RACE RUles 

ALL RACES ARE BUCKET RACES!!!!!!

HOW IT WORKS:

Each race is a mass start, variable course that has different laps depending on the terrain/weather condition.

Between each lap, all participants play Hammaschlagen- our version of the German Drinking game where you pound a 3.5 inch nail with a hammer into a burly piece of wood.

The first person to put their Number Plate in the tire bucket after completing all laps will be named the category winner.

In 2016-2017 we have five categories: Juniors <18 ; Men 18+ Elite& Citizen; Women 18+ Elite & Citizen. All riders self select themselves into Elite/Citizen categories. Place in the top 1-3 in Citizen 2+ times at our races, and you will automatically be bumped to Elite.

FILL THIS FORM OUT TO PICK YOUR CATEGORY!

DETAILS:

  1. After a racer passes the finish line - they must take their number plate off their bike, run over & place it into the ring of tires - inside will be a bucket.
  2. If another racer crosses the finish line after you, but gets their nameplate in the bucket BEFORE you, They will earn more points and have a high place standing than you.
  3. Racers that lose their Number Plate during the race will have to make a new one at the registration tent. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  4. In the event of a mechanical failure, riders are allowed to come to the start and either have the problem fixed, or borrow a rental fat bike to finish the race (free of charge granted we have your size still available).  You will get your 10 points for finishing your remaining laps, or 5 points for getting back in the game and trying.

GENERAL RULES:

  • THIS IS A FAT BIKE SERIES: Therefore only those on Fat bikes with tires more than 3.7 inches are eligible to podium, and win series wide points. 
    • Everyone is welcome to race on any style of bike, but again, only people on fatties will gain the glory.
    • We don't take life too seriously. If you aren't having fun at our races you aren't doing it right.

 

  • POINTS RACE: At series end, the single male and single female racers with the highest points total, and who have also completed at least 6 races in the series will be awarded the series victory and the HUGH JASS TROPHY.
    • Points will be compiled from your best 6 races. You will earn +5 for every race past 6 you attend.
    • Bonus Points stay with you the whole season.
    • In the event of a tie, there will be an arm-wrestling showdown at the end of season party on Saturday, March 18th at 1pm-5pm at Kegel's Inn Restaurant (5901 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53214)  

Warning! This is a winter event. Expect winter conditions. Weather in Wisconsin/IL can vary from wet and warm to sub zero temperatures and extreme snow and ice. Please dress and prepare accordingly. 

  • Course location and specific race day information may not be accurate due to changing weather & trail conditions.
  • We reserves the right to shorten, cancel or postpone the event if weather conditions threaten the safety of participants and race volunteers. In the event of cancellation or postponement there will be no registration refunds.

 

RACE PRIZES

Special Awards will be handed to the TOP 3 Finishers for each category (Elite & Citizen) in MEN'S & WOMEN'S races as well as the TOP 3 Juniors (under 18). 

  • Top Finishers - prizes from our generous sponsors! Plus:

    • Hugh Jass Beer or Root Beer
    • $100 gift cards to Wheel & Sprocket
    • Goodie bag
    • Respect
  • 2-3rd place - Prizes from our generous sponsors! plus:

    • Hugh Jass Beer or Root Beer
    • $25 Gift Certificate to Wheel & Sprocket
    • Goodie bag

Parking Lot Contests

  • Each race has regional partnerships for prizes and will be divided among the parking lot contests. 

Raffles

  • Each race will have a raffle benefiting local trail groups. RESPECT.

Points Race for the series:

Points winners will be determined by the top 3 participants (regardless of category) and will be eligible for the following prizes:

  • GRAND PRIZE

    • Brand New Trek Farley 5 Fat Bike.

    • Free Entry into the Fat Bike Birkie on March 11th, 2017

    • 45NRTH Wolvhammer Boots

    • Industry Nine Wheelset

  • RUNNER UP 
    • Free Entry into the Fat Bike Birkie
    • $100 Gift Certificate to Wheel & Sprocket
    • 45NRTH Wolvhammer Boots

    • Industry Nine Wheelset

  • THIRD PLACE
    • $100 Gift Certificate to Wheel & Sprocket
    • Go Pro Camera

AWARDS WILL ALSO BE GIVEN TO THE TOP 5 POINTS WINNERS PER CATEGORY:

  • Trophies and special prizes will be awarded at the Hugh Jass Afterparty on Saturday, March 18th at 1pm-5pm at Kegel's Inn Restaurant (5901 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53214)

 

SEE THE Current RESULTS HERE


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