Northern Virginia Youth Mountain Bike League
2008 Season is almost over, next race is October 11, 2008
don't miss it!!
HELMETS and SAFETY
Wear an ANSI Approved Helmet at All Times.
Under no circumstances should a racer be on their bicycle without a helmet
fastened to their head, even when riding a very short distance. Athletes must
also keep their helmet on when walking or running on the course with a
mechanical. Athletes will lose all points for the race at which they were seen
riding without a helmet – this includes while riding to warm up.
All Safety and other rules of the individual race promoters must also be
League coaches are also expected to comply to
the helmet rule at all races. A 25-point team penalty will be applied to the
team scores for non-compliance with helmet policy.
This race series is for all youth mountain
bike racers in the Washington DC area. Race entry scholarships and Equipment
usage can be provided by Trips for Kids Metro DC to those wishing to race
without the proper financial means. For more information on scholarships email
Teams comprised of 3 or more youth racers who
have an adult sponsor/coach will be eligible for a Team Award granted at the end
of the season to the team with the highest point total for up to 4 member of the
team consisting of: 1 male 14 - 18, 1
female 14 -18, 1 male 11- 13 and 1 female 11 -13.*
Teams must have a racer in at least
3 of the 4 above categories who have raced during the season for consideration
in the Team Award Category. If
a team does not have a racer in one of the above 4 categories they would enter a
“0 points “ for their score in that category.
Team member points will only count for races in which the individual
racer registered as a team member, points earned prior to joining a team can not
be counted towards a team award but will still count towards the individuals
(There will be no team awards in 2008)
End of season points will be based on total
points by racers who participated in at least 2 Northern Virginia Youth Mt Bike
League Events. Individual racers do
not have to be members of teams to participate or be eligible for prizes.
Only points from events
identified by the NVYOUTH will count towards the series total.
NVYOUTH will use modified versions of each individual race promoters
system in 2008.
We will be using overall
placing's reported by the individual race promoters.
Mountain Bikes Only
League athletes must compete using mountain
bikes that have 26 (or 29) inch wheels and the tires must not be narrower than
1.75 inches. No road bikes or cyclocross bikes, no down-drop handlebars.
League athletes are not allowed to race or
ride with headphones or other portable musical devices. Headphones are permitted
while riding a stationary trainer (but don’t forget to wear your helmet!).
League athletes are subject to all USA Cycling
and USADA rules pertaining to anti-doping (A list of banned substances is
available at http://www.usantidoping.org)..
WALK THE BIKE THROUGH CROWDED AREAS
All racers should walk their bikes in the pit
the area, or spectator areas. Riders who demonstrate reckless behavior and/or
risking other riders and spectators will be penalized a minimum of 50 points.
* age of
racer is decided by actual age on December 31, 2007
- We reserve the right to modify the system to accommodate changes and problems.