Texas Chainring Massacre
High Payouts, Fast Racing!
1/11/14 9am Start
USA Cycling Permit Pending
The Texas Chainring Massacre is a full on gravel grinder featuring a unique combination of dirt roads and desolate country roads that promises to be both scenic and challenging. Riders will be able to enjoy a fantastic route that starts and ends in the “civilized” part of the D/FW Metroplex near Valley View, TX while meandering through some scenic rural areas.
The route can be run on a road bike (with fat rubber), or a mountain bike but riders shooting for the “win” will most likely utilize CX bikes. If you choose to take a road bike on the course please bring extra tubes because there are potholes and some rough sections of dirt road. The race course will fall under USA Cycling’s designation for Mountain Bike Ultra Endurance over 100 Kilometers (62 miles) and Mountain Bike Endurance. We will also offer a fun ride with a distance of approzimately 50 miles.
This marked course ride will provide neutral aid/support station at the 50 mile mark but no outside support is allowed except at the aid station. Plan to bring enough food and supplies to be self supported in case of break down since it might take several hours for a sweep/sag vehicle to reach stranded riders. 9am start time in Valley View, TX.
All roads whether paved or unpaved are public roads subject to the regulations of the great State of Texas. Participants are required to obey all “rules of the road” and laws for the applicable jurisdiction(s) in which they operate their bicycles and/or other vehicles. This applies to both the featured event as well as any practice or warm up events. The Texas Chainring Massacre is an all weather event unless conditions are deemed unsafe for riders so there is a no refunds policy.
USA Cycling mountain biking license required for Pro/Cat 1. Cat 2 & 3 may race on a “One Day” trial license available on site or in advance at usacycling.org Staging preference will be given to USAC annual license holders (MTB and Road). Online registration closes 1/09/14 9pm Centrail Time.
Open Ultra Endurance – 100% payout 15 deep -$35 prereg ( www.Bikereg.com )/ $50 day of (2, 50 mile laps)
Open Women Endurance – 100% payout 10 deep -$35 prereg( www.Bikereg.com )/ $50 day of (1, 50 mile lap)
Relay Teams (Men, Women, Co-ed)- prizes 3 deep -$35 prereg per rider( www.Bikereg.com )/ $50 day of per rider (2, 50 mile laps)
Fun Ride – Swag for random participants – $25 prereg( www.Bikereg.com )/$40 day of (1, 50 mile lap)
Texas Chainring Massacre Bible
These notes should give an all inclusive overview of the format and rules for the 2014 Texas Chainring Massacre races. Organizers reserve the right to modify and change at any time for rider safety and/or as events dictate.
Texas Chainring Massacre
Mad Duck Cyclery and The Spinistry
705 S. Lee St
Valley View, TX
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Online Registration Closes
Friday, January 10, 2014 at 10:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time
USA Cycling Event USA Cycling Permit # 2014-154
This race operates under USA Cycling rules for mountain bike ultra endurance/endurance racing. All USAC rules apply. Current USA Cycling license is required to participate in the race. One day license is available for $10 additional cost over race entry fees. Annual licesnes will be available on site as well.
A 50 mile fun ride option is available which does not require a license.
Link for online registration: https://www.bikereg.com/net/texas-chainring-massacre
Day of registration will be available for $50 cash only for racers, $40 cash only for fun riders.
Race and ride begin promptly at 9:00 am, racers’/riders’ meetings will be held at 8:45. Registration will open at 7:30 am and all riders are required to check in and sign waivers. Prereg riders should plan to be at registration no later than 8:15, day of registration please be there no later than 8:00.
There is no outside support allowed on the course. Racers/riders must be prepared to complete 50 miles totally unsupported. There will NOT be any SAG vehicles on course. The course will be swept at the end of the day but that could be several hours away should you not be able to continue. Please make arrangements for somebody to pick you up should you become stranded. 911 is available for true emergencies.
The course is a 50 mile loop consisting primarily of dirt roads. Open 100 mile racers will do 2 laps, all others 1 lap. The Start/Finish/Staging area in Valley View is the only “aid station”. It is a completely neutral area and the only location where outside assistance is allowed. No support vehicles or drop bags are allowed on course. Racers must carry enough supplies to cover 50 miles without support. There are no convenience stores or any amenities on the course. Racers and riders may support other racers and riders without penalty.
The course is made up entirely of public roads. All rules of the road apply. Racers may be disqualified if reckless behavior is observed. The course will be marked at every turn, but not necessarily every intersection. Continue in current direction if no arrows are visible. We strongly suggest that each racer have a course map/cue sheet on hand hand just in case. GPS data and cue sheets can be downloaded from the following site: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3392197
Organizers WILL NOT be providing maps/cue sheets on site.
Scoring will be compiled utilizing electronic chip timing with manual back up based on number plates. It is each racer’s responsibility to properly care for and attach timing devices as required by the organizers. Organizers are not required to record results of racers with lost, damaged or improperly mounted timing and scoring equipment. 100 mile racers will “tagged” with a visual differentiator visible to other riders from behind.
100% payout is 100% payout of all race entry fees at the category level. All entry fees will be returned to the racers with zero holdback to organizers. All USAC permit/insurance fees will be paid from the fun ride entries.
Open race pays 15 deep based on a formula of 120 shares of total entries. 15th place = 1 share, 1st place = 15 shares.
Women’s race pays up to 10 deep based on a similar formula dependent on total number of entries. Additional prizes and primes may be added by sponsors at any time with or without notice.
Final results will be submitted to USA Cycling.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Promoter may modify the course at any time for rider safety or based on course conditions.