The BC Superweek Youth Series is a partnership between BC Superweek and Global Relay’s Bridge the Gap Fund, which coordinates the series. In addition to racing at the Tour de Delta Brenco Criterium, Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, Giro di Burnaby p/b Appia Development and the Choices Markets Criterium at Steve Nash Fitness World presents Tour de White Rock, boys (12-15) and girls (12-16) will also contest a special Escape Velocity Tuesday Night Criterium, along with BC Superweek’s newest event, the PoCo Grand Prix p/b Dominion Lending Centres.
In addition to giving up-and-coming racers a chance to compete in six races over eight days, the BC Superweek Youth Series will also give them a chance to test their bike handling skills at speed over the same iconic courses their heroes will race on later each evening in front of thousands of cheering race fans. Plans are also underway to continue the tradition of a morning ride, where youth racers can ride with the pros competing in BC Superweek.
The format for the youth races remains the same in order make the racing as accessible as possible for youth racers and their families. Entry fees for the 20-minute races have been waived and the local youth cycling club EV/DEVO is offering to host out of town families. Registration for each youth race is limited to 50 riders.
Youth Events during BC Superweek 2016
July 9 – Tour de Delta Brenco Criterium
July 12 – Escape Velocity Tuesday Nighter Criterium (longer event: 30-40min) July 13 – Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix Criterium
July 14 – Giro Breve p/b Appia Development
July 16 – Tour de White Rock Criterium
July 24 – Prospera Valley Gran Fondo ($30 entry youth and deep discounts for parents detail TBA)
Equipment: While not compulsory, a road bike is highly recommended. Bikes must to be in good working order. Any rider with a bike that is deemed by race officials to be unsafe (for example non-functional brakes) will not be allowed to participate. No aero bars, 16 spoke wheel minimum, 40mm max rim depth (no carbon wheels), roll out (7.93 meters, 52×14).
Cost: For all races in the series (apart from the Mission Classic) entry is free.
Accommodation: We will make every effort to coordinate host housing for out of town riders (further details will be posted on this page when available).
Race Tech Guide: Coming soon!