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Updates to the Cycling Canada 2023 National Calendar

Ottawa, ON (Dec. 13, 2022) – Cycling Canada is pleased to announce exciting new additions and updates to the 2023 national calendar of events after its initial unveiling in October.

“We are continuously working towards having the best offerings that we can feasibly deliver when building the national calendar of events in Canada,” said Jolène Dupuis, Cycling Canada’s Events and Officials Manager. “By working closely with our stakeholders, provincial and territorial partners and our dedicated organizers, we are excited to announce the new events, titles and overall updates that we have been able to make for 2023. We hope to continue to strive for more progress towards a diverse and competitive calendar in future years.”

Canadian Gravel Championships

In response to the growth of gravel across the globe, Cycling Canada opened the bidding process earlier this year for the inaugural 2023 Canadian Gravel Championships. After reviewing competitive bids, the event has been awarded to the Paris to Ancaster Bike Race taking place in the Hamilton, ON, region on April 30.

Canada Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Series

Racers can expect a more competitive and extended Canada Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Series (Canada Cup DH) in 2023 with the addition of a fifth event. Sun Peaks Resort and SE Racing will host the final leg of the series on Aug. 19-20 in Kamloops, BC. The full Canada Cup DH calendar will be published on the Cycling Canada website in the coming weeks.

Cyclo-cross Calendar

After a successful 2022, Cycling Canada is excited to start the 2023 cyclo-cross season with the return of the Western Cyclo-cross Challenge in Canmore, AB, on Sept. 23-24. The 2023 Canadian Cyclo-Cross Championships will return to Saanich, BC, on Nov. 25-26 to complete the season.

Also continuing in 2023 will be the National Ranking, which was established in 2022 to continue the development of a national calendar while building an improved call-up mechanism at the Canadian Championships for junior and masters categories. Information regarding additional Challenge events will be shared as it is confirmed.

New Canadian Champion Titles

In recognition of the needs of Canadian athletes and provincial and territorial teams, Cycling Canada is pleased to recognize the following new Canadian Champion titles for 2023:

  • Track Madison: U17 Men & Women
  • Track Scratch: Elite Men & Women
  • MTB XCC: U17 & Junior Men & Women
  • Cyclo-cross: U17 Men & Women
  • Gravel: Junior, Elite/Open & Masters Men & Women

Canada Cup Series Rebrand

After the successful rebranding of the Canadian Championships in 2022, Cycling Canada is happy to announce that the Canada Cup Series will be similarly rebranded. Currently, the Canada Cup Series is offered in BMX racing, cross country mountain bike and downhill mountain bike with the potential to branch out in other disciplines as growth continues. The objective of the rebrand is to create one logo for all current and future series, incorporating the critical elements in Cycling Canada’s overall brand. New branding will be shared with all current Canada Cup organizers and will be featured at Canada Cup Series events throughout the entire 2023 season.

For the full list of events on the national calendar, click here.

Source: Cycling Canada

About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is one of the oldest national sport organizations in Canada and has one simple purpose: to inspire Canadians to cycle. Cycling Canada administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country, hosts national and international events and manages the National Team in all levels of international competition.