Lower Mainland Cyclocross 2019

Series Tech Guide

Races

Event

Name

Date

Location

Promoter

LMCX #1

Donkey Cross

Saturday, September 14

Castle Park, Port Coquitlam

Group W Racing

LMCX #2

Squamish

Sunday, September 22

Garibaldi Springs Golf Course, Squamish

VCXC

LMCX #3

Vanier CX

CANCELED

Saturday, September 28

Vanier Park,

Vancouver

West Coast Cycling/ TREK Red Truck Racing

LMCX #4

Aldergrove CX

Saturday,

October 5

Aldergrove Regional Park, Aldergrove

VCXC

LMCX #5

Junkyard CX

Sunday,

October 20

South Surrey Athletic Park, South Surrey

SORCE

LMCX #6

Pumpkin Cross

Saturday,

October 26

MREC,

Maple Ridge

Local Ride

LMCX #7

Queens CX

Saturday,

November, 2

Queens Park,

New Westminster

VCXC

REGISTRATION

CATEGORIES

Men’s Categories

Women’s Categories

Beginner/Open youth

CATEGORIES DEFINITIONS

Since Cyclo-Cross World Championships are in January 2020, categories are based on rider’s age as of December 31, 2020.

See important note on new format for U13-19 racing at the end of this document.

Beginner/Open Youth

Beginner U13/U15

Novice

Intermediate

Masters

Elite

Single Speed

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

Time

Race

Categories

Duration

9:00

 Course Open

30 min

9:30

Race #1

Novice / U13 / 15 Men

30 min

Open Youth Beginners

Full Lap

Run Over

15 min

10:15

Race #2

Intermediate / U17 Men

45 min

Run Over

15 min

11:15

Race #3

Intermediate / U17 /

Master (40+) Women

45 min

Novice / U13 / U15 Women

30 min

Run Over

15 min

12:00

 Course Open

60min

12:00

Kids Races

See Kids Race Schedule

Half Lap

1:00

Race #4

Single Speed Men/Women

45 min

Masters B Men (40+)

45 min

Run Over

15 min

2:00

Race #5

Elite Men

60 min

Master A Men

50 min

Elite Women

50 min

KIDS RACE SCHEDULE

Start

Finish

Event

Duration

10:30

12:00

Kids Race Registration

(Located at the Cycling BC Tent at the Mini-Course

11:00

12:00

Skills Session

(Drop-in Style)

12:00

12:30

Kids Races!

Kids Race 1

Age 2-4 - Kids Mini Course

Kids Race 2

Age 5-6 - Kids Mini Course

Kids Race 2

Age 5-6 - Kids Mini Course

Kids Race 3

Age 7-8 - Kids Mini Course

12:30*

Kids Taster Race

Age 8+ - Main Course

Half Lap

1:00

Bike Rental Closed

*Kids Taster Race: Please meet at the kids registration tent @ Mini-Course. Coaches and volunteers will take the participants to the adult start line for 1 lap of the full course, starting at approximately 12.40pm. All participants must be off-course by 12.55pm.

SCORING

Combined Category Starts

Start Order Procedure

Overall Series Standings

Category Upgrades

Points Table

1st through 25th places receive points as follows:

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

30

28

26

25

24

23

22

21

20

19

11th

12th

13th

14th

15th

16th

17th

18th

19th

20th

17

16

15

14

13

12

11

10

9

8

21st

22nd

23rd

24th

25th

6

5

4

3

1

Ties will be broken by greatest number of wins, or, if still tied, by the placing in the final race.

RULES/PROCEDURES

Licensing

NOTE: Cycling BC will not process a Riders request for category upgrade, or recognize their result for an upgrade request until the Rider has purchased  a Provincial RACE or UCI license.

Commissaires

Cycling BC Commissaires will be used as per CBC’s requirements.

Bike Requirements

TIMING

Escape Velocity Timing will be used at all races in the LMCX series

PRIZING 

Elite Men / Elite Women

Elite Men & Elite Women will receive equal day-of cash prizing at all LMCX events as follows:

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

5 x entry fee

4 x entry fee

3 x entry fee

2 x entry fee

1 x entry fee

$175

$140

$105

$70

$35

All other Day-of Prizing

Individual Race Directors may provide prizing/schwag for their events as they see fit.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information click on race links at the top of this document

LMCX 2019 CATEGORIZATION CHANGES

Youth Racer Categorization

LMCX series races have adopted a harmonized ability-based model for youth (U13-U19) riders for the 2019 season. This change is in response to feedback from riders and coaches. The 2019 LMCX model is similar to the one used by Cross On the Rock.

Why?

How?

 What process?

Men’s Elite / Men’s Master A

For the 2019 LMCX season significant changes are being made to the Men's Elite and Master A races.  These changes effect race duration and call up position.  Elite Men and Master A men will now race in the same group for 60 minutes.  A racer’s call up position will be based on their points accrued within the combined group.  Daily podiums will remain separated into Elite and Masters A categories, with these points accrued going toward series standings only.

Why?  This follows the ability-based changes that have been made to the youth categories for the 2019 season, and also follows the trend being set by other local series with similar “Open” category formats. We hope that the wider ability range offered in a combined field will incentivize upgrades from Intermediate and Masters B fields. This “open” format also gives racers who challenge themselves to compete at the top of their game the ability to rank themselves against the best local racers.

All Other Combined Categories

Please see the Race Day Schedule to find out if you are racing in a combined category.