Riders are responsible for their own conduct, including arriving on time with the correct equipment. No rider shall benefit from his or her misconduct.
Misconduct may be punished at the discretion of the Race Director/Organizer. The punishment could be either points deduction or rider may be banned for the next races depending upon the severity of the misconduct.
Examples of misconduct
The forms of misconduct include, but are not limited to:
- Unsportsmanlike conduct
- Fraud (including falsifying information on an entry)
- Causing any race to have a result other than on the merits of the competitors
- Dangerous Riding
- Making an abrupt motion which interferes with the forward progress of another rider
- Using foul or abusive language or conduct toward any individual
- Pushing or holding another rider (whether on a different team or not).
- Failure to follow a referee’s order
- Completing any part of the course without a bicycle. (It is not required to ride the bicycle the entire course.)
- Not maintaining equipment properly so that it is dangerous (i.e. insufficient glue on tires, etc.)
- Riding on a race course when not entered in an event in progress.
- Taking pace from a vehicle or from a rider in a different race
- Violating any of the HBC Racing Rules
It is the rider’s responsibility to know the course and the rules of the event. It is forbidden to take any other route.
• Riders must obey all traffic laws in force.
• It is forbidden to cross a closed railroad crossing or other legitimate temporary road closure. If the lead riders are stopped by such a road closure, the Chief Referee will restart all riders at the time intervals recorded at their arrival at the crossing. If the lead riders have already crossed, or if the officials are not able to establish time splits, the closure will be considered force majeure and no compensation will be granted.
• Competitors who have suffered a mishap may be pushed for a short distance to help them remount.
• Unless otherwise instructed by the Chief Referee, riders may exchange food, drink, and minor repair items among themselves; however no rider may sacrifice his chance in the race for another rider who is not on his team.
• Riders are not permitted to litter. (Penalty at the discretion of the Organizer).
• Riders on different laps may not work together. Lapped riders may not assist or hinder other riders on the lead lap, and must be careful not to interfere in any sprint or the finish.
• Riders may cross the finish line only while racing.
• Feed zones will be placed at the widest possible point, preferably on a slight uphill.
• Feeding may only take place from designated feed zones.
• All feeding will be done from the right side of the road.
• No rider may ride closer than 25 meters behind and 2 meters to the side of another rider. A rider attempting to pass another rider must complete the pass within 500 meters, otherwise he must drop back at least 25 meters behind the other rider.
• A rider arriving late at the start will only be allowed to start if it does not interfere with a scheduled start.
• A rider must act in a sporting manner at all times and shall permit any faster rider to overtake with-out obstructing.
• If a rider exits the course for any reason, he/she must return to the course at the same point from which he/she exited.
• The riders must respect nature and shall make sure that they do not pollute the course venue.
• Repairs – participants are allowed to help each other repairing any malfunction caused during the race. Please do not block the trail while fixing the bike during the race.
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