Spring Series 2014


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2014 Race Results

Road racing returns to Beautiful British Columbia on Sunday, March 2. The Spring Series is all set to go. While many consider it "just training races," the Spring Series consistently offers some of the hardest fought competition of the entire year.

  • When: select weekend dates, March & April 2014. Races start at 10:30 am sharp (Novice Clinic starts at 11:00), sign-on opens at 9:30 am.
  • Where: Langley, Aldergrove, & Abbotsford.(schedule)
  • How Much: Adults, $30 pre-reg (cut-off is 23:59 Wednesday before each race weekend) or $35 day-of. Juniors, $20.
  • What's Required: Cycling BC Citizen License, or any UCI license (details)
  • Organizers: Stuart Lynne

Racing Groups Explained

Category

Start time

Distance

(km)

Duration

(hh:mm)

Typical ability level

A Group

10:30

120-130

3:00-3:30

Cat 1 / 2, faster Cat 3’s

B Group

10:33

80-110

2:00-2:45

Cat 3, faster Cat 4’s

C Group

10:36

55-70

1:30-1:50

Cat 4

Novice

12:30

30-40

1:00-1:20

Novice racers working to fill their CBC Card.

Junior

12:30

TBA

1:00-1:20

Riders under 19 (split into age-based fields)

We use self-seeding, but the organizers reserve the right to pick your race class for you if you're sandbagging or should have trained harder.

Here's a Google Doc of Race Distances by date and category:


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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. As such people require one of the following licenses to race.

License

Club

Can race

Any UCI

-

Yes

CBC Citizens

-

Yes

CBC Associates

Member of host club

Yes

CBC Associates

Member of a different club

No

US Domestic

-

Yes

No License

-

No

Some Rules to Remember

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

2. With the exception of the Stage Race crit there will be 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 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 in order to gain advantage 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 on coming traffic in the other lane. Crossing the yellow line or beyond the cones is exceptionally dangerous to both your self 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 race number ("bib") and a timing chip at the first race, and you will keep it for use in the Spring and Sportif series throughout the year. Bring it each time you race: replacement numbers and chips cost $5 (number swap due to category change is free, but you have to turn in your old number).

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 your own weak self, 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 your chip and bib online. That lets you save $5 and some time at your first race. You still have to sign up for each race; pre-reg will open at least 2 weeks before each event.

Step 1. Sign-on

Races start at 10:30 AM sharp, except Novice races (clinic at 11, race starts after the C group finishes (approximately 12:30 PM)), and the Stage Race crit and TT.
Don't forget to leave extra time for sign-on at your first race, and more extra time if you haven't signed up for a chip and bib.

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 in all categories: $30, $20, $15, $10, $10 for 1st through 5th. Top women, each category: $25, $15. We also have merchandise prizes at select races, thanks to our generous sponsors.

Fine for missing the podium ceremony: your prize money.

All races are sanctioned by Cycling BC.