NB races are run using an ability based category system. There are three ability classes for licenced racers with A being the most challenging category. There is also a D category for riders who do not hold a UCI licence only. This is an introductory category – designed to allow new riders a chance to see if they want to become full members without having to commit to purchasing a licence.
For road, track, and cyclo-cross events in NB – if you wish to race in A, B or C category you must hold a valid Velo NB License or UCI licence. You may race in D category with the purchase of a one day membership. For mountain bike events you may purchase a one day membership and select any category or distance offered. One day memberships provide the rider with third party liability insurance only. No other benefits of Velo NB membership are granted with the purchase of a one day membership.
For riders from other provinces, you must hold a UCI licence to race in A, B or C in all road, track or cyclo-cross events. For mountain bike events you may elect to purchase a one day membership and select the category or distance of your choice, as listed above there may be certain categories for UCI licence holders only at some events.
For riders from the USA you must hold a valid UCI licence for any event. No one day memberships can be sold to non-Canadian riders. For riders from other countries, you must hold a valid UCI licence and have written permission from your home country’s cycling federation to race in Canada. Again no one day licence can be sold to a non-Canadian rider. Domestic licences from other provinces or cycling federations are not valid to race in licenced categories.
If you are uncertain of your status regarding your licence you should contact Velo NB prior to entering a race in NB. UCI licences can only be purchased in the province in which you reside. You must have a NB address to be issued a UCI licence by Velo NB.