Editor’s Note: The article below has been updated to reflect the status of national events as released by Cycling Canada on March 9, 2021.
With the current BC provincial health orders and restrictions still in place until further notice, Cycling BC would like to highlight and outline several significant decisions that have been made regarding some of the events on the 2021 calendar. Together with viaSport, Cycling Canada, and our community of dedicated organizers, we are working to keep public health and safety as the number one priority.
To date, the following events have been cancelled for 2021: the 5th Edition of the Western Track Challenge slated for a date at the Burnaby Velodrome later this spring and the BC Superweek 2021 road cycling series including the Tour de Delta, New West Grand Prix, Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, Giro di Burnaby, PoCo Grand Prix, and the Tour de White Rock. Both events will be back in 2022, with dates to be confirmed.
The 2021 BC Cup pb Cobotix Downhill mountain bike series has had a shift forward to its schedule as the original series opener at Coast Gravity Park on the Sunshine Coast will move to a later date on the calendar. The second race of the series, which doubles as both a BC Cup and a Canada Cup, will move further down the calendar and replace a rare mid-week BC Open race at Panorama Mountain Resort on Wednesday, July 21st. With these two changes to the 2021 BC Cup DH calendar, the number of (BC Cup) point qualifying races is reduced from nine to eight, and will effectively make the BC Cup & DH Provincial Championships race in Whistler on June 27 as the new series opener. All other dates in the series remain unchanged for now though they will be at the discretion of government/public health orders that are in effect at the time. (Updated: March 9, 2021 – The BC Cup in Whistler on June 27 has been postponed and the BC Cup/Canada Cup DH race at Silverstar on July 11 has been cancelled.)
Cycling BC is continually monitoring updates from viaSport and working closely with organizers across all race disciplines to determine what may be possible for sanctioned events this season if and when the current restrictions are lifted and a return to sport is announced. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.
Remember that while sanctioned events are currently limited, your Cycling BC membership includes ride accident insurance that covers you while you are on a training ride, commuting, or just riding for fun. Coverage is provided for injuries and may also cover a portion of medical bills incurred in excess of your Provincial Health Plan.
Thank you for your continued support as we get through this stretch of the pandemic. We appreciate the efforts you have made this past year and are looking forward to the potential return to sport as BC rolls out its vaccination plans over the next few months. In the meantime, please continue to keep yourself and those around you safe and healthy.