Ottawa, ON (December 16, 2020) – Following the release of our 2021 national calendar for the road, mountain bike and BMX disciplines, Cycling Canada is pleased to announce the dates of the 2021 Canadian Track and Cyclo-Cross Championships.
“2020 has been a challenging year for all those involved – directly and indirectly – in the delivery of cycling events across the country,” said Josh Peacock, Events & Partnerships Manager at Cycling Canada. “We are thrilled to continue to work with a dedicated group of local organizing committees and host communities who remain committed to welcoming the highest level of national cycling events to their regions for 2021. Cycling Canada will continue to work within local public health guidelines to ensure that nationally sanctioned events are delivered in the safest possible manner, and remain optimistic that a return to competition remains in sight.”
The Elite, Masters and Para Canadian Track Championships are scheduled to return to the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, ON, from September 23-26, 2021. Previously included in the U17 & Junior Track Championships event programme, para-cycling categories will now be hosted in conjunction with the Elites and Masters in September. Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 trends and the situation in Ontario, we are not in a position to announce spring dates for the U17/Junior Track Championships at this time. Cycling Canada will continue to monitor the effects of the pandemic closely and review all possible options to identify a potential summer or fall date for the safe return of this important event.
Originally slated for the early months of 2021, organizers of the Western Track Challenge have also made the decision to postpone the event to a later date, citing March or May 2021 as preferred options. Cycling Canada, in conjunction with Cycling BC and the Burnaby Velodrome Club, will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates for confirmed postponement dates as they become available.
Later in the season, Canada will play host to two cyclo-cross events which will kick off on November 27th with the 2021 Canadian Cyclo-cross Championships in Langford, BC, followed by the UCI C2 sanctioned Bear Crossing Grand Prix the next day. Both events will take place at Langford’s newly constructed Jordie Lunn Bike Park featuring the nation’s first full-time purpose-built cyclo-cross course.
At the heart of Cycling Canada’s national event portfolio remains a commitment to ensure the health and safety of all stakeholders involved in event delivery. All relevant event updates will continue to be communicated via the Cycling Canada website in the weeks and months to come. For the complete list of Cycling Canada events, click here.