Event Sanctioning & Registration

In order to support the growth of cycling events throughout the province, we offer several levels for event sanctioning and registration. These levels are designed to provide options for organizers and riders: from local grassroots series, to mass-participation fondos, all the way to the provincial, national, and international level events, drawing professional cyclists from across the province and around the world.

All organizers interested in hosting a registered or sanctioned Cycling BC event should submit an expression of interest form (see below) for review.

Please contact Cory Ostertag at cory@cyclingbc.net for information about sanctioning/registering your event for 2019.

Sanction Fees

#of races A – Local Level Cycling BC Sponsored A-Local Level  Club Accredited AA- Provincial Level AAA-National/International Level Grassroots Mass Participation
1 – 3 races $200 per race $75 per race $300 per race $450 per race $25 per race (max 50 riders) <100 riders = $200
4-8 races $150 per race $45 per race $225 per race >100 riders = $200 + $2.50pp
9+ races $100 per race $35 per race $150 per race

How to sanction your event

Only events hosted by Cycling BC affiliated clubs and organizers are eligible for sanctioning. Membership in Cycling BC is required by all participants in Cycling BC sanctioned events. Membership is available by virtue of an annual Ride or Race license as well as 1 event licenses (if applicable for your event).

The following steps a required in order to sanction or register your event:

  • STEP 1 – Become a member of Cycling BC. Register here. If you are an individual organizer, either yourself or another member of your organization needs to be a Cycling BC member. If the event is hosted by a provincial club that is a registered non-profit society, then all board members should be members of Cycling BC.
  • STEP 2 – Affiliate your club or organization with Cycling BC. Affiliate here.
  • STEP 3 – Review our sanctioning summary and determine which level of sanctioning or registration is suitable for your event. If you need help selecting the sanctioning type. Please contact cory@cyclingbc.net
  • STEP 4 – When you are ready to sanction your event, please contact us (races@cyclingbc.net) for an events consultation.

Note – Please be aware that you may be required to prepare an Emergency Action Plan (EAP), a list of permitting parties (landowners, municipalities, provincial agencies, etc.) and a map of road closures if applicable. If you are serving alcohol at your event we will also require a copy of your liquor license.

Sanctioned Events

Cycling BC sanctioning is an official designation approving and licensing cycling events in the province of British Columbia consistent with UCI and Cycling Canada rules and regulations. Organizers who sanction their events with Cycling BC are committed to following the rules and regulations of the sport, to fair play, and to providing a safe environment for racers and spectators alike. As leaders in the community, organizers, clubs, volunteers, and race officials are working together to grow the sport of cycling in our province through sanctioned events.

Benefits of sanctioning
Increased Prestige
Promotion in the provincial race calendar
Points awarded for category upgrades and provincial standings if ‘AA’/’AAA’ and ‘A’ if Cycling BC assigns or approves commissaires
Opportunity for inclusion in the BC Cup Series
Liability Insurance
Sport Accident Insurance Coverage for licensed riders
One-day event insurance available for unlicensed riders
Youth development
High performance projects
Local (A) Provincial (AA) National (AAA)
Commissaires provided by Cycling BC (optional) Event collateral Event collateral
Consideration for inclusion in BC Cup Series Event support staff Event support staff
Tech guide review Tech guide review
Increased pre/post race promotion Increased pre/post race promotion
Increased upgrade points eligibility Maximum upgrade point eligibility
Commissaires provided Commissaires provided

Sanctioned races are split into three levels: A, AA, and AAA. CLICK HERE for more details.

Registered Events

In order to support further growth of grassroots level racing in the province, organizers may choose to register, rather than sanction, their events. Registered events are run following best practices, and have fewer restrictions placed on categories and equipment regulations, in order to provide a more accessible entry point into racing for those new to the sport.

Benefits of Registering an Event

Inclusion in provincial race calendar
Accessible entry point into the sport for new racers
Increased participation in grassroots events
Safe race environment, run to best practices
Liability insurance
Sport Accident insurance coverage for licensed riders
One-day event insurance available for unlicensed riders
Athlete development

Registered events are split into two types: Grassroots, and Mass Participation. CLICK HERE for more details.

Register/Sanction Your Event

Please contact Cory Ostertag at cory@cyclingbc.net for information about sanctioning/registering your event for 2019.