2017 BC Premier Cyclocross Series

Date

Event

Location

Sept. 24 Cacti Cross Kamloops
Oct. 7 ValleyCross Cultus Lake Chilliwack
Oct. 22 Pumpkin Cross Maple Ridge
Nov. 18-19 Provincial Championships Beban Park Nanaimo
Nov. 25 ValleyCross Mill Lake Abbotsford

Series Standing

Coming soon.

Categories

  • Elite Women
  • Elite Men
  • Intermediate Women
  • Intermediate Men
  • Beginner Women
  • Beginner Men
  • Master Women 40+*
  • Master Men 40+*
  • Single Speed
  • U13, U15, U17, and U19 Women and Men*

* Age as of December 31, 2018

Category Structure

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.

Category guidelines:

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
Age categories Race age is your age as of December 31, 2018

Race Duration

Elite (A) Men

Women

Master Men 40+

60 min

45 min

45 min

Intermediate (B) Men

Women

Master Women 40+

Single Speed

U19, U17 Boys and Girls

45 min

45 min

45 min

45 min

45 min

Beginner (C) Novice Men

Novice Women

U15, U13 Boys and Girls

30 min

30 min

30 min

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. This helps to ensure that we will have access to these venues for cyclocross racing in the future.

Bike Requirements

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. Failure to do so can result in loss of prize or award. In theme-based races involving costumes, your team/club jersey is still required.

Particular to cyclocross – UCI rules 5.1.055 reads that for the official ceremony those involved are permitted to wear additional clothing.

Prizes

Presentation of the overall series winners will be awarded at the end of the series, and at the Cycling BC Awards Ceremony on November 26th at the Kay Meek Centre in North Vancouver

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.

Officials

There will be a minimum of two commissaires officiating each BC Premier Series race.

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