Summer Series Rules

The CITGO Fueling Good Charlotte Mountain Bike Series point system is determined by taking the total accumulated points during the 13 race series. Each cyclist's best 11 finishes are counted. Points are determined by the number of participants in the race. For example, if there are 14 participants in a 1x race, 1st place receives 14 points, 2nd place receives 13 points, 3rd place receives 12 points, and so on. If there are 10 or less participants in a 1x race, 1st place receives 10 points, 2nd place receives 9 points, and so on. DNF's receive 1 point for participation.


2017 Summer Categories

  • Expert Men
  • Expert Men 40+
  • Sport Men 19 - 39
  • Sport Men 40+
  • Single Speed
  • Masters Men 45+
  • Beginner Men 19 - 35
  • Beginner Men 36+
  • Sport Women
  • Beginner Women
  • Juniors 8 - 13
  • Juniors 14 - 18

TEAM COMPETITION

The Team competition consists of team members across all categories earning points. The team points are based on the following scoring system 1st - 25, 2nd - 22, 3rd - 20, 4th - 19, 5th - 18, 6th - 17, 7th - 16 and so on. Everyone who starts the race will score at least one point. The top five highest point earners from your team will be scored each week.

  • 1st Place Team - $200 and Winners Trophy
  • 2nd Place Team - $150
  • 3rd Place Team - $100

Team members MUST correctly register team name at each event. Team points are not retroactive.


Double Point Races

For the 2017 season, the final round of three cross country races will be double point races.


Category Explanations

Expert Men Just as stated...Experts. This category races for approximately 1.5 hours. Great for those training for 24 hour races and weekend events.
Expert Men 40+ Experienced racers over 40. Race time approximately one hour.
Single Speed Yep, one gear only. Race time approximately one hour. Great for sport weekend racers.
Sport Men Sport Men will be broken into two ages groups. This category is designed for those who have raced in the beginner category or who for those with a little bit of racing experience but are not quite ready to race with the sport or export men. Race time approximately one hour.
Beginner Men Beginner Men will also be broken into two age groups. This category is designed for the true beginner. If you have raced the past two seasons, you are absolutely not a beginner. This category is strictly designed for the entry level mountain bike racer. Race time approximately 30 minutes.
Masters Men Masters Men is approximately a 30 minute race for men over the age of 45 with a little racing experience but not quite ready to race the guys in the sport category.
Sport Women Experienced racers but don't have quite the time to train and race for 1.5+ hours during the week. Race time approximately one hour.
Beginner Women This category is designed for the true beginner woman mountain bike enthusiast. Race time approximately 30 minutes.
Juniors Juniors are broken down into two age groups. Race time approximately 30 minutes.

Race distances vary from course to course.
Expert Races range from 18 to 20 miles
Super Sport, Sport Races and Single Speed range from 12 to 14 miles
Beginner and Junior Races range from 6 to 8 miles
Sport and Beginner age group categories are subject to be combined due to lack of participation.


Prizes

Prizes will be collected from race sponsors throughout the summer. These prizes will be awarded for the overall points accumulated throughout the summer races. Points will be accumulated from the top 10 of the 13 race finishes. Trophies will be given to the top 3 finishers of each category. Gift cards will be given 5 deep in each category. You must compete in a minimum of eight races to be eligible for the overall prizes.


Points

  • Expert Races are worth 3x points.
  • Sport and Single Speed Races are worth 2x points.
  • All other races are 1x point races.
  • Racers will be allowed and encouraged to move up during the season by taking half of their accumulated points to the next category.
  • Racers will be allowed to move down a category, but will not be allowed to take any points.
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