GENERAL RULES

Racers and guests must follow the COVID-19 protocols for the races available here. COVID release necessary for racers can be downloaded here, signed, and presented at registration or a digital signature completed on BikeReg just prior to race.

No registration for TT or Crit on Saturday.

Riders must wear USDOT or CPSC approved helmets and wear them at all times when riding a bicycle.           

Center-line rule will be strictly enforced.

ALL 2021 USAC RULES ARE IN EFFECT

Maximum field sizes are 50 for juniors,75 for category 4/5 women, Category 5 men and masters 40+,50+,60+ all others is 100. Fields of fewer than 6 riders may be combined or canceled.

To pick up prize money, you must present to the paymaster your USAC license or your hip number. To pick up prize money for a teammate or friend, you must also present the paymaster with his/her UASC license or hip number.

Road Race results will be posted on this web site. End of protest period for the Road Race is 15 minutes after the 5:00pm at the time trial. Protest can be sent to director@jcomnium.com

OMNIUM RULES FOR ALL CATEGORIES

Pro 1, 2 men’s and Pro 1, 2 women’s Omnium leader are required to wear the provided leaders jersey during the criterium.

To participated in the Omnium you must pre-register as an Omnium competitor in one race category on BikeReg. No registration for the Omnium after close of online registration.  (Additional criterium category is OK)

Omnium points are given in order of finish without regard to the finisher’s participation in the Omnium.

In order to qualify for Omnium prizes, a rider must have completed all three races.

For the Road Race and the Criterium, the points are awarded to the top 20 places: 30,25,21,19,17,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2, and 1

For the Time Trial the points are awarded to the top 15 places: 15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2 and 1.

Point ties are broken by the most first place finishes or, if still tied, the most second place finishes, etc., or if still tied, the highest placing in the last race.

ROAD RACE RULES

Number placement for the road race is right rib cage reading from hip to shoulder and the center of the jersey pockets reading left to right. Per USAC rule 1J7b riders with misplaced, obscured or unreadable numbers will not be placed. Up side down numbers are not readable at race speed.

Since the road course is not closed the centerline rule is in effect. On US 19E the racers are restricted to the right lane and the centerline rule will be applied to the line dividing the right lane from the center lane. On all other roads the enforcement line is the center of the road whither marked or not. All riders must keep to the right of this enforcement line (rule 3B1), but may pass on either side of another rider [warning for accidental crossing of the center line with no advance of position; relegation or disqualification for advancing position; 10 day suspension for a flagrantly dangerous attack]

Wheel vehicles are supplied for all but category Women 3/4/5 with wheel in wheel out. Wheels must be placed in the marked wheel truck for your category no latter than 8:45am To be accepted all wheels must have the rider number of all racers allowed to benefit attached to the wheels. Wheels can be picked up after the race at the starting park.

Feed zone is on 19E between Gap Creek Rd and Simerly Creek at the Dollar General Store. It will be marked. It is only for the Pro 1-2, Masters 35+45+, Women Pro 1,2 and category 3 racers on their second pass of the area.

Parking to be in the Cat Island Park lot with overflow in the Food City parking farthest from the store.

At the finish area at Carvers Gap, finished riders must stay out of the road in the finish area or with the food and water in the parking area opposite the finish area. Violators will be penalized per 8A5(a).

Finish order for the road race will be posted on this web site by 5:00pm. Protest period ends at 5:15pm. Protest to director@jcomnium.com. Payout will be after protest period is over at TT. Prizes can also be picked up during the criterium. Prizes can be mailed if requested with a $5.00 handling fee.

TIME TRIAL RACE RULES

No Parking in the Mountain Inn parking lot!

Number placement for the time trial is right rib cage reading from hip to shoulder and the center of the jersey pockets reading left to right. Per USAC rule 1J7b riders with misplaced, obscured or unreadable numbers will not be placed. Up side down numbers are not readable at race speed.

Start times will be online on Thursday 6/3/2021. They will also be on your race packet.

Parking is behind the APPCO, store not in front. Bathroom facilities are in the APPCO market. Do not park at the Mountain Inn.

Watch for traffic on the return on Temple Hill Rd.

On the road warm up is on Jackson Love Hwy and Hilemon Ranch Rd. on the other side of I-26 away from the time trial on Temple Hill Rd.

Riders must report to the starter at least three minutes before his or her scheduled starting time and shall start at the scheduled time. Per USAC 3E5a

Time Trial results will be posted on the web site. Protest to director@jcomnium.com. Prizes can be picked up after the protest period is over and also at the criterium.

CRITERIUM RACE RULES

Number placement for the criterium is right rib cage reading from hip to shoulder and the center of the jersey pockets reading left to right. Per USAC rule 1J7b riders with misplaced, obscured or unreadable numbers will not be placed. Up side down numbers are not readable at race speed.

Riders may compete in all categories for which they are eligible.

Riders who fall so far behind as to be considered out of contention will be either pulled or allowed to continue based on the size of the field. Chief Referee will explain at the line prior to the start of each field.

Riders who have lost contact with the field, and are then caught by a breakaway from the field, may not lead [disqualification]. Riders off the front of the field may not accept assistance from riders who have lost contact with back of the field [disqualification for accepting such assistance]. Lapped riders may rejoin and race with the field.

A free lap will be granted for each mishap. Only one lap will be given, as the course is 1K long. No free lap will be given with seven laps to go. Wheel pit is just before the start/finish line.

Primes will be announced at the start/finish line during the race.

Protest period for the criterium will be 15 minutes after the results are announced for each race and Omnium results will be 15 minutes after criterium results are final.

Pro1-2 Men and Pro 1, 2 Women omnium and criterium top three finishers must report to finish area for podium presentation.

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