1 – EQUIPMENT / APPAREL REQUIREMENTS
1.01 Track bikes are required for fixed gear races.
1.02 Drop bars, with bar tape, plugged ends and without brake levers are required for fixed gear races.
1.03 A lock-ring securing the cog is required for fixed gear races.
1.04 All components of the bike must be in good mechanical condition.
1.05 Excessively large gear ratios are prohibited (determined on a case-by-case basis at the race directors discretion) for fixed gear races.
1.06 Lights and reflectors are prohibited.
1.07 Time trial wheels are prohibited (Aerospokes, disc wheel, Spinergy, tri-spokes, rims deeper than 90mm, etc) for fixed gear races.
1.08 Roadbike fixed-gear conversions are prohibited for fixed gear races.
1.09 Timing chips must be installed per instructions provided at check-in and must be returned to Course Exit or Athlete Check-in post race. Please be prepared to leave a deposit, credit card or ID as collateral for transponder. Any unreturned transponders will result in a $100 charge.
1.10 Tubular tires must be installed properly with glue in good condition. Tires must not be glued on race day.
1.11 Rear axle must sit entirely within the dropout for fixed gear races.
1.12 Clipless pedals and shoes are required (pedal/toe straps are prohibited).
1.13 Helmets that meet the US DOT, CPSC standard, or European CEN Certification are required.
1.14 Jerseys with sleeves are required.
1.15 Headphones are prohibited.
1.16 Helmet or chest mounted cameras are prohibited unless provided by the event for broadcast purposes. Handlebar and bike mounted cameras must be disclosed and approved at rider staging.
1.17 Race numbers are mandatory for scorekeeping purposes. Numbers need to be placed on riders right.
1.18 Bib numbers must be pinned on right side of jersey.
1.19 All riders must have a USAC or UCI license. One-day licenses will be available for sale from USAC.
1.20 All decisions from made from USAC officials and the race director are final and will follow guidelines established in the USA Cycling rulebook.
2 – ATHLETE ETIQUETTE
2.01 Athletes must conduct themselves in a manner that is not offensive in any way to fellow participants, spectators, officials or volunteers.
2.02 Athletes must treat all participants, officials, volunteers and spectators with fairness, respect and courtesy.
2.03 Riding the course during set-up is prohibited and can result in a penalty or disqualification.
2.04 If an athlete’s conduct is deemed offensive, a disciplinary action may result in a starting grid penalty, overall series points deduction, expulsion from the race.
3 – FLAGS
3.01 Green: An indication that the track is clear and competition is commencing
3.02 Yellow: An indication to a athlete of danger ahead – slow and be prepared to take avoiding action
3.03 Red: An indication that the session is stopped. Please slow immediately and follow marshal instructions
3.04 Checkered: An indication to a athlete that the session is complete
4 – QUALIFYING
4.01 Athletes must arrive at rider staging area at Turn 9 (15) minutes prior to the start of their qualifying group and pass through technical inspection
4.02 During a qualifying session an athlete’s single fastest lap time will establish his/her position on the starting grid
4.03 The top (50) men’s and women’s (30) qualifying times will transfer directly to the final
4.04 Athletes are responsible for being present for their qualifying session. If an athlete misses his/her session they will NOT be allowed to qualify in another session
4.05 Each qualifying session is (7) laps in length
4.06 The first (2) laps of each group will be practice and course sighting with no times recorded
4.07 The last (5) laps of each group will be timed to set the qualifying order
4.08 All lap times during the session are recorded using timing chips
4.09 Drafting is allowed
4.10 Deliberate blocking is prohibited
4.11 Cutting the course with the intention of improving one’s lap time is prohibited
4.12 The use of phones is prohibited at all times on the course during qualifying and racing.
4.13 Ties are decided by each athlete’s next fastest lap
4.14 Athletes must enter and exit the course at Turn 9 – riders entrance and exit. An additional bail out exit will be between Turns 1and 2 next to the Emily Morgan hotel. Any rider exiting here will need to return their transponder to athlete staging at Turn 9
4.15 If not on track, athletes must remain in the rider staging area during their qualifying session
4.16 Equipment changes are allowed, but must follow the same technical rules as the race
5 – RACE START / GRID RULES
5.01 All qualified athletes must enter the course through the rider staging area. Entering the course in any other location is grounds for disqualification.
5.02 After all athletes are on the course there are (2) neutral laps behind a pace vehicle. Athletes are not allowed to pass the pace vehicle.
5.03 After the (2) neutral practice sighting laps rider will see 5 laps to go and may begin qualifying.
5.04 The starting grid will be called up in grid order starting with bib 1 and followed in sequential order will start in their position on the track as determined by the race director and course whip.
5.05 Athletes must not move until the race is started
5.06 Athletes must start with one foot on the ground
5.07 Track stands are not permitted
5.08 Athletes are not permitted to lean on another athlete or the barriers
5.10 An athlete must start in their starting grid position. Any athlete found during post race review starting out of order will be disqualified from the results
5.11 There is a 1:00 minute and a 30 second warning before the race start. Once the :30 second warning is given the race may be started at any time by the race director.
6 – LAPS
6.01 The race is distance (50) laps for the men and (30) laps for the women. The race director reserves the right to adjust based on racing conditions, mishaps, and other outside circumstances.
6.02 A lapboard is used to count down each lap.
6.03 The length of the race is subject to change at any time per the race director’s discretion.
6.04 A bell is used to signify the start of the last lap.
6.05 There are NO free laps for mechanicals or crashes.
6.06 Any riders lapping the field will be scored on the same lap of the field, so there is no benefit for lapping the field.
7 – PRIMES and LaPs Led
7.01 Primes will be awarded randomly during the race. The first rider across the line will be awarded the prime.
7.02 The Battle Ride Laps led award will be determined by the athlete who leads the most laps during the race and crossing the finish line in the first position the most number of times. In the event of a tie the rider who crossed the finish line most recently will be the winner of the laps led award.
7.03 A bell will signify the start of the prime lap.
8 – POSSIBLE RACE STOPPAGE
8.01 If the race must be stopped for any reason, the race director and course marshals will indicate the race stoppage by waving the red flags around the circuit.
8.02 Athletes must line-up before the start/finish line at the spot designated by the Race Director.
8.03 Best efforts will be made to reestablish gaps on the lap before the red flag.*
8.04 Athletes must remain calm and cooperate with race officials.**
8.05 No outside interference from team managers, friends, or sponsors.
8.06 Athletes may not replace any equipment during a red flag.
*athletes should self-organize into which group they were in. Call-ups will then be conducted to separate the groups.
**athletes who need prolonged medical attention will not be allowed to restart. The race director will follow advice from the medical staff.
9 – POST RACE PODIUM
9.01 If an athlete finishes in the top (3), wins a prime, and leads the most laps, and is the winner of the double down award they must report directly to the podium area immediately after the men’s geared race.
9.02 The podium ceremony starts immediately after the finish of the men’s geared race.
9.03 Any athlete arriving late or skipping the podium presentation forfeits all prizes.
9.04 Athletes must pick up the prizes immediately after the podium ceremony.
9.05 Race kit is mandatory for the podium.
9.06 Athletes are prohibited from bringing their personal bicycle onto the podium.
10 – SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
10.01 The race is fast and the corners are tight. Athletes must give each other room to slow down for the approaching corners.
10.02 It is important for athletes to hold a predictable line through the corners and give their competitors room.
10.03 Skidding into corners is not advisable. Athletes must keep their rear wheels rolling as much as possible. Athletes skidding dangerously into corners will be removed from the race.
10.04 Athletes must hold their line at all times.
10.05 Athletes must exercise caution when passing eliminated competitors who have not exited the course. Eliminated athletes tend to be unpredictable and may not ride a straight line.
10.06 The course is completely closed to traffic.
11 – MEDICAL SUPPORT
11.01 There is an EMS team in position to respond to any injuries sustained during qualifying and the race.
11.02 Ambulance is on duty if transport to a hospital if needed.
14.03 Athletes must ride within their ability. Getting eliminated is better than ending up in the hospital.
12 – ANTI-DOPING
12.01 Athletes are not allowed to have any current or past doping charges against them.
12.02 Athletes agree they will not commit a doping violation as defined by the USA Cycling, USADA, and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). They will be subject to random testing as defined by USADA.
12.03 Athletes declare that they are not currently serving a doping violation and/or do not have a pending or unresolved doping charge.
12.04 Athletes confirm they have never in their athletic career taken “banned substances” without a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).
12.05 Athletes confirm they have never served a doping violation.
12.06 Athletes verify that any drugs they are taking or might consider taking are not on the “banned list” and further verify that they do not consume any substances or products which contain “banned substances” — this includes over the counter medications and prescription drugs.