2012 Coastal Carolina Off-Road Series

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Race Dates:
1/29/2012 Wilmington – Brunswick Forest (SHORT TRACK RACE**)

2/26/2012 Havelock – Piranha Pit

3/18/2012 Greenville – Bicycle Post Trail

4/15/2012 Havelock РPiranha Pit

5/6/2012 Greenville РBicycle Post Trail

5/27/2012 Wilmington – TBD

** Please note that the schedule for this race will be altered due to the format. Please check back here in the coming weeks for more information.

Series Poster: (coming soon)

Race Day Schedule: (except for short track race)
Registration opens at 12 Noon
Kids race goes off at 1PM
All other classes start at 2PM in a staggered fashion

Course Information and Contacts:
Piranha Pit (directions) – Coastal Carolina Velo
Bicycle Post Trail – East Carolina Velo
Blue Clay Trail – Cape Fear SORBA

Class Approximate Distance** Entry Fee
Expert 24 Miles $25
Sport, Sport 40+, Singlespeed 18 Miles $25
Beginner, Beginner 35+, Masters 45+, Women 12 Miles $25
Youth 6 Miles $10
First Timer’s 6 Miles $10
Kids 1 Mile !! Free !! ** Race distances are truly approximate and the venue as well as the race type will result in changes to these totals, although the general trends will be carried through.

Preregistration will be available for the 2012 season. You will be able to pay for a 4 race pass and use that pass at any 4 races you choose. More details coming soon…

General Series Information:
Custom merchandise for all series podium finishers!!
Additional cash purse for overall series expert riders.
Categories with less than 3 riders will be combined for race day prizes.
First Timer podiums get a medal. 1st place in First Timer category results in automatic upgrade for next race to at least Beginner category.
All kids win medals!!
All races are rain or shine.
No racing license required.

Results Based Upgrades:
Any rider who either won his/her category last year OR won two (or more) races MUST upgrade to a higher category this year.
Upgrading can include moving to a category that races a longer distance OR moving to a more competitive category at the same distance (i.e. Beginner 35+ to Beginner).
The list of riders who must upgrade for 2012 can be downloaded here: (coming soon).
The goal of this is to encourage fair competition in all classes. If you feel your upgrade requirement is unfair please contact Ryan Danell or Kieran Finney (“Contact Us” link to the left) and we will consider your case.
Note: if you do not podium for any individual race this year you may downgrade next year.

Team Competition:
Any 5-8 riders can make up a team.
Each rider can be a member of only one team.
Teams must be declared by the third race of the season (Greenville, 3/18/12) – email team rosters to webmaster@ecvelo.org.
The top 5 riders from each team will “place” at each race.
Team with the most points at the end of the season will win the overall team award.
The winning team will receive the team trophy for the year along with all requisite bragging rights.

Points System: (same as 2011 system, ALL categories earn the SAME points)
All categories
1st = 10 points
2nd = 9 points
3rd = 8 points

10th = 1 point
11th = 1 point

Bonus points
Riders that attend 5 series races will earn 2 bonus points.
Riders that attend 6 series races will earn 4 bonus points.
Bonus points will apply to final point tallies for determining the overall series podiums and prizes.
Series podiums
In order to place on the series podium a rider must enter at least 4 races in a given category (you do not need to finish 4 races, i.e. you can DNF and still place, although this is unlikely).
Best 4 finishes (plus any bonus points) are used to calculate overall series points.
Overall ties will be resolved based on next best place in 5th race and then (as necessary) by head-to-head race placings.
Any class that does not have at least 3 riders competing in at least 4 races may be determined ineligible for overall series prizes.