Road Race Rules

Holding Road races on public roads is a privilege. We must obtain approval each year from the City of Prince George and the Ministry of Transportation. We must abide by their rules or the privilege can be revoked at any time.

Riders must abide by the rules below or they will be disqualified from participating in the road race:

  • Provide proof of insurance (Cycling BC Membership or Race License).
  • Wear an approved cycling helmet.

Obey the rules of the road, including:

  • Do not cross the centerline of the road.
  • Stay to the right of the roadway in the bicycle lane or on the paved shoulder.
  • Do not pass motor vehicles on the left at the corners.
  • Pull to the right and stop for emergency vehicles.
  • Obey the directions of emergency services personnel.

Obey the directions of the marshals and officials:

  • Marshals will raise a red sign if there is a potential danger to riders due to motor vehicles, pedestrians or other cyclists.
  • Marshals will signal riders to slow or stop by showing them the palm of their hand if there is imminent danger.
  • Marshals will wave riders through if there is no potential danger.

Be polite to motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, marshals, and officials even if you think that they are in the wrong.

Riders violating these rules will be disqualified for a first offence. A second offence will result in the rider being barred from events for the rest of the season.

Flats and/or Mechanicals:

In the event of a flat/serious mechanical (i.e. bike is unrideable) you will still earn championship points for that event if it is your first in-race mechanical of the year.

Everyone will be entitled to utilize ONE mechanical allowance over the course of the entire season. The points allocated to you for that race will end up being the average of your points for that type of event at year’s end.

In Addition for Time Trials:

  • Do not draft other riders unless you are a team entry (e.g., two-up).
  • Report the names or numbers of riders breaking these rules to the timekeeper.
  • Do not cross the start/finish line going south after the time trial has begun (6:30 PM) unless you are racing. Warm up and cool down to the south of the start/finish.
  • Wear your number low down in the center of your back.
  • Do not block the bicycle lane or roadway in the start/finish area after you have finished your time trial.