Spring Series 2019

Here's the 2019 Stage Race Guide.  

The long-standing Spring Classics return to the Lower Mainland on March 2, 2019. Consisting of 7 road races, the Spring Classics offer some of the hardest fought competition all year, featuring Master-friendly categories and some of our biggest, bestest courses. These races are run rain or shine, so dress accordingly and remember Rule #5. The one exception to the weather rule is snow. We do not race if there is snow on the road.

Where / when:

SPRING SERIES RACE DATES

Date   Course / Map  
Mar. 2 Sat

Hougen Park

Results

Mar. 9 Sat

Thunderbird RR

Results

Mar. 16 Sat Bradner RR  
Mar. 24 Sun Atomic Long RR (BC Cup)  
Mar. 31 Sun Aldergrove Long RR  
Apr. 6 Sat Bradner Long RR (BC Cup)  
Apr. 19 Fri Murchie West CCW RR (BC Cup)  

 

SPRING KERMESSE AND TIME TRIAL DATES

Date   Course / Map  
Mar. 17 Sun

Aldergrove East Kermesse

 

Mar. 17 Sun

Warp Speed Long TT

 

Apr. 7 Sun Aldergrove  West Kermesse  
Apr. 7 Sun Warp Speed Long TT Double  
 

 

MAY STAGE RACE DATES

Date   Course / Map  
May 11 Sat

River Road Long TT

 

May 11 Sat

River Road Crit

 

May 12 Sun Thunderbird Long CCW  

Race Day Schedule:

  • Pre-registration closes at 11:59 PM the Thursday before a race.
  • Registration and sign-on opens at 8:30 AM on race day.
  • Registration and sign on closes 15 minutes before race time.
  • Please leave extra time for registration and sign-on at your first race of the season or if you are completing day-of registration.

We suggest arriving one hour before your start time.

How Much:

Race Fees

All first-time racers.

Must be purchased at first race and can be re-used for all Spring Series and WTNC races.

$5 timing tag

$5 race bib

Adult

(Pre-registered. Cut-off is 11:59pm  PST the Thursday before the race)

$50 for Spring Classics

$30 for Spring Kermesse or TT
$50 combined (Kermesse + TT)

Juniors (U19)

Youth (U17, U15, U13)

$25 for Spring Classics

Refunds: 

In case of injury or illness, refunds for race entry fees may be considered at the discretion of the organizer, but only if the request is received before midnight the day before the race.

The Spring Series race payment system has an administrative fee of $5 per refund which will be passed onto the rider; the refund will be the value of your original race entry fee, less $5.

Alternatively you may request that your race entry fee will be deferred to another Spring Series race for this year and you will be issued a Race Entry Coupon at no charge.

Please contact us with your request by midnight the day before the race.

Rules:

All races are sanctioned by CyclingBC and are governed by the UCI’s regulations regarding road races.

Participants will be allowed to use disc-brake equipped bicycles at all EV races.

For EV-specific race rules, please refer to the EV Race Bible (PDF).

Spring Classics Races:

For the 2019 season, all races will be Classic-grade events:

  • A separate Master A/B field
  • Our longest, toughest courses
  • Lead and follow vehicles
  • Awesome swag, courtesy of our awesome sponsors

 

Licensing / Race Groups:

All racers must hold a valid UCI, CyclingBC Provincial, USAC, or USCF license.

  • Single-day licenses can be purchased at Registration for $10.
  • Adults participants must race in the category indicated on their CyclingBC license.
  • Youth race either in their age category OR optionally according to the ability category on their UCI license.
  • Participants with a 1-day or a Provincial (formerly called Citizens) license must race in the D Group.
  • Riders seeking category upgrades must submit a formal request to CyclingBC and follow the UCI Category Upgrade procedure.

Race start times and duration for each category:

Spring Classics Road Race Categories

A Group 10:30 Cat 1/2 Men*    
M Group (1) 10:33 Masters Men*    
B Group 10:36 Cat 3 Men* Cat 1/2 Women*  
C Group 12:45 Cat 4 Men Cat 3 Women* Junior Men*
D Group 12:48 Cat 5 Men   Junior Women*

Notes

1. The Masters M group will be combined with the B group if less than 20 riders start.
2. BC Cup qualifing categories marked with and asterisk (*)
3. Junior men and women may race Cat 1/2 or Cat 3

Spring Kermesse Race Categories

Race 1 10:30 AM   
Wave 1 Cat 4 Men  60 minutes
Wave 2 Cat 1/2/3/4 & Junior Women  55 minutes
Wave 3 Cat 5 Men & Masters C/D  50 minutes
Race 2 10:40 AM   
Wave 1 Cat 1/2 Men Cat 3 Men 70 minutes
Wave 2 Masters Open   65 minutes
Wave 3 Junior Men & Cat 3 Men  60 minutes

 

Spring TT Start Times

Start 13:30 PM Junior Women Cat 4 Men Cat 5 Men Cat 4 Women
  Junior Men Cat 3 Men Cat 3 Women  
  Cat 1/2 Men Cat 1/2 Women Masters Men  

 

DEVO Stage Race Kermesse Race Categories

Race 1 12:00 PM      
Wave 1 Cat 4 Men Cat 3 Women* Junior Women*
Wave 2 Cat 5 Men Cat 4 Women  
Race 2 1:00 PM      
Wave 1 Masters Men*    
Wave 2 Cat 1/2 Women* Junior Men* Cat 3 Men*
Race 3 14:10 PM      
Wave 1 Cat 1/2 Men*    

Notes            
1. The Masters M group will be combined with the B group if less than 20 riders start.            
2. BC Cup qualifing categories marked with and asterisk (*)           
3. Junior men and women may race Cat 1/2 or Cat 3

Devo Stage Race TT Start Times

Start 9:00 AM Junior Women Cat 4 Men Cat 5 Men Cat 4 Women
  Junior Men Cat 3 Men Cat 3 Women  
  Cat 1/2 Men Cat 1/2 Women Masters Men  

Prizes and Podiums:

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Elite Men & Women $40 $30 $25 $20 $15

Cash Prizes for Elite Men & Women only. All other fields receive medals and when available prizes. Prizes will be awarded to a maximum of five deep in the elite fields and 3 deep or half of the starters in the field for all other categories.

Stage Race and Crit Pricing:

 

Road Race

TT

Crit

Combo (All 3 races)

Pre-registration

$55

$30

$30

$100

Day of event

$65

$40

$40

$110

Road Race first start: 10:30am | TT/Crit schedule and other details in the Race Guide