Ottawa, Ontario (July 26, 2022) – Cycling Canada is pleased to confirm the eleven 2023 Canadian Championships events that will be hosted across the country for the Road, Track, Mountain Bike, Para-Cycling, BMX, Esports and Cyclo-cross disciplines. With athletes competing for the honour of wearing the maple leaf for the duration of the next season, the Canadian Championships represents one of the most important domestic competitions each year.
“We are thrilled to confirm the dates and locations of our 2023 Canadian Championships calendar,” said Josh Peacock, Director of Marketing & Events at Cycling Canada. “The 2023 Championship calendar represents an exciting expansion of the Canadian Championship portfolio into new territory, reaching as far east as Nova Scotia and as far north as Yukon for the first time. Our local organizing committees across the country have been selected as some of the best in the business to showcase each respective discipline at the highest level on the Canadian domestic calendar and we’re thrilled to see these events come to life.”
The 2023 Canadian Championships calendar will kick off early in the New Year with the Elite and Masters Canadian Track Championships to be hosted by Cycling Canada at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario from January 6-8. The winter season will conclude with the second edition of the Canadian Esports Championships, hosted on the RGT virtual platform on March 11-12, before U17, Junior and Para athletes head to the new Bromont velodrome for the first time ever to compete at the Canadian Track Championships from March 31 – April 1.
National competitions will resume in late June with the Canadian Road Championships for Elite, Junior and Para athletes returning to Edmonton, Alberta for the second consecutive year. The following weekend, the Canadian Masters Road Championships will head to Victoriaville, Québec, for the Vélo.Victo.Fest., where athletes of all classes will have the opportunity to qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series.
The Canadian BMX Racing Championships will also be held on the Canada Day long weekend in Drummondville, Québec, while the Canadian BMX Freestyle Championships will return to the Joyride 150 Indoor Bike Park in Markham, Ontario for the first time since 2019 in mid-October.
The Canadian Mountain Bike Championships will be split into three distinct events, starting with the Downhill events from July 15-16 in Fernie, British Columbia, followed by the Cross-Country and Short Track Championships which will head to Kentville, Nova Scotia for the first time in championships history. The mountain bike domestic season will come to an end with the Canadian Marathon Championships, hosted in Whitehorse, Yukon, on September 15-17.
The final Championship event of the year, the Canadian Cyclo-cross Championships, will be held in Victoria, British Columbia. Dates will be announced in the fall of 2022, in line with respective UCI bidding deadlines and approvals. Cycling Canada will be accepting applications for all Cyclo-cross events beginning in the fall of 2022, with a deadline of October 1st.
2023 Canadian Championship Events:
Canadian Track Championships (Elite/Masters)
Organizer: Cycling Canada
January 6-8, 2023
Canadian Esports Championships
Organizer: Cycling Canada
March 11-12, 2023
Canadian Track Championships (U17/Junior/Para)
Organizer: Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont
March 31 – April 2, 2023
Canadian Road Championships (Elite/Para/Junior)
Organizer: Do North Events
June 23-26, 2023
Canadian Road Championships (Masters)
Organizer: Classique des Appalaches
June 30 – July 3, 2023
Canadian BMX Racing Championships
Organizer: Drummondville BMX
July 1-2, 2023
Canadian Downhill MTB Championships
Organizer: Fernie Alpine Resort & SE Racing
July 15-16, 2023
Canadian XCO & XCC MTB Championships
Organizer: Trailflow Outdoor Adventures/Town of Kentville
July 22-23, 2023
Canadian XCM MTB Championships
Organizer: Cycling Association of Yukon
September 15-17, 2023
Canadian BMX Freestyle Championships
Organizer: Joyride 150
October 13, 2023
Canadian Cyclo-cross Championships
Date: TBC (to be announced in Fall 2022)
About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the national sport governing body for cycling in Canada. With the vision of becoming a leading cycling nation, Cycling Canada administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country, hosts national and international events and manages the National cycling teams in all levels of international competition.