Go Nuts Biking has 3 exciting XC/Cross Country USA Cycling Regional Championship Series for 2021! 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).
New for 2021 - 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 and invited to the GNR banquet at the end of the year. 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 will provide medals - Gold, Silver and Bronze for overall category winners.
USA Cycling Official Guidelines will be followed for all races.
Check out the rules!
1) You must COMPLETE at least 5 races per series to qualify.
2) ALL races count for final points. The more races you attend - the more points you collect.
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 20 minutes of the last competitor completing the final race stage of the day.
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:
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 $1000!!!
Check out the rules!
1) There must be 5 racers or more per team.
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 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. (Kids Acorn racers are not eligible).
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 awarded as follows:
1st - 5 points
2nd - 4 points
3rd - 3 points
4th - 2 points
5th - 1 point
New Go Nuts Championship Race for XC June 19 at Kanuga Bike Park!
Fall XC 2020 and Spring XC 2021 winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th) will be eligible for call ups to compete for the Go Nuts Regional Championship title. The race is open to all and will count for additional points towards the 2022 Go Nuts Championship for non 2021 title competitors. (Points will be doubled for all participants placing 1-5 positions and will be added to the 2022 potential call up list to determine title competitors for next year).
FAQ Do I have to have at least 5 races per series to be considered? Yes, you had to have race 5 races in Fall 2020 or 5 races in Spring 2021.
FAQ Do the double points awarded count towards the Go Nuts Spring or Fall Series? No, they will be added to your total Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 points when considering eligibility to compete in the Go Nuts Regional 2022 Championship.
FAQ If I compete as a non-competitor in the 2021 Go Nuts Regional Championship will I still make podium? Yes! We will have 2 races going on the same day. The race for the title then the non-title race to compete for the extra points for 2022 Go Nuts Regional Championship race. We will do podiums as usual.
FAQ Do I receive the extra points for 2022 if I am competing in the title race? Yes, all participants for both races placing 1st - 5th will receive double points for the 2022 Go Nuts Regional Championship participant determination
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.