March 30/06 1:26 am - CCA Publishes 2006 MTB Calendar, CCA Introducing National Ranking System
Posted by Editoress on 03/30/06
The 2006 Mountain Bike Calendar for events in Canada is now official.
The most notable change is to the location for the National Championships, initially slated to be in Fernie BC, are now to be held in Sunpeaks BC for the XC and Whistler BC for the DH. The DH to take place one day after the Crankworx Freestyle Festival. The XC is also in conflict with a recently added NORBA national race in Sonoma CA (July 14-16).
View the calendar Here
2006 MTB National Ranking Events
The CCA is introducing a new National Ranking system in 2006. 58 mountain bike events will count towards the 2006 MTB National Ranking. The ranking will be maintained in Olympic cross-country (XCO), Marathon cross-country (XCM), Downhill (DHI) and Four Cross (4X).
30 XCO, 8 XCM, 15 DHI and 5 4X have been registered with the CCA in the 7 available categories.
The XCO National Ranking will include 11 Provincial Races, 10 Provincial Championships, 2 National bronze, 2 National Silver, 3 National Gold, one National Championship and 1 International.
The XCM Ranking is comprised of 5 provincial events, 2 Provincial Championships and 1 International.
The DHI National Ranking is set with 5 provincial races, 4 Provincial Championships, 1 National Bronze, 3 National Silver, 1 National Championship and 1 International.
In closing, the 4X Ranking will be built around 2 Provincial Races, 2 Provincial Championships and 1 International.
The National Ranking will be maintained from April 1st to September 31st in all mountain bike disciplines.