The contest regulation is intended to:
(a) Create an atmosphere of sportsmanship, equality and fair sport
(b) Provide security and protection
(c) Emphasize ingenuity and ability without unduly restricting the participant’s freedom of movement
(d) Penalize participants who gain unfair advantage
2.1 Observing general safety
Each participant undertakes to observe the safety of himself, other participants, the organization and third parties at all times and to immediately follow instructions from the organization
2.2 Bicycle and safety
Participants must ride a mountain bike with a minimum tire width of 1.5 ” (inch). The bicycle must be in good technical condition especially taking into account safety aspects such as brakes and correct fitting of parts. The organization is entitled to check on this and take participants out of the race who do not comply with it
2.3 Unauthorized equipment
a) Headphones or headset
(b) Glass containers
2.4 Bicycle lights
From sunset to sunrise, lights are mandatory, at the direction of the organization. These are front lights (white) and rear lights (red). In addition lights on the bike, a helmet lamp is recommended
2.5 Wearing a helmet
Wearing a helmet is mandatory while riding on the course throughout the event. The event starts on Friday at 4 p.m. and ends on Sunday at 2 p.m. of the published dates
2.6 Alcohol or other substances that may affect driving ability
Participants are not permitted to use alcohol or other substances that may affect driving ability during the competition
2.7 Accident reporting
Every participant is subject to an accident assistance and reporting requirement:
– Involvement or observation of an accident should always include consideration of whether affected participant or spectator requires assistance
– Participant is obligated to provide assistance if indicated by affected person or when reasonably necessary. This includes getting affected people to safety to prevent more accidents.
– If affected person indicates they need help from the first-aid service, this should be passed on to the organization or emergency services as soon as possible
3. Rules of conduct
(a) Be sportsmanlike at all times
(b) Be responsible for their own safety and the safety of others
c) Know,understand and follow the competition regulations
d) Comply with the traffic rules and instructions of the organization and volunteers
e) Treat other participants,volunteers and spectators with courtesy and respect
(f) Avoiding the use of coarse language
g) In the case of deliberate violation of the rules, report the violation to the organization
and immediately withdraw from the competition if necessary
h) Upon withdrawal from the competition, notify the officials and volunteers
4. General rules
a) By registering, each competitor declares to have taken note of the competition rules. Participants undertake to respect it and comply with it in the strictest manner. In case of non-compliance with the competition rules, the organization is entitled to issue a warning. In case of repeated non-compliance, the participant in question will be excluded from participation in the competition
b) The nature of the offense will determine whether the organization proceeds with a verbal warning, or disqualification
(d) Maintenance of Order: A competitor may be given a warning or disqualification, but not limited to the following:
(1) Premature start
(2) Failure to follow the prescribed course
(3) The use of foul language or abusive behavior toward an employee of the organization or unsportsmanlike behavior
(4) Blocking, obstructing or impeding the progress of another
(5) Unfair contact. The fact that participants sometimes interact with each other is in itself
no offense. If multiple participants are moving close together, there may be
avoid physical contact. This incidental contact between participants in equally favorable
positions does not constitute a violation
(6) Accepting help from someone other than an employee of the organization
(7) Failure to follow instructions from the organization
(8) Leaving the course for safety reasons but then not leaving the course
re-enter at the same point
(9) Failure to properly wear the competition number provided by the
organization is provided
(10) Leaving equipment or personal property on the course. Tires,
plastic bottles and other discarded items must be safely removed from the course
(11) Wearing items that endanger the safety of the participant or others,
such as jewelry, headsets or headphones
(12) The use of unauthorized material to gain advantage or that creates a danger to
(14) Making forced or intentional agreements between participants other than one’s own team members.
All participants should allow to be overtaken by faster participants as quickly as possible. This should be done reasonably and safely. The trailing participant should preferably express the desire to overtake with “pass on the left.” This means that the participant being overtaken keeps to the right so that the overtaking rider can pass on the left. In all overtaking situations, the safety of all riders must be observed.
6. Use Transponder
Each competitor is required to use the timekeeping system using transponders. The transponder should be carried in a water bottle or tool bottle. Individual participants may attach the transponder to the underside of the frame. Relay is done by passing the water bottle to the next rider.
The transponder will be provided by the race secretariat.
7. Other contest identification
Each team will receive license plates for mounting on the front of the mountain bike. Each riding participant during the race is required to carry a license plate in a highly visible manner.
8. Relay relay
Relay of relay should take place only in the relay zone of the course. This zone will be announced in course documentation and during the race briefing.
9. Equipment breakdown
If a participant experiences equipment failure during the race and cannot continue cycling, they may choose to take shortest route back to the relay change zone. The participant must always report this incident to the race director. The race director will decide at what point the team or competitor can continue the race to prevent undue advantage.
Winner of each category is the team or individual participant who has completed the most number of complete laps. In the event of an equal number of laps completed, the highest classification will be determined by the order of passage at the end of the last full lap.
11. Race interruption and early termination.
In emergencies, such as serious accidents or severe weather, the organization may decide to temporarily suspend the race or end it prematurely.
When the race is interrupted, an intermediate score will be recorded based on the most number of laps completed. In the event of an equal number of laps completed, the highest classification will be determined by the order of passage at the end of the last full lap.
When the race resumes, it will be started simultaneously from the finish place with the elite riders starting from the front row. From the restart, the full number of laps recorded will be included in the race standings. Any lead built up in the round during the race break will thus be forfeited.
The race time of the 4-, 6 -12- and 24-hour races will continue during the interruption.