2013 Rules & Regs

2013 Upgrade Rules

Mountain bike racing is a challenging and fun sport, and the Campmor H2H promoters will do the best we can to keep it that way.  This responsibility does not fall on the shoulders of the promoters alone, however.  Racers should continue to challenge themselves and upgrade to the higher categories.

The Campmor H2H Series will be following the USA Cycling Mountain Rules (www.usacycling.org) when it comes to upgrading situations. Simply stated riders must advance to the next skill level if they have five top five finishes in their current class, provided the race consisted of the minimum number of competitors in each class (see table below).  Upgrades will be based on a riders placing in their current category during a calendar year.  Riders advancing from Cat 2 to Cat 1 must apply to USA Cycling (www.usacycling.org) or can be upgraded on-site by a USA Cycling Official and will be required to purchase a USA Cycling License.  If a rider wishes to stay in his or her current category in pursuit of a series title, that a rider must obtain a wavier from USA Cycling which will allow the rider to finish a series in the original category.  However, if a rider is finishing consistently in the top 3 of any category, it is strongly suggested that they upgrade to continue to challenge themselves and keep the racing fun.  Remember:  you will transfer the actual value of your points earned to the category in which you upgrade.

Class

Men

Women

Junior 15-18

10

5

Senior 19-29

15

10

Master 30-34; Master 35-39

15

10

Master 40-44; Master 45-49

10

5

Master 50+

5

5

*For races with 5 or fewer competitors, only the top finisher will count for upgrading. For races with 6 to 10 competitors, only the top three finishers will count for upgrading. Upgrades will be based on a rider's placings in his category over a twelve month period.

It is the rider’s responsibility to keep track of their status.  If a rider is found in violation of the class advancement rule, then they will be subject to the consequences, which will at the very least mean instant advancement.  It may lead to disqualification and loss of series points and may even result in suspension from the series and or suspension of the rider’s USA Cycling license.

If someone has good basis to believe that there is a rider in violation, please research the rider in question by first checking the Series Results (www.h2hrace.com) and their USA Cycling Results (www.usacycling.org).  If your suspicions are true, then contact a USA Cycling Official and a series promoter and we will look into the matter and take action if necessary.

In the event of a downgrade request, the rider must petition USA Cycling in writing with a rationale for the request.

Any change in category should be immediately reported to the series scorekeeper.  Their e-mail address will be located on any series results page.  This is the rider’s responsibility.