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U19 Winter Mountain Bike Training

Last update: January 19, 2023

Train with the Yukon's mountain bike head coach every Friday evening. We start on Friday, January 6, 2023 and finish on Friday, March 31, 2023.

Training takes places outdoors and indoors.

We follow the school calendar, so if there is no school that day, there will be no training.

Price per participant is $200 and a 2023 CAY membership. When you register online, you can also buy a membership.

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Financial support is available

We offer financial support for participants in need. Complete this form to apply.

Questions about the U19 Winter Mountain Bike Training program

The purpose of our winter training program is to develop great athletes and better people.

For more information or if you have questions, contact our coach Hudson Lucier at hudson.lucier.pro@gmail.com.

2023 Canadian XCM MTB Championships

Last update: January 20, 2023

Cycling Association of Yukon, in collaboration with Cycling Canada is hosting the 2023 Canadian XCM MTB Championships in Whitehorse from September 1 to 3, 2023.

Mountain bike athletes from across Canada will be looking to secure Canadian titles in the Cross-Country Marathon (XCM) discipline.

XCM courses typically range between 65km and 120km in distance. The first person to cross the line will be awarded the coveted maple leaf jersey and will become the new Canadian Champion.

The Cross-Country Marathon Mountain Bike Championships will begin on Friday, September 1 and conclude on Sunday, September 3. Local racers will get a chance to compete against the best mountain bikers in the country.

There will be youth and family-friendly events to make the week before and after into a celebration of people riding bikes.

How to register

Event registration will open in winter 2023. In the meantime, contact info@yukoncycling.com with any questions.

How to volunteer

If you're interested in helping participate as a volunteer, we'd love your help. Contact info@yukoncycling.com and tell us about yourself.

Course information

We will challenge athletes with an epic course that showcases our incredible mountain bike trails, set against a wilderness backdrop that captures hearts and imagination of visitors from around the world.

Yukon winter urban cycling tips

Last update: November 22, 2021

Don’t let the snow, ice and cold weather stop you from riding your bike to work, school, for errands and for fun.

Wearing the right gear and modifying your bike for winter riding will make a big difference in your comfort, enjoyment and safety.

This is our list of Yukon-specific urban cycling tips for those new to riding their bike in winter or to improve your winter cycling experience.

If you have suggestions of your own, email info@yukoncycling.com.

Prepare and maintain your bike

You don’t need a specific type of bike to ride in winter, but you should consider a few equipment modifications to have more confidence and be safer.

  • Drop tire pressure (PSI) on both fat bike tires and regular sized tires for more traction. You want as much rubber as possible to make contact with the snow, especially your back tire. A "softer" tire absorbs bumps better, allowing you to keep control.
  • Before each ride, check your tire pressure. If it’s too low, pump your tires up.
  • Many people use studded tires for increased safety on ice and slippery surfaces. You don’t need studded tires but they do help tremendously.
  • Clean and lubricate your chain, drivetrain and other bike parts at least once weekly. We recommend a lightweight, wet chain lube (one that’s designed for winter or wet conditions) so that your chain doesn't get gummy in the cold. In the winter you don’t want a faulty chain.
  • Dry your brakes with a clean cloth after a particularly snowy or wet ride. This helps to avoid rust and corrosion.
  • Lock and keep your bike outside. Opinions will be different, but we recommend if you ride to work, school or for errands leave your bike outside. Taking your bike inside to a 20°C building from being outside at -25°C means a drastic swing in temperature. This can result in excess moisture building up in bike cables, drivetrain and brakes. Before you start to ride again outside, spin the cranks and wheels, and test your brakes.

Layer your clothing, including head, hand and footwear

Don’t overdress, but also don’t underdress. Finding your personal balance is key and it will take you a few tries to get it right.

  • Wear a base, thermal and windproof, but breathable layering system. Wearing a big warm puffy jacket will feel great...until you hit your first uphill.
  • Wear a helmet and windproof thermal cap. Many riders switch to a ski or snowboard helmet in the winter for more wind protection, especially around their ears but regular bike helmets are perfectly fine too.
  • A neck warmer will keep your neck and upper chest protected from wind and cold.
  • Many cyclists wear a balaclava, but be sure it’s one with a large enough mouth hole so that you can easily breathe.
  • A good pair of winter gloves or mitts, worn with liner gloves is vital. Use pogies if you are prone to getting cold hands. Avoid overly thick mitts as it will be difficult to pull your brakes or change gears.
  • On your feet, we recommend a pair of vapour barrier socks and/or multiple socks (thin, wicking layer and thicker wool layer).
  • The average winter boot can be sufficient, but depends on your feet. No matter what you wear, be sure to close any loose or open areas of the boots with gaiters or straps to keep warm air in, and snow out.
  • Use flat pedals instead of clipless pedals so you can easily get on and off your bike.

Change your expectations and plan ahead

Riding in winter takes patience and practice. Consider your route before you leave.

  • Start slowly to help gain confidence and refine your skills. We recommend you begin by only riding one-way and taking the bus or getting a ride home with a friend.
  • Don’t push a big gear. Find your pace, settle in and teach yourself how to be comfortable with slippery connections between your tires and the snow.
  • When it’s really cold, try to stick to rides that are shorter in length so you don’t put yourself into a dangerous situation if something goes wrong.
  • Carry a charged phone in a warm pocket in case of emergency. At some point, there’s a chance you’ll crash or have a mechanical. If the weather is bad, you need to be prepared for the worst and have an exit strategy.

Avoid busy roads and stay aware

Safe and connected urban cycling infrastructure around downtown Whitehorse is getting better, but we’ve still got a ways to go. Cyclists outside downtown Whitehorse and in Yukon communities will have their own challenges, so take your time and be mindful of weather conditions.

  • We recommend that you ride your proposed route on a weekend or walk your route before riding it to work or school.
  • If possible, we recommend that cyclists stay off busy roads and instead use paths and less busy roads to get around. You may need to get creative with routes. What you ride in summer may not be passable in winter.
  • Drivers in motor vehicles won’t always see you, no matter how many lights you have or how many reflective materials you wear. Be defensive and put your personal safety first.
  • Check over your shoulders and look both ways before making your way across an intersection. Don’t cross in front of drivers who are rapidly approaching as they may not be able to stop in time due to ice or slippery road conditions.
  • If it’s snowed recently, be extra careful and give yourself more time to get places. Regularly changing conditions is part of the fun of riding in winter!
  • Look well ahead for obstructions in your path, off-camber hard packed snow surfaces or pinch points with traffic.
  • Give way to pedestrians on paths. Be courteous and recognize that they may not be able to hear you coming.
  • Use a bell when passing cyclists, pedestrians and others. If you’re on an e-bike, slow down when you’re near other people.
  • Follow the rules of the road, Be mindful of winter driving road safety.

Be seen

The brighter you are, the better.

  • Wear a high-visibility vest and other high-visibility straps or gear.
  • If possible, try to avoid wearing a dark coloured jacket. Brighter colours are easier to see and reflect light sources better.
  • Use white lights on the front of your bike and red lights in the rear. We also recommend running lights or reflective strips on the side of your bike. The goal is to be visible from different angle and positions. Remember, the Yukon is very dark in winter!
  • Light batteries drain faster in cold weather, so fully charge your batteries before any ride and keep additional batteries on hand for non-rechargeable lights.

Riding your bike in winter to work, school and for errands can be a lot of fun. It’s a great way to get exercise, clear your mind and enjoy the beautiful place we live.

We hope that this list of Yukon-specific urban cycling tips helps make your winter biking experiences safer and more enjoyable.

Please share with your friends, family and others.

Refund policy

Last update: April 22, 2022

Cycling Association of Yukon understands that money is valuable, and circumstances arise that can cause a change in your plans.

We use revenue from our memberships, programs and events to fund these initiatives, pay staff, buy supplies, keep equipment operational and support our community. For programs and events, we forecast our resource planning based on how many riders we are expecting.

Our refund policy came into effect on November 17, 2021.

Membership refunds

A Cycling Association of Yukon membership is not refundable. Exceptions may be made for season-ending injuries or other medical reasons with documentation from a medical professional.

Contact info@yukoncycling.com for more information.

Program registration refunds

A program registration is not refundable. Should a registrant have a medical issue that prevents them from participating in a program, that fee may be transferred to a future program within the same season with documentation from a medical professional.

To preserve your ability to transfer you must email info@yukoncycling.com with a letter from a medical professional by 11:59 p.m. no later than 3 days prior to the start date of the program you are going to miss.

If Cycling Association of Yukon receives no such documentation by the deadline, the rider forfeits their ability to transfer to a future date.

Event registration refunds

An event registration is not refundable. Should a registrant have a medical issue that prevents them from participating in an event, that fee may be transferred to a future event within the same season with documentation from a medical professional.

To preserve your ability to transfer you must email info@yukoncycling.com with a letter from a medical professional by 11:59 p.m. no later than 3 days prior to the event you are going to miss.

If Cycling Association of Yukon receives no such documentation by the deadline, the rider forfeits their ability to transfer to a future date.

Exceptions to our refund policy

Cycling Association of Yukon reserves the right to make special exceptions to the policy when we deem it necessary.

2020 Yukon cycling survey results

Last update: March 24, 2021

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on our 2020 Yukon cycling survey. The survey was completed by 504 people.

The CAY board is using this information to update our strategic plan and provide related resources and support to Yukon cycling clubs and organizations.

We’ve organized this report page into distinct topics. Choose any of the following links to read more.

Demographics

  • 92% of survey respondents were from Whitehorse.
  • Other respondents were from Dawson City, Mount Lorne, Marsh Lake, Carcross, Ibex Valley, Teslin, Haines Junction, Burwash Landing, Watson Lake or other small areas near these Yukon communities.
  • Over 40% have lived in Yukon for over 20 years. 23% have been here between 4 and 10 years, while 22% between 11 and 20 years.

Key takeaways

  • Respondents see advocacy, both for on and off-road cycling of various disciplines, as an important and under-served function of cycling organizations in Yukon.
  • Advocacy and education around commuting and urban cycling in particular are viewed as a gap in Yukon.
  • There is a desire and need for more communication and outreach to the cycling community, on a variety of subjects. For example, what clubs/organizations exist, what they do, cycling education and etiquette and what events are being offered and when.
  • Many respondents have not been a member of any Yukon cycling organization and often this is because they don't know what organizations exist or what the benefits of joining are.
  • People want more inclusive events that feel welcoming, non-competitive and represent the diversity of skills, abilities, ages, and genders that exist in the Yukon cycling community.
  • A feeling of community, comradery and inclusiveness is important to many people.
  • This aligns with the fact that most people who responded to the survey are interested in riding for recreation, fun, and fitness rather than competition and racing.
  • There is a strong desire for skill development for recreational riding, as opposed to training camps.
  • Respondents were generally more happy with the quality of dirt and snow trails than the quality of urban paths and roads for cycling.
  • Despite many people citing e-bikes as too expensive, ownership is expected to grow with an aging population and the availability of a government rebate and so should be considered in planning moving forward.
  • Children and youth participating in cycling is also growing, particularly with an interest in mountain biking. There is a desire to see more events and categories within events targeted at children and youth.

Riding bicycles

  • 76% of respondents have been riding a bike for more than 20 years.
  • People regularly ride their bikes, with 39% of respondents stating they ride 4 to 5 days per week. 37% ride 2 to 3 days per week.
  • The majority of respondents ride their bikes all year round, with 60% riding in winter as well as spring, summer and fall.
  • Over 80% of respondents said they ride their bikes on dirt trails.
  • This was closely followed by urban and bike paths and paved roads (both ridden by about 78% of respondents).
  • 59% of respondents said they ride gravel roads, about 53% said they ride snow trails in winter, while only 9% ride BMX and jumps and only 4% ride skateparks and participate in street riding.
  • Among those respondents who said they ride other types of terrain (about 7.5%), the main terrain included:
  • Indoor spinning.
  • The bike park.
  • Multi use trails and old mining roads.

Electric/e-bikes

  • The majority of respondents (62%) said they did not intend to buy an e-bike in the next year while about 27% said they were undecided. About 11% said they did intend to buy.
  • Among those who provided an explanation for why or why not they intended to purchase an e-bike, the main reasons cited for not purchasing included:
  • A preference for using self-power and/or getting exercise.
  • The infrastructure for cycling is unsafe.
  • They are too expensive, and/or the expense can’t be justified.
  • They are not versatile enough.
  • Don’t need one (including those who said they already bought one).
  • They are too heavy.
  • There is concern for e-waste/battery replacement.
  • The main reasons in favour of purchasing included:
  • There is a government rebate available.
  • To improve commuting/running errands and/or replace a car for commuting/running errands.
  • For assistance going up large hills or long distances.
  • For fun.
  • To be able to continue biking in the face of physical impediments.

Motivations to ride a bike

  • When asked why they ride their bikes, almost all respondents (95%) said it was for recreation and fun.
  • 87% said it was to gain and maintain fitness, while 62% said it was to commute to and from work or school.
  • Almost half (47% of respondents) said it was to run errands, while only 34% said it was to compete and race at events.
  • About 14% of respondents had other reasons, which mainly centred around:
  • Exercising with their dog(s).
  • Travel, backcountry trips and outdoor pursuits.
  • Reducing their environmental impact.
  • Reasons related to family (for example, teaching or role-modelling for kids).
  • Spending time with friends and on fun and wellness.
  • Using bikes as their only means of transportation.
  • Employment or volunteer reasons.

Membership in Yukon cycling clubs or organizations

  • The most common answer from respondents (almost 43%) was that they had not been a part of any Yukon cycling club or organizations in the past 5 years.
  • Of those who were a member, the most commonly reported membership (almost 42% of respondents) was to Contagious Mountain Bike Club (CMBC).
  • Membership in Velonorth Cycling Club, Whitehorse Urban Cycling Coalition, U Kon Echelon Cycling Club, Team Boreale and Terra Riders made up the remainder.
  • Among those who selected “other club or organization”, specified organizations included:
  • KCIBR.
  • Yukon Triathlon.
  • Previous clubs or race series, no longer held.
  • Informal/non-incorporated groups or clubs, particularly on social media.
  • Outside groups, such as SORCA and IMBA.
  • Notably a few people listed Dirt Girls, which suggests there is a distinction to some people between CMBC and Dirt Girls.

Motivations to join a Yukon cycling club or organization

  • Over half of respondents (almost 51%) said it was to show support for advocacy for trail maintenance and development.
  • Almost 41% said it was to participate in group rides, almost 40% said it was to participate in competitive organized cycling events and almost 39% said it was to participate in non-competitive cycling events.
  • The least common responses included to participate in winter trail grooming (about 10%), to purchase club clothing and merchandise (about 5%) and to provide financial support for competitive athletes and coaches (about 4%).
  • Among those who cited other reasons (about 9% of respondents) those reasons included:
  • To meet others who want to do casual or recreational rides.
  • To have access to information on trails, events, etc.
  • Because their children participate in events.

Motivations to purchase a Yukon cycling club or organization membership

  • A number of respondents commented that they had no desire to join an organization, and that their cycling was a very individual activity.
  • If there was a desire to join, respondents seek:
  • More inclusive events and rides, for all skills, abilities, ages and genders.
  • More advocacy for safe urban cycling infrastructure.
  • Bike maintenance and repair workshops and co-operative equipment.
  • More advocacy and support for building and maintaining trails, and building a wider variety of trails. For example, jump trails or trails in different neighbourhoods.
  • Skill development.
  • Financial or other incentives. For example, more/better discounts, reduced entrance fees to events or members-only events.
  • Education on cycling safety.
  • Events throughout the Yukon and not just in Whitehorse.
  • Events focused on children and youth.
  • Better access to information on trail conditions, events, etc.
  • More options for training and racing.
  • Respondents asked for better outreach on organizations that exist, what they do and the benefits of membership.

Participation in events

  • The majority of respondents (79%) said they participate in events to challenge themselves and gain fitness.
  • A little over half of respondents said it was to ride their bikes in different places or terrain (53%), to maintain relationships with people they know (52%) or to motivate themselves to train for something (51%).
  • About a third of respondents said it was to meet new people, while only approximately 5% of respondents said it was prepare for representing Team Yukon at major games and competitions.
  • Other reasons included:
  • To have fun.
  • To develop skills and fitness.
  • To encourage and promote involvement of children and youth.
  • Because friends and family wanted them to.
  • For employment.

Reasons people don’t participate in events

  • Almost a third of respondents cited scheduling conflicts (almost 30%), other reasons not listed (about 29%), and/or that they didn’t know the events were happening (about 29%).
  • About 28% of respondents said they don’t feel like they fit in, about a quarter said they don’t have time, and about 22% said the events that are offered don’t appeal to them.
  • Other reasons included:
  • Not interested in organized events.
  • Don’t enjoy competitive events.
  • Prefer to just ride by themselves or with friends and family.
  • People feel they lack the fitness or skill to participate, and/or the events are not designed for them. For example, for their age group.
  • It is challenging to fit in events with competing demands such as family, work and other sports.

Communications about upcoming events or activities

  • The most common response was by social media (about 68% of respondents), followed by email newsletter (54%) and website (37%).
  • A third of respondents cited friends’ recommendation/word of mouth as a desired form of communication about events and activities.
  • Other suggestions included:
  • Flyers and posters.
  • A single calendar of events.
  • Strava.

Quality of urban cycling infrastructure

  • Among those who answered this question, 51% rated the quality of infrastructure (paths, bike lanes, intersections and/or roads) as somewhat safe and enjoyable.
  • 26% of respondents said the quality is not very safe and enjoyable.
  • Main suggestions in the comments included:
  • Improve the connections of paths and road intersections where cyclists meet motorists. Some are viewed as very dangerous.
  • Addition of protected bike lanes that are maintained in winter.
  • Distracted drivers and lack of safety education for both cyclists and motorists.
  • Provide a safe alternative to riding on highway shoulders for those who live outside of downtown Whitehorse.

Quality of trail infrastructure

  • Among those who answered this question, about 62% rated the quality and diversity of trails as excellent or great.
  • Slightly more than 12% of respondents said the quality and diversity is either somewhat or not very good.
  • Main suggestions in the comments included:
  • Yukon would benefit from more trail diversity, including flow trails, adaptive mountain bike trails and trails with more challenging technical features.
  • Expand grooming of winter trails to areas other than Grey Mountain and Mt Mac.

Dirt ‘n Soul Mountain Bike Park

  • Almost half of respondents (49%) said they or those in their household had used the Dirt ‘n Soul Mountain Bike Park in the past 5 years.
  • Among those who said they had used it, the pump track was the most commonly cited feature that was used (82%), followed by the wooden drops (almost 70%), the skinnies (about 68%) and the offshoot trail with tabletops and berms (about 65%).
  • Only 56% of respondents who had used the Dirt ‘n Soul park reported using the jump line, and only about 31% reported using the wall ride.
  • Only 15 respondents noted other features that they used, most commonly the teeter totters (which have been removed due to decay) the skinnies and the bridges.

Improving Yukon cycling

  • Advocate the city for better cycling paths that connect existing paths for a cohesive Whitehorse network, connections to country residential areas, safer cycling infrastructure (for example, protected bike lanes) and improved clearance of snow from paths and bike lanes.
  • Make backcountry bikepacking routes more accessible.
  • Provide information and tips on bike touring and bikepacking.
  • Education for drivers and cyclists.
  • Children and youth categories at all events.
  • Enduro races.
  • Support building more challenging trails.
  • More trail maintenance to prevent degradation as the number of mountain bikers continues to increase in Whitehorse.
  • Maintain good working relationships with other trail groups.
  • Bike maintenance and repair courses.
  • Improve trail markers and maps.
  • Remove gravel on roadsides.
  • Events inclusive of older adults and e-bikers.
  • Secure and covered bike parking downtown.
  • Develop a “one stop shop” website for all things Yukon cycling.
  • Ensure the cycling community is not elitist.
  • Ensure Yukon is part of Canada’s Active Transportation Strategy.
  • Find ways for children and youth who can’t afford bikes to participate in cycling.
  • Casual group rides.
  • Move all cycling organizations under one umbrella to limit need for different insurance policies, memberships and spreading out of volunteer efforts.
  • Build a BMX track.
  • Downhill races, more trails at Mt Sima.
  • Hire summer students for trail maintenance.
  • Consider charging for winter trail grooming and summer trail work.
  • More singletrack linking existing riding areas.
  • More infrastructure such as outhouses at popular trailheads.
  • More financial support for Mt Sima.

Rain, storm and lightning guidance

Last update: March 10, 2021

Local weather should be monitored by the event organizer or club representative. Events must not be held during conditions of thunder and lightning, excessively high winds or in the unlikely event of a possible tornado.

CAY highly recommends that each event have a daily weather update posted in strategic positions throughout the registration and entrance area.

Participants and commissaries will be informed of this guidance.

In the event of thunder or lightning, the course will be evacuated and shelter found. 30 minutes must pass from the last clap of thunder or flash of lightning before riders may resume their competition. The next occurrence begins a new 30-minute cycle.

No outdoor activities will be initiated when thunder and/or lightning is present.

If thunder and lightning occur once activities have started, utilize the flash-to-bang method for determining the distance of lightning. Count the number of seconds between seeing the lightning and hearing the clap of thunder. If the time between flash-to-bang is 30 seconds or less it is time stop the event and seek shelter.

Lightning that is closer than 10 km poses a risk to participants. The formula is roughly the time between flash-to-bang divided by 3 equals the distance away in kilometers. For example, if the time from flash to bang is 30 seconds then the storm is 10 km away (30 seconds / 3 = 10 km).

The storm's distance and your location will determine when there is a need for evacuation to a safe shelter. A safe shelter is defined as a sturdy building that has metal plumbing or wiring, or both to electrically ground the structure. A shed or a shack is not a safe shelter.

Stay away from tall or individual trees, lone objects (flagpoles), metal objects, standing pools of water and open fields. Avoid close contact with others by maintaining a distance of 4-6 meters.

Allow 30 minutes to pass after the last sound of thunder or sight of lightning before resuming any outdoor activities including walking outside of your shelter.

At CAY sanctioned events, the Chief Commissaire in consultation with their partners will be responsible for making decisions regarding stoppage, delay or evacuation due to thunder, lightning or other extreme weather patterns.

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Last update: March 4, 2021

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“Cookies” are small files of data that reside on your computer and allow us to recognise you as a CAY Websites user if you return to the CAY Websites using the same computer and browser or otherwise use the CAY Websites.

We and our service providers also use cookies to customise our services, content and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. You may encounter cookies from other businesses when using websites we do not control. For example, if you view a web page created by someone else or use a website developed by another business, there may be a cookie placed by that web page or application.

Acceptance and changes to terms of use

You acknowledge and agree that your use of the CAY Websites indicates your acceptance of these terms of use and the privacy policy as varied from time to time.

These are the current terms of use. They replace any other terms of use for the CAY Websites published on the CAY Websites to date.

CAY may at any time vary the terms of use by publishing the varied terms of use on the CAY Websites. You accept that by doing this, CAY has provided you with sufficient notice of the variation. Your subsequent use of the CAY Websites constitutes acceptance of the varied terms of use.

Privacy policy

Last update: December 31, 2022

Cycling Association of Yukon (CAY) is committed to protecting the privacy of our members’ information. The purpose of this policy is to describe the ways in which we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information.

We may vary this policy from time to time.

How do we collect personal information?

We only collect information that is relevant to our member relationship with you. This information is received directly from you or from other sources who you have approved giving us information.

If we collect personal information from someone else, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you:

  • have been informed that we have collected that information;
  • understand the purposes for which we have collected that information;
  • and are aware how we might use that information or disclose it to other people.

What personal information do we collect?

The personal information we collect may include:

  • name and contact details;
  • personal details (which might include date of birth);
  • social media information; and
  • other information we require to provide our products and services.

We will not collect any sensitive information such as health information from you.

Why do we collect personal information and how do we use it?

We collect personal information for one or more of the following purposes:

  • to provide products and services to you;
  • managing our member relationship with you;
  • researching and planning for improvement of our programs;
  • and to comply with our legal and regulatory responsibilities.

If we require personal information about you for a specific purpose that is not obvious, we will let you know that purpose at the time the information is collected.

When might we disclose personal information?

We may disclose personal information about you to achieve the same purpose for which it was collected.

Apart from the purposes above we do not give your information to any other person or organization outside our partners.

We might also disclose personal information about you:

  • within our organization and partners;
  • on a confidential basis to external service providers;
  • if we are otherwise permitted or required to do so by law;
  • to other organizations (unless you tell us not to) and their agents for the marketing of their products and services; or
  • in other circumstances where you have first consented to the disclosure.

Website traffic information

Because of the way web communication standards work, when you arrive at or leave the CAY website we automatically receive the web address of the site that you came from or are going to.

We also collect information on which pages of our website you visit while you are on the CAY website, the type of browser you use and the times you access our website.

We use this information to try to understand our users’ preferences better and to manage the load on our servers, so as to improve our service and your experience with CAY.

Our use of “cookies”

“Cookies” are small files of data that reside on your computer and allow us to recognise you as a CAY website user if you return to the CAY site using the same computer and browser or otherwise use the CAY website.

We and our service providers also use cookies to customise our services, content and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. You may encounter cookies from other businesses when using websites we do not control. For example, if you view a web page created by someone else or use a website developed by another business, there may be a cookie placed by that web page or application.

Storing and retaining personal information

We store personal information in electronic or hardcopy form (or both) and use industry standard levels of security to prevent unauthorised access.

Personal information is only accessible to our board or to authorized service providers with incidental access to supply their services to us.

We do not retain any of your information longer than is required for the member relationship with you or for legal purposes. When we are informed, we will keep the personal information we hold accurate, complete and up to date.

CAY does not disclose personal information to overseas recipients.

Sensitive information

CAY does not collect sensitive information relating to your health, political or religious beliefs, ethnic background or sexual preferences.

Anonymity

Where it is lawful and practicable CAY endeavours to deidentify information collected about you.

Identifiers

CAY does not use identifiers assigned by government agencies (for example: tax file number) to identify any individual.

Marketing

We may use your personal information from time to time to inform you about our current and future programs and events including contacting you by telephone, email, SMS or mail.

You can request that you do not receive direct marketing communications by contacting us directly by email at info@yukoncycling.com or by simply choosing “unsubscribe” any emails you may receive.

Access and correction

We invite you to update and keep current any personal information you thinkwe may hold about you. To do this, or to simply find out what personal information we currently hold, contact us at the address below.

If you wish to access the personal information that we hold about you, we may charge a small fee to cover our costs of supplying that information. We will inform you of this cost at the time you make a request.

If you believe any personal information held by us is inaccurate or out of date you will be given the opportunity to update that personal information.

Queries and complaints

We are committed to this privacy policy for handling personal information and so, if you have any query or complaint in relation to the way in which we collect, use or disclose personal information, contact us. We will use our best efforts to respond to your query or request as quickly as reasonably possible.

For the avoidance of doubt, this policy does not apply to CAY board records.

If you like more information about our privacy policy, or in relation to the information we hold, contact us.

By mail:

Cycling Association of Yukon
C/O Sport Yukon
4061 4th Avenue
Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 1H1

By email:

info@yukoncycling.com

Strategic plan

Last update: December 31, 2022

The development of the 2021 to 2024 CAY strategic plan engaged CAY members, board members and community members at all levels of cycling in Yukon.

A new phase of strategic planning began in November 2020 with the Yukon cycling survey. After results were collected and analyzed, CAY board members met to review the reports and engage its membership in further conversations and feedback.

The strategic plan is the ongoing reference for CAY as we move toward 2024. It aligns CAY activities from mandate and role to objectives, strategies and tactics.

On an annual basis, the CAY board will closely monitor Yukon cycling’s progress against these initiatives to ensure achievement of our objectives.

View the plan

Download strategic plan

Funding programs

Last update: December 31, 2022

As the sport governing body for cycling in Yukon, Cycling Association of Yukon offers different funding programs for its affiliate clubs and members. These programs are only available to sport governing bodies and you must be a CAY member to apply.

Sport Foundations grant funding

This funding is for Yukon sport governing bodies and is available in 4 categories:

  • Athlete development;
  • Leadership development;
  • Administration or organizational development; and/or
  • Special project or community development (special projects).

How to apply for Sport Foundations funding through CAY

  • If you are a member of an affiliate club, contact info@yukoncycling.com with your ideas and the CAY board of directors will evaluate their potential inclusion in our annual funding application.
  • Send us your proposal by March 31.
  • Our CAY application is due April 15.

Podium Pathway grant

This funding supports sport initiatives for sport groups. The funding is available in 4 categories.

  • Enhanced athlete development;
  • Rural and Aboriginal participation;
  • Coaching enhancement; and/or
  • Coaching salary subsidy.

How to apply for Podium Pathway funding through CAY

  • If you are a member of an affiliate club, contact info@yukoncycling.com with your ideas and the CAY board of directors will evaluate their potential inclusion in our annual YSFL funding application.
  • Send us your proposal by March 31.
  • Our CAY application is due April 15.

What we do

Last update: December 31, 2022

Cycling Association of Yukon (CAY) is the non-profit, volunteer-run sport governing body for cycling in Yukon.

We are the affiliated Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) of Cycling Canada.

CAY operates under the authority of the world governing body of all cycling's many sports, the Union Cycliste International (UCI).

Our mandate and role

The mandate of CAY is to develop, promote and grow the sport of cycling in Yukon.

Our role is to lead, regulate and empower.

Board

The CAY board is the ultimate authority for cycling-related matters in Yukon. The board has the authority over the affairs of CAY through its bylaws, terms of reference and objects and is accountable to the membership of CAY and its affiliate clubs and teams.

The board meets and communicates throughout the year to plan and coordinate the programs and services offered by CAY to our affiliate clubs, teams and membership.

Our current board is:

  • President - Geof Harries
  • Vice President - Sue Richards
  • Secretary - Jan Downing
  • Treasurer - Jane Koepke
  • Director - Forest Pearson
  • Director - Brenda Jenner
  • Director - Devin Knopf
  • Director - Steven Biss

How to become part of the board

All members and clubs have the opportunity to run and vote for members of the board.

The CAY board is elected by the general membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) every year.

Annual general meeting

The CAY AGM is typically held in June, as our fiscal year-end is March 31.

An announcement will be published on our website and in other communications beforehand.

HopOn kids cycling program

Last update: January 8, 2023

HopOn is a games-based cycling program, run in partnership with Cycling Canada that teaches school-aged kids across our country the joys of cycling safely.

HopOn levels

The HopOn program uses a colour-coded levels system to help identify the skill levels of different riders. Programming will be adapted on an individual basis so that all participants can be challenged and learn.

Register for HopOn

Registration for the program will open in spring 2023.

Trail etiquette and tips

Last update: March 4, 2021

Contagious Mountain Bike Club (CMBC) publishes trail etiquette and riding tips that follow International Mountain Bicycling Association’s (IMBA) recommendations.

Read about how to ride and take care of Yukon trails.

Trail development and maintenance

Last update: March 4, 2021

Contagious Mountain Bike Club (CMBC) is City of Whitehorse’s trail stewart.

When it comes to building trails, this means that City of Whitehorse and CMBC have official procedures to follow and policies about public safety, user conflict avoidance and environmental stewardship to consider and abide by.

CMBC works with its members to design trails, assist with applications and contribute volunteer support to trail building and maintenance efforts.

Learn how to get involved with trail development and trail maintenance in Whitehorse and surrounding areas.

Bicycle commuting maps and advocacy

Last update: March 4, 2021

City of Whitehorse published a Bicycle Network Plan in 2018. They shared documents and maps that describe existing and proposed plans for safe, bicycle friendly commuting.

Members of the Whitehorse Urban Cycling Coalition (WUCC) provided valuable input on the overall network design and comments on a draft version of the plan. WUCC continues to work with City of Whitehorse today.

To get involved with bicycle network planning and cycling advocacy, contact Whitehorse Urban Cycling Coalition.

Mountain bike trail maps and conditions

Last update: March 4, 2021

Contagious Mountain Bike Club (CMBC) publishes information about Yukon trails and areas.

The most up-to-date trail maps and trail reports can be found on Trailforks.

Get involved

You can help CMBC to develop and maintain trails by joining CMBC as a member to assist with the work and by donating funds on Trailforks.

100% of your Trailforks donation goes directly to CMBC.

Team Yukon

Last update: December 31, 2022

CAY delivers high performance and development programs to encourage excellence in sport and help Yukon targeted athletes develop to their full potential.

Participants are typically in the Train to Train through to the Learn to Win stages of the Long Term Athlete Development model.

Usually this means they enter Train to Train at 12 to 16 years of age for male and 11 to 15 for females, both with 3 to 6 years of cycling experience.

Learn to Win is generally 19 to 23 years of age for male or female, with 8 or more years in cycling.

Our high performance program aims to transition targeted athletes onto National teams and supports athletes and coaches to achieve podium-reaching performances at competitions such as the Canada Summer Games.

CAY also provides athletes and coaches with enhanced services and opportunities for development.

What is a targeted athlete?

By virtue of its status as a “targeted sport”, CAY is eligible to nominate selected athletes and their coaches for enhanced benefits, programs and services support through the Canadian Sport Institute and Sport Yukon.

Team Yukon athlete selection

Targeted cyclists and their coaches must apply to CAY to be considered. Applications are reviewed by CAY’s board members and Team Yukon coaches.

If approved by CAY, their names are put forward to the Canadian Sport Institute.

Selected athletes and coaches will be notified by CAY and provided with information on how to register with Canadian Sport Institute.

Athletes and coaches must apply with CAY to initiate the process, which will provide them with their athlete or coach card that gives them access to the programs and support services to which they are entitled.

Athletes who do not apply to CAY may forfeit their eligibility for enhanced benefits, programs and services the following year.

Apply for Team Yukon

Our targeted athlete list is valid from January 1 to December 31 of the following year.

If you have not applied, you still can. However, applications are only able to be resubmitted once per month.

This list allows athletes who hit the criteria throughout the year to access these services and benefits.

Contact info@yukoncycling.com to get started.

Affiliate a club or team

Last update: January 29, 2023

CAY represents and supports affiliated clubs and teams throughout Yukon.

These groups enrich the cycling experience with their involvement in activities such as:

  • Recreational events;
  • Competitive races;
  • Training and athlete development;
  • Group rides;
  • Instructional clinics;
  • Cycling advocacy and safety; and/or
  • Trail development and maintenance.

Affiliate a club or team

Contact info@yukoncycling.com for an application form.

Affiliation is $125 per year.

Benefits of club or team affiliation

  • Access to Cycling Canada’s national insurance program for your club's events and its volunteers, officers, directors, coaches, managers, employees, officials, member participants and auxiliary workers while acting within the scope of their duties on behalf of CAY and a club;
  • Be covered for comprehensive general liability ($10 million) and sport accident ($50,000 for injuries occurred during an event) insurance during CAY registered or sanctioned events, programs and clinics;
  • Each membership sold contributes to the health of cycling in the territory. 100% of the Yukon Cycling Supporter fee goes to support Yukon trail maintenance activities, kids programs, cycling advocacy, education, training and safe-cycling initiatives;
  • Exposure and promotion through the CAY website, social media and email newsletter as well as other partners;
  • Access to funding opportunities from CAY partner organizations including Sport Yukon, Cycling Canada, Government of Yukon and Lotteries Yukon;
  • A direct link to the largest group of organized and active cyclists in the territory in all disciplines and age categories;
  • The right for the club name to be on race licenses and results; and
  • The right to accept CAY and Sport Yukon recognition awards.

What is an affiliated Yukon club and team?

Affiliated clubs are not-for-profit groups that have a minimum of 5 directors and/or board members, a set of by-laws and a constitution.

Any club that does not meet the 5 person minimum will be considered a team.

Each board member must be insured by holding a current CAY general membership (Class A) that is to be renewed annually. The club should exist to organize cycling events for its members, has an open membership and belongs to members.

Club requirements

  • It is recommended but not required that clubs be registered as a not-for-profit society, have a minimum of 5 directors and/or board members, a set of by-laws and a constitution;
  • All board members must be members of CAY;
  • All team managers, coaches and staff must have a UCI technical license;
  • All scheduled club activities have been approved by CAY. Learn how to sanction a club event with CAY; and
  • Helmets must be worn at all times during club activities.

If a club elects not to use CAY membership insurance, CAY must be named on your organization's event insurance certificates.

Coaches and group ride leaders

  • Anyone referring to themselves or acting as a coach must hold a valid technical license with their NCCP coaching certification on it. Cycling Canada and CAY only recognizes NCCP as valid coaching credentials.
  • As a NCCP certified coach you are covered for liability, professional liability and even sexual abuse claims made against you for the liabilities to third parties (including club members) that you instructed.
  • An individual who is acting as a group ride leader (responsible for the course, everyone's safe return) does not have to be an NCCP coach.

What type of insurance will my club or team members have?

CAY members are covered for comprehensive general liability ($10 million) and sport accident ($50,000 for injuries occurred during an event) insurance during CAY-sanctioned or registered events, programs and clinics.

All employees, volunteers, officers, directors, coaches, managers, officials, member participants and auxiliary workers while acting within the scope of their duties on behalf of CAY and a club are covered.

When is the insurance valid?

CAY members are covered during registered or sanctioned club activities as listed on the club.

If additional club activities are added through the year, CAY must be notified before the activities take place in order for the club and its members to be covered.

Are trail development and maintenance activities covered?

Yes, as long as 50% of those participating have a CAY general or UCI membership. These types of memberships include liability insurance coverage.

Everyone else participating has to sign a release waiver.

How do I report a medical claim?

If an accident occurs while participating in a club activity, a club member has 30 days to report an injury.

Contact info@yukoncycling.com to begin the process of reporting a claim.

Affiliated clubs and teams

Last update: January 27, 2023

CAY represents and supports affiliated cycling clubs and teams throughout Yukon.

Learn how to affiliate a club or team.

These groups enrich the cycling experience with their involvement in activities such as:

  • Recreational events;
  • Competitive races;
  • Training and athlete development;
  • Group rides;
  • Instructional clinics;
  • Cycling advocacy and safety; and/or
  • Trail development and maintenance.

U Kon Echelon

U Kon Echelon is a community cycling club that focuses on youth, family and adult cycling. They support the cycling community by hosting group rides, races, bike safety courses, fundraising and team travel. Adult and parent riders and volunteers are always welcome. Their focus is road cycling, XC mountain biking and fat biking.

Velonorth Cycling Club

Velonorth seeks to create a vibrant cycling culture in Whitehorse by offering fun, inclusive and unique road and mixed surface events for riders at all levels.

Yukon Mountain Bike Team

The purpose of the Yukon Mountain Bike Team is to develop great athletes and better people through a dedicated training and racing program.

Become a supporter

Last update: December 31, 2022

Cycling Association of Yukon (CAY) is the non-profit, volunteer-run sport governing body for cycling in the Yukon.

CAY is also the affiliated Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) of Cycling Canada.

Yukon cycling supporter program

Our Yukon cycling supporter program is a $10 fee that is charged to everyone when they register for a CAY membership licence.

100% of the fee goes to support Yukon trail maintenance activities, kids programs, cycling advocacy, education, training and safe-cycling initiatives.

Registered non-profit societies can join us as Yukon cycling supporter affiliates. We also welcome business sponsorship.

Questions?

Contact info@yukoncycling.com if you need more information.

Become a member

Last update: January 13, 2023

Get your 2023 Cycling Association of Yukon membership

We sell CAY memberships online with CCN Bikes. Everyone must sign a waiver, and for under-age cyclists, a parent/guardian must sign their waiver. You can also join a Yukon cycling club.

For most events and programs, we offer a single event membership for $40. You can purchase up to 2 of these memberships per year.

Benefits of a CAY membership

When you buy a membership that includes insurance, you're not only protecting yourself during all of that year's events and programs but you're also supporting the development of Yukon cycling at all levels.

Our Yukon cycling supporter fee goes to support Yukon trail maintenance activities, kids programs, cycling advocacy, education, training and safe-cycling initiatives. Your membership grows our sport and strengthens the voice for cycling in the Yukon.

As a member, you also get Cycling Canada partner discounts.

Buy a membership

Choose the type of 2023 membership to meet your needs

Read an overview of updated pricing

Benefit Adult
(17 and older)
Youth
(under 17)
Adult UCI Race
(17 and older)
Youth UCI Race
(under 17)
Yukon Cycling Supporter
(all ages)
Mini-membership
for HopOn kids program (under 17)
Eligible to vote at CAY board of director elections and general meetings, and advocate for issues of interest.
Eligible to participate in CAY-sanctioned cycling events including races, group rides and mass participation events. Additional registration fees may apply.
Eligible to participate in CAY-sanctioned cycling programs and instructional clinics, including HopOn. Additional registration fees may apply.
Join a CAY affiliate club. Additional club fees may apply.
Membership with Cycling Canada and eligible for partner discounts.
Be covered for comprehensive general liability ($10 million) and sport accident ($50,000 for injuries occurred during an event) insurance during CAY-sanctioned events and programs.
Eligible to participate in races outside Yukon, including provincial/state-sanctioned races, Canadian Championships and other nationally or internationally sanctioned races. All event disciplines.
Yukon cycling supporter fee. $10 from your membership goes to support Yukon trail maintenance activities, kids programs, cycling advocacy, education, training and safe-cycling initiatives.
Optional. Buy ($20) extra insurance that covers you on unsanctioned training rides. Read more about Sport accident coverage under Commonly asked questions below.
Price
All memberships are valid from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023.

Cost includes a Cycling Canada member affiliation fee that goes towards national programs and support to CAY and its affiliated clubs and members.
$75 $50 $90 $70 $10 $30

Commonly asked questions about our insurance program

What does the Liability Policy cover?

It would be lengthy to list all the insuring agreements under the policy but, in many cases, inquiries relate to the concept of Liability Insurance.

General Liability Insurance is designed to protect a person (member) or any entity (CAY, Club) against any legal responsibility arising out of a negligent act or a failure to act as a prudent person would have acted, which results in bodily injury or property damage to another party.

Who is an Insured?

All employees, volunteers, officers, directors, coaches, managers, officials, member participants, auxiliary workers while acting within the scope of their duties on behalf of CAY and a club.

What is a sanctioned event?

Sanctioned events include all competitions or sports demonstrations run by CAY and or by member clubs in good standing authorized by CAY including related training at sites of events and club premises.

Training

What is considered training under the Liability Policy?

Liability does not provide 24-hour coverage. All training activities must be documented and approved by CAY. Commuting and recreational cycling activities (i.e riding bike to the store) are not considered training.

Clubs

What is the definition with respect to a member of the insurance program?

The insurance is based on the "reported" member’s names on file with CAY. The membership numbers are reported to the insurance brokers office of Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited.

What activities are covered?

All sanctioned and approved Cycling activities including competitions run by clubs who are members in good standing.

What about events with non-member participants?

Provided the event is sanctioned and the ratio of non-members is within the parameters set by CAY. Please note that insurance benefits will only extend to members however, if a non-member is named individually in a lawsuit they will not be defended by the Liability Policy.

Can a non-member be signed up as a club member at the time of the event?

Yes, as long as the waivers are signed, insurance premium collected, and these individuals are included in the reported membership numbers to CAY for the insurance program.

Are the member bicycles covered?

Personal belongings of members are not covered automatically. Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited has arranged a Bike Insurance Program where members can pay an additional premium to insure their bicycles. Please contact us for more information.

Sport accident

Does the policy provide 24-hour coverage?

No, only while participating in a training program, sanctioned tour, competition and travelling to and from the program, which is approved by and under the supervision of proper authority of the CAY or the club of which the Insured is a member.

Is it possible to expand this coverage to include individual, non-sanctioned training activities (members training on their own time)?

Yes, for an additional fee the Sport Accident Coverage can be extended to cover individual training activities. This is an option when you buy a membership online.

Does the Sport Accident Policy cover members participating in training camps outside of Canada?

Yes, as long as it is a sanctioned training camp, the policy will cover medical expenses incurred upon return to Canada. Expenses incurred abroad will require Travel Medical Coverage.

Single event memberships

What does a CAY single event membership include?

A single event membership covers you with the same comprehensive general liability and sport accident insurance along with other benefits, just like our annual members have. This type of membership is good for a single event and cannot be reused.

To buy, register for an event or program and if you don't already have a CAY annual membership you will be prompted to purchase a single event membership.

You can buy up to 2 of these memberships per year.

Sanction a club event

Last update: December 31, 2022

In order to support the growth of and participation in cycling events throughout Yukon, we offer 2 levels of event sanctioning: Club and territorial race.

These levels are designed to provide options for organizers and participants: from recreational events to instructional clinics and group rides to competitive races.

About sanctioned club events

Sanctioned club events are run following best practices, and have fewer restrictions placed on categories and equipment regulations, differing from sanctioned territorial race events in order to provide a more accessible entry point into events for those new or who are regular to the sport.

Sanctioned club events often include recreational, group rides, instructional and grassroots racing.

Participants and organizers are covered under CAY’s insurance policies.

Benefits of sanctioning a club event

  • Inclusion in Yukon cycling events calendar;
  • Accessible entry point into the sport for new or regular participants;
  • Increased participation in recreational, group rides, instructional and grassroots-racing events;
  • Safe event environment, run to best practices;
  • Comprehensive general liability insurance coverage;
  • Sport accident insurance coverage;
  • Single event CAY membership licence available for unlicensed riders, with single event insurance included;
  • Athlete development.

Sanctioned club events are split into 3 types: club, community and mass participation.

Club events

Activities can be group rides, on/off-bike training sessions or any other club activity where multiple club members are involved. Participants are required to either have a current CAY membership licence or to obtain a single event CAY membership licence through the event organizer.

In order to facilitate the introduction of new riders to clubs, riders that are not part of the organizing club and are not CAY members may choose to participate in up to 3 club activities per year without having a licence. Non-members are required to fill out a release form, managed by the club organizer.

There is no CAY charge for club member activities, but there may be additional fees from the organizer.

Community events

Community events are open to riders including and outside of the organizing club.

In order to ensure community events are carried out safely, we recommend events not exceed 100 participants.

Community activities are included on the CAY event calendar. These activities are not officiated by commissaires, but organizers agree to run them following best practices.

Participants are required to either have a current CAY membership licence or to obtain a single event CAY membership licence through the event organizer.

Community events, mass participation

Mass participation events are events such as charity rides, large community events or fondos.

Participants are required to either have a current CAY membership licence or to obtain a single event CAY membership licence through the event organizer.

Mass participation events are not restricted by maximum participation numbers.

Similar to community events, these activities are not officiated by commissaires, but organizers agree to run them while following best practices.

What about trail development and maintenance activities?

Yes, trail development and maintenance events can be covered by Cycling Canada’s national insurance program and a CAY membership licence.

Contact us info@yukoncycling.com for more information.

How to sanction a club event

Only events hosted by CAY affiliated clubs and organizers are eligible for either type of sanctioning.

Membership in CAY is required by all participants in CAY sanctioned events. Membership is available by virtue of a CAY membership licence.

There is no CAY charge for sanctioned events, but there may be additional fees from the organizer.

The following steps are required in order to sanction an event:

Step 1: Become a member

If you are an individual organizer, either yourself or another member of your organization needs to be a CAY member. If the event is hosted by a Yukon club that is a registered non-profit society, then all board members should be members of CAY.

Step 2: Affiliate your club or team with CAY

Affiliate a club or team.

Step 3: Review this page

Review this page (sanction a club event) or our sanction a territorial race event page and determine which type is suitable for your event. If you need help choosing the type, contact info@yukoncycling.com.

Step 4: Contact us

When you are ready to sanction your event, contact info@yukoncycling.com for an events consultation.

Note – Be aware that you may be required to prepare an Emergency Action Plan (EAP), a list of permitting parties (landowners, municipalities, territorial agencies, etc.) and a map of road or trail closures if applicable. If you are serving alcohol at your event, we will also require a copy of your liquor license.

Sanction a territorial race event

Last update: December 31, 2022

In order to support the growth of and participation in cycling events throughout Yukon, we offer 2 levels of event sanctioning: club and territorial race.

These levels are designed to provide options for organizers and participants: from recreational events to instructional clinics and group rides to competitive races.

Sanctioning an event mitigates the expenses and organizational burden of insuring an event. CAY is a territorial affiliate of Cycling Canada, and therefore events sanctioned by CAY are included in the national insurance plan coverage.

About sanctioned territorial race events

Territorial race sanctioning is an official designation approving and licensing competitive cycling events in Yukon consistent with UCI and Cycling Canada rules and regulations.

Organizers who sanction their events as territorial races are committed to following the rules and regulations of the sport, to fair play and to providing a safe environment for participants and spectators alike.

Benefits of sanctioning your event

  • Increased prestige;
  • Inclusion and promotion as Territorial race in the Yukon cycling events calendar;
  • Points awarded for category upgrades and territorial standings as CAY will assign commissaires to attend and oversee the event;
  • Comprehensive general liability insurance coverage;
  • Sport accident insurance coverage;
  • Single event CAY membership licence available for unlicensed riders, with single event insurance included;
  • Youth development; and
  • High performance projects.

How to sanction a territorial race event

Only events hosted by CAY affiliated clubs and organizers are eligible for either type of sanctioning.

Membership in CAY is required by all participants in CAY sanctioned events. Membership is available by virtue of a CAY membership licence.

There is no CAY charge for sanctioned events, but there may be additional fees from the organizer.

Step 1: Become a member

If you are an individual organizer, either yourself or another member of your organization needs to be a CAY member. If the event is hosted by a Yukon club that is a registered non-profit society, then all board members should be members of CAY.

Step 2: Affiliate your club or team with CAY

Affiliate a club or team.

Step 3: Review this page

Review this page (sanction a territorial race event) or sanction a club event page and determine which type is suitable for your event. If you need help choosing the type, contact info@yukoncycling.com.

Step 4: Contact us

When you are ready to sanction your event, contact info@yukoncycling.com for an events consultation.

Note – Be aware that you may be required to prepare an Emergency Action Plan (EAP), a list of permitting parties (landowners, municipalities, territorial agencies, etc.) and a map of road or trail closures if applicable. If you are serving alcohol at your event, we will also require a copy of your liquor license.

Safe sport

Last update: December 31, 2022

Cycling Association of Yukon is committed to providing our athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers with a safe and inclusive environment that fosters and preserves a positive, healthy, and enjoyable experience for all individuals.

We embrace our responsibility to cultivate an environment that is free from abuse, harassment and discrimination, and we encourage individuals to feel empowered and comfortable reporting any behaviour that breaches Cycling Canada’s Code of Conduct.

Safe Sport framework

As the sport governing body for cycling in Yukon, CAY is working with Cycling Canada to develop a Safe Sport framework. The framework is built upon policy, education and advocacy initiatives to further strengthen the administration and delivery of our programs, events and services.

Policy

A comprehensive set of principles that establish expected behaviour, guide decision-making, and promote accountability for all individuals associated with Cycling Canada.

Education

Activities that enhance knowledge, develop reasoning and judgment, as well as foster positive interactions and practices in the community.

Advocacy

Initiatives that create awareness, inspire, and actively promote Cycling Canada’s Safe Sport principles in all local, national, and international activities.

Safe Sport Officers

As part of this commitment to Safe Sport, Cycling Canada has selected W&W Dispute Resolution Services Inc. as its independent, third-party contact (Safe Sport Officer) who is empowered to supersede Cycling Canada staff and launch appropriate investigations as required based on policies, evidence or a situation reported.

The independent Safe Sport Officer has significant experience dealing with sport disputes and concerns. For Safe Sport inquiries or concerns related to policy and/or procedures, please contact us at safesport_wwdrs@primus.ca.

Situations involving forms of misconduct such as emotional or physical misconduct, bullying, hazing or harassment should be reported immediately.

For Safe Sport questions with regards to our educational program or general information, please contact Cycling Canada at safesport@cyclingcanada.ca.

Canadian Sport Helpline

An independent helpline has been set up with the support of Sport Canada and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

Anyone with a concern who is not comfortable reaching out to Cycling Canada’s appointed independent Safe Sport Officer, should feel comfortable reaching out to this free and confidential service as well.

Information on their services and how to contact them can be found at abuse-free-sport.ca.

The abuse free sport phone and texting line is accessible at 1-888-83-SPORT, and is monitored from 6 am to 6 pm Yukon time.


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