After teasing a full return to Canada Cup racing in late 2021, Cycling Canada has now published the full list of 2022 cross country and downhill mountain bike events.
Seven Canada Cup events are in the works for 2022, as well as national championships and marathon nationals. The Canada Cup series spans six provinces, from B.C. to New Brunswick, between May and August. Several events will include both Olympic distance (XCO) and Short Track (XCC) events. Many will be part of the UCI Junior Series.
National championships return to Hardwood Ski & Bike in Oro, Ont. after a ‘rona-related delay that saw Baie-St.-Paul take on hosting duties in 2021. Marathon national champs are still tbd.
Gravity racing was set to start at Mont-Tremblant, giving the rest of Canada one shot at racing before the series heads west to B.C. That event has since been cancelled. SilverStar Resort is now the first round of racing. Then the Dunbar Summer Series takes over with a pair of Canada Cup rounds and 2022 Canadian downhill national champs at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in July.
Crankworx is also returning to Whistler, adding one more non-series UCI downhill event in Canada this year.
The big news for top Canadian talents will be the return of World Cup racing to the north. Mont-Sainte-Anne hosts World Cup downhill, XCO and XCC racing for the first time since 2018.
The last international event in Canada was hosted at MSA, when the 2019 UCI mountain bike world championships made a historic third visit to the storied Quebec venue.
2022 Cross Country Canada Cup schedule (XCO/XCC)
Crossroads Canada Cup (Mont-Tremblant, Que.) – XCO C2 /UCI Jr. – May 27-29 [Cancelled]
Baie-St.-Paul Canada Cup (Que.) – XCO C1/XCC C3/UCI Jr. – June 3-5
Canmore Canada Cup (Alta.) – XCO C1/XCC C3/UCI Jr. – June 17-19
Whistler Canada Cup (B.C.) – XCO C2 / Jr. C2 – June 25
Sherbrooke Canada Cup (Que.) – XCO C2 / UCI Jr. – July 17
Canadian XCO/XCC national championships – Oro Station, Ont. – July 23-24
Kentville Canada Cup (N.S.) – XCO C2 / Jr. C2 – Aug. 13-14
Dieppe Canada Cup (N.B.) – XCO C2 / Jr. C2 / XCC C3 – Aug. 20-21
2022 Downhill Canada Cup schedule
Crossroads Canada Cup (Mont-Tremblant, Que.) – UCI C2 DH – May 27-29 [Cancelled]
SilverStar Canada Cup (Vernon, B.C.) – UCI C2 – June 9-10
Fernie Canada Cup (Fernie, B.C.) – UCI C2 – July 16-17
Panorama Canada Cup (Invermere, B.C.) – UCI C2 – July 20
Canadian Downhill National Championships (Kicking Horse Mountain Resort) – July 23-24
Crankworx Canadian Open DH (Whistler, B.C.0 – UCI C1 – Aug. 14