Racing age for the 2014-2015 season is determined by a rider’s age on December 31, 2015.
How to determine your “Cyclocross Racing Age.” This can be very confusing. The simplest way to answer the question is, what is your age in years on December 31, 2015? That number is your cyclocross racing age. It is usually USA Cycling racing age +1.
Individual Racer and Bike Rules:
All races are held under USAC permit.
All races are required to hold a USAC License or purchase a one-day License (available day of race). One-day licenses can be purchased onsite and are valid for a single day of racing. One-day licenses may only be used for races open to the lowest category of racer for that discipline (Single Speed, CX 4 women and CX 5 men)
All riders must fully complete and sign the standard USAC waiver of liability at each prior to beginning each race or riding on the course. A racer’s failure to do so will result in loss of all series points earned up to that event.
All racers must wear an ANSI or SNELL approved helmet while using their bike before, during, and after a race.
No bar-ends are allowed on mountain bikes per USAC rules.
Disc brakes are legal in all Georgia Cross Series races.
Racers may ride any types of bicycle legal for mass start events per the USA Cycling rules (cyclocross, road, mtn. bike, fixed gear etc.)
Single Speed Rules: Riders must have a single cog in the rear. We are not allowing zip-tied rear shifters for 2014. We are allowing locking out the front shifter in certain arrangements based on the shifter on the bikes. They are as follows:
Shimano: Chain must be in the big ring and the shifter lever zipped-tied.
Sram: Chain can be in either location in the front, but must be zipped-tied.
Campy: Chain must be in the small ring and the shifter zipped-tied.
For 2014, any racer wanting to race SS must have a full single speed bike. We will not allow zip-tied shifters.
All USA Cycling rules apply.
If a racer requires a category upgrade to race the appropriate category it is their responsibility to obtain the upgrade prior to the race. To obtain an upgrade see usacycling.org. Sometimes upgrades can be done at races but it is the racer’s responsibility to make sure the appropriate officials will be at the race to upgrade them.
|Men CX1/CX2 and Men CX3||60 min|
|Master 35+ CX4/CX5||30 min|
|Masters 35+ CX1/CX2/CX3||45 min|
|Masters 45+ CX1/CX2/CX3||45 min|
|Women CX1/CX2/CX3||45 min|
|Single Speed||30 min|
|Women CX4||30 min|
|Men CX4||45 min|
|Men CX5||30 min|
|Junior A (18-15)||30 min|
|Junior B (14-under)||30 min|
|Junior A (18-15)||$10.00|
|Junior B (14-under)||$10.00|
If a non-junior racer wishes to enter a second race during the day, the entry fee is $10. The entry fee for the first race is the amount of the more expensive race if applicable. After paying their $10 entry fee, juniors can do a second race for free.
|Men CX1/CX2/CX3||$30.00 (Full Entry Fee)|
|Single Speed||$10.00 (Discounted Entry)|
|Total Entry Fee Due:||$40.00|
All races count towards the overall standings; no dropped rounds. No double points at any race of the series.
Racers will receive points based on finish placing as well as “field” points. For each category racers will receive 1 point for each racer that finishes behind them. i.e. if you beat 5 people you get 5 field points. Every racer starting the race will be used in the calculation of field points.
Points based on placing will be awarded in each category for the following places:
|Place||30 minute race||45 minute race||60 minute race|
|1st||30 points||60 points||120 points|
|2nd||27 points||54 points||108 points|
|3rd||24 points||48 points||96 points|
|4th||21 points||42 points||84 points|
|5th||19 points||38 points||76 points|
|6th||17 points||34 points||68 points|
|7th||15 points||30 points||60 points|
|8th||13 points||26 points||52 points|
|9th||12 points||24 points||48 points|
|10th||11 points||22 points||44 points|
|11th||10 points||20 points||42 points|
|12th||9 points||18 points||40 points|
|13th||8 points||16 points||38 points|
|14th||7 points||14 points||36 points|
|15th||6 points||12 points||34 points|
|16th+||1 points||2 points||19 points|
|DNF||0 points||0 points||0 points|
Points will be awarded to all finishers in each race.
The USAC official’s results will be used to determine the series points. No Changes will be made to the USAC results. You must dispute the results within 15 minutes of the results posting at the race. Please note that every rider completing the race will receive points dependent on length of race.
Points may be transferred between categories in the event of a category upgrade. Points based on placing will be transferred 1:1, Masters and Single Speed points cannot be transferred. Example: C race points may be carried forward to the B race series. Junior points may be transferred only in the event of a race length increase. In the event that a rider upgrades category between races at a single event the points from the higher category will be counted. i.e. race both C and B races on the same day, the points from the B race will be counted toward B series standing.
In the event of a tie in the points standings, the rider with the higher place at the State Championship race will break the tie. In the event that neither rider rode the state championship, the rider with the higher placing at the finale will break the tie.
You must be present at the Series finale awards ceremony to claim your series award.
The Results and Rankings coordinator will keep the official points series standings on the series web site. Any rule interpretations or rule changes are at the Executive and Technical director’s discretion.
OVERALL Series Prizes:
|Men CX1/CX2/CX3||Cash 400/300/200/150/100|
|Women’s CX 1/CX2/CX3||Cash 400/300/200/150/100|
|Men CX3||Trophies 3 deep|
|Women’s CX4||Trophies 3 deep|
||Trophies 3 deep|
||Trophies 3 deep|
|Master’s 35+||Trophies 3 deep|
|Master’s 45+||Trophies 3 deep|
|Master’s CX4/5||Trophies 3 deep||Single Speed||Trophies 3 deep||Junior B 14-||Trophies 3 deep||Junior A 15-18||Trophies 3 deep|
2014 Georgia-Cross individual race payout
Men’s CX1/CX2/CX3 and Women’s CX 1/CX2/CX3
|5 or less||$195||85||65||45|
|Men CX3||Prizes 3 deep|
|Women’s CX4||Medals 3 deep|
||Medals 3 deep|
||Medals 3 deep|
|Masters 35+||Prizes 3 deep|
|Masters 45+||Prizes 3 deep|
|Masters CX4/5||Prizes 3 deep||Single Speed||Prizes 3 deep||Junior B 14-||Medals 3 deep||Junior A 15-18||Medals 3 deep|
Overall Team Competition Rules
All Individual points will be counted towards team points by the team the individual racer lists.
No changing teams during series
An individual will not have points counted towards the team if they fail to put the team name on the registration form or write it illegibly.
Not a rule, but it would be helpful if all team members filled out the team affiliation the same way!!!!!
Ties will be broken by the team’s points total from the Finale. Any remaining ties will be broken by the highest placing team member at the State Championship.