Race Rules and Regulations v4 as at 7 October 2020
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.
1.Riders Race Rules
2.0 The following categories are allocated:
2.1 Team Lite Event: (three days racing of 47km/45km/38km – a total of 130km)
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 (no prize money or podium medals)
2.2 Solo Challenge Event: (three days racing of 65km/78km/38km – a total of 181km)
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
NB: ONLY FINAL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION RESULTS WILL BE VALID FOR TROPHIES, MEDALS AND CASH PRIZES.
CATEGORIES HAVING LESS THAN 5 PARTICIPANTS/TEAMS WILL BE ALLOCATED TO THE PRECEDING AGE CATEGORY.
ALLOCATION OF CATEGORY PRIZES – THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL APPLY:
3 Medical Condition
5 Race Briefings
6 Prize Giving
8 Sabie Xperience Team Event Rules
9 Helmets and Riding Attire
10 Compulsory Equipment
Although paramedic and medical services will be provided during the race and for a period after the completion of each stage, the 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
11 The Race and Stages
Note: 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, important updates hereof will be given at the official race briefing 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 Sabie Xperience 2020 Solo Challenge and Team Lite events will consist of two stages of various distances and a Time Trial on day three. All allocated stages days will count towards the overall race results for the Team Lite, and Solo Challenge events.
12 The Start
13 Individual and Team Times
22 Basic Race Rules and Etiquette
24 Penalties and Disqualification
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.
ENTRIES CLOSE: 10 November at 12h00 – limited to 300 entrants.
CANCELLATION POLICY: All Stage Race Options
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 15 October 2020
40 % of entry fee will be refunded if written notice is received before 30 October 2020.
0% will be refunded after 30 October 2020, but goody bags may be collected by riders.
TRANSFERS AND CHANGES.
A R400 admin fee will be charged for each change made.
An entry is transferable to another person before 31 October 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 be transferred to 2021.
CSA MTB RACING LICENCES:
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 R45 per day for a temporary licence, ie. R135 for 3 days and R90 for 2 days
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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