2016 Season News

November 28– Nominations are now open for the 2016 year. If you have come across outstanding individuals (and I know there are lots), please take the time to nominate them for an award with us. We really appreciate all the time and effort our volunteers put into making sure that Saskatchewan Cycling is an amazing organization! Please nominate an individual today! The deadline is December 31, 2016.

November 18-

NCCP Ready to Race! Training Basics workshop- Online

Learning Facilitator: Paul Jurbala

Level: Ready to Race! Competition Introduction

Language: English

Schedule: *Eastern Time* (coaches must be present at all sessions to receive credit)

Sunday November 20: 7:00-9:00pm

Monday November 21: 7:00-9:00pm

Wednesday November 23: 7:00-9:00pm

Sunday November 27: 7:00-9:00pm

Monday November 28: 7:00-9:00pm

Wednesday November 30: 7:00-9:00pm

Registration: All coaches who want to work toward Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition certification are welcome to register. Click here to register.  Email kathy.dufour@cyclingcanada.ca if you have any questions.

Cost: $175

Organizers: Cycling Canada

Description: Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition (R2R) is the context for coaches who will primarily work with new competitive cyclists at the community and club level. These athletes will likely be in the Learn to Train to Train to Train stages of LTAD, although the context could apply to any new racer of any age. These athletes have basic but developed cycling skills and the desire to begin competing within a structured training and competition program. They should have passed through an entry-level Community Initiation program (CCI) to help them develop the basic skills.


Please note that this course requires a minimum of 5 participants, and has a maximum of 20.  Coaches will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.


November 17- The Saskatchewan Cycling Association is offering a winter training camp once again in BC.  This camp is offered to current Provincial High Performance and Talent Development team members and is also open to riders who are recommend by Regional coaches, club coaches, and personal coaches. Riders who are not currently members of the HP or Talent development team are subject to approval of the Provincial coach. Space is limited to the capacity of the SCA van.  For more information please see the bulletin december-track-camp

September 28-  Saskatchewan Cycling Association is proud to kick off the 2016-17 provincial program in preparation for the Canada Summer Games with the training camp in Saskatoon.

Our first training camp of the 2016-17 program includes a number of presentations, work shops in Mental performance, Nutrition, strength and conditioning , trainer rides, core stability, and flexibility training  lead by the provincial coach.  This camp is open to all riders on the provincial team program as well as the regional program (Regina). We would like to invite cyclists within the Canada Games age requirements for an opportunity to make the provincial team at this camp, as well as riders recommended by clubs and club coaches.

2017 Canada Games age requirements: Cyclists must be under 23 years of age and at least 17 years of age as of December 31, 2017 (year of birth 1995-2000)

Camp information:

Date: Nov 18-20, 2016

Location: Saskatoon, Field House

Deadline to apply: October 30, 2016

Camp fee: Free

(accommodation and food are athletes own responsibility)

Please email your camp enquires and application to provincial coach: Houshang Amiri  hamiri@pacificcyclingcentre.ca

What to bring:

Pen and paper

Road bike



Camp Schedule:



September 28-  Cycledelia Technical Guide

Sask Cup Cyclocross #3 & #4
Hosted by Cycledelia Racing Club Saskatoon
Dates: October 15 & 16, 2016
Location:  Victoria Park, Saskatoon, SK


$20 (Cycledelia members $15) per race or $35 (Cycledelia members $30) for both races.
Online Registration:  https://www.registrationlogic.com/secure/Register.aspx?E=2362
Participant Listing:  https://www.registrationlogic.com/secure/ParticipantList.aspx?E=2362
Online registration closes at midnight on Friday, October 14, 2016
There will be seven categories offered:
Group 1 (Approximately 35 minutes):          Cat 5 Men, Cat 4/5 Women, Cat 6 Youth (U15)
Group 2 (Approximately 50 minutes)           Cat 1/2 Men, Cat 3 Men, Cat 4 Men, Cat 3 Women

Registration, Pre-Ride and Race Times

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Registration (Boat House)                        2:00 – 2:30 PM
Course Available for Pre-Ride                        2:00 PM
Group 1 (Approx. 35 min.) Race Start                3:00 PM
Group 2 (Approx. 50 min.) Race Start                3:45 PM
Awards                                                5:00 PM

Saturday, October 16, 2016
Registration (Boat House)                        10:00 – 10:30 AM
Course Available for Pre-Ride                        10:00 AM
Group 1 (Approx. 35 min.) Race Start                11:00 AM
Group 2 (Approx. 50 min.) Race Start                11:45 AM
Awards                                                1:00 PM

September 28- There has been a change to the schedule in the Cyclocross race 1 & 2.  You can find the NEW tech guide here.  There has been the decision to split the races so that the short race and long race are separate.

Saturday, Saturday 1st:
Registration for all categories 2:00-2:30 PM
Course Available for PreRide
2:00 PM
Race Start short
race 3:00 PM
Kids Race not
Sask Cup 3:15 PM
Course open for one lap at end of short race
Race Start long
race 4:00 PM
Yummy Food & Awards 5:15 PM

Sunday, Sunday 2nd:
Registration (Mountain View Parking Lot) 9:00-9:30 AM
Course Available for Pre-Ride
9:00 AM
Race Start short
race 10:00 AM
Kids Race not
Sask Cup 10:15 PM
Course open for one lap at end of short race
Race Start long
race 11:00 AM
Yummy Food & Awards 12:15 PM
Course Take Down 1:00 PM

September 9- Fall Tuesday Night Youth Road Sessions begin in Regina.
Hello Everyone, Canada Games is next season and therefore “Fall Youth Road
Cycling Sessions” are beginning September 13,16 west edge of Global
Transportation Hub, Regina.
Drop an email or text if you know of a youth who would like to attend.
Ride every Tuesday night in September & October as long as Weather
and Evening Sunshine hold.
• Meet/Park, 500 meters West of “Fast Freight”, at the west end of Rotary
Ave, West most edge of Global Transportation Hub area, West of Regina.
• 6PM – 7:15 PM (as daylight lasts)
• If possible arrive 5:45PM so riding may begin by 6PM.
• Fully operational road bike
• SCA Licence
• Rear flashing tail light
• Bike repair tools and tubes
• Hydration and Nutrition
• Safety and Pack riding: games, drills, and continuous rotating pace line
work in low motor vehicle traffic area.
If you are a Sask youth and interested in improving your road cycling skills please
register by contacting Russ Down, at rdown@sasktel.net or call (306) 539-6904.
Goal: Youth Cycling Development in Saskatchewan – Road, Mountain Bike &

August 30–   Sask Cycling is pleased to invite every member of Saskatchewan Cycling Association out to our Strategic Planning Session.  This will be a facilitated session for organization to develop our next 3 year plan that we will set the goals of the organization.  The session will take place in Davidson, SK at the town hall on September 18th. The meeting will start at 9:15 and going to roughly 4:30.  If you can please RSVP the office (cycling@accesscomm.ca) by September 7th  so that we have an idea of numbers.  We really appreciate all the dedication that every member can bring

August 10-  We’re kicking off the Sask Cup series at Blackstrap Provincial Park!  Come join the fun!!!

This course never disappoints and the sandy terrain allows for a great race – rain or shine!  We have a fun kids event that takes place prior to the main race.  A post-race meal tops each day off!

Register at:  https://www.registrationlogic.com/secure/Register.aspx?E=2357

Tech Guide at:  Sask Cup #1 Tech Guide

August 3-

Youth Mountain Bike Clinic at Buffalo Pound

Hello all

Sask Cycling is offering a Youth Mountain Bike Clinic at Buffalo Pound Saturday August 20th, the day before Mountain Bike Provincial Championships.  The clinic is an opportunity to meet provincial coaches and other youth cyclists while practicing race and riding mountain bike skills.

Participating U15, U17 & U19 athletes may be selected to the upcoming Canada Games Mountain Bike Test Event.

To register contact Russ at (306) 539-6904 or email rdown@sasktel.net.

Hope to see you there!

Date:                                       Saturday August 20, 2016

Place:                                      Lower Chalet, Buffalo Pound Provincial Park

Target Audience:       Youth cyclists ages 12-18.

Time:                          U13 & U 15 cyclists meet at 10 AM

U17 & U 19 cyclists meet at 2 PM.

Coaches:  Houshang Amiri  (Provincial Coach) & Russell Down  (Regional Coach)

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:


Participant List:


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.


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.