Ottawa, Ontario (November 19, 2021) – Cycling Canada, in collaboration with the Wheelhouse Cycling Society, Ecoasis Developments LLP, Cycling BC and the City of Langford, has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 Canadian Cyclo-cross Championships and the Bear Crossing Grand Prix, initially scheduled on November 27-28, due to the current state of emergency in the province of British Columbia.
With highways in the BC Interior and the Vancouver region remaining in various states of closure as a result of massive floods, Cycling Canada and its various stakeholders felt that it was safer for participants to compete at a later date once the situation is under control. The event will be postponed to the UCI-mandated national championships weekend of January 8-9, 2022, pending approval from the UCI. Participants currently registered for the event will be contacted by the organizer in the coming days regarding options for transfer of registration.
“Recognizing the difficult situations that many British Columbians are facing, we felt that it was appropriate to postpone the event while we wait for things to normalize,” said event organizer, Jon Watkin. “As we work through the event logistics, we will continue to keep participants and volunteers updated on next steps and registration.”
Individuals looking to provide support for people impacted by the floods are encouraged to donate to the Red Cross British Columbia Floods and Extreme Weather Appeal, which provides humanitarian assistance to the people in and around affected areas.
Source: Cycling Canada
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