Manitoba Cycling Provincials feedback: deadline Nov 20th, 2017
The goal of this membership survey is to improve all Manitoba Cycling Provincial Championship races to better suit the needs of our athletes and increase participation. There are also some general questions that will help us to better understand you. If you are doing the survey for your child who is a member please answer all the questions from their perspective. We will be presenting the results of the survey at this years AGM on Nov 25th 3:30pm at Fort Whyte Alive, so please get your vote in ASAP!
Email address *
What type of MCA licence did you have in 2017? (You can only have 1) *
Which race discipline did you participate/ compete in? (Check all that apply) *
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Please check all applicable boxes. In Manitoba are you a: *
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This next section pertains to Provincial Championship races
BACKGROUND:

Provincial Championships are typically expected to be age based, which is currently the
standard with Canada Cycling/UCI. Generally speaking age categories are Youth (U17, U15 etc), Junior (17 & 18 year olds), Senior Elite (19-29), Master A (30-29), Master B (40-49), Master C (50-59).

However, as Manitoba is still trying to grow it’s competition base, Cycling Canada supports our province identifying a system that will grow participation at our Provincial Championships.

In Manitoba, our typical weekend/Cup races use ability based categories. For example, in Cyclocross we have the A, B & C races; in MTB the categories are Sport, Comp, Expert & Elite and in Road riders are separated into Cat 1/2/3, Cat 4 & Cat 5. Once physical maturity is reached there are few limitations to racing in your appropriate ability category. A 16 year old and a 50 year old can race together in the Expert or Cat 1/2/3 category for example.

Three years ago the MTB committee voted in favor of running the MTB Provincial Championships with ability based (rather than age based) categories. Thus racers competed in the same category they had been in all season, regardless of their age.

However, for athletes wishing to pursue National Championships it is important to note that MTB, Road and Cyclocross National Championships are age based.

In Manitoba, Road and Cyclocross Provincial Championship races are still age based despite various start groups being structured around ability (primarily for safety and athletic ability reasons). Here is a breakdown of the categories:

The UCI/ Age based National race categories for event class are as follows: (apologies
if I made any errors)
Master 50+ & 60+ M/H (2 categories)
Master 30-39 & 40 + W/F (2 categories)
Master 40-49 M/H
Master 30-39 M/H
U17 M/H & W/F (Challenge Races)
U15, U13, M/H & W/F (Challenge Races)
Junior U23 M/H
Women Youth (17-22) W/F
Elite (23+) W/F
Elite M/H

The Ability based race categories:
Road Cat 1,2,3/Cyclo Cross Cat 1, 2
Road Cat 4/Cyclo Cross Cat 3
Road Cat 5/Cyclo Cross Cat 4
MTB: sport, comp, expert and elite (male/ female, jr/ sr) total of up to 16 categories with
3 places. 48 medals

Age or Ability Categories
The MCA wants to know what kind of categories YOU would like to participate in Manitoba Provincial Championships: Age or Ability.
Mountain Bike: Please choose 1 option that most closely fits your choice. *
Optional: Do you have a suggestion for new categories?
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Optional: If you did not participate in MTB Provincials, please tell us why.
Your answer
Road: Please choose 1 option that most closely fits your choice. *
Optional: Do you have a suggestion for new categories?
Your answer
Optional: If you did not participate in Road Provincials, please tell us why.
Your answer
Cyclocross: Please choose 1 option that most closely fits your choice. *
Optional: Do you have a suggestion for new categories?
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Optional: If you did not participate in Cyclocross Provincials, please tell us why.
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Is there anything else you would like to share regarding Provincial Race Categories?
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