CyclingBC Road News
 July 29th, 2009
Does it feel like the Road season is quickly coming to an end?! If so... it's time to get pumped up for CYCLO-CROSS 2009! The start of the season is just over 1month away so stay tuned to our web for the most recent updates.
BC CUP- CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - Series Calendar to be Posted soon!
 2009 BC Cup Series
The fifth and final race of the 2009 BC Cup Series was held this past weekend in beautiful Sidney BC. 
From the roads around Pacific Spirit park, through the vineyards in Kelowna to the excitement of Yaletown and Superweek, at the end of the Sidney Twilight GP our two original leaders still held a tight grip on the jersey they deserved. I would like to extend a huge congratulations to our 2009 BC Cup Leaders, Justin Kerr (liquid Fitness) and Laura Brown (local ride), for your tremendous accomplishment throughout the 2009 season and BC Cup series!
The hard work of the BC Cup finalists and leaders will be recognized at this years Cycling BC Awards Night, to be held in November (more info to come).    
For complete Sidney Twilight Grand Prix results please visit the latest news section at
Your complete 2009 BC Cup Series and Upgrade Points listing is posted on the Cycling BC BC Cup Points Page.
Just around the corner...
BC Time Trial Championships/ Seymour Challenge Hill Climb 
August 8th/9th
Squamish, BC 
New this year, the Zimich Coaching Club in association with Riley Law and Team Squamish will be hosting the BC Time Trial Championships.
Registration for this event is OPEN NOW! please click here to register using There is no day of race registration, online registration closes August 7th at noon.
Although the Karelo registration shows differently, there is only age categories and an Open Citizen Category available for this event. Please note,  *All citizen license holders and one-event purchasers must ride in the open citizen category*
Please read important information below about bicycle measuring for TT*note changes since last newsletter regarding Junior gearing*
The Seymour Challenge will take place Sunday Aug. 9th.  You will experience and elevation gain of just under 1,000m on this 12.2km course starting at Mt. Seymour Rd and finishing at the entrance to the P3 parking lot.
Registration at Parkgate Community Ctr plaza beginning at 8:30 am, or Online at Karelo.
Shorter distances for U13, U15 and U17
Register for both these events online and save $$
BC Road Race Championships
August 16th
Abbotsford, BC 
Team Coastal Cycling is proud to host the BC RR championships on August 16th in Abbotsford, BC. 
Registration for this event is OPEN NOW! please click here to register using There is no day of race registration, no refunds, and early bird registration is open until August 15th at noon.
This race is organized using age categories and therefore all eligible riders may participate in one of the following categories. Elite Men/Women, U19Men/Women, Masters A,B,C and Masters Women.
 *Citizen license holders and one-event purchasers can not participate in this event. All riders must hold a valid 2009 UCI License*
Equipment Rules and Bicycle Measuring
In the lead-up to the Time Trial Provincial Championship on August 8, Cycling BC would like to remind riders of the equipment rules for the road and track disciplines. Among other things, raising awareness of the equipment rules by requiring compliance with them at provincial events will help BC riders to avoid problems with compliance of their equipment in case they should race outside of BC. Also, compliance with the equipment rules makes the sport more fair for all participants, regardless of the level at which it is practiced.
To that end, riders are expected to compete with bicycles that comply with the UCI regulations, regardless of their race category. Therefore, Cycling BC has prepared a set of guidelines to help riders interpret the equipment rules. It can be found on our web site by clicking here.
This document covers the following key points concerning the equipment regulations for road and track time trials:
- The minimum mass of bicycles (6.8 kg)
- The position and orientation of the saddle
- The maximum extension and angle of the aero-bars
- The maximum length to width ratio of aero-dyamic tubes, particularly as applied to some aero-bar designs (such non-compliant aero-bars are no longer permitted as of July 1, 2009)
- Conditions under which junior gearing is required for provincial road events in BC
** For the Provincial TT on August 8th please note that the following CCA Junior gearing specifications MUST be used**
U19- gears that produce a roll-out of more than 7.93m must be blocked out
U17- gears that produce a roll-out of more than 6.94m must be blocked out
U15- gears that produce a roll-out of more than 6.00m must be blocked out
U13- gears that produce a roll-out of more than 5.60m must be blocked out
As usual, bicycle measuring will be conducted at the provincial championship. Going forward, it will be conducted at other provincial-calendar time trial events where sufficient numbers of Commissaires are assigned and where the equipment is available to conduct the measuring session properly. However, whether a formal bicycle measuring session is conducted or not, riders should also be aware that the Commissaires have the right to inspect any rider's equipment at any time should they suspect it not comply with the rules or think it constitutes a particular safety hazard, and have the responsibility to refuse any equipment which doesn't comply with the regulations. Responsibility for the condition and configuration of all equipment including compliance with the regulations belongs only to the riders concerned. Failure to arrive at an event with compliant equipment and any subsequent refusal to start or disqualification is the responsibility of the rider alone.
This said, if riders aren't sure if some aspect of their equipment complies, they are advised to visit the bicycle measuring station early so that they have time to correct any problems.
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