Flow XCD (Cross Country Descent) :: Beechworth MTB Park

A cross country friendly descent event suitable for ALL XC riders

Saturday 6 October 2012

Flow XCD Online entries Now Open


Flow XCD :: Rules and Regulations


All participants need to be members of MTBA (Mountain Bike Australia). Yearly members must present a valid membership card at registration.
A Day Racing License will be available to buy at each event for $20 and will provide the insurance cover for the entire event, including practice.
You must register before you will be allowed to practice. This applies to all riders at the event.
Club and MTBA membership forms will be available at the registration desk if you wish to renew your MTBA membership or join MTBA when you register for the event.
The event will have On-the-day registration available. Check times on the race page.

General Racing Rules

Race numbers must be displayed on the handlebars of the bicycle. Altering, cutting or placing of unauthorised sponsors' logos on numbers will result in a fine and/or disqualification. This includes writing on the plate with a marker. If a plate is lost or damaged, a replacement will need to be purchased from registration.
You must display race numbers if riding the course at all times which includes official practice sessions race runs. Downhill riders will not be allowed on the downhill transport unless they have their race number attached to their bicycle.
You are not to use any transport other than the official transport supplied by the race organisers for the official downhill practice or race day.
You must not use offensive or abusive language during the race, act in any anti-sporting manner, be disrespectful to the event volunteers / officials or ignore the race regulations.
You and your supporters are reminded of their obligations to act responsibly always before, during and after the event.
You are not permitted to shortcut the course. The responsibility for following the official route lies with you. If you do not follow the official route you will be disqualified.
You are not permitted to willingly alter the course in any way without first consulting with the race officials. This includes moving rocks, logs, tape or other natural obstacles.
You must act in a sporting manner at all times and permit any faster rider to overtake without deliberately obstructing them, when it is safe to do so.
If you pull out of a race (DNF or Did Not Finish) you must notify the timing station or closest course marshal. This is to ensure that all competitors are accounted for at the conclusion of the race.

Course Markings

Markers or tape will indicate the route to be followed, showing changes of the course, intersections and all potentially dangerous situations. Markers will be placed at frequent intervals along the course to confirm to the rider that he or she is following the correct course.
In all potentially dangerous situations, one or more arrows must be placed in a downward pointing position. These arrows should be positioned 30 metres before the obstacle and at the obstacle itself. Two or more downward pointing arrows mean a more dangerous situation. Three downward pointing arrows means an extreme situation, continue with caution.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct below applies to both the Flow DH and Flow XCD mountain bike events run by Gravity Sports.

The code applies to all people associated with these events. The event promoter, Gravity Sports, wishes to operate in a non-discriminatory environment where people show respect for others and their property. Gravity Sports wishes to operate in an environment free from harassment.
All individuals are expected to show a commitment to Gravity Sports policies, rules, procedures, guidelines and agreements.

Unacceptable Behavior

'Sledging' other athletes, officials or event organisers.
Excessive use of alcohol, acting in a way that becomes a public nuisance, or creating a public disturbance.
Damaging another person's property or depriving them of that property.

Penalties can be imposed according to the nature of the offense and one or more of the following can be used:

Verbal warning
Demotion of final race position (by one or more positions)
Time or points penalty applied during an event
Disqualification from a race

Questions? Try our FAQ page or Contact Paul by email- gravitysports@bigpond.com or phone 0419 317 012

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