Track riders are upgraded according to the number of Journal Cup points gained over the course of two seasons. Details are as follows:
- Riders in Categories C are upgraded upon accumulating 50 Alberta Cup points.
- Riders in Categories B are upgraded upon accumulating 60 Alberta Cup points.
A rider wishing to compete in a category other than that category listed on his/her license must obtain written permission from the Racing Committee. Riders who wish a category upgrade but lack sufficient points, or wish to downgrade, may apply in writing to the Racing Committee. Such decisions will be at the sole discretion of the Racing Committee.
Out of Province Points
Riders may, upon request, claim points earned in out-of-province races for upgrading purposes. A maximum of 20 out-of-province points may be claimed for any one upgrade. The validity of points earned in out-of-province races, and the integration of those points into the Journal Cup points schedule, will be determined solely by the Racing Committee.
Master riders may decline an upgrade to a higher category, provided they have not accumulated the requisite number of points over the course of one season, in which case they are obliged to upgrade.
More information about upgrading can be found in the ABA Track Regulations.
Track Age Categories
Under 17 Men
Espoir Men 19-23
Elite (Senior) Men 23-29
Elite (Senior) Women 19-29
Master A Men/Women 30-39
Master B Men/Women 40-49
Master C Men/Women 50-59
Master D Men/Women 60-69
Master E Men/Women 70-79
Master F Men/Women 80+
*Category Age on December 31
Track Ability Categories
A - Men Road Cat 1/2/3
B - Men Road Cat 4, Women Road Cat 1/2/3
C - Men Road Cat 5, Women Road Cat 3/4/5