is made up of five separate sports, the format and
rules for each major cycling sport (BMX, Cyclo-cross,
Mountain Bike, Road and Track) are very different. They use different
kinds of bikes, different skills, and take place in different courses
or facilities specific to each sport. You wouldn't use a mountain bike
on a racing track, for instance. And a road racer would have skills and
training which vary from those of a BMX athlete or Cyclo-Cross
competitor. Due to these differences, we train officials to specialize
in particular disciplines.
In cycling, Commissaires
are the officials who are responsible for ensuring that the competition
is conducted within the boundaries of those rules.
These rules originate from the world governing body of all the cycling sports, the International Cycling Union (UCI) or "Union Cycliste Internationale".
In Canada, the National rules are administered and modified by Cycling Canada (CC) which delegates authority to
provincial associations such as the Alberta Bicycle Association.
Love Cycling? Become a Commissaire!
Alberta Bicycle Association recognizes the importance of the
work performed by our officials know as Commissaires in cycling. It is their role
to ensure that all aspects of the competition under their supervision
are conducted according to the UCI, Cycling Canada and ABA regulations.
people who have never been involved in sport as an official fail to
appreciate the time, dedication, and effort these people put into
training for and practicing their craft. Of those who are involved as
Commissaires, many find their contribution to the sport, though
different, to be every bit as satisfying as those who participate as
athletes or coaches.
Alberta Bicycle Association is always looking to recruit new officials;
it takes a great number of Commissaires to ensure that races in all
Cycling's sports and disciplines are properly supervised.
you are interested in a semi-professional volunteer role that will help
you to appreciate and become involved in your sport in a whole new way,
then consider becoming a Commissaire. Contact ABA at 1-877-646-BIKE
2014 Commissaire Availability Survey Monkey (Closes March 31st, 2014)