How much does it cost?
- Series 19+ $70.00 + $20.00 Volunteer Levy*
- Junior 17-18 $40.00
- Cadet 15-16 - Free
- One event out of town - Free
- National Team Member or Carded Athlete - Free
*Please note there will be an $20.00 volunteer levy, that will be refunded when you volunteer. All non returned levies will be donated to the Seenite Espoir Bursary.
Do I need a race license?
The NRC criteriums are Citizen Sanctioned through the Ontario Cycling Association. As such all participants must hold either a UCI/CCA License issued in any Province or an OCA Citizen Permit. A Citizen Permit can be purchased from the OCA at the following web site http://www.ontariocycling.org/oca-membership/how-to-join-the-oca/
If you have joined an OCA affiliated club such as OBC you would have paid a fee of $39 to the OCA. Thus for a Citizen Permit you would have to only pay the remaining $16 fee to the OCA. For a youth (U19) the cost of the Citizen Permit is $40 and thus you would only pay $1.
If anyone is part of a non-competitive club ($33.00) and upgrades to a Citizen Permit, it would be $22.00 for an adult and $7.00 for a youth Under 19. Please check with the OCA to verify the information listed here.
To upgrade from one type of membership to another, they must contact our online registration provider CCN Bikes to arrange this by calling their toll free number. 1-888-988-2453 (BIKE). CCN will then make sure the person only pays the difference and not for a Citizen Permit and a club membership.
Why do I need to volunteer?
The Tuesday Night Crits happen on roads are that are open to NRC staff and other motor vehicle traffic. For safety and event security, we ask for volunteers to marshal and direct traffic at corners and parking lots around the course. We are counting on your help to keep our events safe. You will be asked to select your volunteer night during the registration process. During registration you will be asked to pay a $20.00 volunteer levy, which will be refunded when you volunteer. All non returned levy will be donated to the Seenite Espoir Bursary.
What if I’m new to this racing thing?
If you are inexperienced with pack riding, it is highly recommended that you take a learn to race course. The field size usually ranges from 30-40 athletes. If you are dropped you are allowed to jump back in at a designated stretch of the road. All instructions are given prior to the event. If you are nervous come out and watch a race or ride just the first few laps. Spectators are always welcome.
The B-event speeds are controlled by the event organizer and vary depending on the people that show for each event. The first half of the event may have speeds as low as 30-35 kph Near the end of the event speeds approach 40-45km/h with the occasional 48-50+ km/h. Ages at a B-event range from 14 - 65 years.
Most of the participants of the A-race are licensed or have raced in the past. These events are very fast. If you are strong and/or winning the B-races you can usually finish an A-race.
Can I race with my aerobars?
No. Aero-bars must be removed for the event.