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Hill of Truth Rules

Time
  1. Official start time is 9:00 a.m. It will be a mass start.

  2. Riders/teams may start at any time after 9:00 a.m. 

  3. Each rider/team will be issued an official race timing chip to be worn around either ankle for each lap that they ride. If a rider/team loses their official race timing chip, they lose credit for all laps registered for that chip. They may start with a new official race timing chip if they choose.

  4. While riders/teams may choose to start a lap whenever they like, no rider/team arriving after 9 p.m. will have their lap counted towards the rider’s/team’s total number of laps.

  5. Protest period is from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. only. Riders must be present to protest. All protests must be presented to the race director, Lisa Mueller, only. This protest period allows the race director to review the timing results, check for any errors, review any changes with those riders/teams involved, and post amended race results (if necessary) before the awards ceremony.

  6. The solo rider (excluding e-bike categories) with the most laps will be recognized as the overall winner of the Hill of Truth race. In the event there are two or more riders with the same number of laps ridden, the rider who completed the laps in the shortest time wins.

Laps
  1. Laps begin and end at the official start/finish area with official log-in/out.

  2. Each lap must be completed by only one rider and must include the entire race course in the official direction.

  3. A lap may be ridden or walked.

  4. No part of any uncompleted lap will count.

  5. In the event of an injury in which the injured rider cannot finish a lap unaided, a registered teammate may carry rider and/or bike to complete the lap.

  6. In the event of a mechanical difficulty, the rider must repair his or her own bike and continue or push/carry the bike for the remainder of the lap for it to count.

  7. Riders who quit in the middle of a lap and come off the course may start over if they wish, but they must start from the beginning. Only laps started and completed without leaving the race course will count. Report any incomplete laps to the race director.

  8. If a rider leaves the race course to report another rider’s injury requiring medical attention, that rider may backtrack to where he/she left and continue on that lap.

  9. The course is generally technical, twisty single track trail that can be difficult, and is made more challenging when riding in the dark. Bring lights, good ones. You will need them.

Maintenance/Repairs
  1. Repairs of any sort may be made by anyone in the staging area only.

  2. Once on the course, repairs may only be made by officially logged-in riders using only tools and supplies carried by said riders.

  3. The only outside assistance a rider may receive is from other officially logged-in riders. Teammates not officially logged-in may not physically assist with trail side repairs.

Other
  1. Teams can be composed of either 2 or 4 riders. 3 person teams will be entered in the 4-rider team category.

  2. There will likely be course marshals at major trail intersections to prevent mistaken turns. The course will be well marked. We’re on the honor system here. If you take a shortcut or cheat in any way and we find out about it, you and your team (if applicable) will be disqualified at the race directors’ discretion.

  3. It’s up to you and your sense of fair play to abide by these rules. Just don’t cheat, it doesn’t help anybody, least of all, you.

All riders must wear a bicycle helmet at all times while on the race course, and will be required to sign a liability waiver as part of the registration process. All riders participating in the Hill of Truth race acknowledge and agree to abide by the terms of the liability waiver, and agree to hold CVTA, its members, board of directors, affiliates and partners, harmless and free of any responsibility or liability for any injury, damage, or other cause of action arising from participation in the Hill of Truth race.

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