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ENDURO MTB SERIES 2019 RULES AND REGULATIONS

INTRODUCTION

Enduro MTB Series cycling competition is organised by:

Active Group Maria Miedzińska
Bogusławskiego 5/3
58-500 Jelenia Góra
NIP: PL6111174143
REGON: 360701092

Competition is co-organised by the Environmental Organization of AZS Katowice.

Official website of the competition is: www.enduromtbseries.pl and www.facebook.com/EnduroMTBseries.

Event’s purpose is to develop and popularize enduro mountain biking, to determine the best competitors and to promote tourist and recreational values ​​of race venues.

RACE CALENDAR

  1. 22-23 June 2019 (Saturday-Sunday) - RABKA-ZDRÓJ - TREK Enduro MTB Series
  2. 13 July 2019 (Saturday) - PRZESIEKA - WHYTE Enduro MTB Series
  3. 31 August 2019 (Saturday) - SREBRNA GÓRA - CAT Enduro MTB Series

Within each race, the official Polish Academic Cup in Enduro will be held.

PARTICIPATION CRITERIA

  1. Having a working bike and a rigid helmet.
  2. Registration on-line or at the race office (only one day before the race).
  3. Paying the entry fee.
  4. Signing the starting list, which confirms the knowledge of these regulations and the obligation to comply with them.
  5. Expressing consent to the processing of personal data and the use of images in film and photo materials.
  6. In the case of juniors: written consent of a parent or legal guardian (the lower age limit is 15 - born 2004).
  7. In the case of the Polish Academic Cup: showing a valid AZS card and any document confirming the status of a student or a university employee.
  8. Attaching correctly the start number and timing chip to your bike.

REGISTRATION

  1. Registration should be made through the system available at www.zapisy.enduromtbseries.pl
  2. The first step is to select the starting group, which determines the special stages start time.
  3. The second step is to provide personal data necessary to be classified in the results of the competition.
  4. The third step is to pay a starting fee in the Przelewy24 quick payment system or by a regular money transfer.  
  5. The condition for entering the start list in the selected group is payment acceptance within 24 hours of registration.
  6. To provide fair competition, the first two starting groups (2x20 riders) are intended for the fastest riders. Please select further groups if you are not a podium contender. The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the groups.
  7. Each race has limited number of entries, communicated before the registration is started. The organizer reserves the right to change the limit, providing information on the website and/or Facebook page.
  8. Registration can also be made at the race office, the day before the competition. Cash payment is required.
  9. In the event of resignation, non-completion, disqualification or withdrawal of consent to the processing of personal data, the starting fee is not refundable or can not be transferred to another race.
  10. It is possible to transfer the entry fee to another person. The data should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than 3 days before the competition.
  11. Complaints regarding the registration and payment system can be reported to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than 2 days after registering. The complaint will be processed within 3 business days.

ENTRY FEES

1-day races (Przesieka, Srebrna Góra):

  • 110 PLN - for registration earlier than 3 days before the competition;
  • 150 PLN - for registration 3 days before the competition or later.

2-day race (Rabka-Zdrój):

  • 160 PLN - for registration earlier than 3 days before the competition;
  • 210 PLN - for registration 3 days before the competition or later.

Other fees:

  • 10 PLN - a lost number plate duplicate.

The organizer may issue a KP or a VAT invoice at the request, however, no later than on the 15th day of the month following the month in which the competition took place (Article 106i (1) of the VAT Act). The invoice will be sent via e-mail after the competition.

ENTRY PACKAGE

For the entry fee, the organizer provides:

  • racing on the marked special stages;
  • electronic timing system (Sport Ident);
  • medical coverage;
  • handlebar-mounted number plate - dedicated to each edition (no modification or cutting is allowed);
  • timing chip - returned at the finish of the last special stage;
  • feeding zone during the competition (water, drinks, fruits, bars, cake, etc.);
  • regenerative meal after the competition (issued for a number plate holder);
  • gifts from sponsors;

COMPETITION RULES

INFORMATION REGARDING ALL RACES

  1. During the technical briefing before the start, each participant will receive a route map with marked starting and finishing points of the special stages and suggested access routes.
  2. On the timed and transfer stages, you can only go by bike or on foot. Violation of this rule results in immediate disqualification.
  3. The race track will be taped and marked (arrows, exclamation points etc. on a red background). In addition, in key points there will be marshals (having communication, wearing reflective vests or red “Pokojowy Patrol” clothes).
  4. The participant's bike should be well prepared and suitable for safe riding on the race route. It must be equipped with two working brakes: front and rear. Bike’s condition may be examined before the start by the marshal.
  5. Before leaving the start area, all bikes in the "hardtail" category will be marked with frame stickers by the organizer. These stickers must not be broken or covered.
  6. During the competition, racer is not allowed to swap his bicycle and its following parts: frame, fork and rear shock. Replacing wheels and other components is allowed.
  7. External technical support (outside the group of racers) is allowed only in designated service areas (usually placed near the race office or at the feeding station).
  8. The rivalry should be in the spirit of fair play.  Slower riders should allow faster riders to pass by enabling a safe overtaking.

RACE 1: RABKA-ZDRÓJ (2-DAYS EVENT)

  1. Competition on special stages will be divided into two days: Saturday and Sunday. To be classified in the final results, it is required to complete all stages each day.
  2. The course of selected stages will be published in advance and training will be allowed on these sections before the competition. The remaining stages will be raced in the on-sight formula - their course and location will not be announced before the competition, and the riders will ride them without prior knowledge.
  3. Transfer sections between stages will be covered by the time limit (provided at the technical briefing and printed on the back of the map), which determines the closing time of the start for each stage, for a given group. If the competitor is late for the start and the given stage is still open, the competitor will be allowed to start in the next group, without hindering its participants, but will be charged with a time penalty (1 minute for every 10 minutes of delay).
  4. During the competition, it is not allowed to repeat the stage (even in case of a crash or a mechanical defect). The only exception are when a competitor has stopped to assist another rider who had an accident, or when the track marking (tapes and arrow markers) were removed by a third party on a long section of track. The decision about the possibility of repeating the stage is made by the organizer in an agreement with the stage marshal. The repeated run should start before the stage is closed.

RACE 2: PRZESIEKA (TIME HUNT FORMAT)

  1. The competition will be in the Time Hunt formula, which gives the possibility to repeat each of the two special stages any number of times. The rider decides about the order of the stages and the number of runs on each of them.
  2. To be classified in the race, you must complete each stage at least once.
  3. The race results are decided by the sum of the best times achieved on each stage.
  4. The first run will be in the on-sight format - the course and location of the stages will not be announced before the race and no prior training will be allowed.
  5. Both stages will be open simultaneously, within the competition schedule (eg. 10:00-16:00). There will be no time limits on the access routes.

RACE 3: SREBRNA GÓRA (1-DAY EVENT)

  1. The race will be on previously known stages - their course will be announced in advance on the organizer's website and training prior to race will be allowed.
  2. Transfer sections between stages will be covered by the time limit (provided at the technical briefing and printed on the back of the map), which determines the closing time of the start for each stage, for a given group. If the competitor is late for the start and the given stage is still open, the competitor will be allowed to start in the next group, without hindering its participants, but will be charged with a time penalty (1 minute for every 10 minutes of delay).
  3. During the competition, it is not allowed to repeat the stage (even in case of a crash or a mechanical defect). The only exception are when a competitor has stopped to assist another rider who had an accident, or when the track marking (tapes and arrow markers) were removed by a third party on a long section of track. The decision about the possibility of repeating the stage is made by the organizer in an agreement with the stage marshal. The repeated run should start before the stage is closed.

SAFETY RULES

  1. Each participant takes part in the race on his own responsibility. Enduro competitions are an extreme sport with increased risk of an accident.
  2. Each competitor is obliged to follow the instructions of the marshals and organizers, as well as to comply with the rules of these regulations.
  3. All competitors are required to ride in protective helmets that comply with applicable safety standards, on all timed and transfer stages.
  4. The organizer recommends using fullface helmet, gloves, goggles/glasses, as well as back, elbow, knee and shin protectors.
  5. The organizer provides the necessary medical coverage for the duration of the race (ambulance at the finish of each stage and paramedics in most dangerous sections of timed stages).
  6. It is forbidden to consume alcohol and intoxicants during the competition, i.e. from the start of technical briefing to the end of competition on the last timed stage. In case of finding a state of intoxication, the competitor will not be allowed to continue the race on the next stage.
  7. The telephone contact to the head of medic team will be each time provided in the organisers communication and during technical briefing.

RANKINGS AND POINTS

Individual women

  • Open;
  • AZS Open.

Individual men

  • Junior - up to 21 years old (born in 1998 and younger);
  • Elite - from 22 to 39 years old inclusive (born 1980-1997);
  • Masters - from 40 years old inclusive (born in 1979 and older);
  • AZS Open.

Hardtail

Additional classification for competitors on bicycles with a rigid frame, without any rear suspension.

E-bike

Separate ranking for riders competing on bicycles with electric power assistance - without division into gender. Such persons will NOT be classified in any of the categories above.

Only bikes allowed on public roads are eligible for the competition, i.e. those in which the electric drive operates only as a pedal assist, with a power of 250W, up to a speed of 25km/h.

Team ranking

The result of the team will be the sum of points scored by 4 (four) highest ranked team members (most points in a respective category according to Annex 2).

The AZS university ranking will be the sum of points scored by the three highest ranked representatives of a given university.

PRIZES

  1. Top 3 riders in each category, plus Men Open, will be awarded with trophies and prizes.
  2. Places 4-6 will be highlighted during the decoration and awarded with diplomas.
  3. Riders are required to participate in the decoration ceremony. Team clothing is required (if you have one).
  4. In case of absence, a substitute must be delegated or the organizer should be informed (otherwise the prizes forfeit).

PENALTIES

  1. For using transport other than bike or walking during the competition - disqualification.
  2. For scoping timed stages during the race day (walking, riding, crossing) - disqualification.
  3. For riding with no helmet (properly fastened) - 5 minutes added to the racing time.
  4. For non-compliance with the marshals and safety services (depending on the severity of the offense) - from 1 to 5 minutes added to the racing time, or in extreme cases: disqualification.
  5. For being late for the scheduled stage opening - 1 minute for every 10 minutes of delay.
  6. For failing to follow the orders of the judges and security services - a penalty of 1 to 5 minutes (depending on the seriousness of the offense) or in extreme cases, disqualification.

FINAL PROVISIONS

  1. The organizer has an insurance policy (civil liability), but does not provide any accident insurance for competitors. Therefore it is recommended that each participant should have their own health insurance.
  2. The organizer is not responsible for random accidents during transfers to/from the race venue.
  3. The organizer is not financially responsible for things lost during the event.
  4. Unfamiliarity with these regulations will not be considered as an explanation for non-compliance.
  5. The organisers retain the right to the final interpretation of the regulations and decision-making on matters not covered by the regulations.

PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA

During the registration, the competitor provides the organizer with personal data necessary for conducting the competition. They are processed in order to enter the Trek Enduro MTB Series competition, to consider possible complaints and to provide electronic services in the scope of running a rider's account in the registration system, and after giving additional consent, also for the purpose of sending promotional information by e-mail.

Each person who provides his/her personal data in the subscription system has the right to access their content and correct it. Providing data is voluntary, but necessary for the race registration and competition. Personal data is subject to disclosure to third parties only within legally permitted limits for the purposes of competition and the preparation of results.

Every person using the subscription system has the right to control the processing of their personal data. Therefore, it can apply to the Active Group with a request for information in the scope specified in art. 32 of the Act of 29 August 1997 on the Protection of Personal Data (Journal of Laws of 2014, item 1182).

You can find more about our privacy policy here.

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Annex 1: Route marking

Special stages markings:



Transfer routes markings:

Annex 2: Scoring for team ranking

Place

Elite Men

Women Open

Men Masters

Men Junior

Hardtail

1

500

400

2

420

340

3

360

300

4

320

280

5

290

260

6

270

240

7

250

220

8

240

200

9

230

180

10

220

160

11

210

150

12

200

140

13

190

120

14

180

110

15

170

100

16

165

90

17

160

80

18

155

70

19

150

65

20

145

60

21

140

55

22

136

50

23

134

45

24

132

40

25

130

35

26

128

30

27

126

28

28

124

26

29

122

24

30

120

22

31

119

20

32 -...

Each subsequent place:
one point less.

From place 150: 1 point

Each subsequent place:
one point less.

From place 51: 1 point

DNF

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