Go Nuts Biking is excited to bring you the XC/Cross Country USA Cycling Regional Championship Series for 2022! Whether you are a true beginner or a pro, we have something for everyone! We are sanctioned by USA Cycling and all points count towards national ranking with USA Cycling when you purchase a USA Cycling annual license. If you do not purchase an annual license, one-day licenses are included in each race entry. ($5 will be deducted from registration fee when you enter your USA Cycling Annual license number).
We will give medals to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for each age group/category. We will not give prizes unless the podium is 3 - deep. It has became "participation" prizes when the podium is not full and we are moving towards "competitive" rewards.
Not only are you competing for national ranking with USA Cycling but for the Go Nuts Biking series win! At the conclusion of each XC/Cross Country Series, overall winners will be recognized 1st through 3rd place. First place winners in Pro, CAT1, CAT2, Single Speed, CAT3, Clydesdale, Sasquatch, and/or Women’s Novice will be given a Go Nuts Championship Jerseys.
USA Cycling Official Guidelines will be followed for all races.
Check out the rules!
1) You must COMPLETE all 3 Go Nuts races for Mid Atlantic series to qualify. The DCXC race point will count towards the series win - but is not a mandatory race.
2) Cumulative scores from the 3 Go Nuts Races and the DCXC race will be used for overall ranking.
3) Points do not transfer if you change categories.
4) You must complete race on the bike you started on.
5) Must wear bike helmet and appropriate gear.
6) Must follow outlined trail, any shortcuts or variations will result in disqualification.
7) You must make any and all mechanical repairs yourself or utilize the local bike support (if available).
8) You can move up in a Category, but never down.
9) Good sportsmanship is a MUST, any bad behavior will result in disqualification.
10) Please use proper trail etiquette during course recon and transfer stages.
11) All protest must be filed within 15 minutes of the last competitor completing the final lap in your category.
12) If you encounter an injured/downed rider, please stop and check on them. If a rider is seriously injured or unconscious, let officials know immediately or call 911.
13) Points will be awarded as follows:
Go Nuts Regional XC Championship Race is December 3, 2022 at Baker Creek Preserve!
The race is open to all. 2022 participants with 3 completed Mid Atlantic races leading up to Regional Championship race and ranking 1-5, will be eligible to compete for Go Nuts Biking Regional Title.
XC/Cross Country Races Defined: This endurance-oriented race is a mass-start competition, divided by category or ability, which typically features 100-150 riders competing over rough terrain including everything from unpaved fire roads to technical singletrack filled with rocks, roots and ruts. A typical elite-level mountain bike race lasts approximately two hours and ranges from 22-28 miles for men and for women. A common cross-country mountain bike course includes significant elevation gain and tricky descents. To accommodate the off-road conditions, competitors’ bikes are equipped with wide, knobby tires for better traction and suspension systems to soften the impact of riding over uneven terrain. Bike-handling skills, a keen sense of awareness and an element of bravery are all vital characteristics of a successful cross- country mountain bike racer. (a) Water shall be available only in designated feed zone(s) as outlined by the Race Director. The Race Director will provide a neutral water zone with water for any race exceeding 90 minutes in length. Official water zones must be accessible and publicized before each race. Feeding (food handouts) may only be done in a designated feed zone. A hand up to one rider must not cause other riders to slow down or veer off course. (b) Racers riding bicycles have the right-of-way over racers pushing bicycles. When practical, racers pushing should stay on the least rideable portion of the path when being passed. A racer pushing or carrying his bicycle can overtake a racer riding his bicycle provided he does not interfere with the rider’s progress. Lapped riders may be asked to withdraw at the Finish Line. (c) Lapped riders must yield the course to overtaking riders from the same class and category as quickly and efficiently as possible. Overtaking riders shall announce themselves sufficiently in advance of attempting to pass. Both overtaking and lapped riders shall be jointly responsible for a safe pass. (d) In the event two riders are vying for position, the leading rider does not have to yield his position to the challenging rider. However, a rider may not bodily interfere with the intent to impede another rider’s progress. Traditional rules of racing apply: the leading rider owns the track.