BC Interior Cyclocross Series

Founded by Catharine Pendrel in 2010, BC Interior Cyclocross is the only BC cyclocross series outside the Lower Mainland with races in some of BC’s most beautiful cities and towns. We’re grassroots, fun-focused, and don’t take ourselves too seriously, though we encourage our racers to give their all!

All races are $25 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 licenses can also be purchased; they’re $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

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.

2019 Race Schedule

Sep 8

Nakusp Suffercross – DOUBLE POINTS!

Sep 22

Kamloops Cacti-Cross

Oct 6

The Burn in Vernon

Oct 19/20

West Kelowna ChainLions DOUBLE HEADER

Oct 27

Revelstoke Cedar Shaker

Nov 3

Penticton Hammertime Superprestige

Race Day Schedule

Time Categories Duration
9am Registration opens; course open for pre-riding
10am U13 Men & Women
Open Men & Women
30 min
U15/U17/U19 Men & Women
Single Speed Men & Women
Masters Women
40 min
12pm Masters 35-44/45-55/55+ Men
Elite Women
50 min
Elite Men 60 min
1:30pm Awards!

Race times can vary due to unforeseen delays, course conditions, etc. Race organizers will strive to make these changes known with as much notice as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What type of license do I need?

For all categories you require at a minimum a Cycling BC RIDE license. Get yours at cyclingbc.net.

Day licenses will be available for purchase on race day.

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). 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/U19 (Junior Elite): You’ve done this before. You’re racing a cyclocross bike with

Masters: You’ve done this before. You’re racing a cyclocross bike with

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

U13/U15/U17: You’re a young little gaffer. You’re racing on a cyclocross bike or mountain bike.

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

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

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