2016 Season News

July 12-  Welcome to the 2nd Annual RCC Gravel FUNdo! A gravel bike ride/tour/race that takes riders on some of the most scenic and challenging roads in the Qu’Appelle Valley.  This style of event is becoming extremely popularly all over North America, and it’s happening in Saskatchewan this summer!

The FUNdo Epic will be a figure 8-style course covering 98km, while the FUNdo Mini will be one loop of 56km.  The majority of the course will be loose gravel/dirt, so bring a bike that can handle off-road riding.  The ride will be unsupported and riders will have to carry their own nutrition and water.  Cross bikes, gravel bikes, and mountain bikes are most commonly used. If we get rain prior to the event or it’s looking like rain day of the event, we have alternate routes that will be used.  Paint, arrows, and pylons will guide you through the course.  Riders MUST have a Saskatchewan Cycling membership for insurance.  One-day license will be available for $20.00.  Big thank you to our club sponsors Dutch Cycle and Western Cycle.  Support you local bike shopJ

Start area/parking will be at the Condie Nature Refuge- 14km NW of Regina, just off of Hwy 11 at Exit A; watch for signs.

Sign on in the parking lot at 9:00am.  Start time 10:00am- 98km, 10:30am- 54km.  Food and prizes to follow.

Cost: $30.00, pre-registration closes Friday, July 15th. 12am. $40.00 day of event.

Registration Online:

https://www.registrationlogic.com/secure/Register.aspx?E=2325

Participant List:

https://www.registrationlogic.com/secure/ParticipantList.aspx?E=2325

FUNdo Route:

98km- https://www.strava.com/routes/5524470

Ride will start on the old Hwy heading west, north under exit C, counter clockwise loop on East side of Hwy 11, back under exit C, head down through Pumpkin Hollow and continue to finish the loop finishing at Condie Nature Refuge.

56km- https://www.strava.com/routes/5548981

Ride will start on the old Hwy. Counter clockwise direction

June 29- The SCA High Performance and Talent Development Program will take interested U19, U17, and U15 mountain bike athletes to the Mountain Bike Test event in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  To read more about this event please look at the detailed flyer here

June– The SCA would like to inform you of a very exciting opportunity for Youth and Junior Cyclists (age 13 – 18), and to ask a favor that you would pass this information to anyone who would find this of interest.

Here is a brief Summary, with more details attached:

The SCA will be supporting racing and training road trip July 27th to August 7th.  This project has two highlight features.

1) The Rapha North West Youth and Junior Championships This race is hosted in Elma, Washington, USA, and attracts hundreds of youth and junior racers from the north west USA, British Columbia, Alberta, and now Saskatchewan.  This is a fantastic opportunity for young cyclists to compete with their peers in categories dedicated to their own ages.

2) Burnaby Velodrome Training Camp.  In the second half of the project we will return to Burnaby, to spend a few days training on the Burnaby Velodrome and surrounding roads.  Track racing is a very unique and exciting experience, and offers the most direct entry into the National development pool.  This training camp will focus on introducing and enhancing the skills needed to race on a velodrome.  With a medium term goal of preparing athletes to attend the Canadian National Championships in spring of 2017.

A detailed flyer can be found here with the projected itinerary, links to the event website, and pricing information.

 

Canada Cycling- Disc brakes Not Permitted in Road Events

From Cycling Canada – To All Provincial Associations and Commissaires,

Although the UCI regulations never allowed disc brakes at lower levels, until a recent incident at the UCI Paris-Roubaix Classic, the UCI had permitted the use of disc brakes on a trial-basis for all divisions of UCI Professional Road Teams. As of April 14th, 2016 this trial has ended with the decision to suspend the use of disc brakes until further research can assure their safety for use in road competition.

Currently, UCI and Cycling Canada regulations forbid disc brakes for all Road competitions.  We don’t recommend them in any instance riders will be in a group or bunch, however for club activities and non-competitive events disc brakes are not banned unless specifically stated by your provincial association.

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As the 2016 race season is set to begin, we wanted to be sure all Provinces/Territories and officials have a clear understanding of the regulation concerning the use of Disc Brakes in sanctioned Road Racing competition.

Unless specifically approved by the UCI, Disc Brakes are NOT permitted for use in road cycling events, as outlined in policy 1.3.025 in our updated 2016 Cycling Canada Companion Guide:

The Saskatchewan Cycling Association will abide by this regulation banning disc brake use in road competition as stated above.

 

Become an Official

We are looking for commissaires for the upcoming 2016 season.  If you are interested, please contact our office.  Sask Sport Officials Videos

 

Mountain Bike Commissaire- May 28, Regina.  Practicum at ORS Wascana Challenge

 

Saskatchewan Cycling Association

The Saskatchewan Cycling Association (SCA) is actively involved in road and mountain bike racing, BMX, randonneur cycling, recreation, transportation, off-road touring, trail access and safe cycling education programs. The SCA is a volunteer non-profit association that promotes bicycling for sport, recreation, and transportation.

Funded through Saskatchewan Lotteries, the SCA provides opportunities for individuals to experience all forms of cycling through its member clubs.

Join a cycling club and become a part of the SCA. We have a host of programs we can offer including: individual/family activities, fun, fitness, competitive programs, recreational programs, advocacy, education and safe cycling.