CROSS COUNTRY

Cross Country (XC) is a classic style of racing where the event starts and ends usually at the same point. XC courses and trails consist of a mix of singletrack trails, and smooth fire roads. 

On Vancouver Island, that includes lung-burning technical climbs and exciting swerving descents. 

The 2024 Cross Country series consists of 8 events, with the overall standings determined by the best 6 results.

2024 XC RACE SCHEDULE

HARTLAND

MARCH 17 2024 CLICK FOR ALL THE DETAILS

JORDIE LUNN

MARCH 31 2024 CLICK FOR ALL THE DETAILS

COBBLE HILL

APRIL 14 2024 CLICK FOR ALL THE DETAILS

CUMBERLAND

APRIL 27 2024 CLICK FOR ALL THE DETAILS

POWELL RIVER

MAY 19 2024 CLICK FOR ALL THE DETAILS

CAMPBELL RIVER

JUNE 9 2024 CLICK FOR ALL THE DETAILS

NANAIMO

JUNE 23 2024 CLICK FOR ALL THE DETAILS

HAMMERFEST

JUNE 30 2024

CROSS COUNTRY RACING FAQS

Beginner racers are usually younger riders, first time racers, and less experienced riders. If you have been riding for 15 years but never raced, jump up to intermediate. If you have been riding for one or two years and never raced hit up the beginner category and give it a try. Usually our Beginner winners are approximately 12-14 years old so be prepared to get schooled by a young ripper.
 
Intermediate racers are the bulk of our racers. It could be your first race or maybe you aren’t too competitive but want the challenge of a longer distance. Abilities in this category vary a lot but if you think of yourself as an intermediate rider you should probably race the intermediate category.
 
Expert racers are very experienced riders. Most have raced a bunch or at least ride a couple times a week for the past several years. Or maybe you’re a young ripper that is training to take on the Elite racers one day.
 
Notes for all: If you placed in the top 3 consistently last year in your category (or in the overall) you should move up to the next category.
 
Most XC races do 1 lap for Beginner, 2 laps for Intermediate, 3 for Expert
There are 8 races in the series and racers get points for each race that they participate in.  The series is a best 6 of 8 races so if you miss a race or two you can still receive full points.  If you make all 8 races you will drop your lowest 2 points toward your overall.  We will award the top 3 in each category for the overall at the final race.  For 2024 we will be awarding DOUBLE Points for the final race in Hammerfest. 
Note that if you switch categories through the year you will loose your points, so try and stick to the same category for each race. Points per race are awarded to the top 30 in each category as follows:
PlacePoints
1500
2450
3420
4400
5390
6380
7370
8360
9350
10340
11330
12320
13310
14300
15290
16280
17270
18260
19250
20240
21230
22220
23210
24200
25190
26180
27170
28160
29150
30145

YES, If you want to race more than 3 events this year.  Riders without a Cycling BC Race License or UCI License will pay and additional $10 on top of registration to cover insurance costs.  This will provide the rider with accident insurance for the day of the race.  You are limited to 3 events without purchasing a license, so if you plan on more racing you should purchase a license at the beginning of the season.  CLICK HERE FOR CYLCING BC LICENSE OPTIONS

 

In the event that you register online but just can’t make the race we have the following registration policy:

  • 100% back up to one week before the registration cut off.
  • 50% back during the last week of registration.
  • No refunds after registration closes.

    *this does not include CCN fees

To request a refund, please email islandcupracers@gmail.com

Sorry,no. E-bikes vary so much from traditional bikes and for safety reasons we cannot have E riders racing on the same course as non E.