Race Organizers

Here are a couple of important links you should be aware of:

BNS 2017 Club Registration Form

2017 Race Sanction Form

Canadian Cycling Association Sport Accident Claim Form

Road Organizers Guide

Mountain Bike Organizers Guide: (Please note that updates are in the works for this guide. We will post the new one when it is ready. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact the VP of MTB .)


Are you organizing a race? Do you have it on our calendar yet?
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2017
Re: Race Categories (Download this as a PDF)

Dear Race Organizer:

We would like to thank you for your contribution to the upcoming 2016 mountain bike and road cycling racing season. If not for the hard work and dedication of our race organizers, competitive cycling in Nova Scotia would not be possible.

With the race season starting very soon, we would like to inform you of a few additions to the races categories that have been voted on and approved by the Bicycle Nova Scotia Board of Directors. Although it is not our intent to make any major changes to how you conduct your races, we would like you to implement these additions in order to assist athlete development as well as accommodate some increasing demand for particular categories. We believe that these changes will benefit everyone involved including athletes, coaches, and race organizers.

The following changes will be required for point series races in order for Bicycle Nova Scotia to sanction these races:

  1. 1)  The addition of the U19 (Junior) race category for both male and female competitors in road and mountain biking races. The addition of this category will align with national and other province race categories. The U19 category is necessary to be able to follow Long Term Athlete Development principles recommended by Cycling Canada. As well, these categories are necessary in assisting selection for Canada Games/provincial team out of province projects for 2016 as well as selection of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Mountain Bike and Road Cycling Teams.
  2. 2)  The addition of a Master Men (40+ years) category for mountain bike races.
  3. 3)  The addition of a Cat C women’s category for road and mountain bike races.

Please see the attached tables that should help with understanding category names within and outside of Nova Scotia. Currently race organizers and BNS are working on holding national level/UCI point awarding events in Nova Scotia as early as the 2017 season. In helping to prepare for these events, we ask that you include the national category name alongside of the Nova Scotia name in your advertising and race registration forms. The attached tables also include race distances or times recommended by the UCI and Cycling Canada. Please note that it may be necessary to adjust lap distances in order to accommodate these recommendations.

Again, we highly value the enormous amount of work it takes for race organizers to hold the excellent events offered in Nova Scotia. It is our hope that these changes will help us all grow competitive cycling in Nova Scotia. Please do not hesitate to contact either of us if you have any questions. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Ryan Lindh, VP Mountain Bike Competition, ryan.lindh@bicycle.ns.ca
Zach Steinman, VP Road/Track/Cyclocross Competition, zach.steinman@bicycle.ns.ca Bicycle Nova Scotia

Table 1

MTB in NS

MTB National/UCI

XC Race Length

Cat A Men

Elite Men/U23 Men

1h 30 to 2h 00

Cat B Men

Expert Men

1h 15 to 1h 30

Cat C Men

Sport/Novice Men

1h 00 to 1h 15

Master Men (40+ years)

Master Men (40+ years)

1h 00 to 1h 15

Cat A Women

Elite/U23/Expert Women

1h 30 to 2h 00

Cat B Women

Sport Women

1h 00 to 1h 15

Cat C Women

Novice Women

0h 45 to 1h 00

U19/Junior Men & Women

U19/Junior Men and Women

1h 00 to 1h 15

U17 Men & Women

U17 Men & Women

0h 45 to 1h 00

U15 & U13 Men & Women

U15 & U13 Men & Women

0h 30 to 0h 55

Table 2

Road in NS

Other Provinces

National/UCI

Road Race Length (km)

Time Trial Length(km)

Cat A Men

Cat 1/2

Elite/U23 Men

90 – 180

40 – 50

Cat B Men

Cat 3

NA

70 – 120

30 – 40

Cat C Men

Cat 4

NA

50 – 100

20 – 30

Cat D Men

Cat 5

NA

30 – 80

10 – 20

Cat A Women

Cat 1/2

Elite/U23 Women

70 – 120

30 – 40

Cat B Women

Cat 3

NA

50 – 100

20 – 30

Cat C Women

Cat 4

NA

30 – 80

10 – 20

U19/Junior Men

U19/Junior Men

U19/Junior Men

70 – 120

30 – 40

U19/Junior Women

U19/Junior Women

U19/Junior Women

30 – 80

10 – 20

U17 Men/Women

U17 Men/Women

U17 Men/Women

10 – 40

10 – 15

U15 & U13 Men/Women

U15 & U13 Men/Women

NA

10 – 40

10 – 15

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