How do I purchase a membership?
Step 1: Register with a club; for a list of clubs affiliated with ABA click here (If you wish to ride as an independent there is a $50.00 independent fee).
Step 2: Purchase a general membership or racing license by registering online or by downloading the Membership Application and forwarding it to the office along with payment. Note- If your club does not appear in Zone 4 they are not affiliated with the ABA, please contact your club for further details.
Why become a member?
Alberta Bicycle Association members receive a personalized license (Single-event licenses do not receive a card). Licenses are mailed directly to the licensee or club members can collect their membership card from their club officials. Your General Membership or
UCI affiliated license acts as proof of insurance for all events and must be brought to every event you participate in. General and Licensed members receive full voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting.
- ABA Publications
- Comprehensive General Liability, AD&D Insurance
- High Performance Team and Coaching
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
The UCIID is a lifetime number assigned by the UCI. 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.
*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)
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
- 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:
- 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)
|11 yrs Female
||11 yrs Male
||17-29 yrs Male
|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
|.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|
Download the Membership Application.
1. Print off application and waiver.
2. Fill out the application and waiver.
3. Scan and email or fax a copy of both documents to Membership Services email@example.com or 780-427-6438
5. If you are experiencing difficulties a manual copy can be emailed to by Membership Services.
*** Please note all new applicants are required to submit Proof of Age. Failure to do so will delay processing****