Cycling Canada is pleased to announce a broad 2024 national calendar featuring both the return and launch of exciting events across the country.
“After an action-packed 2023 season with events reaching coast to coast, we are pleased to announce our full calendar of national and international events for 2024,” said Cycling Canada Events and Officials Manager, Jolène Dupuis. “Our domestic calendar has been built to complement the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, while also providing the best opportunities on home soil for Canadian riders across all disciplines and categories. We are looking forward to seeing more great racing and competitive spirit in the upcoming season.”
The 2024 season will officially begin once again on the track with the Elite and Masters Canadian Championships returning to Milton, ON, on Jan. 5-7. The U17, Junior and Para Canadian Track Championships will return for its second edition in Bromont, QC, at the Vélodrome Sylvan Adams – Centre Multisports Desjardins on March 29-31. During that time, the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton will be gearing up to host the final round of the Tissot UCI Track Nations Cup on April 12-14.
The Canada Cup mountain bike (MTB) cross-country Olympic (XCO) calendar will start May 18-19 in Oro Station, ON, before continuing to Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. The series will return to Dieppe, NB, to lead riders into the 2024 Canadian XCC & XCO MTB Championships in Kentville, NS, before the Canada Cup XCO finals in St. Félicien, QC, on Aug. 24-25. There will once again be UCI cross-country short track (XCC) stops added onto four rounds of the Canada Cup series this year. All Junior events within the Canada Cup XCO series will be sanctioned at a minimum level of UCI C2 including four stops with the UCI Junior Series.
Meanwhile, the Canada Cup downhill (DH) series will run six rounds throughout July and August, starting in Fernie, BC, on July 6-7 with the Dunbar Summer Series. The Canadian Enduro MTB Championships return to Whistler, BC, on July 28 and the Canadian Downhill MTB Championships will run Aug. 10-11 in Sun Peaks, BC. The final round of the downhill series will be held for the first time in Mount Washington, BC, on Aug. 24-25 for the Stevie Smith Memorial Canada Cup. After a successful reintroduction onto our national calendar this year, the 2024 Canadian XCM MTB Championships will make its debut in Thunday Bay, ON, on Sept. 7 to finish off the domestic MTB calendar.
Road cycling will begin in Quebec with the Elite men facing off in the Tour de Beauce June 12-16 before the Elite, Junior and Para athletes arrive for the Canadian Road Championships June 21-24. The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix will be back in Vancouver, BC, on July 10 while the Challenge Sprint and Tour de l’Abitibi get ready to host their events July 15-21 in Quebec. The Tour de Gatineau for pro women returned in 2023 after a hiatus from the pandemic and will be back on the calendar for Sept. 6-8 while the UCI World Tour stops Grand Prix Cyclistes de Montreal and Quebec gear up Sept. 13 and 15 for the pro men.
The gravel season will begin with the Blue Mountain UCI Gravel World Series on June 15 as the Canadian Gravel Championships make their way to Calgary, AB, on June 16.
The BMX racing calendar features back-to-back weekends beginning with the Canadian Championships and first round of the Canada Cup series in Vaudreuil-Solanges, QC, on the UCI-mandated weekend of July 6-7 before its second stop of the series in Drummondville, QC. The series then moves west to Alberta for stops in St. Albert on Aug. 17-18 before the series final heads to Red Deer on Aug. 24-25 to end the domestic season.
The para-cycling calendar will begin and end in Quebec, starting in Bromont on March 29-31 for the Canadian Track Championships before heading back to Montreal May 4-5 for the Challenge Gary Longhi as part of the Défi Sportif AlterGo Paralympic Festival. The para-road season will conclude with the Canadian Championships in St. Georges on June 21-23.
Noticeably absent from the current calendar are the the 2024 Canadian Masters Road Championships and the 2024 Canadian BMX Freestyle Championships, which remain open for applications. Any interested organizer should contact jolene.dupuis@cyclingcanada for more information.
Also absent from the announcement are the remaining events in the cyclo-cross discipline. Cycling Canada is currently working with organizers towards an event application deadline of Oct. 1. Following the review of all relevant applications, Cycling Canada will publish a release with complete event details in late 2023. The full events calendar will be available on the Cycling Canada website at the end of the season in late November.
Source: Cycling Canada
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