Over The Hump Mountain Bike Race Series Rules
(Keep your number it will be yours for the entire series)
- HAVE FUN!
- RACERS MUST WEAR HELMET
- Racers must start in their CLASS. (Mark Class on LEFT calf)
- Racers must cross finish line with bike.
- NO headphones or earphones, MP3 players etc. are to be used anytime you are on the course.
- Short cuts result in disqualification. If you leave the course, reenter where you left.
- Racers must complete all laps for their category. Non-completion of all your laps is a DNF.
- Racers are permitted support. Racers may leave the course for repairs, but must return to exact location where they left.
NEW FOR 2012: WE’RE TIMING WITH RFID CHIPS ON YOUR NUMBER PLATE. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Proper scoring is your responsibility-Finish line, number plates etc
You MUST be responsible for the following if you want to be scored.
TO GET SCORED- DO THIS:
- Register in the proper class - see the class / category list at registration.
- Your number plate attached to the FRONT of the bike - RIGHT SIDE UP, - on TOP and on the OUTSIDE of all cables and brake lines. See examples below!
- Do not hang your hands over the number plate under the Finish / Start Arch.
- Do not go through the finish line if you are not finishing!
- After you cross the finish line STAY IN ORDER in the finish chute until your number is recorded.
- SLOW DOWN after the finish - no passing in finish chute
- If you do not finish, start, or complete all your laps, DO NOT GO THROUGH THE FINISH CHUTE and you MUST sign DNF sheet (at the registration table).
- KEEP FINISH AREA CLEAR, AFTER YOU’VE BEEN SCORED, EXIT FINISH SHOOT.
- KEEP your number plate. It will be YOUR number plate for the entire season! If you lose your number plate you will need to purchase a new number plate ($5)
***There is only ONE acceptable way to mount your chip equipped number plate:***
Your number plate must be mounted on the front of your bike IN FRONT of all wires, cables etc. NOTHING can be in front of your number plate or the chip will not read properly
You will NOT get scored, if ANY CABLES ARE IN FRONT OF YOUR # PLATE
LAPS: You will be going under the lap timing arch each lap. This will give you lap times. On your last lap you will turn off and finish by going into the finish chute.
FINISH LINE: The finish line is BEFORE the lap timing arch! You may sprint to the line but SLOW DOWN upon entering the lap arch and finish chute.
FINISH: Go through the finish chute stay in order, this is your finish position so DO NOT PASS in the finish chute. We scan your chip to record your actual finish order. The arch is for timing your LAPS.
“CHIP” TIMING: Yes, we use chip timing at OTH. Although very accurate, it is not fool-proof. We will still run a video / other back up system. For this reason, after you finish under the Lap/Finish timing arch You MUST STAY IN ORDER AFTER YOU CROSS UNDER THE TIMING ARCH AND CONTINUE INTO THE FINISH CHUTE.
- No number plate with chip, no score.
- Number plate must be properly installed – see the ABOVE for instructions on how to properly install your plate.
- Absolutely no crossing through the lap/finish arch area unless you are racing. (During practice, prior to the race is OK)
- NO bikes in or near the scoring/timing area or timing arch unless directed.
Sportsmanship conduct: Foul riding, use of profane language towards other riders, and other unsportsmanlike behavior is prohibited. The penalty imposed is at the discretion of the race director.
Racer protests must be filed in writing with the race director, within 15 minutes of completing the race. This is a FUN race: disputes will be handled fairly with involved parties, ultimate decision will be by the Race Director.
Category (Class) Descriptions: SEE CLASS PAGE
Scoring and points: All scores are FINAL. Racer will receive points in their class:
- 1st = 50 points, 2nd = 49 points, etc.
- In the event of a tie, winner will be determined by: The most firsts, then seconds, then thirds etc.
- If you change classes you will not be able to add your series points for both races, and will only be scored in each category raced.
- CLASS SERIES CHAMPIONS and are determined by total cumulative points. 9 races scored of 12.
Category number system: We use numbers for series points. You will have the same number for the entire series. KEEP THIS NUMBER.
Lost number plates are $5 and can only be issued by OTH (no home made number plates!)