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Reminder to all BCMCA Members to Please RSVP Kim Gard if you haven’t done it yet and are going to the Awards Luncheon!

BCMCA

RSVP by tomorrow, 23 August 2015: Kim Gard,
e-mail garddogs@shaw.ca or telephone 250-370-2689.

BCMCA invites you to the season’s final race, awards luncheon, and AGM Sunday August 30

On Sunday at 11:00 we will start the last BCMCA race for 2015 on Vancouver Island. It will be a 65 Km Australian pursuit that starts and finishes at the Cherry Point Vineyards. It is a double points event.

Lunch (lavish) will be provided free, after the race on Sunday, to all BCMCA full members and volunteers. Others can buy lunch for $25 

RSVP by 23 August 2015: Kim Gard,
e-mail garddogs@shaw.ca or telephone 250-370-2689.

Championship awards will be presented at the luncheon. If you hold a trophy please bring it (all shined up) for the new champion.

The BCMCA Annual General Meeting will be held after lunch. New Board members and Motions will be voted in/on.

We need to discuss how to get more clubs participating on the  mainland/ interior and we need to make sure the Island clubs feel good about their participation. Bring your ideas.

I look forward to seeing you there congratulating the champions (riders and volunteers).

 Cheers;
 Bill Yearwood

 

New 2015 TT Age Adjustments

BCMCA

Race Organizers can now use Updated Age standard tables provided by The Veterans Time Trials Association (VTTA) for 2015.
The standard tables contain age adjustments for 16 km, 20 km, 30 km and 40 km Time Trials.
They can be printed from Race Organizer resources or by clicking here> New 2015 TT Age adjustments

Race Date Changes: Lake Cowichan RR

BCMCA

The Cycle Therapy Lake Cowichan Road Race has changed from August 22, 2015.
New Date: Sunday, August 16, 2015 – Road Race

2015 New Season

BCMCA

B.C. MASTERS CYCLING ASSOCIATION

Welcome to the 2015 season of Master’s racing. Some new rules are highlighted below.

 

RACE NUMBERS

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.

 

INSURANCE

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).

 

Non-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.

 

SAFETY

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.

 

CHAMPIONSHIPS

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).

 

STARTING GROUPS

If less 4 persons sign-on for a group, those persons can start with the group starting ahead of them.

 

VOLUNTEER

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!

Cheers;

Bill

CyclingBC 2015 License

BCMCA

Yes, Spring is here, time to start off the season on the right pedal.

Are you Licensed to Race?

You need a Racing License for the following reasons:
1. To prove your identity and racing categories;
2. To prove that you are covered by Cycling BC’s insurance policy;
3. To prove that you have agreed to the participant declaration, where you acknowledge that you will follow the regulations of the sport, and will accept both disciplinary and anti-doping procedures, if necessary.

What license is right for you?
Generally, all BCMCA and Club races require a Citizen License, $45 for 2015.
Note: A photo for the Citizen license is optional.
Starting in 2015, a CyclingBC single-event or Day License will be available for any BCMCA-sanctioned races.
The license gives you Personal Liability and Accident Insurance.
For Insurance details from CyclingBC >Click here

TO ORDER a 2015 CyclingBC License on-line >Click Here