New Mexico Off-Road Series
Cross Country Mountain Bike Racing
NMORS 2017 GUIDELINES
   

1.     NMORS is an association between mountain bike promoters, racers and unpaid administrative staff (including a Series Director) that wish to support and grow the sport of cross country mountain bike racing in NM and El Paso, Texas thru a series of races composing the NM Off Road Series. This series will be held annually with events generally running from March thru October. At the conclusion of each year the NMORS will award a series title to each of it’s category champions. The rules for the series champions are included in this document for 2017 but may be adjusted annually by the NMORS.    

2. Annually thru direct discussion and other means (email, text, etc.) the NMORS Director will update this document to reflect the needs of the cross country racing community.

3. The Series Director would like to have a calendar of the year’s events no later than the end of February for each year. This will allow the Series Director to update the rules for the upcoming year. The Series Director needs conformation that each race and promoter with a race in the series meets the appropriate criteria to be part of the series.

4. Race Criteria:

  • portable restrooms or other bathroom facilities
  • appropriate course markings and marshals to minimize course cutting and lost riders
  • land use permits
  • liability insurance
  • timing/scoring system
  • prize list and or purse associated with each race category
  • prompt race results reporting to Series Director in the appropriate format electronically (see example below)
  • online race registration
  • manual registration system
  • pay a one dollar per racer day surcharge to NMBRA within one week after the race
  • include the Series Director in your liability insurance.

Race results

You are encouraged to import your results into a Webscorer.com format or they can be emailed to the Series Director in CSV format (excel spreadsheet) with the following fields:

  • USAC License #( or the words “one-day”)
  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Gender
  • Racing Age
  • Category
  • Finishing Place
  • City of Residence (if available).

2017 Rules
   
In 2017 we are going to try a new format. We are going to split the series into a Spring Half and a Fall Half. There will be six races in each half of the season. Thus a total of 12 races. The series will run from April to October. With a series that runs that long it is hard for racers to commit the time and effort to race consistently over 7 month period. Thus a split season, we will award half season/Spring/Fall champion racers a special metal for the Spring or Fall series in addition to our over all series winners getting the championship jersey. The race criteria will work like this: For the 6 race/Spring/Fall series you must complete at least 3 races to be considered for the metal and your points for your best 4 races count. For the overall series champion you must complete a minimum of 6 races but your points from your best 8 races will count towards your total score. The concept here is you will still qualify for series championship by racing in only one half of the year for those who have other priorities and difficulty racing throughout a 7 month season. Also we will have a little break during the hottest time of the year in late June and July. This also allows families to spend time together during the summer vacation period. Then we will start up again in August to finish the season as usual in Farmington in October.
 
So just like last year the top eight races count towards your overall point total. There is a six race minimum to be considered a series champion. Should an event be cancelled for any reason the Series Director may need to adjust the scoring system.
    
Race Categories:

Men:    Pro, SS, Cat 1 Junior, Cat 1 19-29, Cat 1 30-39, Cat 1 40-49, Cat 1 50-59, Cat 1 60+, Cat 2 Junior, Cat 2 19-29, Cat 2 30-39, Cat 2 40-49, Cat 2 50-59, Cat 2 60+, Cat 3 Junior, Cat 3 19-29, Cat 3 30-39, Cat 3 40-49, Cat 3 50-59, Cat 3 60+.

Women: Pro, SS, Cat 1 Junior, Cat 1 19-29, Cat 1 30-39, Cat 1 40-49, Cat 1 50-59, Cat 1 60+, Cat 2 Junior, Cat 2 19-29, Cat 2 30-39, Cat 2 40-49, Cat 2 50-59, Cat 2 60+, Cat 3 Junior, Cat 3 19-29, Cat 3 30-39, Cat 3 40-49, Cat 3 50-59, Cat 3 60+.

Scoring:

1st = 25 points
2nd = 22
3rd = 19
4th = 16
5th = 14
6th = 12
7th = 10
8th = 8
9th = 7
10th = 6
11th = 5
12th = 4
13th = 3
14th = 2
greater than or equal to 15th = 1

The NMORS point’s standings will be updated regularly thru out the 2017 racing season. They will be kept on Webscorer, wwwwebscorer.com . There will be a link from the NMORS website to Webscorer, www.nmors.org. Proper race results reporting is necessary to make sure the results are correct. Please follow the outline of results reporting exactly.

Racers are responsible to use the exact same name, DOB and USAC # in every race in the series to make sure there are no duplicates. Please remind racers about using the exact same name throughout the series, Webscorer uses the racer name as the primary data field. Racers who upgrade their USAC Category during the season will start the new Category with no points. Points in their previous Category will be maintained. For upgrade rules please refer to the USAC rulebook.
   
Tie-breaking procedure: In case of a tie in points within the top three places in any category, the first tie-break is who beat who the most in the series, this includes dropped races and DNF results and then if needed who beat who most recently.
 
Other Rules:
 
1. USAC Cat 1 & 2 road racers are encouraged to race at least Cat 2 or greater. Upgrades are obtained thru USAC.
2. Racing age for 2017 is racers age as of 12/31/2017.
3. Racers must use exactly the same demographic information for each race.
4. Poor sportsmanship, official abuse or staff abuse will result in loss of series eligibility.
5. For individual races the race official not the Series Director will settle disputes over rules and results.
6. The Series Director will settle disputes over series rules and standings.
7. The 2017 NMORS calendar will be run under USAC Cycling rules. In the event of an actual or perceived conflict between NMORS rules and USAC rules the USAC Rules apply. In other cases the NMORS Series Director upon being advised of a conflict shall examine the circumstances and resolve the conflict in a way that most promotes fairness and good practice in the operation of the series.
8. Ride Safely. Ride Well. Most importantly have fun!! That’s a rule.