You must be registered for the series to be included in the individual and team competitions. Series registration is done on BikeReg.com.
The MASS has two individual series competitions consisting of the Cross Country Series and the Endurance Series. Points will be awarded based on finishing position according to the points schedules. Age-graded classes are divided by your racing age. Your racing age for the 2014 season is defined as your age on December 31st of the current year.
The Cross Country Series will consist of 9 XC races. Your best 7 races will be counted towards the XC series championships.
The Endurance Series will consist of 10 endurance & marathon races. Your best 7 races will be counted towards the Endurance series championships. For the 3 day TSEpic stage race - the final overall GC results will be counted as one endurance race.
Series Awards - Series Class winners will be awarded a series champions jersey. In most classes 2nd and 3rd in each class will receive an award or trophy except in classes with less than 10 series registered racers. In those classes only a series champions jersey will be awarded
Cancellations & Tie-breakers -
If a race has to be cancelled the number of races scored will be reduced by 1 race for each cancelled race. Hopefully we will not have to worry about that.
In the case of any ties at the end of a series, we will first look at who has the most 1st places, 2nd places, etc. If that is also a tie we will then look to see who did better in head-to-head competition. If that too is a tie the finals will be the tie breaker.
Team Competition -
Cross Country teams will again be competing for the Team Awards. The XC team cup challenge is a great way to stimulate more interest and incentive to ride, train and work together for a common goal. For 2014 we will offer 6 team Cross Country Awards as follows.
- Open Team - This category is designed to pit the best riders agains the best riders. Any number of riders in any ability level (Category) can be on an Open roster and the best 10 finish places will be counted. There will be 3 levels of points tables, Pro/Cat 1, Cat 2 and Cat 3.
- Grassroots Team – Cat 2 and Cat 3 riders only. Any number of riders can be on a Grassroots roster. The best 10 finish places will be counted. The Cat 2 and Cat 3 points tables will apply.
The team competition is open to any group (bike shop affiliation, club, jersey, etc) that would like to participate in the team competition. A shop, club, etc. can have a team in both the Open and Grassroots categories but each racer can only be on one of the rosters. For MASS team competitions, a racer can only be affiliated with one team.
Team Managers must submit a team roster to the series directors in May when requested. To score team points a racer must be registered for the series on BikeReg and on a team roster prior to the race in which the racer will be eligible for team points. Final team rosters will be due May 15th. No roster changes will be accepted after that date. There will be no retroactive scoring.
The team competition will be scored as follows:
Each race will have a team competition within the event. The results of this competition will result in team points towards the Team Cup Series. The team’s finishing position of each race will carry a point value as outlined below. At the end of the series, the teams with the most points will be awarded the MASS Team Cup Trophies. The team results of the race will be made available AFTER each race, and will not be known at the event.
Team Points Schedule
1st Place – 10 points
2nd Place – 9 points
3rd Place – 8 points
4th Place – 7 points
5th Place – 6 points
6th Place – 5 points
7th Place – 4 points
8th Place – 3 points
9th place – 2 points
10th place or higher – 1 point