SERIES RULES

Series Number Plate:  Some of the races this year will be chip-timed.  You will be given a number plate with a chip on the back of it.  If you lose or forget your plate you will be charged $10 for a replacement.  Don't lose your number plate.

Series Prizes:  We count your best 8 races to qualify for overall series prizes.

Series Points: The series points will be, starting from first to the very last position, 31, 28, 26, 24, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 2, 2, etc.

State Championships: All races in the series are USAC Regional Qualifiers.  You must be a resident of the State for each respective State Championship to qualify.  Scoring for the championships will be separate from the series scoring.

Team Competition: 

  • 1st Place Team gets $500 and a championship trophy

  • 2nd Place Team gets $300

  • 3rd Place Team $200

  • A team is considered two or more racers.

  • The best 6 finishers on a team will be scored.  1 of the 6 racers must be an adult female Cat 1, 2, or 3 racer to receive points in all 6 team positions.

  • If no adult female racer is on your team, the most you can be scored is 5 finisher positions.

  • All racers on a team will always receive individual series points, regardless of team placement.

  • Team points are the same values as individual points.  1st =31, 2nd = 28, 3rd = 26, 4th = 24, 5th = 22 and so on decreasing by 2 points for each place down.

  • All races in the series count towards the team competition.  No drops.

  • You must be on your team prior to the start of the current race.  If you join a team mid-season, your previous race finishes will not count toward the team competition points.

  • Below are some examples of how the team competition will work:

    • Team ABC has 8 male racers.  They all finish 1st in their respective categories.  5 of those finish spots will count toward their team points.  Since 1st place is 31 points, the team will receive 155 team points.

    • Team XYZ has 6 racers.  3 males and 3 females.  Each gets 1st place in their category. That team gets credit for 6 finishing positions.  Their team will receive 186 team points for that race.

    • Team 123 has 4 racers.  1 male (8th Place - 16 pts), 1 female (1st Place - 31 pts) and 2 Juniors (2nd Place for both - 56 pts).  That team receives 103 team points. 

Feed Zones: There are open feed zones at all races unless the race promoter deems otherwise.  Check with each promoter for clarification.

Mechanical Issues: You must start and finish on the same bike.  If you have a mechanical and leave the course you must return to the course where you left it.

Lost Riders: If you miss a turn and cut the course you will be disqualified.  Riders are responsible for knowing the course.  Check with race promoters about course maps and descriptions.

DNFs:  If you have to quit a race for any reason, please let the scoring crew know so we don't go searching the course for you.

USAC Rule Book:  Click here for the USA Cycling Rule Book

NO REFUNDS  No refunds are given unless a race is canceled!

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XC F Juniors 15-18 Cat 3

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