GENERAL EVENT RULES

1. The Race Directors have the right to alter any rule, at any time, for any reason, to facilitate the safety of all participants. The Directors’ decisions on all rules will be final.

 

2. While riding at any point during the weekend, wearing an approved helmet is required.

 

3. There are wild animals in the Canyon! Be alert (especially at night) for critters.

 

4. These courses are in a Texas State Park, as well as open roads, which are open to the public, so expect to encounter cars, trucks, large RVs, tourists, bikers, hikers, cows, & horseback riders who do not know there is a race in progress. Please be courteous, as we are all sharing the use of this public land.

 

5. All traffic laws are to be obeyed. Riders are to ride in the right lane only.

 

6. We may find the need to stop the event temporarily. This will be a call made by the 2 Race Directors & the Event Director. This is an area that is susceptible to flash flooding during any rainstorm, so be aware. ALL water crossings may be un-passable if heavy rain occurs. If this were to happen, get to high ground & wait for assistance to arrive.

 

7. In the event that the event needs to be stopped (temporarily or for an extended period of time), riders will be allowed to complete the lap they are on. No rider will be allowed to start a new lap once the decision is made to stop or pause the event.

 

8. Both the Non-Competitive & 24 Hour Competitive racers will begin promptly at noon on Saturday in the Mack Dick Pavilion. The 12 Hour Competitive Racers begin at midnight, & the 6 Hour racers begin at 6:00am on Sunday – both in the Juniper Campground. All events end at noon on Sunday. Awards for all racers will be given out promptly in the campground where your timing took place.

 

9. Have Fun!

 

10. Be Nice!

General Race Rules

RACING & SCORING RULES

1. Each rider is responsible for his or her equipment, hydration, & nutrition.  We have donated food & supplies that you are welcome to while supplies last.

2. Riders may use multiple bikes during the event (but only 1 at a time).  Bikes must be in the same category the racer is registered in. It’s your responsibility to attach your timing # to the bike you’re riding should you choose to change bikes.

3. Drafting is not allowed on the 100-mile road loop but is permissible inside the canyon.

4. IPods/MP3 players are allowed (but discouraged).  Use these at your own risk.

5. All timing will be the responsibility of the timer, who will communicate with the respective race directors, & event director. Any protest / concern should be directed to the them. The timer will investigate for any necessary decisions or actions & consult with the Race Director.

6. Only laps completed by crossing the timing table will be counted.

7. This is a continuous clock event.  The time is always running whether you are riding or not.

8. Keep in mind that this is a cancer fundraising event, & that many of the riders on the road course are non-competitive with sometimes little to no experience in group or pack riding and/or little to no race experience… BE VERY CAREFUL.

9. The total number of laps completed at noon on Sunday will decide final placement for each category.  Should there be a tie in completed laps, the individual or team with the fastest time in completing those laps will be awarded ahead of the other. Only completed laps at 12:00 noon on Sunday will be counted.

10. Teams may utilize more than 1 rider on course at a time, but only 1 may accumulate official laps.

11. Riders may be assisted (mechanically – tube, air, etc…) by a team member, a rider from another team, or neutral support.  However, the rider who starts the lap must complete the lap.

12. SOLO timing chips will be on the back of your # plate or attached to seatpost of your road bike . – Number plate must remain on your bike at all times.  If you change bikes, you must transfer your # plate.

13. TEAM timing chip will be in a strap for you to exchange with your teammates.  It is disposable

14. Teams MUST “exchange” riders in the designated exchange zone.

15. From dusk until daylight, at least 1 lit white headlight & 1 lit red taillight are required for all riders on the road and trail courses.  If this is not followed, you will be asked to correct the situation &/or excluded from the course until lighting is proper & checked by race officials, or daylight becomes present.  Keep extra batteries at your camp. Neutral charging stations are available.

16. Racers are not required to have a support crew in the camp area.  However, all rider support crews that are present should utilize Juniper or Hackberry/Chinaberry camp areas.

17. Rider pit areas are available in Juniper (ROAD) & Chinaberry (MTB) parking lots & are first come first serve.  Solo Road riders may set up pit area may set up along the road near Juniper but must be off of the road. Additionally, when a rider stops at their pit, they must not impede other riders.

18. Crew manned vehicles are strictly forbidden to direct follow or aid their racer on the race course (including the 100-mile road loop).  They may meet their rider(s) at the designated rest stops on the 100-mile road loop & provide any aid or service there.

19. Event organizers will have support vehicles moving around the course at random intervals.  Racers may not use these to advance forward on course. If you/your bike are carried back to the campground by one of these vehicles, you must check in at timing.  You’ll then be taken back to the spot where you were to allow your lap to continue. Any penalties will be the director’s discretion.

20. This event is a physical & mental challenge pitting individuals against the clock…cheating of any kind will be greeted with an IMMEDIATE DQ!!

21. Racers may not change classes or categories, or add or sub racers once competitive registration closes, prior to the race, or once the event has started.  Riders may continue to ride on either course if they withdraw from competition once they surrender their timing device to the timers.

22. Please verbally report any emergency that you encounter on the course immediately.

23. Please SLOW DOWN in the timing & pit areas – This is a Neutral Area & there will be people milling around.

24. TOP 3 finishers will receive trophies based on their respective class & finish position.
Additionally, an Overall winner for 24, 12, 6 Hours Male/Female will be awarded for Road & MTB winners.

25. Please stay for awards to be given out at 1:00pm following the event. Should you leave, you will be responsible for postage cost to cover the mailing of your trophy.

26. If you DNF, please communicate your withdrawal from the race to the timing people.

General Race Rules