24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest Race Rules

Race Rules

The racer or team that completes the most laps in the least amount of time, before 24 hours, wins.

  1. Be nice to your camp neighbors and fellow riders.
  2. No Littering: we spent a lot of time building these trails. Please treat them with respect. Any racer found intentionally littering the course will be disqualified.
  3. Helmets: required when on the bicycle at anytime, whether racing or not.
  4. Course Food/Water Support: any person may supply a racer on the course with food and water.
  5. Course Mechanical Support: on the course racers may only receive mechanical assistance from another registered racer. A rider providing assistance to another rider must have entered the course under their own power, either on foot or on a bicycle, not by motorized vehicle. Short-cutting the course is not allowed. Any rider who has entered the course in support of another may bring equipment and tools and may even swap bikes with the rider in need of support. The cannibalizing of bikes is permitted.
  6. Canceling a Lap: once on course, a racer is expected to complete the lap. However, should the racer be unable to complete the lap for any reason, including injury, a teammate may restart the lap. If a teammate restarts the lap, the original racer is not permitted to go through the timing gate for that lap. Soloists are S.O.L.
  7. Co-ed Teams: all co-ed teams are required to have a minimum of one person of the opposite sex.
  8. Team Laps: each team member is required to complete at least one lap, except in the case of a report of occurrence (confirmation of an injury).
  9. Passing Etiquette: (A) Racers riding bicycles have the right of way over racers pushing bicycles. When practical, racers pushing should stay on the least rideable portion of the path when being passed. A racer pushing or carrying his bicycle can overtake a racer riding his bicycle provided he does not interfere with the rider’s progress. (B) Lapped riders must yield to overtaking riders. Riders should clearly voice the command “Track, on your left, I’d like to pass,” etc, when overtaking another rider. (C) Riders being passed must move over as quickly and efficiently as safely as possible. (D) It is the responsibility of the passing rider to overtake safely. (E) In the event two riders are vying for position, the leading rider does not have to yield his position to the challenging rider. However, a rider may not bodily interfere with the intent to impede another rider’s progress. (F) Traditional rules of racing apply: the leading rider owns the track.
  10. Course Cutting: any attempt to cut the course will result in immediate disqualification of that racer’s entire team.
  11. Bad Attitudes: if there are two or more complaints about unsportsmanlike behavior the racer and his or her team will be disqualified from the race, asked to leave the venue, and will not be welcome at future events. We will also talk smack about you. Refer to rule #1.
  12. Penalties: all penalties are determined on a case-by case basis by the Race Directora.
  13. Assholes will be disqualified.
  14. Act of God: In the case of catastrophic failure due to weather or another extenuating circumstance that prevents the ongoing scoring of the event or creates a racing environment that is deemed too dangerous for the participants, the race may be called as of a certain time, or postponed and restarted, or any other way we damn well please.
  15. Protests: must be in writing and submitted to the Race Director no later than one hour after the final race result posting. Protests should describe the incident in detail and contain names, addresses, phone numbers and signatures of participants and witnesses to the incident. A $20.00 cash deposit must accompany all protests. The Race Directora shall make a ruling on the protest within 24 hours. Should the ruling be against the team the deposit will be forfeited. If the ruling is in favor of the team and the protest upheld, the deposit shall be refunded.

1b. Have fun!