Guidelines

Classes and Class Descriptions
 
Long Distance (12 Hour & 75+ Mile) Events
Solo Male              one male rider
Solo Female          one female rider
Solo Singlespeed    one male or female rider
Solo Fat Bike         one male or female rider
Duo                       two riders male or female
Female Team        two to four riders, all female
Open Team           three to four riders, any combination of male and female

Medium Distance (6 Hour & 50 Mile) Events
Solo Male              one male rider
Solo Female          one female rider
Duo                       two riders male or female
 
Short Distance (3 Hour & 25 Mile) Events
Solo Male              one male rider
Solo Female          one female rider
 
Junior Division 
Solo Male            one male rider (ages 12-17 only)
Solo Female        one female rider (ages 12-17 only)  
 

Registration

Registration forms are available to download.
Check race links to see when “Day of” Registration will open and close.

Permits & Trail Passes
 
State Parks
Required for Northern Kettles Endurance Challenge:
All riders are required to have a valid state trail pass whenever they are riding the course. Trail passes are $4/day. All vehicles that are parked must have a valid State Park sticker.
There is no overnight camping permitted at Emma Carlin. Camping is also available at the Northern Kettles race.
 
County Parks                                                                                                                                                                                For the Stump Farm 100, riders will be required to purchase a $3 daily or a seasonal Brown Country Parks trail pass whenever they are riding the course or trails. There is no parking sticker required. Camping is available on Friday night only.
 
 For The Wile Ride Buzzard Buster, riders will be required to purchase a $5 daily or a seasonal Clark County Parks trail pass whenever they are riding the course or trails. There is no parking sticker required but on-site camping is available for $7/night/camping unit.
For the Thunderdown in the Underdown, riders will be required to purchase a $5 daily or a seasonal Lincoln County Parks trail pass whenever they are riding the course or trails. There is no parking sticker required but on-site camping is available for $10/night/camping unit.
For the RASTA Rock’n Root, riders will be required to purchase a $5 daily or a seasonal Oneida County Parks trail pass whenever they are riding the course or trails. There is no parking sticker required but on-site camping is available for $10/night/camping unit.
Pre-race Meeting

 A pre-race meeting will be held 15 minutes prior to the start of each race. All team captains and solo riders must attend.

Starting Procedures
Each starting racer must be on the starting line at least 5 minutes before the start time. The start will be a Le Mans style start. (Running to bike)

Helmets & Equipment
All competitors are required to wear an ANSI and/or SNELL approved helmet at all times during competition as well as when pre-riding or warming up on the course. Riders must wear proper riding attire, including a shirt and fully-enclosed shoes during competition. Each racer is responsible for having their bike in good operating condition, including but not limited to: two fully-functioning brakes, plugged handlebar ends, NO hazardous attachments including kick stands and reflectors, adjusted hubs and headset, true wheels, and a sound frame (no cracks, severe bends or dents). The race directors may remove any racer from the start whom they feel is attempting to compete on an unsafe bike.
Walkman, headphones and other personal listening devices which may interfere with a racer’s awareness of other racers and their surroundings are strictly prohibited.

Lighting
Lights are recommended for all riders starting a lap at or near sunset.

Support
It is highly recommended that you bring your own food and water. Racers can receive food and water from anyone and anywhere on the course. They can also receive mechanical support from anyone, even parts from another bicycle, or a different bicycle, as long as they have the owners permission. They must have the number plate attached to the bicycle they are riding. All racers should be clear of the trail for all support and repairs. Racers riding have the right of way.

Short Cutting
Deviation from the marked course will result in disqualification unless the competitor reenters the course at point of exit. This includes ducking under any flagging marking the boundaries of the finish chute. Short cutting the course by any racer will result in disqualification of that team.

Postponement of Race
A race may be stopped and/or postponed by the race director in case of severe injury to a rider. Racers failing to heed the instruction of medical personal attending to an injured rider will be disqualified!

Weather Delay
A race may be delayed, stopped or canceled at the discretion of the race director due to heavy rain. The race will be restarted in the order of the racers last completed lap with timed spacing. In the case of a race being canceled, the rain date for the Series is September 6th and 27th, 2014. An event is considered complete at 6 hours 1 minute in the 12 Hour/100 Mile events and 5 hours 1 minute in the 10 Hour / 75 Mile events.

Raffle
Some events in the Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Bike Series may have a day of raffle. Tickets will be sold only on the day of the event and the drawing will be held later in the day. You must be present to claim your prize.

Public Access
Some of the trails we race on will still be open for the public to use during the event. The race director will mention if the trails are open for their specific race. Please be courteous to anyone that is using the trail, and be considerate when preparing to pass them.
PASS WITH CAUTION. Remember, they could be inexperienced riders that have never encountered a group of racers before. We don’t want to cause an accident.

Clean-up
Take out whatever you bring in, there will be no rubbish removal.
No littering on the course. Any rider reported for littering will be disqualified.
 

Scoring
See race links for race end times as these tend to change from one event to another. If you do not think you will finish your last lap by that time, it is recommended that you do not start that lap. Any lap finished after the ending time will not count to your total. The placing of teams will be by the total laps finished by the ending time, and the finish time of the last lap completed. (Example: Team 1 completes 13 laps at 7:45PM Team 2 completes 13 laps at 7:57PM. Team 1 beats Team 2. But Team 3 completes 14 laps at 7:59PM, Team 3 is the winner.)

Awards

Awards will be presented about 30 minutes after each race ends.

Series Scoring:
The following system for awarding series mileage will be used this year. 
Total miles = # of completed laps x lap distance + bonous miles
Competitors wishing to compete for an overall series score and overall awards, must fill out  series registration form and mail it with the $15 ($20 after 5/23/14) registration fee per rider to WEMS, or register at a race. A racer must have a series registration number for a result to count toward a series total in their series overall score. Mileage for series overalls will be figured retroactively for 1 race only. (Competitors must request retroactive credit and must write their race number from the race for which they are requesting retroactive credit, on their series registration form.)   By registering for a series registration number, solo riders that register with their series registration number will receive a discount off of the entry fee for each race entered. See Registration for more details.
Each relay team (duo and open teams) needs to have series registration numbers for each rider. The  series registration numbers for teams may be shared among team members listed on the roster. Duo teams consist of 2 riders, male or female, with a maximum team roster of 3 riders. Open teams consist of 3-4 riders, male or female, with a maximum team roster of 6 riders. Teams registering with a series registration number will receive a discount off of the entry fee per rider. See Registration for more details.
To be eligible for an overall series award a team/solo rider must compete in a minimum of 4 events. The best 6 results will be used for tabulation of the final overall mileage. A team/solo rider that competes in more than the 6 events minimum, will be awarded 25 bonus miles for each additional event (50 maximum). Series miles toward an overall score will be scored as follows:

Volunteer miles
Each competitor may one time each year, give up their chance to race, and volunteer for an event of their choice to receive volunteer miles. Competitors need to contact the race director of the event for which they wish to volunteer at least one week in advance, and commit to work a minimum of 6 hours. Competitors may work before for set-up, during or after the event. Volunteer miles will be equal to the average of all the series scores for the competitor. Each Series racer may volunteer at one race per year. The volunteer miles recieved will count the same as if the volunteer raced.

Bonous Miles issued for:

1st        30
2nd       28
3rd       26
4th       24
5th       22
6th       20
7th       18
8th       16
9th       14
10th      12
11th      10
12th      8
13th      6
14th      4
15th      2
-1 mile for each additional place


Team Roster

For series scoring a 4 person team may consist of 6 riders. Only 4 riders may compete for the team at any one race.

A 2 person team may consist of 3 riders. Only 2 riders may compete for the team at any one race.

Example:

Roster for “Team Bikers”

Jim    Bill   Frank   Steve   John   Brian

At John Muir Race;   Jim, Bill, Frank and John compete.

For the METRO race; Bill, John, Brian and Steve compete.

(Jim is getting married and Frank is the best man)

The results for both races will count towards “Team Bikers” series points.