Archive for the ‘Rules’ Category


Posted: March 1, 2015 by MBAA in Racing, Rules

Having timed the series personally (and had more than my fair share of issues) I can assure you this is one of the more difficult events to time and score in the industry.  Consider that there are 18 different start times, 38 different categories and several iterations of laps depending on the course/category.  Throw in series scoring, points for teams and you can see how it can be quite labor intensive.  Hats off to Mangled Momentum for doing a great job thus far – results have been timely and protests are lower than we have seen in a while.  That being said, there is always the potential for issues, protests etc.  So, here is the low down on protests.

PROTESTS – if a rider does not believe their (or another’s) time or place to be accurate, a rider may protest the results.  Protests will be taken onsite only.  Protests will be taken by 1 representative from the timing company.  All critical information (name, bib number, category, issue) are required for the protest.

  • Official protest periods are only 15 minutes.
  • Official protest periods will be announced, and noted on results.
  • Once the protest period closes, if there are no protests – we go to awards ASAP.

If there is a protest outstanding and impacting the awards, we will review the results (chip timing and hand time backups), discuss the issue the impacted riders (f needed) and re-post results – with a new 15 minute protest to ensure the issue is resolved.  If the timing cannot resolve the issue, the designated official (race director, competition director or official) for the event will help resolve the issue.  The official has the ability to make the final determination.

DNFs – Did Not Finish – occasionally you may not be able to finish an event due to a mechanical, an injury or just not feeling up to par.  Please don’t just leave.  Tell our timers, they need to note this in the results and we need to ensure that we do not spend the resources looking for you on course after the event.

Thank you for your continued support!



Posted: February 17, 2015 by mmelley in News/Updates, Racing, Rules

We are quickly approaching the third race in the 2015 series – here are a few key reminders about the series:

Havasu is worth 1.5x series points.
Sierra Vista is worth 1.5x series points.
Big/Little Ring rosters must be FINAL before start of race 3.
Captains Meeting – (or a representative) will be at White Tanks!


Posted: February 13, 2015 by mmelley in News/Updates, Racing, Rules

USA Cycling has announced their requirements for National qualifying for the 2015 event to be held in Mammoth, California – July 14-19, 2015.  The Flagstaff Frenzy  is the Arizona State championship, as well as the series championship rolled into one.  This allows for those athletes that would like to have a shot at going to nationals, to qualify at our event.  The top 15 athletes per category, holding a valid annual license will be invited to nationals.  If you simply want to ride your bike at Flagstaff, and don’t have an annual license, the MBAA is picking up the 1-day licensing fee (not an annual license) – this is done in an effort to continue to support grass roots racing, low race fees, and continue to provide value for our membership.  If you would like to help the MBAA offset that financial burden, we humbly request that you consider becoming a member of the MBAA.