Sanctioned Events

Cycling BC sanctioning is an official designation approving and licensing cycling events in the province of British Columbia. 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.

For all sanctioned events, riders and organizers are covered under Cycling BC’s insurance policies. All sanctioned races must have timing and commissaires present to ensure safe racing and to ensure that national racing guidelines are respected. Riders must hold a current BC RACE licence in order to race in all categories other than novice/beginner.  Riders holding a Provincial RIDE licence may race in novice/beginner categories only. Given that these conditions are met, results from sanctioned events are eligible for licence category upgrades, according to the upgrade policy, available here.

There are three levels of sanctioning: A, AA, and AAA.

A Level Sanctioning

A Level sanctioning is best suited to local events or club races open to riders outside of the host club or organization.

A Level sanctioned races appear on the Cycling BC calendar, and provide the opening stages to development for local riders. These races must be officiated by a minimum of two licensed commissaires.

For road races, if results are submitted as required, Level A sanctioned races will accrue points for overall provincial points tracking for places 1-5 (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)

AA Level Sanctioning

AA Level sanctioning is best suited to regional events produced to a higher level, attracting riders from a larger area.

AA Level sanctioned events must be officiated by a minimum of three licensed commissaires. These races are eligible for selection to host provincial race series such as the BC Premier Series. Organizers participating in such series are eligible for grant programs, and event support staff. In addition to inclusion on the Cycling BC provincial race calendar, promotional support pre- and post-race is offered through Cycling BC.

For road events, if results are submitted as required, a higher value in points are awarded for overall points tracking. Points for overall provincial standings are awarded to the top 8 places (10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3)

AAA Level Sanctioning

AAA Level sanctioned races are suited to the highest level of competition, attracting Provincial, National and International attendance.

AAA Level sanctioned events must be officiated by a minimum of four licensed commissaires. These races are eligible for selection to host Provincial Championships. Organizers hosting such championships are eligible for the highest level of grant programs from Cycling BC and eligible for additional government funding. Cycling BC provides further event support staff and services. In addition to inclusion on the Cycling BC provincial race calendar, promotional support pre- and post-race also offered through Cycling BC.

All AAA level sanctioned races must have timing and commissaires present to ensure safe racing and national racing guidelines are respected.

For road events, if results are submitted as required, points are awarded for overall provincial standings. Points for Level AA tracking are awarded to the top 10 places (20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2)

Upgrades

Results from all sanctioned races are eligible for consideration for UCI category upgrades, provided they follow the requirements listed above, and provided that results are submitted to Cycling BC by the race organizer. To view the upgrade policy, click here.

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