2013 NEOCX Series Rules

2013 NEOCX Series Rules

The 2013 Series includes 8 cyclocross races as provided in the schedule, each promoted by Velogoat LLC (the “Promoter”) and supported by local teams.  All races are being held under USA Cycling permits.

1) All races will have a USAC permit / insurance.
2) All races will have at least two USAC officials present for scoring and results transmission.
3) All race venues and courses will meet USAC / UCI standards for cyclocross
4) All races will have identifiable medical personnel. These personnel may be racers and/or spectators, but they will be named and accessible to officials and event staff at all times during the race.

Overall Points Rules:

Points will be awarded to all competitors in each race.  The overall Series prizes will be determined by using each racer’s highest points from 6 of 8 Series Races. You must race the Velodrome race in December.  You must race in the Cyclocross Category on your USA Cycling license.  Points will be awarded for women and men in each of the following Categories:

Men’s Cat 5 / Beginners

Men’s Cat 4

Women’s Cat 4

Mixed (Men’s / Women’s) Single Speed

Men’s Masters 35+ (Cat 2,3,4)

Men’s Masters 45+ (Cat 2,3,4)

Men’s Masters 55+ (Cat 2,3,4)

Women’s Masters 40+ (Cat 2,3,4)

Men’s Open Cat 3,4

Women’s Pro, 1, 2, 3

Men Pro, 1, 2, 3

Juniors Boys and Girls 10 – 12, 13 – 14, 15 – 17

Points may not be transferred from Category to Category. For example, if you race as a Category 5 in Races 1-3 and then are upgraded to category 4 in Race 4, you do not lose your Category 5 points for Races 1-3, but you will start with 0 points in the Category 4 race in Race 4.

1)    Male racers with a one day license must race in the Category 5 race.  Female racers with a one day license must race in the women’s category 4 or masters 40+ race.

2)    Masters Men Category 1 racers may not enter the Masters 35+, 45+ or 55+ races, regardless of age.

3)    Women Category 1 racers may not enter the Women’s 40+ race.

If you do not finish (DNF) a Race, that Race will count as an eligible Race for the overall Series and you will receive 1 (one) overall Series points for that Race.

Series Prizes:

The top three riders in each category that received cash prizes during the series will receive cash series awards while the top three in all other categories will receive merchandise and/or gift certificates.  The series promoter and sponsoring teams reserve the right to modify awards based on actual participation.

2013 OVERALL SERIES POINTS SCHEDULE

Place

Points

Place

Points

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
100
93
87
82
78
75
73
71
69
67
65
64
63
62
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26+
DNF
DNS
61
60
59
58
57
56
55
54
53
52
51
50 (and so on…)
1
0

The  promoter reserves the right to suggest category upgrades to the USAC Local Authority to insure the competitiveness of the series.

In the event of a tie in any placing in the overall Series points standings at the end of the Series, the racer with the higher number of Series points going into the last Race (and going back Race to Race until the tie is broken) will be awarded the higher position in the Series points standings.

Start Times and Race Length by Category:

Category                                  Distance                      Start Time                   

Open (M/W) Cat 5 / Beginners      30 minutes                        9:00am

Men Cat 4, Juniors 15-18**          30 minutes                        9:45am

Women Cat 4, Juniors 15-18**     30 minutes                     10:30am

Open (M/W) Single Speed            40 minutes                     11:15am

Juniors U19*                              25 minutes                     12:10pm

Little Belgians – (Kids 8 under)      10 minutes                     12:50pm

Men Masters 45+                        40 minutes                        1:05pm

Men Masters 55+                        40 minutes                        1:07pm

Men Open Cat 3/4                       40 minutes                       2:00pm

Men Masters 35+                        40 minutes                       2:07pm

Women Cat 1 / 2 / 3                   40 minutes                       2:55pm

Women Masters 40+                   40 minutes                        2:56am

Men Pro 1 / 2 / 3                         60 minutes                       3: 50pm

Start times are approximate, but the Promoter will try to start each Category on time.
**
The start times and length of each Race may be adjusted at the discretion of the USA Cycling Official or the Promoter.

Individual Racer Rules:

All races are being held under USA Cycling permits.  All racers must fully complete and sign the 2013 USA Cycling, Inc. Standard Entry Blank and Release Form (http://www.usacycling.org/forms/rider_release.pdf) prior to each Race.  A racer’s failure to do so may result in loss of all Series points earned up to that Race.  A one-day license is not required if you hold a valid and current USA Cycling license.

ALL racers must wear an ANSI or SNELL approved helmet that fits properly while riding their bike before, during, and after a Race (including in the parking lots, to the restrooms, etc.).

Racers may ride a cyclocross, mountain, hybrid, single-speed bike. Only single-speed or multiple-gear bicycles with the shifters locked out are allowed in the single-speed category race.

NO bar-ends are allowed on mountain bikes or hybrids per USA Cycling rules.

Spare wheels, bikes and tools must be placed in the area marked “WHEEL PIT”.

Feeding is allowed only in the pit and only as allowed by USAC regulation per weather conditions.

You must follow the instructions of the USA Cycling Official and the Promoter. The decisions of the USA Cycling Official are final.  Confrontational arguing, fighting, foul language, threatening behavior and the like will not be tolerated and you will be subject to Race disqualification and/or loss of Series points for engaging in this behavior.  You may also be asked to leave the Race venue immediately.  Serious or multiple incidents will lead to your being barred from racing in the Series and or revocation of your USAC racing license.

Race Numbers/Placement:

- Racers are not allowed to hand write a number.  Racers must use the officially issued number.
– The placement location (left or ride side) of the number on your jersey may vary from Race to Race.  Racers should ask a Race volunteer at registration if they are not sure about number placement for any particular Race.

 

Rule Interpretations/Changes:

Rule interpretations are at the USAC official designated as the Chief Referee’s  sole discretion.

 

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