The term road bicycle is used to describe bicycles built for traveling at speed on paved roads. There are many types of bicycles that are used on the roads including: BMXrecumbentsracingtouring and utility bicycles.

Dedicated road bicycles have drop handlebars and multiple gears, although there are single and fixed gear varieties. Road bikes also use narrow, high-pressure tires to decrease rolling resistance, and tend to be somewhat lighter than other types of bicycle. The major sub-categories of road bicycle racing include one day races, stage races, and time trials (individual & team), criteriums, ultraendurance racing, and hill climbing events. There are sometimes different types of riders in road races who also specialize in specific roles (sprinters, climbers, Domestique, Puncheur, and All-rouder).

Road racing has been recognized as an Olympic sport since 1896.

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To organize a Road race, please contact your Committee Rep and MTB Coordinator, then head over to the Organizers section of the website for important information and resources.

The organization of road races and events depends on the work of volunteers – consider joining the Road committee and help road racing grow in Manitoba.

The committee consists of a Chair (MCA Board Member) and a representative from each club in Manitoba.

Unofficial – Road Blog

The Road race calendar is established each year by the Road committee in January and posted to the MCA website in February. Events typically take place between April to August.


Join a Club

Want to find a group to ride with? There are dozens of clubs in the city offering a wide variety of rides and adventures.

Road Committee Coordinator

Position Vacant

Please contact the MCA if you are interested in the MCA Board of Direction position of Road Coordinator.


Phone: 204-925-5686

To organize a Road race, please contact the Road Committee Coordinator and then head on over to the Organizers section for important information and resources.

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Race Series Criteria – coming soon…
Road Disciplines – coming soon…
UCI Road Racing Rules
MCA Specific Rules – coming soon…

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