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Become a Commissaire: Intro to Race Officiating MTB & Cyclocross

Becoming a cycling commissaire is an excellent way for racers and enthusiasts to gain a deeper understanding of cycling and broaden their involvement in the sport they love. As a commissaire, you are able to represent Cycling BC as a trained professional to ensure fair and safe competition. There are opportunities for paid travel and advancement from provincial to national and international certification.

This one-day introductory course is for those looking to know more about cycling officiating. The course will cover the rules, teach you how to read a license, handle registration, provide information about start/finish procedures, manual timing and much more. At the conclusion of the course, you will have a greater understanding of the role of a commissaire, increased knowledge of the mountain bike/cyclocross-specific rules as well as understand how to progress through the ranks from a level C trainee to an international commissaire. The course is also suitable for event organizers, team managers and coaches who wish to learn the principle rules of the sport in order to be more effective in their roles.

Newly trained officials will be able to participate in CBC’s mentorship program, putting into practice the theory and skills learned at the course, under the supervision of experienced commissaires over the course of the 2021 season to complete their level C certification.

A travel grant will be available for those travelling from outside of the region. Cycling BC will cover 50% of travel costs, including mileage and accommodations, to a maximum of $250.

For more information contact Cory Ostertag –

Course Details:

Instructor: Jim Bratrud, UCI Commissaire
Date: Cyclocross November 7, Mountain Bike November 8
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon, BC
Registration fee:  $25 for 1 discipline/day or $45 for both.
Age Requirement: Open to anyone 18+

Register at:!/events/cycling-bc-intro-to-mountain-bike-officiating-course