Spring Series 2015

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Road racing returns to Beautiful British Columbia on Sunday, March 1. 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.

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  • When: select weekend dates, March & April. A, B, C Road Races start at 10:30 am. Novice Clinic starts at 11:00, D race starts at 12:10 TT first start at 2:00 pm. Sign-on opens at 9:30 am.
  • Where: Langley, Aldergrove, & Abbotsford. (Schedule)
  • How Much:
  • RR Pre-Reg RR/TT Pre-Reg TT Pre-Reg SS Day-Of-Reg RR/TT Day-Of-Reg TT Day-Of-Reg BIB Fee
    Adult $32 $42 $20 $38 $50 $26 $10
    Junior $22 $30 $12 $28 $38 $18 $10

    Bib fee is a one-time fee for your race number & timing chip; this also covers you for WTNC later in the year.
    Pre-reg cut-off is 23:59 Wednesday before each race weekend. (Register)

  • What's Required: Cycling BC Citizen License, USCF 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 Men, Cat 1 Women

B Group

10:33

80-110

2:00-2:45

Cat 3 Men, Cat 1/2 Women

C Group

10:36

55-70

1:30-1:50

Cat 4 Men, Cat 2/3 Women, U19 Men

D Group

12:10

45-60

1:10-1:40

Cat 4/Citizen Men, Cat 3/4 Women

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.

Race Dates

Date Name Parcours TT or LTR?
2015-03-01 Aldergrove Short RR/TT Map TT/LTR1
2015-03-07 River Road RR Map
2015-03-08 Wix Brown RR Map LTR2
2015-03-14 Bradner RR Map
2015-03-15 Aldergrove East RR / TT Map TT/LTR1
2015-03-21 Thunderbird RR Map
2015-03-22 Aldergrove Long RR / TT Map TT/LTR2
2015-03-28 Murchie RR Map
2015-03-29 Atomic Long RR / TT Map TT/LTR1
2015-04-04 Thunderbird Long RR Map

Register


2015-03-21 Thunderbird RR Register Online
2015-03-22 Aldergrove Long RR and TT Register Online
2015-03-28 Murchie RR Register Online
2015-03-29 Atomic RR and TT Register Online
2015-04-04 Thunderbird Long RR Register Online

Results

2015 race results

For results from years past, Click here

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. 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 you 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. Centre 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 centre of the road (yellow line no) 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 may 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 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, 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.

You will have to bring your chip to the reg desk at EVERY race. We need to know if you're in the race or not. Please detach it from your bike so we don't have bike chaos at the registration area.

Sign-on opens at 9:30 AM.

Prizes and Podium Ceremonies

Podium for each category is 30 minutes after finish, at the race trailer unless otherwise noted. Prizing in A, B, C: $30, $20, $15, $10, $10 for 1st through 5th (short fields will be paid from first down, no more than half the field to get prized). A, B, C women: same prize payout for women's podium. 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.