General Information and Rules and Regulations
The 6 Hours of Brady’s Run is a team relay and/or individual mountain biking event. Individuals and Teams will compete for cash, trophies and/or prizes in twelve (12) different categories. All categories will compete on the same course and start at the same time. The only exception to this rule is that the 3 hour categories will start 5 minutes behind the 6 hour categories.
Class descriptions are as follows:
(note: each category is open to all ages but if you are under the age of 18 you MUST be accompanied by an adult who will have to sign the waiver for you on race day. NO EXCEPTIONS!)
Solo Male – Any male over the age of 18 as long as the 18th birthday is in the race year.
Solo Female – Any female over the age of 18 as long as the 18th birthday is in the race year.
Solo Singlespeed – Any racer, male or female over the age of 18 can compete only by riding a bike with a single gear in the front and rear of the bike. No exceptions i.e. disabling the shifting mechanism on a geared bike.
Solo Veterans 40+ - Any male or female racer over the age of 40 as long as the 40th birthday is in the same year as the race.
Solo Masters 50+ - Any male or female racer over the age of 50 as long as the 50th birthday is in the same year as the race.
Coed Duo – Team must consist of (1 Male and 1 Female) racer over the age of 18 in the race year. Each racer must complete two laps each in order to be eligible for prizes. Each member must alternate laps. This is a rule change so please make sure you know the rules before starting the race.
Male Duo/Female Duo – Teams must consist of two people from the same gender over the age of 18 in the race year. Each team member must complete two laps in order to be eligible for prizes. Each team member must alternate laps. This is a rule change so please make sure you understand the rules before starting the race.
Unicycle Solo - The prizes will be determined upon registration. Anyone can compete as long as they are riding a single wheeled cycle.
3 Hour Solo Categories – The same rules will apply, however the time is based on 3 hours instead of 6 hours. This category is open to all age groups, male and female.
GENERAL RACE INFORMATION
Registration is available through Bikereg.com. Day of registration will be available as well. Registration will open on the day of the event at 7:00am and will close at 8:30am.
Each team member MUST sign in at the registration tent to sign their waiver, pick up their registration packet and one team member will receive an ankle strap for the chip timing.
There will be a MANDATORY pre-race meeting at 8:45am. All racers must attend.
The race will begin at exactly 9:00am on Saturday, May 13th. Each team’s starting rider must be logged in prior to the start of the race. The race will start up the fire road climb in order to spread out the field prior to reaching the trail section of the course.
The course will be approximately 9 miles in length and/or the equivalent of about 1 hour for experienced riders. We do reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the course due to inclement weather, etc. A GPS file of the course will be posted to the website prior to the race as soon as possible. The course will include single-track, double-track, steep and sometimes long climbs, rocks, roots, steep dissents, pavement and anything else we can throw at you.
We will be using chip timing at this event. It is absolutely vital that everyone attend the pre-race meeting so you know exactly where to place the timing chip. There will be further instruction in the next section.
The race will proceed rain or shine unless it has been raining continuously for more than 2 days prior to the event. If the race is postponed for any reason it will be rescheduled for the following day (Sunday) or at another time TBD. If there are thunderstorms the day of the race each volunteer will be notified to blow an air-horn signifying the stoppage of the race. The first signal will be a warning for those on the course to seek shelter. If you are near the finish line you can proceed and finish your lap. If you are on the course you will be directed to the closest shelter. After the storms pass there will be another signal which will give you time to get back to your original place on the course. The third signal will notify you that the race has commenced.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Changes in class for pre-registered racers can be made prior to the event by logging into bikereg.com You will have the ability to change the information on your own.
All riders must attend the pre-race meeting at 8:45am. Any last minute changes will be discussed as well as the chip timing requirements.
Teams can transition from one racer to another in the designated transition area located AFTER the finish line. For solo racers you will continue on through the transition tent without having to stop and log in/out.
Once on the course, a rider must complete his/her lap. Substitutions can only be at the staging area. There are, however some exceptions:
In the event that a team loses a member due to illness or injury that team may continue to compete. In this case, the other teammate needs to get clearance from the race official and complete the remaining laps on his/her own.
The team has an option of cancelling a rider’s lap and restarting the lap from the original rider’s log-in time. Once a cancellation has been made it cannot be rescinded. The new rider’s log-in time will be the cancelled rider’s original log-in time.
Each participant will have a personal number plate that must be visible at all times during the race. The numbers are vital to scoring the event and your team properly. They also help to identify any participant on the course who may need assistance. If you should come across a participant who is hurt, knowing their bib number can help to identify that person to the race director.
Each member of a 2 person team MUST ALTERNATE LAPS and complete at least 2 laps within the 6 hour time limit and each solo rider must complete at least 3 laps in order to qualify for prizes.
For no reason shall any participant or anyone other than an employee/volunteer make alterations to the course. If anyone is found changing the course they will no longer be allowed to participate and their team will be disqualified. In the event of a major wind/rain storm the race promoters will have the option of changing the course should dangerous conditions arise. There will be marshals on the course in various places that can communicate with the race director should anything out of the ordinary happen to the course, i.e. a tree falling down, hillside washes away, etc…
In the event of a mechanical, support may only be supplied by registered racers or at the water station located approximately half way on the course. Any supporting racer must access the course under their own power by either foot or bike. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the course. Teammates may take any equipment or tools with them on the course and may even swap bikes with their teammate. Cannibalizing bicycle parts is legal in this event. We want everyone to finish.
Water and food may be supplied to any racer by anyone on the course. However, if you are stopping to take water or food you must stay clear of the trail. Water will be located at the transition area in the First Aid tent and possibly on other areas of the course. This is a luxury service, not a right. If you take food with you on the course please be courteous and dispose of the waste properly. Anyone caught blatantly littering on the course will be assessed a 10 minute penalty.
Racers riding a bicycle will have the right away over racers pushing a bicycle. When possible, racers pushing should stay on the least rideable portion of the trail when being passed. A racer pushing or carrying a bike can overtake a racer riding provided they don’t interfere with the rider.
Lapped riders should yield to leaders. Leaders should be very vocal when preparing to pass any racer. Be sure to use very clear commands such as “passing right” or “passing left” It is the responsibility of the advancing rider to overtake the slower rider safely. Slower riders must yield on the first command.
The use of headphones, digital audio players or anything impeding your hearing is absolutely prohibited at this event. It is very important that your hearing being unobstructed so you can hear if anyone is coming up behind you. If anyone is caught violating this rule you will be asked to remove the headphones immediately or face being disqualified.
When two riders are vying for position, the leading rider does not necessarily have to yield to the challenging rider. However, a rider may not physically interfere or intend to impede another rider’s progress. This is considered to be highly unsportsmanlike behavior.
Foul riding, use of profane or abusive language and other unsportsmanlike behavior is unacceptable. Such behavior by any racer shall subject that racer’s team to a warning or immediate disqualification. This will be strictly applied when such behavior is directed at course officials, race director, volunteers or spectators. The penalty imposed will be at the discretion of the Race Director. There is no excuse for being obscene and it will not be tolerated.
Only riders officially entered in the event may practice or compete on the designated race course immediately prior to and during the event. Coaches and/or trainers are not permitted to ride with their trainees unless they have registered for the race.
In the event of a protest by any team member it must be presented to the Race Director, in writing, anytime during the race or by 5:30 PM. Protests should contain any information that supports the protest including a description of the incident, witnesses, names and a signature of the protesting team captain. The race director will promptly rule on the protest after conferencing with other officials.
Guerrilla marketing tactics will not be permitted by teams trying to over promote their sponsors. Banners for each team’s sponsor or team will be permitted in their pit area, however, blatant over-promoting will not be tolerated. Examples including putting flyers on vehicles, hanging posters or setting up sales or promotional areas that haven’t been authorized by the race director. This is a right solely for sponsors of the 6 Hours of Brady’s Run. If you would like to be a sponsor of the race you can do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The race ends at 3:00pm on Saturday but if you or your teammate make it through the start/finish line before 3:00pm you will be allowed to go out for 1 more lap. However, in order to have the final lap count you must finish by 4:00pm. If you feel as though you won’t be able to complete the final lap in under an hour then it’s in your best interest to stop at the 3:00pm mark. There are no exceptions. A final time of 4:01pm will not be accepted.
The awards ceremony will take place in a timely manner immediately following the conclusion of the race.