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.

The last racer’s lap for each team must be completed before the end of the 24th hour in order for the lap to be counted.

Every team member must complete at least one lap, except in the case of injury.

The race will utilize a wristband hand off between laps for teams. The end of the first racer’s lap automatically becomes the start of the next racer’s lap regardless of whether or not there is a racer ready to start.

A racer may ride consecutive laps.

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.

Once on course, a racer is expected to complete the lap. However, the team has the option of canceling a racer’s lap and restarting the lap from the start/finish line with a substitute, should the first racer be unable to complete the lap for any reason, including injury.  Any team member can cancel a racer’s lap by notifying the timers/official. If a team cancels a racer’s lap and is restarting with a new racer, a new wristband maybe issued without penalty. However, the team’s original wristband must be returned to the timing tent. The new racer inherits the start time of the canceled racer’s lap. Once a cancellation has been made, it cannot be rescinded. The canceled lap does not count as a completed lap.

Water and food (hand ups) may be supplied to a racer, by anyone, anywhere on the course. Both the racer and persons providing a hand up must stay well clear of the course during the hand up, so as not to impede another racer.

Any racer found intentionally littering the course will be disqualified.

Assholes will be disqualified.

Racers entering the course two hours before sunset and up to one-half hour before sunrise must have both primary and secondary light sources installed and in good working order.

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.

Be nice. Assholes will be disqualified.