All races are between $15 and $30 for Cycling BC licence holders. Don't have a licence yet? Get yours at cyclingbc.net. You need at least a Provincial Ride license. Day licences can also be purchased for $10.

Be sure to read and commit to memory the Rider Guidelines... there'll be a test later! Seriously though, it will answer all your questions about categories, bike requirements and more.

2017 Race Schedule

Sep 9 - Lions' Roar

DOUBLE HEADER

Location: Johnson Bentley Aquatic Centre, West Kelowna
Hosted by The Lions Cyclery
Contact: The Lions Cyclery, (778) 484-1295

Sep 10 - School of Hard Knocks

DOUBLE HEADER

Location: Johnson Bentley Aquatic Centre, West Kelowna
Hosted by ChainLine Cycle
Contact: ChainLine Cycle, (250) 860-1968

Sep 17 - Nakusp Suffercross

Location: Nakusp Recreation Park
Hosted by Kootenay Sufferfest
More info at www.kootenaysufferfest.com

Sep 24 - Kamloops Cacti-Cross

Location: West Highlands Soccer Fields, Kamloops
Hosted by Interior Grasslands Cycling Club

Sep 30 - Sovereign Sizzle

DOUBLE HEADER

Location: 250 Sovereign Lake Rd, Vernon
Hosted by Sovereign Lake Racers
More info at www.sovereignlake.com
Contact: Troy Hudson, (250) 558-3036

Oct 1 - SilverStar CX

DOUBLE HEADER

Location: SilverStar Mountain Resort
Hosted by SilverStar Mountain Resort

Oct 8 - Telemark Cyclocrawws

Location: Telemark Nordic Club, West Kelowna
Hosted by Telemark Racers and Kelowna Cycle

Oct 15 - The Burn in Vernon

Location: Vernon Cadet Camp
Hosted by Vernon Cyclocross

Oct 22 - Revelstoke Cedar Shaker

Location: Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Hosted by Revelstoke Cycling Association
More info at www.cedarshaker.com

Oct 29 - Hallocross at RED

Location: Red Mountain Resort, Rossland
Hosted by Red Mountain Resort and Tourism Rossland

Nov 5 - Slammin' Arm CX

SERIES FINALE

Location: Klahani Park, Salmon Arm
Hosted by Shuswap Cycling Club

Start times vary. Check the BC Interior Cross Facebook page for the latest info!

2017 Race Results

Keep an eye on this space once the season begins!

2017 Points Standings

Keep an eye on this space once the season begins!

Frequently Asked Questions

In addition to the answers below, please consult the Rider Guidelines document for official info about the race series.

What is cyclocross?

European road cyclists in the early 1900s used to race each other to the next town over through farmers' fields, over dirt roads, ditches, hedges, probably livestock... Forced portage sections helped exercise other muscle groups and improved circulation in the cold off-season months.

Cyclocross is now the second most popular road cycling discipline, sweeping across Europe and now North America. Modern cyclocross races consist of many laps of a several-kilometer course featuring everything from pavement to trails to ankle-deep (and sometimes deeper) mud, with steep hills, staircases and barriers requiring riders to dismount, carry the bike over, around or through the obstacle, and remount to continue riding.

I've never raced cross before, can I join in the fun?

Absolutely you can! We have novice categories for men, women and juniors (U13/U15/U17/U19). See the category listing further below for more info.

Can kids race?

Heck yes they can! We have a FREE kids race that runs between the morning and afternoon races for kids under 12. Mountain bikes, little cross bikes and even push bikes are all A-OK!

Can I ride a mountain bike?

In the Novice categories you sure can! See the Rider Guidelines for further info on rules for bikes and equipment.

What's so special about a cyclocross bike, anyway?

Roughly, a cyclocross bike is a road bike with clearance for wider tires and brakes more suited to off-road use (cantis, clasically, or disc brakes). There are geometry differences as well but many "gravel" or "adventure" road bikes can also be raced in the Intermediate or higher categories.

What are the different race categories?

Elite: You've done this before. You're racing a cyclocross bike with <33mm wide CX tires. You race A group (cat 1-3) road or expert/elite MTB.

Master's: You've done this before. You're racing a cyclocross bike with <33mm wide CX tires. You're 40+ years old.

Intermediate: You've done this before. You're racing a cyclocross bike. You race B group (cat 1/2) road or sport/intermediate MTB.

Novice: You are new to cyclocross or you wish to race on a mountain bike.

Single-Speed: You think that gears are cheating and only need one to kick ass.

How long are the races?

Race 1
Time: 45 minutes
Wave 1: Intermediate Women, Novice Men, Single-Speed Men
Wave 2: Novice Women, Single Speed Women, Junior (U13/U15/U17/U19)

Race 2
Time: 10-20 minutes
Under 12 KIDS RACE! WOOHOO!

Race 3
Time: 60 minutes
Wave 1: Elite Men, Master's Men, Junior Elite (U19)
Wave 2: Intermediate Men, Elite Women

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