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:  If we get all 12 races in this year we will count your best 8 races for overall series prizes.  You must race in at least 3 races to be eligible for 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.  You must also have an annual USA Cycling License 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 top 5 finishers on a team, in any category, will be scored. 

  • 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.

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 you CANNOT leave  the course to get additional tools.  You CANNOT receive help from other riders or spectators.  You must carry any equipment to repair your bike with you during the race.

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

Class Sizes:  Promoter has the right to combine classes if not enough racers show up.

Junior Classes:  We welcome all juniors 8 years of age and older.   

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

EXPERT CATEGORIES

  1. XC M 19-29 Pro/Cat 1

  2. XC M 30-39 Cat 1

  3. XC M 40-99 Cat 1

  4. XC F 19-39 Pro/Cat 1

  5. XC F 40+ Cat 1 (Back in 2021)

 

SPORT/OPEN CATEGORIES

  1. XC M 19-29 Cat 2(New in 2021)

  2. XC M 30-39 Cat 2

  3. XC M 40-49 Cat 2

  4. XC M 50-59 Cat 2 (New in 2021)

  5. XC 60+ Cat 2

  6. XC 50-99 Cat 1/2/3

  7. XC F Cat 2

  8. XC Clydesdale Cat 1/2/3

  9. XC Singlespeed Cat 1/2/3


 BEGINNER CATEGORIES

  1. XC M 19-39 Cat 3

  2. XC M 40-49 Cat 3

  3. XC M 50+ Cat 3

  4. XC F Cat 3                    

 

JUNIOR CATEGORIES

  1. XC M Juniors 17-18 (New in 2021)

  2. XC M Juniors 15-16 (New in 2021)

  3. XC M Juniors 12-14

  4. XC F Juniors 17-18 (New in 2021)

  5. XC F Juniors 15-16 (New in 2021)

  6. XC F Juniors 12-14 Cat 3         

  7. XC Juniors 11 Under Cat 3 (M/F)

*Promoter has the right to combine classes if not enough racers show up.