April 22, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Cycling Canada is proud to announce the dates and host cities of its 2016 Canadian Championships series. Canada’s top cyclists of all cycling sports will be treated to top-notch venues and experienced organizers throughout the entire series.
The 2016 Global Relay Canadian Road Championships will take place in Ottawa (ON) and Gatineau (QC). Organizers Doug Corner and John Large have worked in collaboration with organizations from both Quebec and Ontario to bring the Championships to the region.
The 2016 and 2017 Road Championships will showcase the para-cycling, junior and elite categories over five consecutive days of racing, in both provinces. The event will be in the Nation’s Capital for two years – 2016 and 2017 – hosting the Championships in line with Canada’s much anticipated 150th Anniversary celebrations.
A bidding process is now underway for the 2016 Canadian Road Championships for masters. Interested organizers are encouraged to visit Cycling Canada’s website here to learn more.
Baie-St-Paul (QC), which has been a longstanding host on the Canada Cup and Quebec Cup Mountain Bike calendars, will welcome the 2016 Canadian Mountain Bike Cross-Country Championships. The Championships organized by the Club Cycliste Charlevoix is to take place July 14-17, 2016 in one of Canada’s prestigious and scenic region of Charlevoix. Following the Championships will be the Canada Cup race in St-Félicien, which hosts the 2015 edition of the event.
Mountain Bike downhillers will seek thrills and high speeds in the picturesque and challenging trails of Sun Peaks Resort for the 2016 Canadian Mountain Bike Downhill Championships, July 23-24, 2016. The event will be hosted in British Columbia’s mainland for the third straight year. With successful organizer Henry Pejril at the helm, Sun Peaks Resort boasts a solid reputation in downhill racing. The venue offers all the amenities on-site at the mountain base village, featuring over 7000 beds minutes from the chairlift, restaurants, boutiques and artisan markets on the weekend.
BMXers will gather in Calgary (AB) for the 2016 Canadian BMX Championships from September 2-5, 2016. The Calgary BMX Racing Association has a long history of hosting Canada Cup and Alberta Cup races and is home to many talented young riders. The race track in Calgary is just minutes away from the city’s vibrant downtown, abundant amenities, as well as the Calgary International Airport
Calgary is thrilled to welcome the event for consecutive years. “Winning the bid for the 2016 Canadian BMX Championship is one more testament to Calgary’s reputation as a year-round sport city,” said Marco De Iaco, Vice President, Sport & Major Events at Tourism Calgary. “Not only do events like these provide benefits to a growing sport tourism industry, they provide branding and promotional opportunities for the city of Calgary. We look forward to supporting the Calgary BMX Racing Association in the planning and delivery of an exceptional event.”
Canada’s top endurance Mountain Bikers will have the chance to show their talent and skills at the 2016 Horseshoe Hustle Canadian XCM Championships in Horseshoe Valley (ON) on September 11, 2016. The event hosted by SuperFly Racing will celebrate its second consecutive Championships as it is hosting the 2015 edition of the event. The venue is fully serviced, including on-site accommodation and some of Ontario’s best single-track trails. The organizer has been successfully organizing endurance races since 2000.
The 2016 Canadian Championships for Track cycling and Cyclo-cross will be announced at a later date.
Summary of 2016 Canadian Cycling Championships Series
2016 Global Relay Canadian Road Championships
Ottawa, ON/Gatineau, QC
June 25-29, 2016
Organizers: Doug Corner & John Large
2016 Canadian Mountain Bike XCO Championships
Baie St Paul, QC
July 14-17, 2016
Organizer: Club Cycliste Charlevoix
2016 Canadian Mountain Bike DHI Championships
Sun Peaks, BC
July 23-24, 2016
Organizer: Henry Pejril & Sun Peaks Resort
2016 Canadian BMX Championships
September 2-5, 2016
Organizer: Calgary BMX Racing Association
2016 Horseshoe Hustle Canadian XCM Championships
Horseshoe Valley, ON
September 11, 2016
Organizer: Superfly Racing