|June 24-25||Whistler DH BC Cup||Whistler|
|July 9||Sun Peaks BC Cup/BC DH Championships||Sun Peaks Resort|
|July 16||Panorama DH BC Cup & Canadian DH Championships||Panorama|
|July 23||Kicking Horse Western Open BC Cup||Kicking Horse Mountain Resort|
|August 5||Silver Star Mountain Resort DH BC Cup||Silver Star Mountain Resort|
|September 3||Big White DH BC Cup||Big White Ski Resort|
|September 17||Mount Washington – Steve Smith Memorial DH BC Cup||Mount Washington|
The BC Cup Downhill Series is a great tool in preparing our best provincial athletes to compete on the national and international stage.
Seeding runs will be offered at each event and will determine start order for your race run, but will not count towards series overall points. (Seeding runs for Elite and Junior Expert categories only.)
For all categories, each rider must complete at least two training runs prior to race start on Sunday. Riders who fail to complete two training runs may not be allowed to start at their established race time and receive a DNS. Each rider must ensure they have read and understood the Mountain Bike UCI rules listed here.
Any UCI License holder will be eligible for BC Cup Points in the following categories:
- U15 Men (the course must be approved for this age category by the Chief Commissaire no later than 3 weeks prior to race day)
- U17 Sport Men*
- U17 Expert Men
- Junior Sport Men*
- Junior Expert Men
- Junior Women
- Elite Men (Riders must hold a Pro-Elite UCI Race License (or equivalent))
- Elite Women (Riders must hold a Pro-Elite UCI Race License (or equivalent))
- Senior Men*
- Senior Women*
- Master Men 30-39
- Master Women 30+
- Master Men 40-49
- Master Men 50+
* Riders in these categories MUST upgrade upon meeting upgrade criteria, which are listed in the upgrade policy, here. Half of the riders’ currents points will be transferred when this occurs.
Riders in any category subject to upgrade may claim an early upgrade if they can produce verifiable results which shows a race time that would have put them in the top 25% of the field “Expert” (U17 or Junior) or “Elite” (Senior Men/Senior Women) category in the same race.
Upgrade forms must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to race time. Upgrade requests must be submitted through the online form, here.
Points will be awarded to the top 75 finishers according to the table below.
In the case of a tie, the highest placed rider at the final race (BC Cup Finals, Mount Washington, September 7) will be the overall series winner. Riders must complete 5 out of 7 races to be eligible for an overall ranking.
The minimum prize amounts for the Pro-Elite Men and Women categories are as follows:
10 or more entries:
|1st place: 5x pre-registration entry fee|
|2nd place: 4x pre-registration entry fee|
|3rd place: 2x pre-registration entry fee|
|4th place: 2x pre-registration entry fee|
|5th place: 1x pre-registration entry fee|
5 to 9 entries:
|1st place: 3x pre-registration entry fee|
|2nd place: 2x pre-registration entry fee|
|3rd place: 1x pre-registration entry fee|
|Less than 5 entries: no prize money required (left to the race organizers discretion).|
Note: The “pre-registration fee” is the amount charged for online registration for the Pro-Elite category before the day of the event (no early bird pricing). This does not include any extra fees such as: Lift Tickets, Shuttle Fees, or optional items such as t- shirts or barbeques.
For all other categories with more than 5 entries, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place must be recognized with, at minimum, some kind of appropriate symbolic award such as a medal. The exact type of award is left to the discretion of the race organizer.
Series winners will be awarded at annual Cycling BC awards gala. The overall winner of each BC Cup category will be published once confirmed.
Riders must wear clean cycling apparel (comprising of clean shorts and clean team/sponsor jersey). Failure to do so will result in the loss of the award.
Riders who have placed in the top 3 (and top 5 for Elite Men/Elite Women) must attend each podium ceremony. Failure to do so will result in the loss of award.