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Race Guidelines The following Guidelines and Rules are to be adhered to by all participants in the White Tanks Grinder event. The intent of these rules are intended to provide integrity in competition and support a safe, enjoyable racing experience for all involved.
GENERAL RULES TO RACE BY:
GENERAL RULES TO RACE BY: It is each and every participants responsibility to be aware of and to comply with these rules! Failure to do so may result in disqualification. White Tanks Grinder does not require a license to participate.
Final interpretation of the rules is up to the event director. These individuals have control over all competitors, scorers, and officials at their event and their decision on these rules, and any situations not specifically covered by these rules is final.
White Tanks Grinder is a fund-raiser for the White Tanks Mountains Conservancy – 100% proceeds benefit the Conservancy.
XC CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS
Beginner: (Men & women age 15 and above) A Beginner Category competitor shall be a new or recreational racer with limited riding time. Racers with 2 or more years of race experience and/or training more than 4 hours per week should compete in the Sport class. For those finishing at the top of their age class we strongly encourage that you move up the Sport class for the next race season. The race distance for Beginner Category event will be 6-15 miles. Final course TBA – permit pending.
Sport: (Men & women age 15 above) A Sport Category competitor is an experienced racer of average ability. The race distance for Sport Category Series event will be 15-30 miles. Final course TBA – permit pending.
Expert: An Expert Category competitor is a racer looking for a challenge beyond Sport. The race distance for Expert Category will be 20+ miles. Final course TBA – permit pending.
Fat Bike: an open age category for all bikes with 3.8"+ tires sizes. All ages and genders are combined for this fun and unique class.
Clydesdale: an open age category for all participant’s weighing 200 lbs. or more. All ages and genders are combined for this fun and unique class.
CLASSES A participants racing age is used for class placement and is determined by their age as of December 31, 2017.
Race are scored in these categories and classes: Classes may be combined if less then 5 racers in any single category.
Race Categories (Divisions) & Classes
All numbers denote age in years.
Men | Beginner | Sport | Expert
Junior/13-14, Expert 15-18
Senior/19-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50+
Women | Beginner | Sport | Expert
Junior 13-14, Expert 15-181
Senior/19-29, 30-39, and 40+
Open class - all ages and genders combined
Open class - all ages and genders combined – 200+ lbs.
Changing classes is to be done prior to race start. No changes after race starts will be allowed. It’s not as easy to change in the computer as you think.
As a fund raiser, entry fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, and cannot be extended to a following year.
Individual Event Awards:
Beginner, Sport, Expert: The top finishers in each age and sex class, at each event, will receive awards, (medals) at the discretion of the organizer. The number of places awarded is based on the average number of racers in each class. Classes may be combined if less than 5 racers in any single category.
Award winners wishing to claim their award are strongly encouraged to participate in the official awards ceremony at the conclusion of the races as winners must be present to claim award.
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