Registration Page: https://www.bikereg.com/sykelocross

Date: September 24, 2017

Location: Start line address: 6937 Warfield Ave, Sykesville, MD21784

  • USAC One Day licenses are $10
  • A $3 fee for chipped timing is included in the registration fee
  • A $1 MABRA surcharge will be added for each race you register for and will be paid directly to MABRA by BikeReg
  • Additional fee applies for online registration
  • Race Flyer: https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2017-2410

All USA Cycling Cyclocross rules apply

  • There will be an additional $5 day-of-registration fee for all Junior races and an additional $10 day-of-registration fee for all Adult races.
  • Double up and race again for only $20
  • USAC license required (one-day licenses will be available onsite for Cat 5 Men and Cat 5 Women only. Experianced riders must purchace one-day licenses in advance on usacycling.org).      
  • Mountain bikes will be allowed WITHOUT bar ends.  
  • Held under USA Cycling event permit 2017-2410.
  • There will be 1 double pit on the course.
  • Event will be held rain or shine.

SykeloCross Technical Guide 2017

Venue: The event is held on the grounds of the Warfield Complex, conveniently located off route 32 in Sykesville, MD.  Constructed in the late 1800’s, the complex is home to the former Springfield Hospital Center, one of the states largest operating mental institutions.  Abandoned since the 1960’s, many of the buildings still sit vacant – except for the ghosts that remain.

Registration:
https://www.bikereg.com/sykelocross
Reg. Fees:  $15 for U19 events and $30 for all other events.  Lil' Belgians Free. Online registration closes on Thursday, September 21nd at 8:00pm
There is a nominal additional fee plus a $1.00 MABRA surcharge for online registration with BikeReg.

No mail-in registration


On Site Late Registration is available, however we urge you to register online to avoid the additional $5 same day registration fee for Junior races and $10 same day registration fee for adult races.


Registration will open by 7:30am

Licensing Requirements:
A domestic USAC license is required for all categories.

Annual and One Day USAC licenses will be available for sale at the registration booth.  One day licenses cannot be purchased if the racer has previously held an annual USAC license

NOTE ON RACING AGE:  Your racing age is your age as of December 31, 2018 (not 2017).

Racer Sign In:  Day-of Racer sign-in is located at the registration in front of the Nexion building.  Sign-in opens at 7:30 am and closes 15 minutes before each event. 

Parking: From Route 32, enter the Warfield Complex and proceed through the traffic circle and follow signs and parking marshael directions to parking in the adjacent field

Warmups: The course will be open for inspection and warm-up approximately 15 minutes prior to each event. Warming up on the course during an event is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. DQ & forfeiture of entry fee will result.

Course Description: The course loops through the grounds of the Warfield Complex and will include a combination of pavement, grass, brick and dirt paths.

Start Line Protocol: Racers must report to the holding pen adjacent to the starting grid for staging 15 minutes before the start of their race.
Call-Ups: Call-ups will be in the following order

Cat 5 Men – Date/Time of registration

Cat 4/5 Women – Date/Time of registration

Cat 4/5 Men – Date/Time of registration

Men and Women Junior 15-18 Races – Series Standings, then Crossresults.com points, then time of reg.

ALL 9-14 Junior Races – Series Standing, then Date/Time of registration.

ALL Other Races:

Row 1 – Top 8 in Sportif Cross Cup Series Standing

Row 2 – Next 8 based on Crossresults.com points

Row 3+ – Series Pass holders based on Date/Time of registration

All remaining rows will be called based on Date/Time of registration


Lapped Riders: Lapped riders will finish on the same lap as the leaders. Riders in danger of being lapped must yield to oncoming racers and are not to interfere with their progress or trail behind them.

Pit: There will be one double-sided pit on the course. Please remove your equipment immediately following your race to make room for others.

Field Limits: For the races with combined fields, the 150 field limit is for the COMBINED field, not for each individual field. BikeReg has been set up so that once the limit has been reached for the combined field registration will close for each of the individual fields within the combined field.

Prizes: All cash and prizes will be awarded based on the information listed above. 

Common Courtesy: Please be respectful of the environment and its inhabitants.  This is a multi-use facility open to the public and we will not be the only park patrons.  Sportif Coaching Group also would like to remind everyone that we all have a responsibility to leave the race course cleaner than we find it on race day.  All refuse should be discarded into appropriate containers.  Any rider found illegally discarding objects on the park grounds, the roads leading to and from the race course, and the on the race course itself will be dealt with accordingly (see USAC Rule 3B9, which states in part – ‘Riders may not discard materials that are not biodegradable; they may pass or throw such material to support personnel in places far from any bystanders [relegation or disqualification for littering or unauthorized feeding]).  Trash containers will be available for riders to use at registration.

Please also stay off and out of the existing campus buildings.  While some are active businesses, others are old and structurally deficient buildings that could pose a danger from decay and hazardous materials.  Plus, the ghosts asked to be left alone. 

Sportsmanlike Conduct:  The Chief Referee and the Race Director expect ALL spectators and riders to act like responsible adults.  Use of profanity and blatant unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.  This is a family friendly park and we are not the only users so please be courteous to all park patrons and staff.

Other Rules:  No alcohol permitted at the venue except where designated.  Pets are welcome but must be leashed at all times. 

For more information and questions, please email: glennpstevens@gmail.com