse 2
26-Feb-22 1130 1430 Cycling BC Race 2 Cat A Canary Wharf 44
26-Feb-22 900 1200 Cycling BC Race 2 Cat B Canary Wharf 36
26-Feb-22 900 1200 Cycling BC Race 2 Cat C Canary Wharf 30
26-Feb-22 1030 1330 Cycling BC Race 2 Womens Open Canary Wharf 36
06-Mar-22 1130 1430 Cycling BC Race 3 Cat A Sea to Sky to Squamish 1
06-Mar-22 900 1200 Cycling BC Race 3 Cat B Sea to Sky to Squamish 1
06-Mar-22 900 1200 Cycling BC Race 3 Cat C Sea to Sky to Squamish 1
06-Mar-22 1030 1330 Cycling BC Race 3 Womens Open Sea to Sky to Squamish 1