Pro Fat Tire Crit Rules
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- The race will be 20 minutes plus 3 laps. Cards will be held up at the Start/Finish line counting down from 3. Bell will ring on the final lap.
- In the interest of providing a safe environment for both racers and spectators, lapped or substantially gapped riders will be pulled.
- Helmets must be worn and fastened while on the course.
- Race numbers will consist of a number plate for the front of the bike and a matching second bib number to be pinned on the riders’ side.
- Riders get 1 free lap in the case they are affected by a mechanical or crash.
- Free laps are not permitted during the final 3 laps of the race.
- A DNS in the Criterium will result in a 5-minute time penalty in the 2nd stage of the event on Sunday. The 5-minute time penalty will be assessed at the finish line as an addition to their finishing time.
- You must use the same make and model of a bicycle that you will use in Sunday’s Backcountry Race.
- Tires must have a minimum width of 1.5″ or 38mm. Width is as measured, not as may be stated by the manufacturer on the tire.
- Ends of handlebars must be plugged.
- No bar ends allowed.
- Bicycles must be powered solely by the rider. No outside energy source is to be used… other than gravity.
- The course will be closed to autos and non-participating riders.
- The course will open 30 minutes prior to the start for warm up.
- Wheels in wheels out pit just before start/finish line. Wheels in wheels out pit close when 3 laps remain.
- You may ride only in the direction of the race to get to the wheel pit. You may shortcut the course to get to the wheel pit.
- Yellow or Orange flag means caution, crash on the course.
Pro Backcountry General Rules
All riders are required to attend the Stan’s NoTubes Pro pre-ride meeting at 2pm on Friday of the event weekend.
- Exclusive Pro-Rider check-in held following Pre-Ride meeting.
- All racers are required to wear eye protection and a helmet that complies with U.S. CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets. Extra points for wearing a helmet with MIPS technology.
- Each participant is required to complete the entire course in order to be considered a finisher.
- If they do not complete the course, the participant is considered a Did Not Finish (DNF).
- If a participant is a DNF they should not cross the finish line upon return to the start-finish line area. They are expected to report to the timing tent to inform event timing they are no longer on the course and did not complete the ride.
- If a participant shortcuts the course or advances along the route by exiting the course and returning to a different location, they will be disqualified.
- It is the rider’s responsibility to know where the course goes and to stay on the course at all times.
- All racers must use a head unit/phone during their backcountry race and be able to provide Epic Rides with their complete & unfettered track in .gpx format after the race upon request.
- Each participant is expected to be considerate of other riders when passing or being passed.
- Avoid widening the trail. Keep Singletrack Single.
- Participants are required to complete the entire course on the same bike they started on. All bikes should be of the ‘mountain bike’ genre (geometry, tires, cranks, handlebars, etc).
- If a participant has been declared a DNF for any reason, they immediately can no longer contribute to the outcome of the race in any way. They cannot act as a trail obstruction, provide outside support or ride within proximity of other racers still contending the event.
- All riders are expected to be as self-sufficient as possible. Run what ya brung and lend a helping hand to your fellow racers when needed. Other allowable support can be defined as:
- Crew support – team or rider-specific support provided at specified Aid Station locations is limited to hydration and nutrition only.
- Neutral support – rider support provided with industry representation, without bias toward the team or individual racer. An asset for all to use.
- Outside support – the lucky helping hand that could be available given that a random wanderer provides what is needed.
- Outside Support cannot be a DNF Rider.Outside support could include but is not limited to spectators, drifters with bindles, small children, folks dressed in costume, or woodland creatures.
- Always abide by the rules of the road and/or governing land agency when appropriate.
- Littering is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Intentional littering will result in disqualification from the race.
- All participants are required to start the Fat Tire Criterium (see Pro Fat Tire Crits Rules & Expectations below for further information).
- The top 5 finishers of the Criterium will receive a “call up” at Sunday’s start line
- Please maintain good vibes and thank the volunteers; the event couldn’t happen without them.
- If a participant breaks the rules or attempts to bend the rules and expectations through a “loophole,” the decision regarding the appropriate course of action will be made by a board of critical thinkers and experts in the sport of mountain biking. Your actions are at their mercy.