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 regulation. 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 as well as rider who purchase 1 day event licenses (if available) 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: Local (A), Provincial (AA), and National (AAA).