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Maybe a big sanctioned race, but I doubt it will be with USAC. They won't ever step up and do what is right for the racer, that is make it accessible while giving racers and promoters backing and value with support.
dumb...not important. sorry everyone, we each should just push ourselves, make side beer bets and then share with me after the races and hang out. it so annoying. sure call me "not competitive, no fitness oriented" but we should just ride and have fun. some day in the semi near future I hope we can have a big 200+ person "sanctioned" race. maybe by them there will be a new jurisdiction that gets it...or?!
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The issue with this rule isn't going away. USAC/UCI postponed it to 2014 under the tremendous push back they we're receiving from top tier riders and teams. IMO, it's evidence that USAC has no idea what is going on in mountain bike racing.
Unless you're earning a living riding a bike, I don't think you need to worry about being fined. Forgive me if I've overlooked somebody but I don't believe anybody in WNY meets that criteria.
I've never heard a single person at a MTB race say "I'd pay a higher entry fee is this race was USAC sanctioned" or "this race would have been so much better if it were USAC sanctioned." Those that compete in other disciplines seem to have bought into the USAC model but it seems that it's going to be a tough sell to those that only do MTB.
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The OCA would have to enforce the UCI rule in Ontario. To date they have not had any official response to the USAC and UCI decree on the rule and it's enforcement.
The OCA would have no authority for races in New York State or any other area outside of Ontario.
I personally can not see the OCA enforcing this rule in 2014. Ontario is too small and the number of people holding a UCI licence would be low. It would even get lower if they tried to enforce it.
O Cups can be raced without a UCI licence in Ontario. Citizens permits are allowed to be purchased and used for the occasional racer and there is also the try-a-ocup program.
For 2013 the SHCC races will remain unsanctioned by the UCI/OCA and insured through IMBA Canada. For the SHCC races beyond 2013, we will have to see how this plays out and the affect it will have on our events...
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I think people would only be in violation if someone blew the whistle on them. Plus this mostly pertains to top level pros that race international events. I highly doubt that the UCI is going to investigate any protests at these levels. Like it says in your article, they are postponing for this year. So really no one has to worry about it.
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