1. Each rider is classified according to their age on December 31 of the current year (this is your racing age).
  2. Racers should carry their own health insurance. Pre-riding and racing is dangerous and at your own risk. If you feel you can not be responsible for your own actions, please do not preride or race.
  3. Your team name must be on every entry form to get team points.
  4. At all times when participating in, preparing for or mounted on a bike, you shall wear a securely fastened helmet that meets the US DOT standards or the CPSC standard for bicycle helmets.
  5. A Beginner rider should advance to Sport and a Sport  rider to Expert…after placing in the top 5 in 5 races with a field size of 20 or more. Riders may advance as quickly as they wish but may not downgrade unless approved by the ICS director. Challenge yourself by bumping up before you have to. You will become a better racer sooner.
  6. Racers are permitted to race in a more difficult category. i.e. 40 year olds can race against the 30 year olds or teens against 20’s.
  7. IPods or any headphones are NOT permitted during a race. Ignorance of the rules is not admitted as an excuse.
  8. All repairs during an event should be performed by the individual racer. Be sure to carry your own tools & tubes.
  9. A rider will be suspended from the race or series for damaging or destroying public or private property or littering on the course. (Gel and Gu packets included)
  10. Only riders officially entered in the event may practice or compete on the designated race course and they must wear their number plate and helmet at all times.
  11. Dogs and bikes don’t mix. It is strongly advised to leave your hound at home. If you must bring the pup, please keep it on a leash at all times. All the racers will thank you.
  12. Refunds – There will be no refunds for race entry fees, weather,venue ,acts of god, venue change, injury, DNF, etc.. No refunds.
  13. NO WARMING UP ON COURSE DURING ANY RACE.
  14. Absolutely no jumping in the race and "registering or signing your waiver" after the race. If your name is not on the Start list you will be pulled from the race.

* Points from this category are not transferrable to any another category.

Men's Categories Women's Categories
Pro Pro Men Pro Women
Semi Pro Men Semi Pro Women
Expert Expert Men 19-34 Expert Women
Expert Men 35+
Expert Men 50+ JR Women Expert under 18
Singlespeed*
JR Expert Men - Under 18
Sport Men 50+ Sport Women
Men 60+
Sport Men 19-34 JR Women Sport/Expert 13-15
Sport Men 35+
Clydesdale* JR Women Sport 16-18
JR Sport/Expert 13-15
JR Sport 16-18
Short Course Men 19-34 Women 19-39
Men 35+ Women 40+
JR Men 13-15 JR Women 13-15
JR Men 16-18 JR Women 16-18
Super Short Course Shredders 10-12 Shredder Girls 10-12
Lil Shredders 9

* Points from this category are not transferrable to any another category.

Changing Categories:

In the XC race series, racers can move to a higher category and retain 75% of his/her points IF the move is made BEFORE the 4th race of the series. If the upgrade takes place after the 3rd XC race, the racer will retain only 50% of his/her previous points when upgrading.

In the EXC race series, racers can move to a higher category and retain 75% of his/her points IF the move is made BEFORE the 3rd race of the series. If the upgrade takes place after the 2nd EXC race, the racer will retain only 25% of his/her previous points.

HINT: MOVE UP EARLY!

NOTICE: IT IS THE RACER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY ICUP OF A CATEGORY CHANGE IF YOU WISH TO TRANSFER YOUR POINTS FROM A PREVIOUS CATEGORY. NOTIFICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO ICUPSTANDINGS@GMAIL.COM. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME, PLATE NUMBER, OLD CATEGORY, AND THE CATEGORY WHERE YOU ARE MOVING TO.

Place Points
1st 50
2nd 45
3rd 40
4th 35
5th 30
6th 27
7th 24
8th 21
9th 18
10th 15
11th 13
12th 11
13th 9
14th 7
15th 5
16th 4
17th 3
18th 2
19th 1
20th + 0

Individual Point Calculation Guidelines

Individual EXC Race Points and XC Race Points will be calculated and tracked separately in their own series. Team points will be a calculated combining both the XC and EXC series points for each team.

Each race, points will be awarded as shown to the right →

Bonuses

Each racer will also be awarded 1 point for every racer in the category. A DNF will result in receiving ½ a point for each racer.
Examples:

  1. 5th place in a category of 12 racers: 30 pts + 12 Racers = 42 pts.
  2. DNF in a category of 12 racers: 0 pts + (.5 x 12 Racers) = 6 pts.

Women’s and Junior’s Categories (under 18) will be awarded a 1.25x Multiplier
Examples:

  1. 2nd place in Pro Women with 4 racers: (45 pts + 4 Racers) x 1.25 = 61.25 pts.
  2. 1st place in Pro Men with 12 racers: 50 pts + 12 Racers = 62 pts.

Team Points Calculation Guidelines

  TEAM MANAGERS: Register your team!     

After every race, the points of the top 12 points earners from each registered team will be awarded to the team’s point total. The team must be REGISTERED with ICUP in order to receive points and the rider must select their team at registration for points to be counted. A rider who changes teams during the season cannot take their points with them to their new team but can start to earn points for their new team, once they register under the new team name. A team can be created and register at any point in the season but points will not be retroactively added to the team points total.

Volunteer Points will also be awarded to teams standings. We want and need your help to make this a great series so for each volunteer your team provides at a race, 30 additional points will be added to the team total. To be considered an official volunteer you must check in at registration prior to the race to be given an assignment. All Volunteers will be given a cool I-Cup item as well.

Volunteers at I -Cup sponsored trail work events will also earn 30 points towards their team as well as Individual points for the series of their choice.


Changing Categories:

In the XC race series, racers can move to a higher category and retain 75% of his/her points IF the move is made BEFORE the 4th race of the series. If the upgrade takes place after the 3rd XC race, the racer will retain only 50% of his/her previous points when upgrading.

In the EXC race series, racers can move to a higher category and retain 75% of his/her points IF the move is made BEFORE the 3rd race of the series. If the upgrade takes place after the 2nd EXC race, the racer will retain only 25% of his/her previous points.

HINT: MOVE UP EARLY!

NOTICE: IT IS THE RACER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY ICUP OF A CATEGORY CHANGE IF YOU WISH TO TRANSFER YOUR POINTS FROM A PREVIOUS CATEGORY. NOTIFICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO ICUPSTANDINGS@GMAIL.COM. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME, PLATE NUMBER, OLD CATEGORY, AND THE CATEGORY WHERE YOU ARE MOVING TO.

Pro Men and Women Payouts for EXC and XC

Equal payout structure for Men and women based on total number of riders.

All racers will receive a raffle ticket at registration for the Final raffle. These will be well stocked so stick around.

Cash and Prizes will be awarded to the Men’s and Women’s Pro and Semi Pro categories based on the total number of participants in their combined race. See payout schedule posted on website.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 racers in each Expert Category and top 5 if there are more than 20 racers in the group.

Podium winners in all other categories will receive a Podium raffle ticket and will have their own Podium raffle just prior to the Final raffle.

EXC Series Payouts

Key: | Prize = | Medal = | Podium = | Raffle =

Pro Riders 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1-10 Riders $200 Cash +
/ /
$125 Cash +
/ /
$75 Cash +
/ /
   
11-20 Riders $275 Cash +
/ /
$200 Cash +
/ /
$125 Cash +
/ /
   
21+ Riders $350 Cash +
/ /
$275 Cash +
/ /
$200 Cash +
/ /
$125 +
/
$50 +
/
Semi Pro Riders 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1-10 Riders $50 Cash +
/ /
$40 Cash +
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$30 Cash +
/ /
   
11-20 Riders $50 Cash +
/ /
$40 Cash +
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$30 Cash +
/ /
   
21+ Riders $50 Cash +
/ /
$40 Cash +
/ /
$30 Cash +
/ /
/ /
Full Distance Riders 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1-19 Riders / / / / / / / / /    
20+ Riders / / / / / / / /
Half Distance Riders 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
All Half Distance riders will participate in a Raffle instead of Prizes based on result.
1-19 Riders / / /    
20+ Riders / / /
JR Riders Short Course 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
All JR Riders on the Short Course will participate in a Raffle instead of Prizes based on result.
1-19 Riders / / /    
20+ Riders / / /
Shredders / Lil Shredders 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
All JR Riders on the Short Course will participate in a Raffle instead of Prizes based on result.
Shredders 10-12 / / /
LiL Shredders 9 and Under / / /

XC Series Payouts

Key: | Prize = | Medal = | Podium =

Pro Riders 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1-10 Riders $150 Cash +
/ /
$100 Cash +
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$50 Cash +
/ /
   
11-20 Riders $210 Cash +
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$140 Cash +
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$80 Cash +
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21+ Riders $270 Cash +
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$180 Cash +
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$110 Cash +
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$50 Cash +
/
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Semi Pro Riders 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1-10 Riders $30 Cash +
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$20 Cash +
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$10 Cash +
/ /
   
11-20 Riders $30 Cash +
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$20 Cash +
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$10 Cash +
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21+ Riders $30 Cash +
/ /
$20 Cash +
/ /
$10 Cash +
/ /
/ /
Expert Riders 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1-19 Riders / / / / / /    
20+ Riders / / / / / / / /
Sport Riders 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
All Sport Riders will participate in a Raffle instead of Prizes based on result.
1-19 Riders / / /    
20+ Riders / / /
Beginner Riders 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
All Beginner Riders will participate in a Raffle instead of Prizes based on result.
1-19 Riders / / /    
20+ Riders / / /
Shredders / Lil Shredders 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
All JR Riders on the Short Course will participate in a Raffle instead of Prizes based on result.
Shredders 10-12 / / /
LiL Shredders 9 and Under / / /

Registration Pricing:

Online Registration Day Of Registration
XC: Pro Categories $45 $55
XC: Regular Adult Categories $39 $49
XC: High School/Junior (age 13-18) $29 $39
(Note: $3 from every standard race entry fee will be donated to our I- CUP Jr Devo sponsorship program. The money will be divided across the number of JR Racers and paid to each JR racer who sticks around for the donation back to their racing fund. You must be there to collect your money. JR Racers racing in adult categories still qualify for this program too.)
EXC: Full Distance Adults  $95 $105
EXC: Half Distance Adults  $45 $55
EXC: Juniors - Half Distance & Shortenened Lap $35 $45
(Note: $3 from every standard race entry fee will be donated to our I- CUP Jr Devo sponsorship program. The money will be divided across the number of JR Racers and paid to each JR racer who sticks around for the donation back to their racing fund. You must be there to collect your money. JR Racers racing in adult categories still qualify for this program too.)
XC & EXC: Shredders (age 10-12) $19 $19
XC & EXC: Lil Shredders (age 5-9) $9 $9
Number Plate Free for first race. $10 to replace.

Racing Plates:

New this year, number plates will be included free at your first race. This plate will be tied to all of your racing results so GUARD IT WELL!

If you do lose your plate, there will be a $10.00 fee to have it replaced. All of your previously awarded points will then be assigned to your new plate number.