Yesterday the Alberta Bicycle Association announced the official rule changes for 2017.
For 2017 category 3 women will be required to race in category 1/2/3.
The second category will now be category 4/5
When I read this I was absolutely ecstatic. I truly feel this is the best move for the development of women in Alberta. Particularly with the willingness of race directors to provide women with a separate race. I know some of you are scared/frustrated by this news. You don’t need to be. The number of category 3 women is larger than it has been in a long time. If everyone who raced down in category 3 last year continues to race this year we will have nicely sized field of great women to ride with in a race that is all our own.
This is a wonderful opportunity for women to grow and develop.
I am so excited to see what this year brings.
Thank you ABA!
You can find the full list of 2017 rule changes for all disciplines here.