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BASIC MOUNTAIN BIKE RACING RULES AND ETIQUETTE:

Bikes must be ride-ready at the start of each stage, and during the ride.Maintenance of bicycles during the ride is the responsibility of each rider.In all cases of maintenance and repair, riders are required to complete the full distance of the stage with their bikes and within the time allowed.A rider not wearing a helmet at any stage of the ride will be disqualified immediately. All helmets must comply with international ‘ANSI’ standards. Appropriate riding attire, including a shirt, must be worn at all times. Eye protection is strongly recommended. It is recommended that fully enclosed footwear be worn. Riders retain the ultimate responsibility to carry enough water and nutrition with them. No form of drafting is permitted whatsoever including, but not limited to, tractors, donkey carts, postmen, private vehicles, motor cycles and trucks. Specific escort or seconding vehicles not provided by the Race Organizers are not permitted to follow the ride route. The Organisers reserves the right to take doping tests on all riders. Positive results will lead to disqualification from the race, and those results will be forwarded to the national cycling federations.Teams may be disqualified at the discretion of Chief Commissaire / Race Office for any one or more of the following reasons including, but not limited to:Riding at any point on any stage without a helmet. Excessive littering; Disrespect or damage to the environment.Bad sportsmanship. Abuse of ride officials.Riders must complete the entire distance of the ride, and the responsibility for following the official route lies with the rider.Riders, who exit the route of the course for any reason, must return to the course at the exact same point from which they exited. Mountain bike events are conducted in the spirit of cycling. Riders participate in the Races with an understanding and acceptance of this ethos.Minimum age of full marathons participation is 18 years on or before 31 December of current year. Thus riders turning 18 years of age during this year are welcome to enter the LONG ROUTE. During the ride, the Medical Officer reserves the right to with draw a rider who is not deemed physically capable of continuing the race. Any medical expenses incurred will be for the competitors account and will be claimed from their medical aid or from person concerned.Only Mountain Bikes in good working order will be allowed to start the ride.

RACE RULES

No more than one bike per rider is allowed. Riders must start and finish the event on the same bike.Appropriately marking of bikes is the responsibility of each rider. Riders whose bikes do not display a number board will not be allowed to start the ride. Bikes must be ride-ready at the start of each stage, and during the ride.Maintenance of bicycles during the ride is the responsibility of each rider.In all cases of maintenance and repair, riders are required to complete the full distance of the stage with their bikes and within the time allowed.A rider not wearing a helmet at any stage of the ride will be disqualified immediately. All helmets must comply with international ‘ANSI’ standards. Appropriate riding attire, including a shirt, must be worn at all times. Eye protection is strongly recommended. It is recommended that fully enclosed footwear be worn. Riders retain the ultimate responsibility to carry enough water and nutrition with them. No form of drafting is permitted whatsoever including, but not limited to, tractors, donkey carts, postmen, private vehicles, motor cycles and trucks. Specific escort or seconding vehicles not provided by the Race Organizers are not permitted to follow the ride route. The Organisers reserves the right to take doping tests on all riders. Positive results will lead to disqualification from the race, and those results will be forwarded to the national cycling federations.Teams may be disqualified at the discretion of Chief Commissaire / Race Office for any one or more of the following reasons including, but not limited to:Riding at any point on any stage without a helmet.Excessive littering; Disrespect or damage to the environment.Bad sportsmanship. Abuse of ride officials.Riders must complete the entire distance of the ride, and the responsibility for following the official route lies with the rider.Riders, who exit the route of the course for any reason, must return to the course at the exact same point from which they exited.

Refunds and Cancellations

No refunds will be made if race is cancelled due to Acts of God.