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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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Scottish wrote: This would not only effect a few of us here, but if any of our friends to the north were competing in the O-Cup series (i believe you need a UCI licence) wouldnt they be in violation by doing short hills races and our races?
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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