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General Racing Rules
Point Series Rules
Rules of the Trail
General Racing Rules
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- Ignorance of the rules is not an excuse. All racers are expected to
understand and comply with these rules.
- Racers shall complete the entire event on the same bicycle with the
exception of cyclocross races where bike exchange can only be done in
- Racers must perform their own bike repairs.
- Racers must carry their own spare parts and tools. Cannibalizing of
other bikes is not permitted.
- Food and water can be taken from anyone, anywhere on the course.
- Racers taking food or water must not impede the progress of other
- Racers riding bicycles have the right of way over racers pushing
bicycles. When practical, racers pushing should yield the most
rideable portion of the trail when being passed.
- A racer pushing or carrying his or her bicycle can overtake a racer
riding his bicycle provided that it does not interfere with the riding
- Riders must alert those they are passing (lapping) vocally
using the announcements "PASSING on your LEFT (RIGHT)!" or "TRACK LEFT
(RIGHT)!" It is the responsibility of the passing rider to overtake
safely. Riders being lapped must yield at the first reasonable
- When two riders are vying for position, the leading rider does
not necessarily have to yield position to the challenging
rider. However, a rider may not bodily interfere, intending to impede
another rider's progress; this is considered to be highly
- Short-cutting the course by any racer shall result in a
- Foul riding, use of profane or abusive language and other
unsportsmanlike behavior will be taken very seriously. Such behavior
by any racer shall result in a warning or disqualification. This will
be strictly applied when such behavior is directed at course
officials, volunteers or spectators. The penalty imposed is at the
discretion of the race director.
- Federal, state and county laws and ordinances will be abided
by at all times.
- Only riders officially registered in the event or persons
designated by the promoter should ride on the racecourse during the
- Protests can be made only by registered racers. Protests will be
made in writing and delivered to the race director any time after the
end of the race, up to 30 minutes after the posting of the final
results. Protests should contain any information that supports the
protest, including description of the incident, witnesses, names,
addresses, phone numbers and signature of protestor. A $25 fee shall
be submitted, in cash, with the protest. The race director, after his
own discovery, will promptly rule on the protest. The fee will be
forfeited to the race director if the protest is denied or refunded if
the protest is upheld.
- The race director has the final say in any ruling.
- Wearing of a helmet is mandatory while warming-up for, or
racing in, any WVMBA sanctioned event.
- Bicycles shall be in good repair with both front and back brakes
in good working order.
- Violation of any of the above rules may result in disqualification.