Pre-Race Announcements

Prior to the start of each race, the race official or race promoter is encouraged to read a standard list of announcements. This list is provided as a starting point for a pre-race check-list. Competitors are encouraged to read this list and learn these issues to help get the best experience from the event. 

Official’s pre-race instructions:

This race is for the following categories: group x will start first, group y will start 1 minute later, group z will start 1 minute after group y.

The race duration is approximately x minutes.  The lap counter will not display laps until the leader has completed two laps.

There is an equipment pit which is clearly marked.  You may enter it from (one or two) side (s).

You may not go backward on the course if you have passed the pit exit. You must continue forward until you reach the next pit entrance.

You may not cut across the course to enter the pit

You cannot leave the course and get equipment or aid outside of the pit area

You must exit on the same side as you entered – you cannot use the pit to cut the course.

A bell at the start/finish will sound when the leader has one lap remaining.

Riders who see 2 laps to go and are subsequently lapped by the leader will not hear a bell

All riders finish on the same lap as the leader, regardless of laps completed.  Lapped riders remain in the race, though the official may elect to remove riders who are at risk of being lapped by the leaders in the finishing stretch.  Riders so removed will be given an appropriate placing.

All riders will finish on the same lap, regardless of how many times you may have been lapped by the leaders.

Feeding is or is not allowed.  Feeding is only allowed from within the pit or at a marked area on the course.

Results will be printed and posted within 15 minutes of the last finisher.  All riders should check their finish placement during the 15-minute protest period.  All results are final at the conclusion of 15-minute protest period.

Podium awards will follow the conclusion of the protest period.  Your race is awarding prizes NN deep today.

You must wear your helmet when riding your bicycle, until the conclusion of all races for this event.  Offenders subject to a fine and/or DQ from or not being allowed to start their respective races.

Riding on the course during other races is not permitted.  Offenders may be relegated to the rear of the field at their respective race start or DQ’d or not allowed to start.  Riders may ride BEHIND a race so as to not interfere with the racers, and they should not cross the finish line.

If you are unable to finish, proceed to the start/finish and inform the official that you are DNF.

The race will start in 1 minute (check watch)  Announce 30 secs, 15>> Whistle can go at any time–Try to get very close to the minute, then keep the group offsets correct at 1 minute each. Surprise starts should be avoided.

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