Ottawa, ON (July 12, 2023) – Cycling Canada is pleased to announce a full calendar of Canadian Championship events set to take place aross the country for all disciplines in 2024.
“The 2024 season is set to offer another year of exciting Canadian Championships taking place throughout the nation,” said Cycling Canada Events and Officials Manager, Jolène Dupuis. “These events allow us to celebrate not only our phenomenal homegrown talent but also the wider cycling community, from the local organizers, volunteers and officials who make these events possible to the family and fans who come out in full force to create an inspiring competition atmosphere. We’re very excited to set the stage for another class of Champions to earn their spotlight next year.”
Track events will start the Championship season right away, with Para athletes joining Elite and Masters contesting the Canadian Track Championships at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, ON, from Jan. 5-7. U17 and Junior athletes will return to the Vélodrome Sylvan Adams – Centre Multisports Desjardins in Bromont, QC, for a second consecutive year to enjoy the hospitality of the Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont from Mar 22-24.
Also happening early in the season on Feb. 10-11 will be the Canadian Esports Championships, perhaps the most accessible event on the calendar due to its virtual nature. Meanwhile, the second edition of the Canadian Gravel Championships will move westward to Calgary, AB, where Deadgoat Racing will host their first Championship event on June 16.
After hosting the Masters in 2023, Grand Prix Cycliste de Beauce will welcome Elite, Junior and Para athletes back to Saint-Georges, QC, from June 20-23 for the Canadian Road Championships two years since those categories raced in the Beauce region.
BMX racing will take its turn July 6-7 when the Club BMX de Vaudreuil-Soulanges hosts the Championships in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, QC.
Mountain bike will kick off with full force in July, with the Canadian Cross Country Olympic (XCO) and Cross-Country Short Track (XCC) Championships on the 19th-21st in Kentville, NS, hosted for the second time by Trailflow Outdoor Adventures in partnership with the Town of Kentville. Enduro (EDR) will also be held in the west later in the month by Crankworx Events Inc. with downhill (DH) following in Sun Peaks, BC, hosted by Sun Peaks Resort and SE Racing. Blacksheep Mountain Bike Club will wrap things up for mountain bike by hosting their first Canadian Championships on Sept. 7 for the cross-country marathon (XCM) in Thunder Bay, ON.
Currently absent from the current calendar are the Canadian Championships for road (Masters), BMX freestyle and cyclo-cross: Cycling Canada is still accepting bids from organizers for these events. If interested in submitting a bid for any of the above, please contact email@example.com. Following review of all relevant applications, Cycling Canada will publish an update in late 2023. The full events calendar will be available on the Cycling Canada website at the end of the season in late November.