Go Nuts Biking has 2 exciting XC/Cross Country USA Cycling Regional Championship Series for 2023! 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 series, XC/Cross Country Series (Spring and Fall), overall winners will be recognized 1st through 3rd place with 5 completed races. First place winners in EMTB, Pro, CAT 1, CAT 2, Single Speed, CAT 3, Clydesdale, Sasquatch, and/or Women’s Novice will be given a Go Nuts Championship Jerseys for each series win. Collegiate winners for the Spring XC Series ranking 1st through 3rd place with 5 completed races will also be given a Go Nuts Championship Jerseys.
Spring XC Go Nuts Series win - The series finale - Go Nuts Tennessee USAC Regional at Wind Rock Bike Park on June 3 is a mandatory race to compete for the series win.
Fall XC Go Nuts Series win - The series finale - Go Nuts Final Nutcracker USAC Regional Championship at Jarrod's Place on November 26 is is a mandatory race to compete for the series win.
USA Cycling Official Guidelines will be followed for all races.
Check out the rules for Go Nuts Series!
1) You must COMPLETE at least 5 races for Spring or Fall series (not combined) to qualify.
2) The best 5 race scores will be used for overall ranking in each series.
3) You must compete in the last race (Regional Championship) for series win and tie breaker when applicable.
4) Points do not transfer if you change categories.
5) You must complete race on the bike you started on.
6) Must wear bike helmet and appropriate gear.
7) Must follow outlined trail, any shortcuts or variations will result in disqualification.
8) You must make any and all mechanical repairs yourself or utilize the local bike support (if available).
9) You can move up in a Category, but never down.
10) Good sportsmanship is a MUST, any bad behavior will result in disqualification.
11) Please use proper trail etiquette during course recon and transfer stages.
12) All protest must be filed within 20 minutes of the last competitor completing the final race stage of the day.
13) 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.
14) Points will be awarded as follows:
COMPETE AS A TEAM
The one with the most nuts wins! All riders compete individually, but Go Nuts Biking offers a team incentive to add to the fun! We will award the team with the most points at the end of each Go Nuts USA Cycling Regional Championship Series with custom cobranded Go nuts and the winning team logos!!!
Check out the rules!
1) There must be 5 to 20 racers per team. An organization is permitted to have multiple teams, but cannot rotate members once rosters are submitted.
2) Team Rosters must be submitted at the start of each season. You may complete online or turn in a list at onsite registration. Please update if any team members who are dropped or added. No retroactive additions to your team. It is your responsibility to turn in rosters and update prior to each race if changes are made.
3) All teammates must compete in Pro, CAT1, CAT2, Single Speed, CAT3, Clydesdale, Sasquatch, and/or Women’s Novice to be eligible for points.
4) Each team member must wear their teams matching jersey/ t-shirt for points to count.
5) Each teammate must complete 5 races in a series for their team points to count. If a teammate only completes 4 races and has a DNF (Did Not Finish) of some kind their 5th race, their points are dropped.
6) No substitutes are allowed during a race. Each individual has to complete 5 races. This also includes no swapping bikes or helping repair a teammates mechanical issue. Tools and parts can be shared, but nobody can touch other individuals bike other than the local bike support (if available).
7) Teams Points are a cumulative ranking ( the more races- the more points) and are awarded as follows:
1st - 5 points
2nd - 4 points
3rd - 3 points
4th - 2 points
5th - 1 point
6th plus - 1pt
8) All team members who compete in the Regional Championship on November 26, 2023 race, will receive double points towards team series win. Team Final results will be determined for Spring and Fall XC Series for Junior, Adult and EMTB at the conclusion of the November Championship race.
Go Nuts Regional XC Championship Race is November 26, 2023 at Jarrod's Place in Rome, GA!
Prior to the Go Nuts USAC Regional XC Championships on November 26, the top 10 racers in each category for 2023 will be qualified to race for the title. Your best 5 race races will count in the ranking. This will include Spring and Fall XC races. You must have 5 completed races before the Go Nuts USAC Regional XC Championships on November 26, 2023 to qualify.
Go Nuts Regionals (GNR) eMTB Rules as follows:
1) Maximum 750watts - assistance up to 20 miles per hour - Pedaling assistance only. No hand or foot throttle allowed. Automatic disqualification. Bicycles must remain locked, i.e., no modification of wheel sensor from factory circumference or any other modification to manipulate the factory set speed of the bike.
2) Throttle mechanisms are prohibited.
3) Studded tires are prohibited.
4) It is forbidden to change e-bike during the event even if the rider finishes the event with the same race plate.
5) It is forbidden to recharge the e-bike or battery in the technical zone during the GNR event.
6) Technical assistance consists of the replacement or repairs of any part of the e-bike at the exception of the frame, wheels or battery.
7) Riders age categories are 18 and under, 19-39, 40-49 and 50 plus for Classes; Amateurs, Experts and Open Pro.
9) Riders can only use the battery in place on their bike and cannot carry or switch out an additional battery during the competition.
10) eMTB is not a USA Cycling category as of now, so points are not awarded nationally. USAC license is not required.
11) Race course length will be 4.5 - 7 miles depending on difficulty. Steeper climbs and more technical than normal XC will be tested on some courses. Each category will start an hour apart and should be completed within their hour.
12) Races will be conducted regardless of weather conditions. In the event of rain or other unfavorable conditions, it may be necessary to alter the order of the event schedule, including but not limited to, adjusting the length of the race or delaying or stopping the program completely. Should a delay occur, every effort will be made to resume the schedule in a timely fashion if conditions significantly improve.
13) No headphones, earphones or sound devices permitted. Horns and bells are permitted.
14) Riders are required to wear the appropriate helmet. Other protective gear is optional; gloves, goggles, elbow/knee guards, etc.
15) Shirt, shoes, and pants/shorts required. Clipless or flat pedals are both permitted.
An E-Mountain Bike is a bike operated with two energy sources, human pedal power and an electric engine, which only provides assistance when the rider is pedaling.
16) The course will the taped and marked. Any rider cutting the course will be disqualified.
17) Any behavior deemed inappropriate or unsportsmanlike like conduct will not be tolerated. Verbal or physical infractions will result in a disqualification.
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.