Revision B: 2015/08/24 Not final until after 2015/08/31. Changes from previous revision highlighted.

2015 WCA CX Series Guidelines: Racer and Promoter Guide

Racer Guide

RACE START TIMES, ENTRY FEES, RACE DURATION, AND MINIMUM PRIZE LIST:

Table 1:

2015 Daily Race Schedule - Regular Season

Start Time

Race

Duration

Entry Fee

Rewards

9:00

Cat 5

30

$25

merchandise/3

9:01

Junior Boys 15-18

$15

merchandise/3

9:45

Masters 35+ 4/5

30

$25

merchandise/3

9:45

Masters 45+ 4/5

$25

merchandise/3

9:46

Masters 55+ 4/5

$25

merchandise/3

10:30

Women Masters 35+ Open

30

$25

merchandise/3

10:32

Women Cat 4

$25

merchandise/3

10:33

Junior Girls 15-18

$15

merchandise/3

10:33

Junior Girls 9-14

$15

merchandise/3

10:33

Junior Boys 9-14

$15

merchandise/3

11:15

Masters 35+ 1/2/3/4

45

$25

$20-$14-$10

11:15

Masters 45+ 1/2/3/4

$25

$20-$14-$10

11:16

Masters 55+ 1/2/3/4

$25

$20-$14-$10

12:00

Course Open/inspection**

30

**between finish line and last active racer

12:30

Men Cat 3

45

$25

$20-$14-$10

12:31

Single Speed

$25

merchandise/3

1:30

Women Cat 1/2

45

$30

$40-$28-$24-$16-$10

1:31

Women Cat 3

$25

$20-$14-$10

2:30

Men Cat 1/2/3

60

$30

$40-$28-$24-$16-$10

3:45

Men Cat 4

30

$25

merchandise/3

For concurrent races: start times are estimated. Please report to staging with the earliest concurrent race.

POINTS & SERIES OVERALL

RACE EVENT INFORMATION:

REGISTRATION AND CHECK-IN

RACING AGE

RACE NUMBER

PRE-RIDING

STAGING AND CALL-UPS

        

STARTING

RACING

FINISHING

DAILY RESULTS & REWARDS

UPGRADES

SUPER CUP RACE SERIES / SERIES SUPER CUP OVERALL

All Rules and Regulations of the regular season WCA races listed above apply to the Super Cup unless noted in this section.

SERIES OVERALL

RACE START TIMES, ENTRY FEES, RACE DURATION, AND MINIMUM PRIZE LIST:

Table 2

2015 Daily Race Schedule - Super Cup

Start Time

Race

Duration

Entry Fee

Rewards

9:00

Cat 5

30

$25

merchandise/3

9:01

Junior Boys 15-18

$15

merchandise/3

9:45

Masters 35+ 4/5

30

$25

merchandise/3

9:47

Masters 45+ 4/5

$25

merchandise/3

9:48

Masters 55+ 4/5

$25

merchandise/3

10:30

Women Masters 35+ Open

30

$25

merchandise/3

10:32

Women Cat 4

$25

merchandise/3

10:33

Junior Girls 15-18  

$15

merchandise/3

10:33

Junior Girls 9-14

$15

merchandise/3

10:33

Junior Boys 9-14

$15

merchandise/3

11:15

Masters 35+ 1/2/3/4

45

$25

$30-$24-$20-$15-$12

11:17

Masters 45+ 1/2/3/4

$25

$30-$24-$20-$15-$12

11:18

Masters 55+ 1/2/3/4

$25

$30-$24-$20-$15-$12

12:00

Course Open**

30

**between finish line and last active racer

12:30

Men Cat 3

45

$25

$30-$24-$20-$15-$12

12:31

Single Speed

$25

merchandise/3

1:30

Women Cat 1/2

45

$30

$100-$85-$75-$60-$50-$40-$30

1:31

Women Cat 3

$25

$30-$24-$20-$15-$12

2:30

Men Cat 1/2/3

60

$30

$100-$85-$75-$60-$50-$40-$30

3:45

Men Cat 4

30

$25

merchandise/3

For concurrent races: start times are estimated. Please report to staging with the earliest concurrent race.

CATEGORIES

The Trek WCA Cyclocross Series Super Cup will score overall series points for the following categories:

Note: No overall prizes will be awarded for Men Category 4, Men Masters Category 4, Men Category 5, or Women Category 4.

SUPER CUP OVERALL SERIES POINTS SCORING

Table 3:

Place        Points

1st        25

2nd        20

3rd        16

4th        13

5th        11

6th        10

7th        9

8th        8

9th        7

10th        6

11th        5

12th        4

13th        3

14th        2

15th        1

Scoring Notes:

SERIES OVERALL AWARDS

Table 4:

1st        $150.00

2nd        $120.00

3rd        $105.00

Table 5:

1st        $50.00

2nd        $35.00

3rd        $30.00

TEAM SERIES POINTS AND AWARDS

GENERAL INFORMATION

Q: What is cyclocross?  A: Cyclocross is a circuit race where competitors ride multiple laps on a set course. The courses generally offer a mix of terrain including grass, pavement, hills, dirt, and barricade portions to force riders into a partial run each lap. Due to the compact layout of the typical course it is spectator friendly, with easy opportunities for cheering on riders at multiple sections of the course.

Q: Do I have to start in Category 5?  A: If this is your first bicycle race of any kind, you must begin in Category 5 (Men) or Category 4 (Women). If you have raced before, you should begin racing CX in the same category as your USAC road or mountain biking category.

Q: Do I need a license to race?  A: Yes. If you are Category 5 and you do NOT have an annual USAC license, you need a One Day License (available at the race site for $15). Only Cat 5 Men, and Cat 4 Women are eligible to race on a One Day licenses in those categories. If your category is above Cat 5 (Cat 4 for women) you MUST purchase a USAC Annual License. Annual Licenses can be purchased at registration for $70 ($35 for Juniors), but purchasing or renewing online before race day is recommended. Licenses purchased on or after December 1 are also good for the next racing year.

Q: When should I come to race?  A: To register, familiarize yourself with the course, prepare to race and warm up it is recommended that you arrive 1.2-2 hours before your race.

Q: Can I use a mountain bike?  A: Yes, but bar-ends are not allowed.


Race Promoter Guide

PERMITS REQUIRED

ADDITIONAL COSTS

SUPPORT FROM THE WCA CX COMMITTEE:

RACE DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES

PREPARATION TO HOLD A RACE

RACE START TIMES, ENTRY FEES, RACE DURATION, MINIMUM PRIZE LIST

Super Cup - Trek WCA Cyclocross Series Super Cup

Non-SuperCup -Trek WCA Cyclocross Series Regular Season Races

PRE-RACE

FLYER REQUIREMENTS

COURSE SET-UP

RACE DAY

POST-RACE