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Race Rules

All roads are open to public traffic. For your safety, it is imperative that you are constantly aware of your surroundings.

Participants must wear a properly approved helmet, at all times, while operating their bicycle. Any absence of a helmet at the start will result in removal from the race. 

Ride on the right side of the road. During the course of the event, you are not allowed to ride more than 2 abreast in a single lane of travel. You are NOT allowed to cross over into the other lane of traffic. Travel in the lefthand lane is strictly prohibited.

You will be responsible for your own mechanical support; however, The Bicycle shop will be staged at the bottom of Detweiler Run, for emergency support.

Be courteous to traffic on the gravel road. Most roads are narrow, so you won’t be given a normal 3 feet courteous distance by automobiles. Try and ride single file when cars go by.

Littering of any kind is not allowed. Any witness to littering could result in removal from the race or the inability to return to future events.

Please respect land owners’ property along to course. Should you need to pit stop, please do so privately and respectfully. Please conduct yourself in a manner that will not discredit you or the event.

The primary race route must be followed at all times. No short cuts or alternate routes are permitted.

Race numbers must be worn at all times.

We are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged equipment.

Any violations to the rules will result in disqualification or withdrawal from the race.

START

At the sound of the starting gun, riders will follow the escort for a neutral start. Please maintain your starting position - no passing. Racing starts once riders have turned on to Laurel Run Road.

RACE NUMBERS/BIBS

We will supply you with a race plate for the handle bars of your bike. Numbers must be visible at all times. Please do not cut or fold your race number.

DROPPING FROM THE RACE

Some racers will not finish the race. If you drop out at an aid station, you must tell them you are dropping out. If you decide to drop out between aid stations, you must report to the nearest aid station or the finish line and inform a race official that you have dropped out. If you are unable to continue for any reason, stay on the marked course and inform other riders that you are in need of aid.