ATHLETE INFO

BONE MACHINE CRIT DETAILS

Women’s race

• 26 laps / 26 km

• Prime on 1st and 13th lap

• Fastest qualifying lap time determines grid position

• Lapped riders must leave the circuit

 

Men’s race

• 30 laps / 30 km

• Prime on 1st and 15th lap

• Fastest 75 riders qualify for Main Race

• Fastest qualifying lap time determines grid position

• Qualifiers 75 to 130 advance to Last Chance Race

• Top 10 riders from Last Chance Race move on to Main Race

• Lapped riders must leave the circuit

 

General

• Refunds at organiser’s discretion

• Minimum 18 years old on race day to compete

• Race rules below

 

TIMELINE

ATHLETE CHECK-IN/REGISTRATION

10:00 - 14:00

OPEN PRACTICE

12:00 - 12:30

QUALIFYING (new individual one lap format)

13:00 - 16:00

 

RACES

17:00 - Women's Crit

18:00 - Men's Crit

19:00 - Podium

 

BONE MACHINE RACE RULES

1 EQUIPMENT/APPAREL REQUIREMENTS

1.01 Track bikes are required

1.02 Drop bars, with bar tape, plugged ends and without brake levers are required

1.03 A lock-ring securing the cog is required

1.04 All components of the bike must be in good condition

1.05 Excessively large gear ratios are prohibited (determined on a case-by-case basis at the race director’s discretion)

1.06 Lights and reflectors are prohibited

1.07 Time trial wheels are prohibited (Aerospokes, disc wheel, Spinergy, tri-spokes, rims deeper than 90mm, etc)

1.08 Fixed-gear conversions are prohibited

1.09 Timing chips must be installed per instructions provided at check-in and must be returned to Athlete Check-in post race

1.10 Tubular tires must be installed properly with glue in good condition. Tires must not be glued on race day.

1.11 Chains and chainrings must match

1.12 Rear axle must sit entirely within the dropout

1.13 Clipless pedals and shoes are required (pedal/toe straps are prohibited)

1.14 Helmets that meet the US DOT, CPSC standard, or European CEN Certification are required

1.15 Jerseys with sleeves are required

1.16 Headphones are prohibited

1.17 Helmet or chest mounted cameras are prohibited. (Handlebar mounted cameras are allowed)

1.18 Water bottle cages and water bottle whether carried on bike or person are prohibited.

1.19 Race numbers (bib and/or bike mounted) are mandatory for scorekeeping purposes. Number placement instructions are provided at number pickup

1.20 Bib numbers (if provided) must be pinned on correct side of jersey as per instruction at number pickup

 

2 TEAM RULES

2.01 Teams are limited to (8) athletes (per gender)

2.02 Athletes must wear kit that visually matches their teammates

 

3 ATHLETE ETIQUETTE

3.01 Athletes must conduct themselves in a manner that is not offensive in any way to fellow participants, spectators, officials or volunteers.

3.02 Athletes must treat all participants, officials, volunteers and spectators with fairness, respect and courtesy.

3.03 Riding the course during set-up is prohibited and can result in a penalty or disqualification.

3.04 If an athlete’s conduct is deemed offensive, a disciplinary action may result in a starting grid penalty, overall series points deduction, expulsion from the race or a ban.

 

4 FLAGS

4.01 Green: An indication that the track is clear and competition is commencing.

4.02 Yellow: An indication to a athlete of danger ahead – slow and be prepared to take avoiding action.

4.03 Red: An indication that the session is stopped. Please slow immediately and follow marshal instructions.

4.04 Checkered: An indication to an athlete that the session is complete.

 

5 QUALIFYING

5.01 Athletes must arrive at staging area (15) minutes prior to the start of their qualifying time and have passed through technical inspection during registration and/or number pick up.

5.02 During a qualifying slot an athlete will have one lap to log their fastest time from a standing start to establish his/her position on the starting grid.

5.03 Riders must start clipped in and may hold onto the barrier provided for qualifying. No other outside assistance is allowed.

5.04 The top (75) qualifying times will transfer directly to the final.

5.05 Athletes are responsible for being present for their qualifying time slot. If an athlete misses his/her time slot they will NOT be allowed to qualify in another time slot.

5.06 Only one lap is allowed. After a rider completes their lap they are required to exit the course at the designated exit area.

5.07 All lap times are recorded by camera. It is the rider's responsibility to have their race number attached to their jersey and bike as instructed at number pick up.

5.08 Athletes must maintain an approximate minimum 15mph (25km/h) average speed on course at all times. No excessive soft-pedaling or stopping on the course is allowed.

5.08 Cutting the course with the intention of improving one’s lap time is prohibited.

5.09 The use of phones is prohibited at all times on the course during qualifying and racing.

5.10 Athletes must enter the course through the staging area.

5.11 Athletes must exit the course using the marked exit area.

5.12 Pushing, pulling, or hand-slinging another athlete is prohibited.

5.13 Deliberate blocking is prohibited.

5.14 Athletes must maintain an approximate minimum 15mph (25km/h) average speed on course at all times. No excessive soft-pedaling or stopping on the course is allowed.

5.15 Cutting the course with the intention of improving one’s lap time is prohibited.

5.16 The use of phones is prohibited at all times on the course during qualifying and racing.

5.17 Ties are decided by each athlete’s next fastest lap.

5.18 Athletes must enter the course through the staging area.

5.19 Athletes must exit the course using the marked exit area.

5.20 Equipment changes are allowed, but must follow the same technical rules as the race.

 

6 LAST CHANCE RACE

6.01 Athletes who qualify in positions 76 – 130 are eligible to compete in the Last Chance Race.

6.02 All qualified athletes must enter the course through the staging area. Entering the course in any other location is grounds for disqualification.

6.03 The starting grid is marked on the roadway. There is a number for each position. The 76th qualifier takes the 1st grid position, and the 130th qualifier takes the 55th grid position.

6.04 There is a 2:00 minute, 1:00 minute and a 30 second warning before the race start. Once the 30 second warning is given the race may be started at any time by the race director.

6.05 The Last Chance Race is approximately 20 minutes. The exact amount of laps will be determined at each event based on estimated lap times.

6.06 A lead moto will escort the leader of the race throughout its duration.

6.07 The top ten finishers of the Last Chance Race advance into the main event.

6.08 No prizes are awarded in Last Chance Race.

6.09 The Last Chance Race can be canceled in case of schedule delay (crashes, logistical delays, weather, etc).

6.10 All race rules mentioned below are applicable in the Last Chance Race.

 

7 RACE START/GRID RULES

7.01 All qualified athletes must enter the course through the staging area. Entering the course in any other location is grounds for disqualification.

7.02 The starting grid is marked on the roadway. There is a number for each position.

7.03 An athlete’s front tire must be within their grid mark

7.04 Athletes must not move off their grid mark until the race is started

7.05 Athletes must start with one foot on the ground

7.06 Track stands are not permitted

7.07 Athletes are not permitted to lean on another athlete or the barriers

7.08 An athlete must start on their exact grid mark. Any athlete found during post race review starting off their grid mark will be disqualified from the results

7.09 There is a 2:00 minute, 1:00 minute and a 30 second warning before the race start. Once the 30 second warning is given the race may be started at any time by the race director.

 

8 LAPS

8.01 The race is approximately (45) minutes for the men and (40) minutes for the women. The exact amount of laps will be determined at each event based on estimated lap times.

8.02 A lapboard is used to count down each lap.

8.03 The length of the race is subject to change at any time per the race director’s discretion.

8.04 A bell / siren / PA is used to signify the start of the last lap.

8.05 There are NO free laps for mechanicals or crashes.

 

9 PRIMES

9.01 A prime is awarded to the first athlete across the start/finish line at the end of the 1st lap.

9.02 A prime is awarded to the first athlete across the start/finish line at the end of the halfway point.

9.03 A bell / siren /PA will signify the start of the prime lap.

 

10 LAPPED ATHLETES

10.01 All athletes who are in danger of being lapped must remove themselves from the race. This applies to the Last Chance Race as well and the Main Races.

10.02 There is a sweeper moto (15) seconds in front of the lead group. When this moto approaches, racers must move away from the race line, and exit (if possible) the course before the lead group catches them.

10.03 If an athlete is lapped by the sweeper moto his race is over and he must exit the course at the racer egress area.

10.04 The race director has the final say over pulling athletes out of the race.

10.05 The race director, lead moto, sweeper moto and course marshal leaders signal to athletes when they must exit the course.

10.06 Athletes must exit the course in a safe and controlled manner.

10.07 Athletes refusing to exit the course are disqualified and banned from all future Bone Machine events.

 

11 POSSIBLE RACE STOPPAGE

11.01 If the race must be stopped for any reason, the race director and course marshals will indicate the race stoppage by waving the red flags around the circuit.

11.02 Athletes must line-up before the start/finish line at the spot designated by the Race Director.

11.03 Best efforts will be made to reestablish gaps of more than 5 seconds on the lap before the red flag.*

11.04 If the race is stopped within the last 3 laps it will be restarted with 3 laps to go.

11.05 Athletes must remain calm and cooperate with race officials.

11.06 No outside interference from team managers, friends, or sponsors.

11.07 Athletes who have crashed in the incident may be allowed to reenter the race at the race director’s discretion.**

11.08 Athletes may not replace any equipment during a red flag.

*athletes should self-organize into which group they were in. Call-ups will then be conducted to separate the groups.

**athletes who need prolonged medical attention will not be allowed to restart. The race director will follow advice from the medical staff.

 

12 POST RACE PODIUM

12.01 If an athlete finishes in the top (3) and/or wins a prime they must report directly to the podium area immediately after the men’s race.

12.02 The podium ceremony starts immediately after the finish of the men’s race.

12.03 Any athlete arriving late or skipping the podium presentation forfeits all prizes.

12.04 Athletes must pick up the prizes immediately after the podium ceremony.

12.05 Race kit is mandatory for the podium.

12.06 Athletes are prohibited from bringing their personal bicycle onto the podium.

 

13 SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

13.01 The race is fast and the corners are tight. Racers must give each other room to slow down for the approaching corners.

13.02 It is important for racers to hold a predictable line through the corners and give their competitors room.

13.03 Skidding into corners is not advisable. Racers must keep their rear wheels rolling as much as possible. Racers skidding dangerously into corners will be removed from the race.

13.04 Racers must hold their line and are not allowed to block athletes attempting to pass.

13.05 Racers must exercise caution when passing slower athletes who have not exited the course. Lapped athletes tend to be unpredictable and may not ride a straight line.

13.06 The course is completely closed to traffic.

 

14 MEDICAL SUPPORT

14.01 There is an EMS team in position to respond to any injuries sustained during qualifying and the race. Reference the event map for location of the medical tent.

14.02 Racers must ride within their ability. Getting lapped is better than ending up in the hospital.

 

All other OBRA rules will apply.

 

Rules based on the Red Hook Crit, who we thank for pioneering the race format.

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