At the discretion of the Race Director and CSA Chief Commissaire the rules and regulations pertaining to the Sabie Xperience 2020, it may be necessary to change them slightly in the weeks leading up to the race.
Mountain Bike racing is by nature a self-reliant sport and often held in remote areas. All SabieX 2020 competitors must participate with an understanding and acceptance of this ethos.
2.1 Team Lite Event: (three days racing of 50km/50km/40km – a total of 140km)
Team Lite Open Men – Two male riders 15 years and older as at 31 December 2020
Team Lite Open Women – Two Female riders 15 years and older as at 31 December 2020
Team Lite Open Mixed – A male rider and a female rider 15 years and older as at 31 December 2020
Team Lite E-Bike – A rider of any gender 15 years and older as at 31 December 2020
2.2 Solo Challenge Event: (three days racing of 63km/78km/40km – a total of 180km)
Solo Challenge Senior Men – A male rider aged 19 -39 years of age as at 31 December 2020
Solo Challenge Senior Women – A female rider aged 19 – 39 years of age as at 31 December 2020
Solo Challenge Veteran Men – A male rider aged 40 – 49 years of age as at 31 December 2020
Solo Challenge Vet/Master Women – A female rider 40 years and older as at 31 December 2020
Solo Challenge Master Men – A male rider aged 50 years and older as at 31 December 2020
Solo Challenge Vet/Master Women – a female rider aged 40 years and older as at 31 December 2020
1. CASH PRIZES WILL ONLY BE PAID TO PARTICIPANTS WHO PRESENT THEMSELVES ON THE PODIUM AT THE PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY. 2. CATEGORIES HAVING LESS THAN 5 PARTICIPANTS/TEAMS WILL BE ALLOCATED TO THE PRECEDING AGE CATEGORY.
ALLOCATION OF CATEGORY PRIZES – THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL APPLY:
Riders who do not attend the race briefings and are not aware of changes made will not be accommodated if they miss their start time or any similar issues related to their not attending the race briefing.
Although paramedic and medical services will be provided during the race and for a period after the completion of each stage, the self-reliant and remote nature of a mountain bike race requires that each team or rider carries the following items to be prepared to deal with emergencies they may experience:
Optional Recommended Equipment
The organizers reserve the right to change route distances, actual profiles and the ascent totals leading up to the event due to
circumstances beyond their control, and if so, updates hereof will be given at the official race briefing or the evening prior to the stage The data reflects actual GPS recordings. Distance measurements typically vary between 5-7% between devices, as well as the method of measurement (GPS or rolling measurement) Ascent gain may vary 10-20% between devices.
The above penalties serve as a guideline for transgressions of the rules, but where any additional rule interpretation is required, or where specific provision for any incident has not been made in these rules, the decision of the Chief Commissaire will be final.
Riders wanting to cancel their entry will forfeit the following part of their entry fee:
R800 of entry fee will be retained for admin costs, bank charges etc.
The balance will be refunded if written notice is received before 29 February 2020
40 % of entry fee will be refunded if written notice is received before 15 March 2020.
0% will be refunded after 15 March 2020, but goody bags may be collected by riders.
A R400 admin fee will be charged for each change made.
An entry is transferable to another person before 31 March 2020.
Riders may downgrade from Solo Challenge to Team Lite if they find a suitable partner and pay in the difference.
Team Lite riders losing partners must try to find a substitute, but will be permitted to ride solo (non-competitively, and not assist or jeopardize result of the other competitors in any way), if they wish.
Entries may not be transferred to 2021.
All entries for a sanctioned Stage Race require a CSA MTB racing license, currently R120 per annum. If the rider cannot produce an annual license, her/she will have to pay R35 per day for a temporary licence, ie. R105 for 3 days and R70 for 2 days. Not applicable to fun ride under 20km
NB!!! Please Note Terms and Conditions:
In the very unlikely event of the event being cancelled, shortened, or affected by extreme weather events or other circumstances which are deemed necessary by the Race Director, SACF Commissaire, Medical Joint Operations Command, appointed Safety Officer, or South African Police Services to be life-threatening for participants, and beyond the control of the organizers, the Sabie Experience 2020 will not be in a position, or liable, to refund any entry fees to participants.
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