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BCMCA invites you to the season’s final race, awards luncheon, and AGM Sunday Sept 04th
On Sunday at 11:00 we will start the last BCMCA race for 2016 on Vancouver Island. It will be a 65 Km Australian pursuit that starts and finishes at the Cherry Point Vineyards. It is a double points event.
Lunch (lavish) will be provided free, after the race on Sunday, to all BCMCA full members and volunteers. Others can buy lunch for $25 +
RSVP by 30 August 2016: Kim Gard,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 250-370-2689.
Championship awards will be presented at the luncheon. If you hold a trophy please bring it (all shined up) for the new champion.
The BCMCA Annual General Meeting will be held after lunch. New Board members and Motions will be voted in/on.
Our promotion (sponsorships and assurances) appear to be working to increase events, but travel between regions is still difficult and rear, so bring your ideas.
I look forward to seeing you there congratulating the champions (riders and volunteers).
Date for the 6th annual 34 km mass start hill climb
Heffley Creek to Sun Peaks Resort
Sunday, September 18, 2016
The cycling season is still rolling. Interior Grasslands Cycling Club, Kamloops, has put together this special event. A total of 35 Km with two major climbs on the way and finishing in the Sun Peaks Village. What makes this race so inviting is the $3,000.00 cash prize list, the attractive accommodation cost, and the competitive nature of the race. There will be 3 groups: Leisure, Intermediate & Elite, starting in 30 minute intervals.
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Venue: Heffley Creek Community Hall to Sun Peaks Ski Resort
Distance: 34.2 km
Sign-on: @ 08:00 am
Heffley Creek Community Hall
6995 Old Highway 5, Heffley Creek BC
Fee: $25, racing license required, however entrants without a license will have to sign a waiver form & pay additional $10.
Prizes: $3000.00 total cash prizes and medal presentation will follow the race during a no-host luncheon (ie. at your cost) @ the Cahilty Creek Restaurant, which is located adjacent to the finish line
Accommodation is available at the Cahilty Lodge at a cost of $75 per room, for reservations phone direct 250-578-7454 or 1-800-244-8424, use group code HC0913
For additional information please contact Peter Bartel
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BC Masters Invitation to host a club event
This year (2016) the BC Masters Cycling Association (BCMCA), in our effort to promote cycling events around the Province, is offering to pay for advertising, and cover unexpected losses by any club, organization, or person that hosts a BCMCA road cycling event.
As many of you know, BCMCA events are low profile fun events that are for all age groups (yes – under 30 as well), that gives every age a chance to win. Points and medals are given to the top finisher in each 5 year age group and when we use a handicap system (Australian pursuit or age adjustments) everyone has a chance to win overall. Have a look at our site, bcmasterscycling.net, and review the tab for organizer resources. You will see it all laid out.
BCMCA is committed to running non-commercial events that are for cyclists, and we make an effort to ensure volunteers are given an equal chance to win any sponsored prizes. With good promotions some clubs make a little money and when that happens, BCMCA makes a little too. Last year we made about $225 total for the 14 BCMCA events. This is as close as one can get to breaking even, and suggests our entry fee of $20 is on the mark. I am committed to doing as much as I can to keep this cost to riders low.
Attached is a very rough draft of a 2016 schedule of road cycling event planned as BCMCA (green) events, and other (blue) events that could impact turnout if one chooses to put on an event on the same day.
I hope you join us in making bicycle racing in BC available in your area. If you have thoughts or an idea to host a race this year, please contact me and let’s get it in the schedule (even if tentative).
Best wishes for 2016,
Bill Yearwood 604 323-3556