Nevada's most premier downhill mountain bike race series
01) What are the Rider Eligibility Requirements? Do I need to be a Nevada State resident for the 1st race in the series? a) Riders must be an annual USAC-MTB licensee in order to be eligible for State/Regional Championship medals and titles. You do NOT have to be a Nevada State resident. Annual licenses will be available on site for $75.00 adult, $45.00 collegiate and $35.00 or from USAC's website: Click here is you wish to renew your USA Racing Cycling License for 2017: https://www.usacycling.org/myusac/index.php?pagename=buy Click here if you want to buy an annual 2017 USA Racing Cycling License: https://s3.amazonaws.com/USACWeb/forms/license_app.pdf b) If you do not have an annual license nor do you want one, you can purchase a 1 day license for the category 2, 3 or Open categories. These will be available on site for $10.00 per race day. The top 3 in their class and age bracket will still podium and win prizes, they just won't be eligible for the USAC titles or medals. A new one-day license option will be available for former racing members in non-beginner racing categories that want to try racing again without becoming an annual member. Priced at $25, this one-day license will be available as a one-time option for any upper-category former racer through his or her on-line account. This One-Day Elite license can only be bought on-line through USA Cycling. 02) What categories are there for the Downhill, Enduro and the Dual Slalom? a) This year we will have different age brackets for each discipline. Downhill will use these categories: Men's Downhill Women's Downhill Open/Retired Vet/Ex Pro Open/Retired Vet/Ex Pro Pro Pro Category 1/19-29 Category 1/15-29 Category 1/30-39 Category 1/30+ Category 1/40-49 Category 1/50+ Category 2/19-29 Category 2/15-29 Category 2/30-39 Category 2/30+ Category 2/40+ Category 3/19-29 Category 3/15-29 Category 3/30-39 Category 3/30+ Category 3/40+ Category 2 & 3 50+ Junior Category 6-10 (50% off) Junior Category 6-10 (50% off) Junior Category 11-12 Junior Category 11-14 Junior Category 13-14 Junior Category 1/15-16 Junior Category 1/15-18 Junior Category 1/17-18 Junior Category 2/15-18 Junior Category 2/15-18 Junior Category 3/15-18 Junior Category 3/15-18 Enduro will use these categories: Men’s Enduro Women’s Enduro Pro/Open Pro/Open Boy’s 14 and under Girls 14 and under Category 1/15-29 Category 1/15-19 Category 1/30-49 Category 1/30+ Category 1/50+ Category 2/15-29 Category 2/15-29 Category 2/30+ Category 2/30+ Category 3/15-29 Category 3/15-29 Category 3/30+ Category 3/30+ Dual Slalom will use these categories: Men's Dual Slalom Women's Dual Slalom Pro/open Pro/open Boy’s 14 and under Girls 14 and under Category 1 open Category 1 open Category 2 open Category 2 open Category 3 open Category 3 open 03) On the on-line registration my only choices when registering are pro, category 1, 2 or 3. a) Once registered you will automatically be placed in the correct age and gender bracket according to your USAC racing age (how old you will be on 12-31-18). 04) What is the Open Category I see on the registration? a) This USAC Open is exactly what it's name implies. 1 category for men and 1 category for women. No Annual USAC License required, but you will need to purchase the 1-Day License. This open DH category will begin just before the first pro starts. If registered in this full price category; You do NOT have the option of racing for pro cash purse, USAC National Qualifier Points, USAC Championship Medal or race in the Open Chainless race. If you are a serious USAC racer, this category is NOT for you. USA Cycling is allowing the Pro to be combined with the Open for Enduro only. Meaning, with a 1 day license, you can race against the pros and cash purse, if applicable. 05) Will there be a clock at the bottom? a) Yes. 06) Will there be free camping on site? a) Yes. 07) Will there be food for sale in the tech/expo area in race village? a) Yes 08) Will this event be dog friendly? a) Yes. All well behaved pets on leashes are welcome! 09) Are there any local bike shops? a) Yes, there is a great bike shop in Boulder City that would be happy to help you. They are well stocked with parts and have great mechanics! All Mountain Cyclery 1601 Nevada Hwy Boulder City, Nevada 89005 (702) 453- 2456 www.allmountaincyclery.com 10.) As compared to previous years there will be NO gray area in course boundaries. If you are found cutting the course even if tape is down or not marked you will be disqualified. The land manager will not allow us to keep holding races at Bootleg Canyon if racers do not stay on the obvious trails. It is very obvious where the trails are at bootleg as they are well worn in. We here at Bootleg Canyon Gravity Racing encourage line choice but cannot allow racers to travel off from the obvious trails. If you have any questions or concerns about lines on a course please don't hesitate to contact the Chief of Course: Elias Ingraham. (518) 637-1464 evilelias@hotmail.com 11.) What about spectators, do they have to pay anything? a) Spectators are very welcome and always free. When there is room on the shuttle, spectators can hop on and take a ride up if they wish. We encourage all to bring as many spectators as they want. This year we will be trying harder to encourage the locals in Boulder City to do the same. We are even hoping to pass out free cow bells for the spectators wishing to make some noise along the race courses. More spectators will help make the events more like the festival atmosphere we are looking for. 12.) How are you going to assign points to the racers for the winter series? a) Points will be assigned to every racer based on their category and in what position that they finish for each race. Here is how it will break down. b) In the event of the racer wishing to upgrade to a higher category during the series, none of your points will carry over and you will start from scratch. DNS ( Did not start) = 0 points DNF (Did not finish) or DSQ (disqualified) = 1 point Position Points Position Points 1.) 200 41.) 40 2.) 160 42.) 39 3.) 140 43.) 38 4.) 125 44.) 37 5.) 110 45.) 36 6.) 95 46.) 35 7.) 90 47.) 34 8.) 85 48.) 33 9.) 80 49.) 32 10.) 75 50.) 31 11.) 70 51.) 30 12.) 69 52.) 29 13.) 68 53.) 28 14.) 67 54.) 27 15.) 66 55.) 26 16.) 65 56.) 25 17.) 64 57.) 24 18.) 63 58.) 23 19.) 62 59.) 22 20.) 61 60.) 21 21.) 60 61.) 20 22.) 59 62.) 19 23.) 58 63.) 18 24.) 57 64.) 17 25.) 56 65.) 16
 26.) 55 66.) 15 27.) 54 67.) 14 28.) 53 68.) 13 29.) 52 69.) 12 30.) 51 70.) 11 31.) 50 71.) 10 32.) 49 72.) 9 33.) 48 73.) 8 34.) 47 74.) 7 35.) 46 75.) 6 36.) 45 76.) 5 37.) 44 77.) 4 38.) 43 78.) 3 39.) 42 79.) 2 40.) 41 80.) 1