Tuesday Night Races (TNR)

Tuesday Night is Race Night!

Every week in the summer, we have a Tuesday Night Race/Ride. The route and meeting time generally should be posted on the Facebook page and Website by the Sunday evening prior to the ride. Please remember that depending on our weather, there may be updates to the schedule or the route. These updates will be posted as soon as possible, on the Facebook page and on Link My Ride.

Most nights we will spit into smaller groups so everyone gets a fantastic race experience.

Group A: CAT 1/2/3 rider (Zwift A/B), or substantial racing experience.  Expect very fast racing conditions.  Considered the ‘scratch’ group.
Group B: CAT 4/5 rider (Zwift C/D), or moderate racing experience.  Fast racing.
Group C: No drop group. This is the next step up from Thursday Adventure Rides.

Series Points

There will be a General Classification for each Grouping after each race with an overall GC at the end of the season for each group and a Women’s GC. There will also be Sprint and Climb Classifications depending on the course.

Group A Points: 10-1 points in decreasing order for a minimum of 1 point

Group B Points: 10-1 points in decreasing order for a minimum of 1 point

Group C Points: 10-1 points in decreasing order for a minimum of 1 point

GC winners will receive an RCC Leader’s Jersey at the end of season. Otherwise, points for attendance will go towards an overall final prize draw.

Safety Rules

One Metre Centre Line Boundary

1) Riders, unless explicitly instructed otherwise or encountering a left turn or turnaround point, are to remain to the right side of the road as much as possible. The right side of the road is defined as: At least one metre (3 feet) or more of any painted median line, or at least one metre (3 feet) or more to the right of a virtual median line on a road without a painted median line.

Garbage Dump Hill Stop Sign

2) Riders are required to come to a complete stop at the stop sign when going down the garbage dump hill into Lumsden or at the stop sign at the bottom of the James Street Hill. A complete stop is defined as placing both feet unclipped on the ground. Stop signs on other courses which are subject to this rule will be announced and identified on the course on race day.

Speed Limits and School Zones

3) Riders will be expected to obey any municipal or local school zone regulations (this applies primarily to the Lumsden area), and no more than 30 kph in a school zone.

4) The township of Lumsden has a neutral zone along major roads where speed shall be restricted to 30 kph and passing is not allowed. Attached at the bottom of this post is a map of the neutral zone.

Disciplinary process

If any member observes anyone breaking any of these rules, they shall immediately notify the acting Race Director (“RD”) of the breach and advise the RD who was present to witness what occurred. The RD will be the individual who is organizing the race of the day.

The RD shall immediately convene an Adjudicative Panel (“AP”) consisting of the RD and two other members of the TNR Committee (Marshall Wilson, Eric Sy, James Korpan, Mallory Murchison, Mike Edmonds, Ben Hamilton). Priority should be given to members of the TNR Committee who were present at the event in question. If the VP of TNR is present, the VP shall serve on the AP. If there are not sufficient members of the TNR Committee to comprise the AP, the RD may request that a Club member at large act on the AP.

The AP shall interview the Complainant, other witnesses and the member who is the subject of the Complaint. The AP shall then meet and determine whether the member committed the alleged infraction. The progressive consequences for infractions are:

– First infraction: Verbal warning
– Second infraction: Written warning
– Third infraction: Disqualification from remainder of 2024 TNR events.

Notwithstanding the progressive penalties set as above, the AP has discretion to disqualify a member for the remainder of 2024 TNR events in the event of an egregious infraction. Egregious infractions are infractions which cause a direct and significant danger to the rider, other riders, or members of the public. An example of an egregious infraction is purposefully crossing the centre line (virtual or otherwise).

Any rider being disqualified has a right to appeal to the RCC Executive Committee, but they must notify the Executive in writing within 7 days of receiving the disqualification. The RCC Executive Committee will then convene and decide, within 7 days of receiving the appeal.

Types of Events

Fast Group Ride – A practice race for the actual races. This will be more like a group ride at a race pace.

Pursuit Race – Riders head out as part of a group and are racing against only those they start out with. Riders race for themselves and are ranked based on their final position among their group.

Reverse Pursuit – Staggered start race where riders will head out as part of a group. Their goal is to avoid getting passed while finishing in as good a position as they can. Cat 5 will head out first, followed by Cat 4 and so on. Riders will work with those they start out with to catch up to the others while finishing in as good a position as they can.

Time Trial – Riders will ride individually with a staggered start over a set course with the goal of finishing the course as fast as they can. Drafting is not allowed.

Crit Race – Race on a crit style course with standard pursuit rules. Riders will race on a course for a set amount of time, at which point a bell will sound for the final lap.

Hill Climb Night – Riders will ride individually up a hill with a staggered start. The winner is determined by fastest time.

Fast Group Ride with Race sections – This is a group ride at race pace. At specified segments the group will stop and begin a race to a designated endpoint. At the endpoint the riders will regroup and continue the ride. There can be more than one segment on a ride.

This is the ride schedule for 2024, weather permitting, and subject to change:

This year we will aim to have a back-up course for each event, in case it’s raining in Condie, but sunny in Regina. If it looks like that is the case, a back-up will be announced by 3:00 pm on the day of the Event

April 23, 2024 – 6:15 pm – Regina City – Weather permitting – Fast Group Ride/Intro to Racing
April 30, 2024 – 6:15 pm – Regina City – Weather permitting – Fast Group Ride with Segments
May 7, 2024 – 6:15 pm – Regina East Circuit – Weather permitting – Pursuit Race
May 14, 2024 – 6:15 pm – Regina City – Weather permitting – Time Trial
May 21, 2024 –6:15 pm – Condie – Reverse Pursuit
May 28, 2024 – 6:30 pm* (Note the time change) – Condie – Team Race
June 4, 2024 – 6:30 pm – Condie – Pursuit Race
June 11, 2024 – 6:30 pm – Regina City, Conexus Arts Center – Crit Race
June 18, 2024 – 6:30 pm – Tuesday Night Gravel event – more details to follow
June 22-23, 2024 – Sask Cup
June 25, 2024 – 6:30 pm – Condie/Craven — Gravel Hybrid
July 2, 2024 – 6:30 pm – Lumsden – Hill Climb Night
July 9, 2024 – 6:30 pm – Regina City – Time Trial
July 16, 2024 – 6:30 pm – Regina East –Pursuit Race
July 23, 2024 – 6:30 pm – Condie – Reverse Pursuit Race
July 30, 2024 – 6:30 pm – Regina East – Team Race
August 6, 2024 –6:30 pm – Location TBA – Crit Race
August 13, 2024 –6:30 pm – Condie/Craven – Gravel Hybrid
August 20, 2024 – 6:30 pm – Condie – Reverse Pursuit
August 23, 2024 – 6:15 pm – Regina East – Time Trial Championships
August 27, 2024 – 6:15 pm – Regina City Championship

These are locations and races are subject to change based on various conditions. The final details of a race will be posted approximately a week out from the date of the race.

Time Trials

Periodically, we will have time trials. The distance may be 15, 20, 30, or 40 km in length. This will culminate in the RCC Time Trial Championship – August 22, 2024

Year Special events – Save the Date:

More info to follow each of these events closer to the dates. You can add this one to your calendar for now:

1. Regina Cycle Club Sask Cup Stage Race Event.June 22-23, 2024
2. Conexus Arts Centre events in July 2024. More details to come.
3. RCC City Time Trial Championship – August 22, 2024. More details to come.
4. RCC City Road Championship – August 27, 2024.

Guest Policy

We encourage new riders who want to try a ride to start with our Thursday Adventure Rides. We have a try-a-ride policy, and if you don’t already have an SCA membership, the night’s ride leader will have a waiver for you to sign.

We also occasionally hold events in conjunction with the other cycling clubs. These nights will be identified on the schedule.