2016 Alberta Summer Games                                                      July 14 - 17, 2016

For 2016, the Alberta Summer Games will be heading to Leduc, Alberta from July 14th to 17th. Scroll down this page for a full listing of all relevant information regarding both the Mountain Bike & BMX qualifying and competition processes.You may also see the end of this page for a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Alberta Summer Games.  For all additional information regarding the Alberta Summer Games & Host Community, see www.albertagames.com.

The 2016 edition of the Games will mark the return of the BMX and Cross Country Mountain Bike competitions. Although not directly in Leduc, but a short drive away, Devon will play host to the Mountain Bike XC competition as they have some world class terrain that even the most elite riders will find challenging. As for BMX, Edmonton BMX has stepped up as the venue of choice for these games, with some renovations due over the next couple of months leading up to the games, we are surely to see a fresh and revamped track.These Games will consist of the Province's best cycling athletes representing 8 Provincial "Zones". See the below illustration which breaks down each of Alberta's 8 Zones. 

Mountain Bike Sport Information

See below for a full listing of Cross Country Mountain Bike Zone Qualifiers scheduled in your area!

Cross Country Mountain Bike Zone Qualifiers

Zone
Date
Event
Location
Registration
Contact
 Zone 1
May 8, 2016
(Register by May 6th)
Lethbridge College, Lethbridge
$40
 (Coulee Cruiser Youth Cost)
Taras Feculak
(780) 427-6352
taras@albertabicycle.ab.ca
 Zone 2
June 4, 2016
(Register by June 2nd)
Canmore
$35
 (Mountain Maiden Youth Cost)
Guy Pollard
(403) 493-1267
guy@guypollard.ca
 Zone 3
June 9, 2016
(On site registration)
Calgary
 $5 on site
Leslie Kende
(403) 282-5463
 Zone 4

June 5, 2016
(Register by June 2nd)


Red Deer

$10 on site

Rod Rysavy
(403) 350-3972
rod@savycycle.ca
 Zone 5
June 14, 2016
(On site registration)
Devon
$10 on site
Stew Hutchings

stew.sharon@shaw.ca
 Zone 6
May 28, 2016
(Register by May 26)
**Race the Ridge
Zone 6 MTB XC Qualifier

Edmonton
$25
 (Race the Ridge Youth Cost)
Ken Germaine
(780) 433-9907
5germs@gmail.com
 Zone 7
May 28, 2016
(Register by May 26)
Edmonton
$25
 (Race the Ridge Youth Cost)
Bjorn Taylor
(780) 233-6675
 Zone 8
June 4, 2016
(Register by June 3) 
Grand Prairie 
$60 on-site
(Covers ABA licensing fees/club membership)
Tyler Stadnek
(780) 228-0452

Eligibility

Eligible athletes must compete in the Zone that corresponds to their primary home address. Athletes must be at least 11 years of age and no older than 16 years of age as of December 31st, 2016. The following number of athletes will be chosen to represent each Zone in the mountain bike competition at the 2016 Alberta Summer Games:

  • 2 Females U13 (aged 11 to 12)
  • 2 Males aged U13 (11 to 12)
  • 2 Females U15 (aged 13 to 14)
  • 2 Males U15 (aged 13 to 14) 
  • 2 Females U17 (aged 15 to 16)
  • 2 Males U17 (aged 15 to 16)

Athletes who do not make their Zone's team in the first round of selections may be eligible for a fill position as a result of a Zone who fails to send a team or has not filled all of their available positions. In this case, the athlete in question will be contacted directly by the Zone Representative prior to the Games registration deadline. 

Please check the Mountain Bike Technical Package for all resources including Fill Policy, Eligibility, Licensing & Fees, etc. 

**All Zone Qualifiers taking place at regularly scheduled Alberta Cup XC events (Zone 1,2,6,7 Qualifiers) will require riders to register in the following Alberta Cup categories:

  • U13 and U15 Females must register in the Sport Youth Female Alberta Cup race category
  • U13 and U15 Males must register in the Sport Youth Male Alberta Cup race category
  • U17 Females must register in the Sport Female (U-17 Expert) Alberta Cup race category
  • U17 Males must register in the Sport Male (U-17 Expert) Alberta Cup race category 

Registration

All athletes planning to compete at a Mountain Bike Zone Qualifier event must complete the following items prior to competition. Waivers & Code of Conduct will also be available on-site for parents to sign prior to racing:

  • Pre-register online (please note: pre-registering online does not guarantee your child's spot on the final team roster). Complete your pre-registration by following the "Participant Registration" link. 
  • Complete the Waiver and read/retain a copy of the Code of Conduct (Link Coming Soon). Completed waivers should be submitted to your Zone Representative

All athletes who have qualified for their respective Zone Team must complete the Final Athlete Registration online prior to June 24, 2016. 

2016 Mountain Bike Official Zone Rosters 

Strava Link for Alberta Summer Games Race Course

2016 MTB Eliminator Time Trial Results           2016 MTB Eliminator Bracket Results

2016 MTB XC Race Results                              2016 MTB Team Relay Results       

BMX Sport Information

See below for a full listing of BMX Zone Qualifiers in your area!

BMX Zone Qualifiers

Zone
Date
Event
Location
Registration
Contact
 Zone 1
June 4, 2016
 Zone 1 BMX Qualifier
Lethbridge, AB
FREE
on-site
results
Fran Jassman
(403) 502-7687
 Zone 2
June 1, 2016
 Zone 2 BMX Qualifier
 Okotoks BMX
Okotoks, AB
FREE
on-site
results
Trudi Andres
(403) 333-0093 or (403) 652-3474
 Zone 3
June 2, 2016
 Zone 3 BMX Qualifier
Calgary BMX
Calgary, AB
 FREE
on-site
Jonas Tremel
(403) 860-3573
jtremel@milleniaeng.com
 Zone 4
June 5, 2016
 Zone 4 BMX Qualifier
 Red Deer BMX
Red Deer, AB
 FREE
on-site
Glen Pratt
(403) 343-3542
gglevil@gmail.com
 Zone 5
June 7, 2016
 Zone 5 BMX Qualifier
 St. Albert BMX
St. Albert, AB
 FREE
on-site
results
Lisa van Staalduinen
(780) 266-5937
mom.4.van@gmail.com
 Zone 6
May 17, 2016
 Zone 6 BMX Qualifier
Edmonton BMX
Edmonton, AB
 FREE
on-site
results
Karen Ogilvie
(780) 430-1691
kogilvie@telus.net
OR
Barb Neufeld
(780) 708-4128
 Zone 7
 N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
 Zone 8
 N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Eligibility

Eligible athletes must compete in the Zone that corresponds to the Club listed on their UCI Racing License. If the athlete does not belong to an ABA affiliated club and is racing as an Independent, they must qualify in the Zone that corresponds to their primary home address. Athletes must be at least 12 years of age and no older than 15 years of age as of December 31st, 2016. The following number of athletes will be chosen to represent each Zone in the mountain bike competition at the 2016 Alberta Summer Games:

  • 1 Female in the 12 yr. old Age Group
  • 2 Males in the 12 yr. old Age Group
  • 1 Female in the 13 yr. old Age Group
  • 2 Males in the 13 yr. old Age Group
  • 1 Female in the 14 yr. old Age Group
  • 2 Males in the 14 yr. old Age Group
  • 1 Female in the 15 yr. old Age Group
  • 2 Males in the 15 yr. old Age Group

Athletes who do not make their Zone's team in the first round of selections may be eligible for a fill position as a result of a Zone who fails to send a team or has not filled all of their available positions. In this case, the athlete in question will be contacted directly by the Zone Representative prior to the Games registration deadline. 

Please check the BMX Technical Package for all resources including Fill Policy, Eligibility, Licensing & Fees, etc.

Registration

All athletes planning to compete at a BMX Zone Qualifier event must complete the following items prior to competition. Waivers & Code of Conduct will also be available on-site for parents to sign prior to racing:

All athletes who have qualified for their respective Zone Team must complete the Final Athlete Registration online prior to June 24, 2016.

2016 BMX Official Zone Rosters        

2016 BMX Time Trial Results                                   2016 BMX Race Series Results

FAQ's
For a full comprehensive list of Games FAQ's, visit the Alberta Games FAQ page. For cycling specific FAQ's, see below:

Do I need a race license or insurance to compete?
In order to compete at the Alberta Summer Games, you must obtain at minimum an Alberta Bicycle Association General Membership. If you've already joined an Alberta Bicycle Association affiliated club, you have already purchased this membership and do not need to purchase anything further to compete. If you are not a member of an affiliated club, you may purchase a U17 General Membership online here. For more information on Licensing and Membership types, click here. The purchase of an ABA membership will make sure you're insured for the event. 

My son/daughter is new to racing, should he/she still try out?
Absolutely! The Alberta Summer Games Qualifier races are open to anyone with the will to compete. 

How old do I have to be to compete?
The Alberta Summer Games is open to BMX athletes aged 12 to 15, and Mountain Bike athletes aged 11 to 16 as of December 31st, 2016. See below for a full listing of age categories, and links to each sport's Technical Package.

How do I know which Zone to compete in?
Based on the illustration above, BMX athletes will compete in the Zone corresponding to the home track as listed on their UCI Racing license. Mountain Bike athletes will compete in the Zone corresponding to the city of their primary home address. 

How can I help as a parent?
Many of the Zones Teams still require chaperones to attend the Games with the Team. If this is something you may be interested in, please do not hesitate to contact Taras Feculak, ABA Lead Sport Coordinator at taras@albertabicycle.ab.ca

My son/daughter has qualified, what happens now?
Your Zone Representative will be in touch with you immediately to explain the registration process and any planned team outings prior to the Games. In the meantime, be sure to familiarize yourself with the Participant Handbook, found on the Alberta Games website. All athletes who have qualified for their respective team will also need to complete the Final Athlete Registration online, where they will pay the $50 Games Fee. Click here to access Final Athlete Registration

How will my child get to and from the Games in Leduc? Will they be fed? Where will they stay?
The Alberta Summer Games staff have all of this taken care of. If you live greater than 100km from the host community, your child will have access to a free shuttle leaving from your home zone to the Games headquarters in Leduc, then back to your home Zone when the Games have concluded. All athletes will be fed throughout the Games both in the Athlete Village and on-venue. The host zone has also arranged accommodation for all athletes and accompanying chaperones/coaches. You've got nothing to worry about!

Online Resources

See the below for a list of useful Online Resources for Athletes, Parents, Coaches and Zone Representatives alike:

 

 For full results from all previous editions of the Alberta Summer Games, please click here.