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The Manitoba Cycling Association depends on a strong club network for the continued growth of cycling in the Province of Manitoba. Cycling clubs continue to organize most races and tours across Manitoba, and are valuable local members of the recreation community. Please support your local clubs by affiliating as a member and volunteering for club activities (club rides, events etc.)
This information must be completed and submitted to the Manitoba Cycling Association two (2) months prior to the event.
Annual Events for all Race Disciplines are sanctioned by the MCA Board of Directors following the Race Calendar meeting which takes place in January. All Organizers are invited and encouraged to attend. Teleconferencing can be arranged.
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.
Please contact the following individuals to confirm Event assignments:
Arlene Woodcock – Road & Cyclocross Commissaire
Provincial Chief Commissaire, National Road Commissaire, Provincial Commissaire Learning Facilitator
Karin McSherry – Mountain Bike Commissaire
Provincial Chief Commissaire, National MTB Commissaire, Provincial Commissaire Learning Facilitator
Only licensed riders can participate in sanctioned races. The exception is if the event meets the requirements for special commercial event insurance for non-members thru the MCA. All non-licensed participants must purchase a day permit for the specific event and sign a waiver.
Day Permits for non-member participation:
Race Organizers must be MCA members. Organizer must have a valid technical license confirming them as “organizers”.
Organizing clubs must be affiliated with the MCA.
Individual license waivers are signed online as part of each individual’s license purchase.
Race organizers may have individuals sign an additional Event waiver as part of their registration process if they choose. (Event waiver being developed by broker. Coming soon)
If a license is purchased on race day, a signed manual license form and paper waiver must be signed. Payment and paperwork must be submitted to the MCA on the first business day following the event.
full-on release of liability including negligence and assumptions of risk.
The Minor waiver is an informed consent, no waiver of negligence, indemnification from the parent/guardian and assumption of risk.
*The wording of these forms must not be altered in any way other than the italicized areas in paragraph 1 & 2 which must be updated by each race organizer with the name of the event and name of the hosting club or individual organizing the event.
Note: Cup Races: A levy will be collected for all Cup races to offset race discipline expenses. For further details contact the Race coordinator listed under the “Discipline” tab.
Commercial Event Insurance: This is the most commonly requested insurance application which allows non-licensed participants try a MCA Sanctioned race.
Medics need to be certified in providing pre-hospital care for medical emergencies. They have more skill than someone who is trained in basic first aid but they are not a substitute for advanced medical care rendered by emergency medical technicians (EMTs), emergency physicians, nurses, or paramedics. Certification requirements include: CPR, automated external defibrillator usage, spinal and bone fracture immobilization, and advanced first aid.
Robert Paige: 204-583-7474
Fee: $150.00 per race for races in the city. Contact for out of city rates.
The Canadian Ski Patrol is available to provide First Aid throughout the year.
For organizers using Ski Patrol a certificate of insurance must be in place, which can be arranged through Manitoba Cycling.
Name and address for additional insured is:
The Canadian Ski Patrol and its members
4531 Southclark Place, Ottawa ON
Ski Patrol Contact Allan firstname.lastname@example.org