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Penticton HC and RR

BCMCA

Penticton Giants Head HC and RR same locations as last year in less than one week!

Hill Climb Saturday May 2,  2015
Sign-on 4pm downtown Summerland at Memorial Park.
From Hwy 97, turn onto Rosedale Ave, right at the traffic circle to Wharton St and left onto Kelly Ave. Parking on Kelly Ave.
Race Start: Giants Head Park. At the traffic circle on Rosedale, turn left onto Prairie Valley Rd. Turn right onto Giants Head Rd and then right onto Milne Rd. Race starts at the park gate. Note: Ride your bike over to the start, it is not far.

Road Race  Sunday May 3, 2015
Sign-on 9am by Willowbrook Fire Hall
From Penticton, follow Skaha Lake Road (Hwy 97) west and turn right onto Willowbrook Road. Turn left at Fairview White Lake Road.

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

Membership and License – explained

BCMCA

What you need to know about BCMCA Membership, Racing Licenses 

  1.         Membership in BC Masters Cycling Association can be regarded as a Club Membership; but is not a requirement for race participation. It allows you to enter BCMCA events with a lower entry fee. We welcome Non-members, but you pay $5 extra for each and every race entry. BCMCA events are Club-sanctioned events, providing Organizers with Liability Insurance and race support.
  2.       A Racing License is required for race entry regardless of membership status. It is purchased from CyclingBC, and comes in 2 options: The Citizen License for racers who participate in BCMCA sanctioned events, or Club Races in BC without UCI(Union Cycliste Internationale) sanction. The full UCI Racing License is for racers who participate in any UCI-sanctioned events in Canada or internationally. You must determine which level of racing you need a License for. Generally, all BCMCA and Club races only require a Citizen License.  The License gives you Personal Liability and Accident Insurance. Insurance details are available from CyclingBC.
  3. Starting in 2015, a CyclingBC Non-Member Day of Insurance ie: Single Event Day Insurance will be available at all BCMCA races if you DO NOT hold a 2015 Canadian Cycling Association/UCI Race License or a 2015 CyclingBC Provincial Citizen Race License. At Sign-on, you must fill out  a Non-Member Day of Insurance Release Agreement and pay a $10 Junior & Adult 17 & over fee or a $12 OUT-OF-COUNTRY FOREIGN RIDER fee. Insurance is valid only for Canadian residents covered under a Federal or Provincial Hospital or Medical Plan. Foreign Riders must sign a declaration that adequate out of country medical insurance had been obtained and have a race license from their own country of residence.
  4. Online Link to BCMCA Membership> Click here

  5. Online Link to 2015 CyclingBC  Licenses> Click here

 

2014 Overall champions

BCMCA

Congratulations to the 2014 BCMCA Overall Champions: Brian Geerts and Carol Quade on a great season. Well Done!

2014 BCMCA Champions

Brian Geerts and Carol Quade