R.A.P.T.O.R. Adventure Series

2018 Fayetteville, AR US 72701
Cycling Relay Two

TWO-PERSON INFO

Overall Details:

SIGN UP HERE

HOW IT WORKS

  • Each team will consist of two riders
  • Teams are handicapped with a time deduction or addition based upon four factors listed below
  • Time trial start based upon team seeding.  Highest handicap will begin first
  • Start times posted the day before the event
  • Mandatory pre-race meeting the night before. But, there will be food and drink!

HANDICAP SYSTEM (Two Person) - download and SAVE Excel spreadsheet to determine team handicapLINK

  1. USA Cycling Road Category (if not currently a member, then a teammate's score will be 5 or if once a USAC member then the rider's ranking will be the last category on record). If a MTB rider, see conversion.
    • MTB Pro is Road – Cat 1
    • MTB Cat 1 is Road – Cat 2
    • MTB Cat 2 is Road – Cat 3
    • MTB Cat 3 is Road – Cat 5
    • Together your team total must be 5 points or greater to not incur a time penalty.
    • Point handicap: Each point over 7, 10 minutes will be subtracted. Each point under 5, 10 minutes will be added. Examples: Team total of 10. 30 minutes subtracted. Team total of 3. 20 minutes added. 
  2. Gender - for each female on the team, 30-minutes will be subtracted. 
  3. Weight - Team weight over 399lbs will receive a 20-minute advantage. NOTE: each member will be weighed (if team value is above the threshold) upon check-in. Cycling clothes w/o shoes, helmet, equipment, etc."
  4. Age -  (a person's age is calculated based upon their age on 12/31/2018):
    • 20-minute advantage if total team age is equal to or greater than 100
    • 30-minute advantage if total team age is equal to or greater than 110

* - download and save Excel spreadsheet to determine team handicap - LINK

RULES (2 person)

  • No drafting allowed except with teammate.  USA Cycling officials will be on the course.
  • Rules of the Road must be adhered to at all times.  There is NO INTERSECTION CONTROL throughout the course.
  • Mandatory attendance at pre-race meeting the night before.
  • Changing of bikes or rider exchanges can only take place at designated transitions.
  • Team cars are not allowed to follow the riders.
  • One vehicle per team with a max. width of 81” and a max. length of 285” (including bike racks). No trailers allowed.
  • Each rider must do a minimum of two legs with a maximum of three.
  • Two riders can be on the course at the same time and the final leg does not count against rider maximum.
  • The time of a team will be taken on the slowest rider across the line if more than one rider is competing on the final section. 
  • All riders from each team must check-in at the finish for a team to receive an official time.
  • A separate driver is encouraged, but not mandatory
  • Event held rain or shine
  • Time cut-off is 10 hours or 7:00 pm.

SUPPORT

  • Aid can only be rendered by teams at transition areas unless a medical emergency has occurred.  Race staff must be notified.
  • Neutral support will be on the course and they are the only ones who may provide mechanical assistance outside the transition areas.
  • Ultimately, all teams and riders must be self sufficient.
  • There is a section where team cars must divert due to low overhang road obstruction.
  • Friends and family are strongly discouraged from following riders on the course. Race officials and law enforcement will be on the course and if necessary penalize and/or disqualify teams if non-essential personnel are impeding the event or civilian traffic.

COURSE DETAILS (Two person):

    1. Mile 17 - Crosses 
    2. Mile 41 - Turner Bend 
    3. Mile 62 - Slate Hill Rd / Hwy 215
    4. Mile 80 - Mountainburg
    5. Mile 98 - Brentwood rest area

AWARDS AND CATEGORIES 

  • Top two handicap
  • Top two gross
  • Handicap times will be considered the official R.A.P.T.O.R Cycling relay times.

EQUIPMENT

  • Both Time Trial and Road bikes can be used.
  • Bike changes can only be made in the transition area.

FIELD AND AGE LIMITS:

  • 2-person - 20 teams
  • 18 year minimum age

RACE GOODIES

  • Hoodie
  • Pre-race meal and beverage the night before
  • Continental Breakfast on race morning
  • Beer and Barbeque at the finish
  • Finisher award
  • Giveaway prizes

PRE-RACE MEETING (mandatory):

Accommodations:

  • Mount Sequoyah - has several options from cabins to dorm-style rooms.  Something for every budget and the location is spectacular. See LINK for full details.  Please mention the RAPTOR Cycling Relay when booking.  Call 800.760.8126 or visit website.

SIGN UP HERE