Part 1 - Fair Play & Event Etiquette
- All participants must wear a helmet approved by NZ/AUS safety standards or similar International standards.
- Headphones, earpieces or portal speakers are NOT permitted during the event. The exception is bone-conducting headphones. You must be able to hear other riders and marshal instructions.
- No smoking or vaping.
- No animals/pet may accompany riders on course.
- A participant may not dispose of rubbish on course.
- It is the requirement of the participant to stay on course and follow the course marking. If a person has been found to deviate from the course they will be disqualified.
- A participant is not permitted to intentionally physically contact another rider with bike, body or fluids such as liquid from a bidon or spitting, they may be disqualified.
- Passing participants MUST let the rider you are about to pass know when and on which side. E.g. "rider coming up, passing on your right when you are ready". If you are riding in a group let the rider in front know how many people will pass him/her. If you are being passed find the next best place to move to the side and let them pass.
- Race numbers must be displayed on the handlebars of the bicycle. The number plate must be readable, so it must be fastened as flat as possible.
- Altering, cutting or placing of an unauthorised sponsors' logos on race numbers will result in a penalty.
- Participants may not have a non-participating support rider the course with them during the race.
- Participants may not carry additional people on their bike during the race, eg, child carriers or tag along.
Part 2 - Timing & Course cut offs
- Timing is net time. The time is based on when the participant crosses the timing points.
- Course cut offs are in place for safety and operation purposes. Participants must reach the cut off points by the predetermined time lists on the the event distance page. In the event a participant is cut, they will not be able to continue to the finish line.
Part 3 - Start Protocol
- The start order is determined by the wave selected at the time of entry, the start waves and start time is printed on the back of the number plate, refer to your distance information for more.
- All riders must have one foot on the ground prior to the starting gun. Riders are not permitted to track stand or hold on to the barrier fencing.
Part 4 - Mechanical assistance
- Bike changes are not allowed, and the rider must cross the finish line with the same handlebar number plate they had at the start.
- Mechanical work on course can be carried out by the rider him/herself or with the help of another rider.
Part 5 - Crashes & injured riders
- A participant that locates another participant who is injured in a crash MUST STOP to make sure that person is okay.
- If the participant is injured to the extent they need medical support, you MUST stay with him/her and send the next participant to the next marshal to report the medical incident.
- The participants that stop to assist will be given a time adjustment based on their average speed or actual time stopped to assist.
Part 6 - Anti-Doping
- The event meets the mission of Drug Free Sport New Zealand and enforce the World Anti Doping Policy.
- Any rider found to be under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs with be removed from the event and banned from future events held by the organisers.
Part 7 - Prize Money Presentation
- Participants who finish in a podium position eligible for prizes or prize money MUST be present to claim allocated prize/money.
- Participants are expected to present themselves to the podium in a tidy manner, preferably in their race kit or jacket.
- Participants MUST make themselves available for post event photographs and interviews immediately after the overall presentations, if applicable. This will take no longer than 5 minutes.
Part 8 - eBikes
- An E-Mountain Bike is a bike operated with two energy sources, human pedal power and an electric engine, which only provides assistance when the rider is pedalling.
- Engine of maximum 300 watts as required by in New Zealand law.
- Riders can only use the battery(s) in place on their bike at start and cannot carry an additional battery during the competition.
- Riders can not have a supporter provide a battery once on course.
Part 9 - The Penalties
- A minor breach of the rules will see a rider penalised between 30-300 seconds on to their finish time.
- A major breach of the rules that bring the integrity or reputation on the event may see a rider disqualified and or banned from participating in future events.