SERIES INFO

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2020 Series Categories  – ALL RACES $20.00!

USA Cycling CX racing age is determined by how old you will be on December 31, 2021. This rule is based upon the year in which CX World’s Championships occur – which is in January 2021.

Men’s Categories

Men’s OPEN –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 (Novice (CAT 5) is not eligible to race this category).

Master’s Men 40+  – Open to USA Cycling CX categories PRO,1/2/3/4/Novice. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License. Must have racing age of 40 years and older.

Master’s Men 50+ – Open to USA Cycling CX categories PRO, 1/2/3/4/Novice. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License. Must have racing age of 50 years and older.

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/Novice – 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 Novice (CAT 5) category – purchase a one day license  for $10.00

Men’s Novice (CAT 5)  – Category for new CX RACERS. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License  or purchase a one day license  for $10.00

Master’s Men 40+ 3/4/Novice – Open to USA Cycling CX categories 3/4/Novice. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $10.00 (Novice only). Must have racing age of 40 years and older.

Master’s Men 50+ 3/4/Novice – Open to USA Cycling CX categories 3/4/Novice. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $10.00 (Novice only). 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 $10.00.

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 $10.00.

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 $10.00.

Singlespeed* Open – Available to men and women,  USA Cycling categories CX racers (PRO, 1, 2, 3, 4, Novice). Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or Novice may purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $10.00.

*By USAC Rule: For National Championships or where prohibited by event
special regulations Single Speed bikes may possess only one rear freewheel cog and only one front chainring.

Women’s Categories

Women’s OPEN – 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. (Novice (CAT 5) is not eligible to race this category).

Women’s 3/4/Novice – must be a USA Cycling licensed rider in those categories. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License in either 3/4. ONLY Novice one day licenses available for this category.

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 $10.00.

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 $10.00.

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 $10.00.

USA Cycling CX racing age is determined by how old you will be on December 31, 2021. This rule is based upon the year in which CX World’s Championships occur – which is in January 2021.

2020 Series Points

Double Series Points will be offered at:

  • VOSCX Series Finals November 29.

Racers will earn points for placing 1st through 10th place. The VOSCX 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

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

Series Changes due to the COVID restrictions:

Registration Process

  • Each event is pre-registration ONLY, there is no race day (Sunday) registration. For the 2020 season race fees have been REDUCED by 50% to $20.00 per race – there is NO second race discount. Juniors – $20.00
  • Each category has maximum participant limits, please see website chart for details. www.azcross.com
  • No spectators are allowed on site. This will be strictly enforced and is the cornerstone of our approved health department plan.
  • Juniors will be allowed 1 guardian onsite per family (please respect the limitation to one guardian).
  • Masks will be required through the registration process, start-line call-ups, and finally removed prior to racing.
  • Please see the category chart and note the NEW registration window for your group. You are ONLY allowed to pick-up your number, and sign the required USA Cycling Waiver, in this time window.
  • NEW this season, we will post a full start list, along with your starting position the day prior to each race (Saturday by 7pm).

Racing Process

  • We will not have team tents and vendors on site. No “social” gatherings pre- or post-race, please.
  • Because we’re only allowed a specific number of racers on course at a given time, warm-ups and course preview are not allowed. You can come the day prior and we will be working to post preview videos. For warm-up we highly encourage a trainer next to your vehicle.
  • All results will be posted online at www.azcross.com by Monday following the event and not posted at the venue. To bring in the next wave of racers we can’t have the previous group chatting it up around the water cooler.
  • NO Awards Ceremonies in 2020.

2020 Series Rules

All VOSCX 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.

Rules of Racing. USA Cycling Rules of Racing apply – we are permitted with USA Cycling. In addition there are a few unwritten rules we ask you to follow:

  1. NO Hand-ups. Safety is most important  – spectators are NOT ALLOWED.
  2.  Juniors (and one guardian) are in  attendance at all races – bad language or behavior, is not tolerated. Watch what you say, and how you act – others may be watching you.
  3. We are guests at the community we visit. OBEY THE COVID restrictions or lose your privilege to race.
  4. Respect the race/series rules – race hard and have fun!

USA CYCLING Racing Age. Your racing age for cyclocross is determined by how old you are on December 31, 2021.

Race Schedule.  Please double check to insure your start time at each Series race. Arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to your start. NO pre- or post-race gatherings are allowed. 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 on Sunday night by 7pm by the USA Cycling (USAC) Official. Any race result protests must be filed 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 on Monday at 5pm following the race. Please check race results on race night –  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.

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 $10.00 in those categories only. All other categories must have a current, valid USA Cycling Annual License to race in the VOSCX 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 $10.00. Masters, Juniors, and Singlespeed are not categorized and may race on a one day license available for $10.00 If you are above CAT 5 men and CAT 4 women, you must purchase an Annual Racing License through USA Cycling. Please refer to www.usacycling.org for complete licensing information.

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

A: Yes, we send final race results to USA Cycling within 72 hours of race day.

Q: Can I pre-register?

A: Absolutely! Online registration is the only option – NO RACE DAY on-site registration. Entry fees are $20.00, double check online registration closing date.

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.

Q: Can I race a tandem?

A: No. VOSCX does not offer a tandem category.

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

A: All VOSCX 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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