Hill of Truth Rules

Time
  1. Official start time is 10:00 a.m.. It will be a mass start.

  2. Teams may start at any time after 10:00 a.m. with proper log in.

  3. Each team (teams are either 4 or 2 riders) or solo rider will be issued an official race tag to be worn around the left ankle. Each officially logged in rider must carry an official race tag on their person while racing. This tag should be presented to an official race timer in the start/finish area upon completion of a lap. If a racer or team loses their tag, they lose credit for all laps registered for that tag. They may start with a new tag if they choose.

  4. No riders may start laps after 9:15 p.m..

  5. At 10:00 p.m., racers returning to the start/finish area will receive a log-out time.

  6. Race results will be determined by the number of laps each racer or team has completed. In the event of racers or teams having the same number of laps, the racer or team with the earliest log-out time after 10:00 p.m. will be declared the winner.

  7. Protest period is from 10 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. only. Riders must be present to protest. All protests must be presented to the race director, Lisa Mueller, only. Any protests directed to the timing company, Personal Best Racing, will not be honored. This protest period allows the race director to review the results with the timing company, check for any errors, review any changes with those racers involved, and post amended race results (if necessary) before the awards ceremony.

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.

  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 primarily technical, twisty single track trail that is generally difficult, and certainly challenging to ride in the dark. A significant portion of the race will be in the dark. And Haw Ridge is very shady, so the course may be pretty dark before the sky is. 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 trailside repairs.

  4. There are no restrictions on what type of bike riders may use, but the same bicycle must be utilized for the entire lap. No mid-lap bike exchanges allowed.

Other
  1. Each team entered in the team category must have 4 riders. There is a new duo category for 2022.

  2. There will be course marshals at major trail intersections to prevent mistaken wrong turns. The course will be well marked. We’re on the honor system here. If you take a short cut 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 form at check-in.