2013 BMX Racing Policy
As we roll into the 2013 season, there have been several changes to the Provincial BMX Racing Policy. Listed below are some of the notable changes. To access the latest version of the policy with all changes outlined in orange, click here.
1.1 Only UCI/CCC licenses are recognized as accepted at BMX races in Alberta. Before being permitted to enter a race, every participant must present a valid, accurate race license at registration. This applies to National and International level races as well. Licensed members participating in a club race at their home track may be excused from this requirement at the Track Operator’s Discretion (“TOD”). Alberta Bicycle Association General Membership holders are not permitted to register for Alberta Cup races.
5.2 There will be a $20 per event fee charged at all Alberta Cup races for those riders who have licensed as an Independent.
7.4 Pants. Denim pants that are made with Kevlar material are authorized but they must have the label that has been approved by the UCI. All denim pants without this label are forbidden. Loose fitting short pants made of tear-resistant material are permitted if used together with knee and shin protection with a rigid surface. The lower portion area of the shin protection must come to within 3 inches (7.5cm) of the ankle when the rider is standing erect. Knee/shin protection must extend from the top of the knee to the top of the ankle when the rider is standing and fully erect. Lycra is not permitted unless for use under the pants and to cover knee-protection. The pant fabric must have a minimum of 6 cm of doubled up excess material, without stretching the fabric. This shall be measured by pinching the fabric between the index finger and thumb.
9.3.2 Combining Expert Female Classes.
Attempt each of the moves in the order described below until a class with at least 3 riders is formed.
- Move 1: Place the rider(s) in the Expert Male Class of the same age
- Move 2: Place the rider(s) in the Novice Female Class 1 year older
- Move 3: Place the rider(s) in the Novice Female Class 2 years older
- Move 4: Begin the process again with the rider(s) as Novice Female Class of the same age
- Move 5: Once all of the other Expert
Female Classes are built, check and see if the rider(s) in question have been placed in a class of 3 or more. If they haven’t, then put those riders age 13
and younger in the Intermediate Male class 1 year younger and those 14 and
older in the Intermediate Male class 2 years younger.
13.9.11 Ties: Any tie on points for the series is first resolved by use of the Countback Method (for example: Rider with the most 1st place finishes in the series is awarded higher rank, should both riders have the same number of 1st place finishes, rider with the most 2nd place finishes will be awarded higher rank, and so on…). Should a tie still exist, it is resolved based upon the better overall finish at the Alberta Cup Final.
16.2 Amendment to UCI rule 6.1.055. In extenuating
circumstances, a commissaire may permit a rider to race without a visor.
2013 Changes to UCI BMX Rule Book
The UCI has made changes to the BMX Rule Book, effective January 1st, 2013. For all changes to the UCI BMX Rule Book, please see the below link:
Provincial Team outline
There have also been several notable changes to the Provincial Team selection criteria for 2014. Please click here to see the full version. Notable changes include:
- All athletes interested in gaining a position on the team
must submit an application. Team coaches and management will no longer
be obligated to pick the rider who has placed 1st in the points
breakdown if he/she does not submit an application.
- All athletes who have been chosen to be a part
of the BMX Provincial Team will be expected to sign an athlete agreement to
make their selection final. Any athlete who refuses to sign the athlete
agreement will have their selection automatically withdrawn. In addition, any
athlete who declines a position on the team will forfeit their eligibility for
consideration on the following year's team.