B.C. MASTERS CYCLING ASSOCIATION
Welcome to the 2015 season of Master’s racing. Some new rules are highlighted below.
Your race number from the past year is good for 2015. We assume you have renewed your membership in the BC Masters Cycling Association (BCMCA) and are also in the same your age category. If not please do so and request a new number (for the correct age category). Along with the benefit of being able to accumulate points for our championships, you will be entitled to a discount of $5 at each event (without your number you will be charged the non-member entry fee). Non-members will get a loaner number at sign-on.
This is part of your race license. You are encouraged to have a UCI license or a Cycling BC Citizen license. You can get this on line through the Cycling BC web site www.cyclingbc.net , or by application through Cycling BC (for info phone 604 737 3034). However this year you can get a one day event license for $10 (Canadian Residents).
Note that the insurance coverage is limited to Canadian residents under the age of 80 who are covered under a Federal or Provincial Hospital or Medial Plan
Non-Canadian residents may take part in our club activities under the following conditions:
The rider holds a UCI race license; or
The rider must buy a one day license for $12 and sign the CBC waiver.
Because we don’t have hordes of officials and commissionaires, we have always relied on the riders policing themselves with regard to acceptable conduct and adherence to the rules of racing and laws of the highways.
It’s quite simple. You can only deviate from these rules under the directions of Certified Marshals, or police. While we would like to shut the roads down it’s just not practical. You are required to stay on the right-hand side of the road to be safe both from harm and disqualification.
Points will be accumulated from your best 15 events towards age group and overall championships, male and female. Points will only be accumulated by BCMCA members. That does not mean 1st member, 2nd member, 3rd member. If the 1st person is a non-member and the 2nd person is a member, the 2nd person will get 2nd place points, etc.
We may recognize events that are organized solely by another club. When a club identifies our members at sign-on and provides us with results that fit our point’s format, we will award points at half the rate (see Spring Series TTs on new draft schedule).
If less 4 persons sign-on for a group, those persons can start with the group starting ahead of them.
We have set-up our schedule and points system (only 15 events count) to allow everyone the opportunity to volunteer and compete for the championships. Clubs that host events often require there members to volunteer or bring someone to help. This works well and as a result we have great events. I hope we can keep it that way.
I thank you for your attention to the BCMCA and in advance for all you efforts to make our season safe and fun.
See you at the races! Bring your best!