Spring Series 2016

Road racing returns to Beautiful British Columbia on Saturday, February 27. While many consider it "just training races," the Spring Series consistently offers some of the hardest fought competition of the entire year. This year as a bonus, many Sunday dates will feature a time trial in the afternoon.

  • When: select weekend dates, February to April. Sign-on opens at 9:30 am.
  • Where: Langley, Aldergrove, & Abbotsford.(schedule)
  • How Much: Adults, $34 pre-reg (cut-off is 23:59 Wednesday before each race weekend) or $40 day-of. Juniors, $20. TT: +$10 with the road race, or $20 for TT only. First-race bib fee: $10, covers you for Spring Series and WTNC races.
  • What's Required: Cycling BC Provincial Race License, USCF, USAC, or any UCI license (details)
  • Organizer: Stuart Lynne

Racing Groups Explained

Category

Start time

Distance

(km)

Duration

(hh:mm)

Categories

 

A Group

10:30

120-130

3:00-3:30

Men Cat 1 / 2

B Group

10:33

80-110

2:30-3:00

M Cat 3, W Cat 1 / 2

C Group

10:36

55-70

2:00-2:15

M Cat 4, W Cat 3

D Group

12:30

30-40

1:30-1:50

M Cat 5, W Cat 4

Learn to Race

11:00

N/A

2:00

Never Road Raced? Start Here!

Riders are expected to race their categories, but requests to race up or down a level can be made to the organizers. We reserve the right to reseed riders at our discretion, too. Junior (under-19) racers will be seeded into ability-appropriate categories.

Race Dates

(Registration is normally at the Parking mark on the course maps; but registration for Murchie is at Wix Brown Elementary.)

Date

 

Location

Parcours

Warp Speed TT?

2016-02-27

Sat

Hougen East RR

Hougen East RR

 

2016-02-28

Sun

Aldergrove Short RR

Aldergrove Short RR

 
         

2016-03-05

Sat

River Road RR

River Road RR

 

2016-03-06

Sun

Wix Brown RR

Wix Brown RR

 
         

2016-03-12

Sat

Bradner RR

Bradner RR

 

2016-03-13

Sun

Aldergrove East RR

Aldergrove East RR

Yes

         

2016-03-19

Sat

Thunderbird RR

Thunderbird RR

 

2016-03-20

Sun

Aldergrove Long RR

Aldergrove Long RR

Yes

         

2016-03-26

Sat

Murchie Road RR

Murchie Road RR

 

2016-03-27

Sun

Bradner Long RR

Bradner Long RR

 
         

2016-04-02

Sat

Thunderbird Long RR

Thunderbird Long RR

 

2016-04-03

Sun

Atomic Long RR

Atomic Long RR

Yes


Register

Results

2015 Race Results
2014 Race Results
2013 Race Results, Stage Race, TT | 2012 Race Results, Omnium
2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

Licenses

These races are classified as Club Events with Cycling BC with an additional insurance rider. Cycling BC Provincial license holders (formerly "Citizen" license) will normally be expected to race in the D group. USCF and USAC riders are welcome, but US residents must have proof of medical insurance. Unlicensed Canadian residents can buy a $10 "day-of" license at the registration table.

License

Club

Can race

Any UCI

-

Yes

CBC Provincial

-

Yes

US Domestic

-

Yes

No License

-

No

Some Rules to Remember

1. Fenders must be removed for racing at Spring Series.

2. There is no free lap rule for mechanicals. If you do suffer a mechanical and sit out a lap you will be allowed to re-enter the race in the main group or any group behind the main group at the discretion of the race organizer. In this situation you will be allowed to finish out the race but must not impact the outcome of the race in any way. Should this occur you as well as your entire team/club will be disqualified from that race. This rule will be strictly enforced.

3. Center Line Rule

Any rider who intentionally rides on the left side of the centre line is in violation of the centre line rule.

You must also stay to the right of the cones in the middle of the road along the course. Cones will used to delineate the acceptable lines in all corners and in any curves with limited visibility.

Please remember that the races are run on open roads and there will be oncoming traffic in the other lane. Crossing the yellow line or beyond the cones is exceptionally dangerous to both yourself and the other people you are racing with.

The only times that is it acceptable to break this rule is when a rider is pushed over the centre line by riders beside them (and re-enters without gaining advantage).

If you are observed violating the centre line rule you will be pulled from the race and receive a Yellow Card. A Yellow Card may also be issued if multiple riders state that one individual has crossed broken the centre line rule. If a rider with a Yellow Card is observed to violate the centre line rule they will be expelled from all remaining Spring Series races.

4. Keep your bib & chip

You will get a new race number ("bib") at your first race, and you will keep it for use in EV races throughout the year. If you don't have one from 2015, you will also get a timing chip. Bring them each time you race: replacement numbers cost $5; replacement tags cost $2. (Protip: timing chips will not survive a car trip on your bike rack; remove them before you drive off, or the wind will remove it for you)

5. Be Nice

  • Please be courteous and respectful to vehicles and residents, if they complain we will not be able to use this course.
  • Please use the washrooms provided.
  • Take your litter with you: this includes not tossing mid-race gel wrappers on the ground. Tuck it back in your pocket. Retrieve your bottles, too.
  • Offensive Language, whether directed at passers-by, fellow racers, officials, or yourself, is not acceptable.

Any of these offences are grounds for disqualification and banning from future races. Don't be the person we decide to make an example of.


RACE INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 0. Pre-reg!
You can pre-register for all of our races with our partner, CCN. Pre-reg will open at least 2 weeks before each event.

Step 1. Sign-on

A, B, C Races start at 10:30 AM sharp. Learn-to-Ride starts at 11:00 AM. "D" races start after the "C" group finishes, approximately 12:30 PM
Don't forget to leave extra time for sign-on at your first race, or races where you aren't pre-registered. We recommend you show up at registration an hour before your race. Registration closes 15 minutes before each race.

Sign-on opens at 9:30 AM sharp.

Prizes and Podium Ceremonies

Podium for each category is 30 minutes after finish, at the race trailer unless otherwise noted. Prizing: TBA, but expect about $30 for an "A" win. Women will be eligible for both the "open" podium in their race and the women's podium prizing. We also have merchandise prizes at select races, thanks to our generous sponsors.

Fine for missing the podium ceremony: your prizes.

All races are sanctioned by Cycling BC.