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The Rules

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  • September 10, 2016

1. The Race Organizer and all those involved in bringing this race about are not responsible for your safety or well being.
2. The IDR200, 150, 75 and 35 are self-supported, bicycling marathon events along the gravel and dirt roads of the Colorado Front Range. This is a remote and rugged environment. Participants must carry with them all necessary food, water, and equipment.
3. Each participant is considered to be on a private excursion and remains solely responsible for any accidents in which he or she may be involved. No responsibility can be accepted for participants becoming lost, stranded, injured… or worse.
4. Participants will be responsible for printing their own set of course maps and/or cue sheets prior to the event. These documents will be the riders primary means of navigation. There will be no course markings, so be sure to use your map and que sheets.
5. There will be several checkpoints along the route where all participants must check in and can receive help from their support crew. This is also where you can refuel.
6. A “Cut-Off” time will be established for reaching each checkpoint. Any participant not reaching a checkpoint before the established cut-off time will not be allowed to continue past that point. Cut-off times are based on an average speed of 10 mph. These times may be adjusted as deemed necessary by event staff to account for unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather, poor course conditions, etc. Cut-off times are established for the purpose of rider safety, and will therefore be strictly enforced.
7. Outside support is not allowed while out on the course. This includes, but is not limited to, assistance with navigation, supplies, lighting, or lodging. The only exceptions to this are outlined in Rules 8, 9 & 10 below.
8. Official checkpoints along the route will serve as neutral areas where event participants may meet their support crew to restock supplies and repair equipment. These checkpoints will be the only locations along the entire course where participants may receive assistance from their support crew. Receiving assistance from a support crew, or any other non- participant, at any other point along the route will result in immediate disqualification from the event.
9. Participants may help other participants with mechanical support, navigational assistance or by any other means.
10. Each participant is encouraged to have present at the event at least one support crew person to come get them should they need to abandon the event. Multiple riders may share the same support crew.
11. Support crews are NOT allowed on course, except to pick up a rider who is abandoning the event. If a support crew vehicle is spotted on course for any other reason, their rider will be disqualified from the event. Providing support to a rider while on course goes against the self-sufficiency spirit of this event. It is unfair to other participants, and therefore will not be allowed.
12. Participants may stock up on food and other supplies at stores and businesses along the route. Note… this area is extremely remote. While each checkpoint is located in close proximity to a convenience store, you likely won’t find any convenience stores along the way between checkpoints. Always be aware of the distance to the next checkpoint, and be prepared to travel that distance with the supplies you carry.
13. Participants may not advance along the route by any means other than bicycle, or by foot. There will be no hitching rides.
14. Participants may, in the case of an emergency, mechanical failure, or other unforeseeable problem, be assisted by motorized transport. By accepting such motorized transport, you will receive a DQ on your final results, but you may continue to ride the route once your problem has been solved.
15. The primary route must be followed at all times. No short cuts or alternate routes are permitted. (The course may be altered by the promoters in the event of inclement weather or other unforeseeable circumstance. Should this occur, participants will be sufficiently advised.)
16. If you exit the course for food, supplies, or any other reason, you must re-enter the course at the same spot at which you left. If you get lost, you must back track to the point you left the course.
17. Participants must wear an ANSI or Snell approved helmet while operating their bicycle.
18. Participants must obey all city, county and state laws, and “Rules of the Road”. They must conduct themselves at all times in a manner that will not bring discredit to the event.
19. All participants must have a clear front headlamp and a red taillight for the duration of the event. Riders will not be allowed to start the event without proper lighting mounted and ready for use. Riders may choose to mount additional lighting while at one of the official event checkpoints. (Headlamps may be mounted either on the bike or on the rider’s helmet.)
20. You are on your own. Use your head. Watch for and yield to traffic. There will be no course marshals to hold up traffic.

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