November 07, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Effective immediately, the Cycling Canada Board, in consultation with the IPC and all relevant committees & stakeholders, has approved the use of disc brakes for all road events across Canada with the exception of UCI-sanctioned competitions. Further discussions will take place with the UCI with the hope to obtain an exemption to allow disc brakes for the 2018 Canadian Road Championships.
Please be aware that it is also by no means guaranteed that disk brakes will be approved, and if the trial period ends without approval from the UCI, this equipment will then become illegal again and will require us to change this ruling.
Also, members should recognize that race organizers may not be able to provide the same level of neutral service for disc wheels early into this change. While this important change in the regulation is in effect immediately, the final decision to allow disc brakes for road events between now and the end of the calendar year is at the discretion of each PSO. If you have disk brakes and go to a jurisdiction that does not allow them or to a race falling under the trial requirement, you will most probably not be permitted to race. We ask that you please check with the race organizers prior to the event.