The provincial race series, formerly known as the BC Premier Series, has been renamed and launched by Cycling BC in partnership with Cobotix Manufacturing.
The BC Cup consists of a series of races in which riders can accumulate points based on their game result in each race. The riders are arranged in a rank standing with the highest placed rider of the final race set to be named as the overall series winner.
Winners will be adorned with a BC Cup winner jersey at the final race of the series, and will be honored at the Annual Cycling BC Season Wrap-up in November.
There will be a BC Cup series for each specific road, including Mountain Bike Cross-country Olympic (XCO), Cross-country Marathon (XCM), BMX, and Downhill disciplines. Each series will feature a distinct structure that is relevant to each competition’s unique ecosystem.
Cory Ostertag, Manager of Events and Member Services at Cycling BC said: “as a racer, I want to feel like each event I enter is part of something bigger, something that ties it all together and keeps me motivated all season long. We’ve been working with many dedicated race organizers across the province to deliver a series of races that riders can look forward to and elevate their game to the next level as they battle it out for the BC Cup.”
The established partnership with the Cobotix Manufacturing, a leading Canadian metal fabricator headquartered in Port Coquitlam, B.C., provides an opportunity for Cycling BC to look at renaming the series.
“The series had been called the ‘BC Cup’ in the past and it was renamed the ‘Premier Series’ in more recent years but ‘Premier Series’ name never really stuck. We were finding that ‘BC Cup’ was very much ingrained in the race community’s vernacular so we went back to it,” said Erin Waugh, Executive Director of Cycling BC.
The BC Cup winner’s jersey design will be voted on by the Cycling BC community. Members can view the designs and decide for their favorite style on the Cycling BC website until February 14, 2019. To look into more information about the 2019 BC Cup, students can visit the Cycling BC website at www.cyclingbc.net.