Licensing

Licensing

In order to participate in sanctioned events, it is a requirement to present your UCI License.   If you do not bring your license, you will be subject to at fine at the event.
Failure to carry your license may result in you being denied entry to some races, particularly National and International events.

If you lose or destroy your license, it can be replaced for a $10 fee. Please contact the ABA office.

License Upgrading: Upgrading guidelines for each discipline are available on the ABA website. If you are intending to race while your license is being upgraded, a temporary license will be emailed to you

To complete a new application for a full UCI License

Proof of age is Required - there are no exceptions.


Please contact the ABA office for further information. Licenses may also be purchased online through Zone 4

Here are some components which you will see on your new license:
 

UCI Code

The UCI Code is your nationality (CAN for Canadian) and your date of birth (YYYYMMDD). This code appears on the top right hand corner of your license and is used to tabulate points at all nationally and internationally approved events.

UCI Category

*The age on your license is your age at December 31 of the current year.
  If you turn 19 in August, you are considered 19 for the racing year beginning in        January.

The UCI category is divided into the following sections:

  • Youth/Jeunesse (under 17 - those born after 1996)
  • Junior/U19 (17 - 18 or those born in 1994 & 1995)
  • U23 Men (19 - 22 or those born 1990 - 1993)
  • U23 Women - for MTB XC only (19-22 or those born 1990 – 1993)
  • Elite Men (23 - 29 or those born between 1989 and 1983)
  • Elite Women (19 - 29 or those born between 1983 and 1993)

*Please note the exception for the U23 MTB XC women’s category.

Master—male and female athletes aged 30 or older as of December 31, 2011 (born 1981 or earlier)

National Category

The CCA has established a coding system for 2008 for defining each type of license.

Example RMMA.5 (Road)

The first letter indicates the discipline:
  • BMX - Challenge
  • BCS - BMX Cruiser
  • Cyclo-cross
  • MTB-XC
  • MTB-DH
  • MTB-4X
  • Road
  • Track
  • General Member

For information regarding IPC, Coach, Commissaire, Trade Teams, Staff or Organizer National and UCI Categories, please contact the ABA office.
The second letter indicates the gender:

RMMA.5

Men / Women

The third through fifth letters/numbers indicate National Category:

RMMA.5 (Masters A 30 - 39)

 BMX - 20" Challenge

BMX - 20" Challenge

BMX - 24" Cruiser

Cyclo-cross, MTB, Road & Track

5 yrs Female
5 yrs Male
18yrs & Under Female U13
6 yrs Female
6 yrs Male
29 yrs & Over Female U15
7 yrs Female 7 yrs Male   U17
8 yrs Female
8 yrs Male
12 yrs & Under Male
Junior (17 & 18)
9 yrs Female
9 yrs Male
13 & 14 yrs Male U 23 (19-22)
10 yrs Female   
10 yrs Male
15 & 16 yrs Male
U 23 Women (19-22)
*MTB ONLY
11 yrs Female   
11 yrs Male
17-29 yrs Male   
Elite (23+)
12 yrs Female
12 yrs Male
30-34 yrs Male
Master A (30-39)
13 yrs Female 13 yrs Male
35-39 yrs Male
Master B (40-49)
14 yrs Female
14 yrs Male
40-44 yrs Male
Master C (50-59)
15 yrs Female
15 yrs Male
45+ yrs Male
Master D (60-69)
16 yrs Female
16 yrs Male    
17-24 yrs female
17-24 yrs Male    
25-29 yrs Female
25-29 yrs Male    
30+ yrs Female
30+ yrs Male    

The last letter/number indicates Ability:

RMMA.5 (Beginner)

BMX - Challenge

Cyclo-cross, Road & Track

Mountain Bike

.N - Novice .1 - Category 1 .N - Novice
 .I - Intermediate
.2 - Category 2
.S - Sport
.E. - Expert  .3 - Category 3
.E - Expert

.4 - Category 4   
(no code) - Elite

.5 - Category 5

Provincial Category

BMX: The ABA offers the same BMX classes as those of the Canadian Cycling Association. Some events may offer modified classes. A complete listing of the classes offered is available on the ABA website.

Cyclo-cross, Mountain Bike, Road & Track: All licensed racers competing in Alberta sanctioned races will be assigned either an entry level ability category or the previous years’ category at the time of licensing.


Contact Info:


Edmonton Office
11759 Groat Rd
Edmonton AB T5M 3K6
Phone: 780-427-6352
Toll Free: 1-877-646-BIKE (2453)
Fax: 780-427-6438