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2017 Series Information 

2017 Series Categories

USA Cycling CX racing age is determined by how old you will be on December 31, 2018. This rule is based upon the year in which 2016 World’s Championships occur – which is in January 2018.

Men’s Categories

Men’s PRO/1/2/3/4 –must be a USA Cycling licensed rider in those categories. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License in either PRO, 1, 2, 3,4. No USAC one day licenses available for this category.

Men’s  3/4 – must be a USA Cycling licensed rider in this category.  Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License in CAT 3 or 4.  No one day licenses available for this category.

Men’s  4/5 – must be a USA Cycling licensed rider in this category.  Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License in CAT 4 or a one day license available for CAT 5 category – purchase a one day license  for $15.00

Men’s  5 – Category for new CX athletes. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License  or purchase a one day license  for $15.00

Master’s Men 40+ 3/4/5 – Open to USA Cycling CX categories 3/4/5. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License. Must have racing age of 40 years and older.

Master’s Men 50+ 3/4/5 – Open to USA Cycling CX categories 3/4/5. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License. Must have racing age of 50 years and older.

 

Juniors 9-10 – Must have a racing age 9-10. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $15.00.

Juniors 11-12 – Must have a racing age 11-12. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $15.00.

Juniors 13-14 – Must have a racing age 13-14. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $15.00.

Juniors 15-18 – Must have a racing age 15-18. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $15.00.

Mountain Bike Open – Available to all USA Cycling categories CX racers (PRO, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).  Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or may race with a USA Cycling one day license. Mountain bikes ONLY.

Singlespeed Open– Available to all USA Cycling categories CX racers (PRO, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or Cat 5 may purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $15.00.

Women’s Categories

Women’s PRO/1/2/3/4 – must be a USA Cycling licensed rider in those categories. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License in either PRO 1/2/3/4. No one day licenses available for this category.

Master’s Women 30+ 3/4/5 – Open to USA Cycling CX categories 3, 4, 5. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or CAT 5 women may purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $15.00. Must have racing age of 30 years and older.

 

Junior – Must have a racing age younger than 19 – available to all ages 9 to 18. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $15.00.

Mountain Bike Open – Available to all USA Cycling categories CX racers (PRO, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or may race with a USA Cycling one day license (CAT 5 only). Mountain bikes ONLY.

Individual races/promoters may offer race categories in non-Series categories, who will not receive Series Points or be posted in Series Standings.

USA Cycling CX racing age is determined by how old you will be on December 31, 2018. This rule is based upon the year in which 2017 World’s Championships occur – which is in January 2018.

2017 Series Points

1.5X Series Points will be offered at:

  • AZ CROSS Series #1-#2 presented by Absolute Bikes (Sedona)

Double Series Points will be offered at:

  • AZ CROSS Series Finals p/b Bicycle Ranch (Gilbert)

Racers will earn points for placing 1st through 10th place. The AZ Cross Series Champion for each category will be the racer who collects the greatest number of points (one race drop allowed). You must race Series Finals to qualify for Championship.

Points System

1                     12

2                     10

3                     8

4                     7

5                     6

6                     5

7                     4

8                     3

9                     2

10                 1

Racers upgrading middle of season will be allowed to take half (50%) of their Series points to their upgraded race category. For instance, for a 8 race series, racers must upgrade before the before the fourth race to take their points with them.

Master 40+ /Master 50+ racers may NOT transfer Series points to any other Series categories.

 

2017 Series Rules

All AZ CROSS Series races are held under USA Cycling permit and therefore all USA Cycling Rules of racing apply. Visit www.usacycling.org to review the Rulebook.

USA CYCLING Racing Age. Your racing age for cyclocross is determined by how old you are on December 31, 2018.

Race Schedule.  Please double check to insure your start time at each Series race. All start times will be posted on www.azcross.com

Race Results. There is a 15 minute protest period after preliminary results have been posted by the USA Cycling (USAC) Official. Any race result protests must be filed within this period with the USAC Official – any decision made by the USAC Official is final. No results will be modified/changed/edited after race results are posted as final. Please check race results on race day – do not go home and then check.

Staging Procedures. No more than 10 minutes before the scheduled race start time of each race all racers must report to staging area. Please make sure you are in the staging area at least 10 minutes before your race start. Racers will be staged based upon Series points after Race #1. USAC Official will give you brief race instructions – pulling procedures, race duration, etc. Please listen carefully as sometimes things change from what has been published. Some categories race together but are scored separately.

Race Start.  All Series races will be started by the USAC Official and on a whistle. Racers will be given a two minute warning, one minute warning, and a 30 second warning. The start may occur at any time after the 30 second warning.

Series Champion. Series Champions in each category will be awarded by the total points accumulated. In case of tie, Series Final race result is the tie-breaker. Series Championship awards – merchandise, and medals.

FAQ’s

Q: What Category should I race?

A: If you are a new racer, then your category should be CAT 5 (men) and Cat 5 (women). One day licenses are sold for $15.00 in those categories only. All other categories must have a current, valid USA Cycling Annual License to race in the AZ Cross Series.

Q: Do I need a USA Cycling license to race?

A: Yes. If you are a CAT 5 (new racer) and you do not have a USAC License, you may purchase a one day license on-site for $15.00. Masters, Juniors, and Singlespeed are not categorized and may race on a one day license available for $15.00 If you are above CAT 5 men and CAT 4 women, you must purchase an Annual Racing License through USA Cycling. Annual License are available at $70 ($30 for Juniors). Please refer to www.usacycling.org for complete licensing information.

 

Q: Does AZ CROSS send race results to USA Cycling? Upgrade points?

A: Yes, we send final race results to USA Cycling within 24 hours of race day.

Q: Can I pre-register?

A: Absolutely! Online registration is available at www.arizonareg.com Entry fees vary by venue, double check online registration closing dates, and avoid the $10.00 increase for day-of on-site registration.

Q: What forms will I have to fill-out?

A: All Series races require you to sign in person a USA Cycling Release Form. Any Juniors must have a parent/guardian present to sign the Release.

Q: Can I use a mountain bike?

A: Yes. Under current USA Cycling Rules mountain bikes are allowed in cyclocross races. NO BAR ENDS. And AZ CROSS offers a mountain bike only category.

Q: Can I race a tandem?

A: No. AZ CROSS does not offer a tandem category.

Q: Are races measured by distance or time, or laps?

A: All AZ CROSS Series races are measured in time. The rider who completes the most laps in the race duration wins. Think of the published race duration as the minimum not the maximum.

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