2019 TRESTLE GRAVITY SERIES RULES

 

RACER CATEGORIES

 

Age class categories are based on your birthday. If you are to turn a certain age on or before midnight on December 31 of the current year, that is your “Race Age”. For example, in 2019, your race age is the age you WILL BE on December 31, 2019.  Your race age will determine your class unless you are a Professional Rider. All categories are split up by gender for each race.

 

If a rider is consistently winning his/her age category, they will have the option to “class up” to the Professional* category. Once a TGS rider choses to class up to the Professional level, they must stay there. There is no moving back down during the season.  If you do move up, your points will remain in whichever category they were scored.

*RULE CLARIFICATION EFFECTIVE 6/10/2018: Riders may NOT switch to an older age category.  Racers either race their age group or "class up" to the Professional category.*

 

  • PROFESSIONAL MEN & WOMEN

  • AMATEUR MEN 19-29 YEARS OLD

  • MASTER MEN 30+ YEARS OLD

  • MASTER MEN 40+ YEARS OLD

  • MASTER MEN 50+ YEARS OLD

  • AMATEUR WOMEN 19+ YEARS OLD

  • JR MEN & WOMEN 10 & Under

  • JR MEN & WOMEN 11-14

  • JR MEN & WOMEN 15-18 YEARS OLD

 

GENERAL TRESTLE BIKE PARK RACE RULES

 

  • ALL riders must purchase a race plate & signed the current year summer event waiver

  • For early lift access, you must have your plate AND lift pass

  • Riders are expected to pre-ride the course in the allotted time period ahead of the race

  • Riders are expected to attend the pre-race meeting which is generally about 15 minutes before the listed start time. See the Competition Center office to confirm rider meeting time

  • While inspecting or racing, remember to stay on course and no cutting race tape

  • Our Timing is tracked by the chip on your plate, please do not alter your plate in any way to compromise its purpose

  • Also, please keep your number visible at all times

  • If you are unable to finish the course, please clear off the designated race course to prevent other riders from running into you & report directly to Timing

  • If another racer in your category catches you on course, pull over and allow them to pass. If you do not pull over in an instance like this, you will be disqualified

  • Time starts when your front wheel crosses the start line 

  • If the weather impacts our race, the Chief of Race will make the decision of how long the race will be postponed & announce to the riders what time to expect to start again or an update.  The Chief of Race will be located at the Start

  • After unofficial results are posted there will be a 30 minute protest period to make any corrections – for example, name, classes or age, timing errors, etc

  • If racer decides to protest, they will have to pay a $50 protest fee which will be reimbursed back to them, if they win their protest.

  • Once the protest window is closed, results are final and official

  • Awards will occur 15 minutes after the protest period concludes

  • We have marshals along the course.  If you pass an injured rider, please notify the next marshal and they will put a hold on the course and radio bike patrol

  • Please keep in mind that we’re all here to have fun, so unsportsmanlike conduct at any point is grounds for disqualification

  • Decisions made by the Chief of Race &/or Race Management are Final

 

RE-RUNS

 

Re-runs will only be granted on an individual review basis. In the event where a racer feels a re-run is in order, they must immediately talk to Timing, at the bottom of the race course. At that point, the proposed re-run will either be granted or declined based on the Race Jury's decision, based on the nature of the request. Re-runs will be offered at the end of the category ahead of Pro or at the end of the Pro Category, if approved to re-run.  Mechanical issues or complications will not be granted approval to re-run. No re-runs for mechanical issues.

SERIES FORMAT & POINT STRUCTURE

 

In 2019, the Trestle Gravity Series consists of 6 point based events. Whoever the fastest timed rider is will receive first in their category. For the overall series results, we are taking all 6 races into our calculation to determine series winners. The most points that you can accrue per race is 50. Here is our point system structure:

 

In the event of tie for series overall points, the lowest race score will be dropped from all riders in the tie breaker. Who ever has the highest total after the drop, is the series winner. 

To earn TGS Overall monetary prizes, riders must have completed at least 4 TGS races during that race year. 

Series winners who missed awards will have 2 weeks from the final TGS race to claim their rewards. Winnings may be picked up in the Competition Center Office, inside the Balcony House. Please call for any questions you may have: (970) 726-1590

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

 

All riders must wear a helmet during competition. This includes riding during untimed transition stages. If you are walking during a transition stage, a helmet can be removed. The correct fitting, condition and suitability of the rider’s helmet is the sole responsibility of the rider. Specific body protection including but not limited to, knee pads, elbow pads, full-fingered gloves, full-face helmet and torso protection are strongly encouraged for some Big Mountain Enduro stages, but not required. The extent of the protection worn by a rider in excess of a standard helmet, is up to the sole discretion of the rider.

DISCLAIMER

 

Rules may be subject to change based on the nature of the event. If the rules are to differ from the above listed rules, the variation applied to the race will be announced at the racer's meeting, before the start of the race. 

© 2018-19 WINTER PARK COMPETITION CENTER

Winter Park Competition Center

 (970) 726-1590

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