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    Default Dirty BikenetiCrit August 27

    #CrossIsComing! But first... something completely different!

    Dirty BikenetiCrit

    "It's a race so stupid I can't not do it." --Sean Chisham.
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    Team Bikenetic is bringing its Cross game to Road racing with a brand new format for MABRA: the dirt crit! It's a USAC-sanctioned Road Crit raced on a 2.4 km loop of hardpack dirt & light gravel farm roads. Full slate of Women's, Men's, Juniors, Masters' and Single Speed fields. Plus MTB, Tandem, and Anything Goes. Plus a Best Team prize. Plus Java Cruiser & Acme Pie! Plus BEER!

    Course is a 2.4-km rolling loop on hardpack dirt & light gravel farm roads (& one short paved section). Gravel tires 32+mm strongly recommended. Private property; open to pre-ride only on race day. Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14160592.

    USAC Road Crit rules apply. Road upgrade points (except Men's 2 to 1; see upgrade rules). Flat bars okay. For handlebar rules, see Rulebook, Ch. 1. Front & rear brakes required; no fixed gears. Pit w/ free-lap rule. Combined fields scored separately for podiums. USAC license required (except in MTB, Tandem, & Anything Goes fields); must show. Men's 123 & Women's 123 fields are MABRA BAR events.

    Pre-reg bonus! Call-ups for first 20 pre-registered in each combined field.

    Pre-Register at http://bikereg.com/dirtybikeneticrit (service fee applies). Use your Road Category (Cross Cats do not apply); Masters use the age you turn in 2016. Women can race in Men's fields one Road Cat down. Second race $15. Day-of race $10 late fee, except Junior fields. USAC 1-day license ($10), available only for Road Cat 5 Men & Cat 4 Women. Cash only on race day. Rain or shine! No refunds.

    No license required in MTB, Tandem, and Anything Goes fields. Anything Goes is all ages, all bikes—uni, fatti, bromli, pedi, handi, recumbant, trailer, whatever—with costume prizes; only $15; or $5 for kids 1-8 (this field will sell out—definitely pre-reg for it!); Tandems will line up in front of Anything Goes.

    Under 18 note: parent/guardian must sign USAC race waiver, on site or available on USAC's website.

    Best Team Prize calcluated on 3, 2, 1 points for Men's podiums; 6, 4, 2 points for Women's & Juniors' fields. So recuit your teams!

    Course open for preview 7:00 am and between races at Officials’ discretion. Sign-in opens 7:00 am & closes 15 minutes before each start. Report to start staging 10 minutes before start time. Warm-up on camp roads only, not fields.

    Special note! We realize this format is seriously weird--it's a transition between Road & Cross that isn't either one; a grotesque mongrel of a race. Roadies: This won't be like any crit you've ever raced--don't bring your carbon Zipps; definitely work on your gravel cornering skills. Think of it as your own personal Paris Roubaix/Strada Bianchi. Cross racers (well, the men): We realize lots of you are experienced in cross but Road Cat 5--it'll be okay! You can enter any Cat 5 field you see, including all Masters. Cat 5 Beginners is really for those who are Cat 5 in both Road & Cross. Cat 4/5 is better for experienced cross racers (say Cross Cat 4 or 3) who are still Road Cat 5 or 4. But the choice is yours. Women: We've got separate podiums for Cat 4, Cat 3, and Pro/1/2/3. Plus, USAC rules allow you to race in Men's fields one Cat down, so you can pick up a second race if you're a glutton for punishment.

    Beer Garden & Food: We're bringing the Cross party to Road racing. Java Cruiser will have incredible breakfast sandwiches & BBQ all day, Acme Pie will have pie--need we say more?). The Clare & Don's Beach Shack Beer Garden will have free Fair Winds Brewing Howling Gale IPA and Quaside Kolsch--brand new in cans!--with your cash donations benefiting MORE's local trail-building projects. So don't just race & ditch--stick around, have a beer, and enjoy heckling the other races!



    Cabin rentals available to teams/groups! Modern 32-bed lodges right on the race course! with AC, full kitchen, showers, dining area. One night $300, two nights $450. Two available (Team Bikenetic snagged the third one!) Contact race director for more info--see link above or email raceteam@bikenetic.com.

    Directions: 6100 Antioch Rd, Haymarket, VA 20169. From I-66, Exit 40 for Haymarket, south on US-15 for 100 yds, west on VA-55 for 0.9 mi, right on Antioch Road for 0.6 mi, left into Camp Snyder. Park in large lot on left.

    Sorry, no dogs or other pets allowed on the property (there's wildlife to protect).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    ...USAC Road Crit rules apply. Road upgrade points (except Men's 2 to 1; see upgrade rules). Flat bars okay. For handlebar rules, see Rulebook, Ch. 1. Front & rear brakes required; no fixed gears. Pit w/ free-lap rule. Combined fields scored separately for podiums. USAC license required (except in MTB, Tandem, & Anything Goes fields); must show. Men's 123 & Women's 123 fields are MABRA BAR events.

    ...Pre-Register at http://bikereg.com/dirtybikeneticrit (service fee applies). Use your Road Category (Cross Cats do not apply); Masters use the age you turn in 2016. Women can race in Men's fields one Road Cat down. Second race $15. Day-of race $10 late fee, except Junior fields. USAC 1-day license ($10), available only for Road Cat 5 Men & Cat 4 Women. Cash only on race day. Rain or shine! No refunds....

    ...Cross racers (well, the men): We realize lots of you are experienced in cross but Road Cat 5--it'll be okay! You can enter any Cat 5 field you see, including all Masters. Cat 5 Beginners is really for those who are Cat 5 in both Road & Cross. Cat 4/5 is better for experienced cross racers (say Cross Cat 4 or 3) who are still Road Cat 5 or 4. But the choice is yours. Women: We've got separate podiums for Cat 4, Cat 3, and Pro/1/2/3. Plus, USAC rules allow you to race in Men's fields one Cat down, so you can pick up a second race if you're a glutton for punishment...

    Beer Garden & Food: We're bringing the Cross party to Road racing. Java Cruiser will have incredible breakfast sandwiches & BBQ all day, Acme Pie will have pie--need we say more?). The Clare & Don's Beach Shack Beer Garden will have free Fair Winds Brewing Howling Gale IPA and Quaside Kolsch--brand new in cans!--with your cash donations benefiting MORE's local trail-building projects. So don't just race & ditch--stick around, have a beer, and enjoy heckling the other races!
    Umm, I only understand what I bolded, the rest are lots of words but meanings are lost! It sounds complicated! Handlebar rules? I'll assume that has nothing to do with moustaches. Where can I find the USAC for Dummies book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    #CrossIsComing! But first... something completely different!

    The Clare & Don's Beach Shack Beer Garden will have free Fair Winds Brewing Howling Gale IPA and Quaside Kolsch--brand new in cans!--with your cash donations benefiting MORE's local trail-building projects. ).
    Gravel and free beer! Kolsch!!! I have entered my son Nolan and me in the tandem race. He's too young too drink so I'll have to drink enough for both of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian74 View Post
    Umm, I only understand what I bolded, the rest are lots of words but meanings are lost! It sounds complicated! Handlebar rules? I'll assume that has nothing to do with moustaches. Where can I find the USAC for Dummies book?
    It makes no sense to me either really but making it as simple as can be:

    Do you have a USAC license? If not, you'll need a one-day pass (I believe you can do that when you register for the race as part of your entry) and that will automagically put you in Cat 5.

    Thus, your options for entry are: Cat 5/beginner men (no bikes with pointy bar-end thingies); mountain bike OR Anything Goes (which doesn't require the one-day license).

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    Does this help explain it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tania View Post
    It makes no sense to me either really but making it as simple as can be:

    Do you have a USAC license? If not, you'll need a one-day pass (I believe you can do that when you register for the race as part of your entry) and that will automagically put you in Cat 5.

    Thus, your options for entry are: Cat 5/beginner men (no bikes with pointy bar-end thingies); mountain bike OR Anything Goes (which doesn't require the one-day license).
    That, and I'm absolutely positive that if you ask the folks at the registration tent day-of, or send a quick e-mail to the race organizers, they'll surely get you in the right race! Be sure to show up at least an hour before whichever race you might try - either the Cat5/beginner men or the anything goes.

    AND GET READY TO HAVE FUN!!!!

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