2017 Oremageddon Race Regulations
The mandatory pre-race instruction meeting is scheduled for 9:15am, Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at the beginning of the race at the Miners Mountain Rally Center.
Each participant must place their race number on the front of his/her bicycle.
If the conditions of the Oremageddon race course are unsafe due to weather or other factors, the race will be cancelled. Due to fast drying nature of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails, rains the day or evening before should not affect the race.
Should rain start in the midst of the race, an assessment of potential rainfall and other factors will be used to determine if the race will be stopped.
RACE START TIMES
- Wave 1 (Oremageddon 50) will start at 9:00am
- Wave 2 (Oremageddon 50) will start at 9:05am
- Wave 3 (Oremageddon 25) will start at 9:10am
- Wave 4 (Oremageddon 25) will start at 9:15am
- Wave 5 (Oremageddon 12) will start at 9:20am
RACE START CLASSES & WAVES
Race is waved, mass start. For the purposes of timing all persons in an individual wave are given the same start time. It may be possible to be in the second wave of a class and still win as time is the important factor.
The race will have a starting loop, that climbs up ⅔ of the Miners Mountain Road to the Overlook before descending. Grades in this location exceed 20% in some areas and is 20’ wide till the turn onto single track. Because of the grades and width, there is plenty of room to jockey for position.
PLEASE RESPECT OUR CULTURE OF SAFETY
- Eye protection is recommended with a clear, yellow, or polarized vermillion lens.
- Wood decking is within the Oremageddon race courses, please be careful when crossing.
- A CPSC, ANSI, or SNELL approved helmet is required.
- The chin strap of the helmet must be properly adjusted and snapped.
- The end of your handlebars must have plugs in them.
- Each participant is responsible for the repair, maintenance and safe working order of their own bike.
- Headsets and headphones are not to be worn or carried by participants.
- No glass containers are allowed at the start and finish areas.
- No outside help is allowed.
- If you drop out of the race you must notify a race official.
- If you have registered and checked-in to race, but will not be racing, you must notify a race official.
- Bring along cell phones. Cell phones are best kept near your chest in order to keep the battery from losing power. In the case of an emergency, please call 911.
- On the race course there are signs that denote to slow your speed. Please respect these signs.
- If you experience unsafe trail conditions, or a racer in need of assistance, please alert the race official and/or mountain bike patrol at the nearest walk-out/mountain bike patrol station.
SINGLETRACK INFORMATION AND RULES
- The singletrack within the trail system averages is 20”-24” wide. Please stay on the trail. The vegetation (especially on steeper bench cut sections) hide all sorts of rocks, roots and other hazards. Attempting to pass in areas without adequate width may be dangerous for all involved.
- If your bike has a mechanical breakdown and is not rideable please walk your bike out to the nearest walk-out/mountain bike patrol station. If you are unsure which walk-out/mountain bike patrol station is the closest, please walk forward. Please avoid walking directly on the trail to avoid damaging the experience for other participants or creating an unsafe situation for yourself or others. When racers catch up to you please remove yourself and your entire bike from the trail footprint.
- Passing. If a racer has caught up to you please stop and remove yourself from the trail in order to allow the faster cyclist passage. The approaching racer is to yell “On your left.” The slower racer is asked to respect this request.
- Please keep an eye out for deteriorating trail conditions throughout the race. Please alert the race official and/or mountain bike patrol at the nearest walk-out/mountain bike patrol station if you notice an unsafe condition.
Passing locations are listed in the Athlete Guide, please refer it for description of and location of passing zones.
PENALTY FOR DISREGARDING THE RULES:
- First offense = 2 minutes added to your finished time
- Second offense = 4 minutes added to your finished time
- Third offense or major offense = Disqualification
- Always be aware of your surroundings and ride safely following all traffic laws and race course signage.
- All roads within the race course are open for traffic so ride defensively as traffic has the right-of-way.
- There will be law enforcement officers and race officials attempting to stop vehicles and snowmobiles for you to pass. Ultimately, you are responsible for your safety and you should look for traffic at every intersection. If a law enforcement officer or race official motions for you to stop, YOU MUST STOP.
The race is officially ends at 3:00 pm. There will be no race support after 3:00pm. Finish line, walk-out/mountain bike patrol stations, and the race course will be dismantled after 3:00pm. Law enforcement officers, race officials and volunteers will be dismissed from service and no longer working after 3:00pm. All race classes will be followed by a sweep to ensure no participant is left on the designated race course following 3:00pm.
WALK-OUT/MOUNTAIN BIKE PATROL STATIONS
Walk-out points with Mountain Bike Patrols stations are located at the following locations:
- HWY 128/Entry point of the Mahnomen Unit/Overburden Road Trail
- Easy Street Entrance
- Miner’s Mountain Rally Center Crossing
- HWY 30 – Exit of Switchback, Beginning of Drag Line
- HWY 6 – Exit of Drag Line
The Sag Wagon will be available for racers who have had a mechanical breakdown or are physically unable to continue racing. Racers must get to a designated walk-out point/mountain bike patrol station (See list above) in order for the Sag Wagon to be notified. The Sag Wagon will bring the racer back to their vehicle at the Miner’s Mountain Rally Center.
Toilets are located at the following location along the trail.
- Miner’s Mountain Rally Center
- Portsmouth Campground
- Croft Mine Parking Lot
DAY OF WEATHER CONTINGENCY PLAN
If the weather creates unsafe/unrideable conditions on the morning of the race, it will be delayed one hour. Under the most extreme weather conditions, the race may need to be cancelled. If that happens, registered riders need to know that there is no contingency for registration fee roll-over or refund.
KEEP THE OREMAGEDDON!
Please respect our Land Managers who have provided the race course by helping to keep it clean. Please do not discard energy product wrappers or clothing along the course.
HAVE YOU HUGGED A VOLUNTEER TODAY?
Volunteers are important to this race so be sure to thank them along the way.