|Sept. 24||Cacti Cross||Kamloops|
|Oct. 7||Valley Cross Cultus Lake||Chilliwack|
|Nov. 25||Provincial Championships Valley Cross – Mill Lake||Abbotsford|
- Elite Men and Women
- Master Men and Women 40+*
- Intermediate Men and Women
- Beginner Men and Women
- Single Speed
- U13 to U19 Boys and Girls*
* Age as of December 31, 2018
US riders with domestic license can purchase a one-day licence for $12, if offered by the organizer. Proof of out-of-country medical coverage is also required. One day insurance will allow riders into beginner categories.
Categories are self-seeding. It is the responsibility of the rider to race in the category that best matches their skills, experience, and fitness level.
Some category guidelines are:
|Elite||Cat 1, 2, and strong Cat 3 and Junior riders|
|Intermediate||Cat 3, and Cat 4 riders with cyclocross racing experience|
|Beginner||Novice riders, first timers, and those just entering the sport|
|Master 40+||For those riders who are 40 years of age as of December 31, 2018|
|Age categories||Race age is your age as of December 31, 2018|
Master Men 40+
Master Women 40+
U19, U17 Boys and Girls
|Beginner (C)||Novice Men
U15, U13 Boys and Girls
|Kids Race||Laps of modified course|
Race Course Etiquette
Riders are not permitted to ride on courses prior to race day, unless special permission is granted. Courses may also be subject to modification or cancellation due to heavy rain, snow or weather below -15º C.
It is also suggested that all racers allow extra time post-race to assist organizers with cleaning up and restoring the race site.
Elite races will be subject to UCI rules when it comes to equipment. This is to help prepare our Elite racers for Nationals and other UCI races.
Mountain bikes will be limited to beginner categories. Riders in categories other than Elite may race on a mountain bike, but will not be eligible for series points if doing so.
Due to hosting venues, fat bikes will not be eligible for series points.
Other than the above restrictions, there are no additional restrictions in regards to type of bike or tire size for Beginner and Intermediate races.
Podium & Awards
All riders receiving awards are required to attend the podium presentation, and wear proper cycling attire (clean cycling kit), as per UCI rules. In theme-based races involving costumes, your team/club jersey is still required. Failure to do so can result in loss of prize or award.
Particular to cyclocross – UCI rules 5.1.055 reads that for the official ceremony those involved are permitted to wear additional clothing.
Presentation of the overall series winners will be awarded at the end of the series. There will be equal prizing for men and women.
Riders must wear cycling apparel in accordance with UCI rules for final award presentation. Failure to do so will result in loss of award.
All athletes who have placed on the podium must attend the ceremonies. Failure to do so will result in loss of award.
There will be a minimum of two commissaires officiating each BC Premier Series race.