Commissaires are the sports officials for bicycle races in each cycling discipline. Their responsibilities are to ensure a safe and fair play competition, in accordance with UCI/MCA Rules and Regulations. 

All races at the provincial and regional level in Manitoba must be attended by one or more Commissaires, working closely with the organizer. The following responsibilities apply:

Assess and maintain safety,

  • Ensure fair plan, which may require the need to apply penalties (such as warnings, fines, relegation, or disqualification) if appropriate for infractions of the rules,
  • Judge the start and finish of each race, and
  • Produce accurate results.

Commissaires are trained and licensed volunteers who, when appointed to provincial and regional level races are paid an honorarium for races worked, plus travel expenses.


Road & Cyclocross Commissaire
Provincial Chief Commissaire, National Road Commissaire, Provincial Commissaire Learning Facilitator
Arlene Woodcock

Mountain Bike Commissaire
Provincial Chief Commissaire, National MTB Commissaire, Provincial Commissaire Learning Facilitator
Karin McSherry

BMX Commissaire
BMX Program Coordinator
Steve Brown

Need to Know

UCI Rules & Regulation – All disciplines

New Ruling on Disc Breaks (April 2016):

As the 2016 race season is set to begin, we wanted to be sure all Provinces/Territories and officials have a clear understanding of the regulation concerning the use of Disc Brakes in sanctioned Road Racing competition.

Unless specifically approved by the UCI, Disc Brakes are NOT permitted for use in road cycling events, as outlined in policy 1.3.025 in our updated 2016 Cycling Canada Companion Guide

1.3.025 N) Disc brakes are not permitted in road cycling events (unless specifically approved by the UCI)

Although the UCI regulations had not been changed to allow disc brakes, until a recent incident at the UCI Paris-Roubaix Classic, the UCI had permitted the use of disc brakes on a trial-basis for all divisions of UCI Professional Road Teams. As of April 14th, 2016 this trial has ended with the decision to suspend the use of disc brakes until further research can assure their safety for use in competition. The latest UCI Press Release regarding the suspension of disc brake testing is attached.  Cycling Canada does not permit the use of disc brakes in any road cycling events.

All Provincial/Territorial Cycling Associations are required to abide by the regulation banning disc brake use in road competition as stated above.

Thanks everyone in advance for your cooperation.

2016 Cycling Canada Companion Guide– Cycling Canada rules amendments & provisions

Cycling Canada Resources

Commissaire Courses & Training

Commissaire Resources

What does a commissaire do? Click to watch the video: On the Road of the Commissaires

Commissaires Code of Conduct

 Commissaire Assignment

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