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What is Downhill?

Downhill races are individual timed events. Riders descend toward a finish line at a lower altitude than the start line. Competitors depart the start line at timed intervals (e.g. 30 seconds). The rider with the fastest time wins.  Blue Mountain (Collingwood), Horseshoe Valley (Barrie) and Kelso Conservation Area (Milton) have hosted downhill events in the past.

If you are planing on racing in Quebec please click here for the regulations on equipment. FQSC Downhill Equipment Regulations

Selecting a Downhill Race Category

Below are the different categories available at all event levels (i.e. Regional and Citizen). This chart is designed to help riders new to the sport to pick a category as well as help all riders determine which kind of membership is required to participate in their categories. Riders who still have questions about categories after reading these charts should contact the OCA office.

 
Category
 
Age Information
Citizen
Permit
UCI
Licence
Non-Member
Permit
UCI Licence
Code
Ability
Level
U15 Boys/Girls**Age: 13-14
Citizen Permit
UCI Licence
Non-Member Permit
UCI Licence: DMU15
Ability Level: Intermediate
DMU15Intermediate
U17 Boys**Age: 15-16
Citizen Permit
UCI Licence
Non-Member Permit
UCI Licence: DMU17
Ability Level: Intermediate
DMU17Intermediate
Junior Sport Men**Age: 17-18
Citizen Permit
UCI Licence
Non-Member Permit
UCI Licence: DMJ.S
Ability Level: Intermediate
DMJ.SIntermediate
Junior Expert MenAge: 17-18
Citizen Permit
UCI Licence
UCI Licence: DMJ.E
Ability Level: Advanced
DMJ.EAdvanced
Junior Female**Age: 15-18
Citizen Permit
UCI Licence
Non-Member Permit
UCI Licence: DWJ or DWU17
Ability Level: Intermediate
DWJ or DWU17Intermediate
Elite (Senior) Sport Men**Age: 19+
Citizen Permit
UCI Licence
Non-Member Permit
UCI Licence: DME.S
Ability Level: Intermediate
DME.SIntermediate
Elite (Senior) Expert MenAge: 19+
Citizen Permit
UCI Licence
UCI Licence: DME.E
Ability Level: Advanced
DME.EAdvanced
Elite (Senior) MenAge: 19+
Citizen Permit
UCI Licence
UCI Licence: DME
Ability Level: Professional and/or Highly Skilled Elite Amateur
DMEProfessional and/or Highly Skilled Elite Amateur
Sport Women**Age: 19+
Citizen Permit
UCI Licence
Non-Member Permit
UCI Licence: DWE.S or DWMA
Ability Level: Intermediate
DWE.S or DWMAIntermediate
Elite/Expert FemaleAge: 19+
Citizen Permit
UCI Licence
UCI Licence: DWE/DWE.E or DWMA
Ability Level: Advanced – Professional and/or Highly Skilled Elite Amateur
DWE/DWE.E or DWMAAdvanced – Professional and/or Highly Skilled Elite Amateur
Master 30-39 Men**Age: 30-39
Citizen Permit
UCI Licence
Non-Member Permit
UCI Licence: DMMA
Ability Level: Intermediate - Advanced
DMMAIntermediate - Advanced
Master 40-49 Men**Age: 40-49
Citizen Permit
UCI Licence
Non-Member Permit
UCI Licence: DMMB
Ability Level: Intermediate - Advanced
DMMBIntermediate - Advanced

* DH riders can only purchase two Non-Member Permits each year. Note: DH Citizen Permit only for Ontario sanctioned DH races only
** New members MUST select an entry level/novice category unless they have a previous race licence with another cycling body (proof of this is required before a licence will be granted).