DATE: 02/08/2016

Big Bear 2 X 12


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Big Bear Lake 2 x 12 MTB Relay and Mountain Top Festival

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Start 10:00

XC Mountain Bike Team Relay Race and Mountain Top Festival

Big Bear Lake Camplands and Trail Center will host the 4th annual Big Bear Lake MTB Relay and Mountain Top Festival on June 13, 2015.  It will include the Big Bear “2 x 12" race, live foot stomping mountain music and micro brew tasting. Racing will be on a 12 mile technical single track loop in which teams compete in a relay style race. Open classes (expert) will compete in duo teams and will ride 3 laps per person. Sport classes will compete in duo teams and will ride 2 laps per person. NEW this year, the 2ForFun class will compete in duo teams and will ride 1 lap per person. 

Registration: Mail in registration form must be postmarked by June 5th. ENTRY FORM (print)

                      Online registration through can be found HERE

                      On site registration Friday June 12th from 1:00 pm to 9:00pm

                      $10 late fee applies on Friday

                      **Race Day Registration until 9 am!!** $20 late fee

                      On Line Registration here! (coming soon)

Entry Fees: Duo open (pro/expert) $85 per person, Sport classes $75 per person, 2ForFun class $50 per person

License Required: WVMBA membership required or pay $8 fee for one day WVMBA membership per person - will be charged at packet pickup!

Awards: $6,000 Guaranteed 

                male duo open – 1st place team $1,200; 2nd $500; 3rd $300

                coed open – 1st place team $1200, 2nd $500, 3rd $300

                single speed duo open – 1st place team $1200, 2nd $500, 3rd $300

                Sport classes and open classes will receive a hand made stein at least 3 places deep

               Awards will start at 7:00 pm

Camping: Race venue opens Friday (at 1:00) and Saturday nights on top of the mountain

                  Free camping, music and brew tasting for all racers

                  $20 per person for general admission (includes camping, music and

                  brew tasting).

 Classes: Duo male open (cash)

               Duo coed open (cash)

               Duo single speed (cash)

               Duo male sport

               Duo female sport

               Duo coed sport

               Duo male vet sport 35+

               Duo male grand masters sport 55+

               Duo male masters sport 45+

               Duo Clydesdale (200+ lbs eac

               2ForFun class (all ages, all gender mixes) 

               * All age classifications are based on the age of each racer as of

               December 31st of the current year. The minimum age for racing is 12.

Music: Bluegrass starts at 7:30 and runs late

Micro Brews: A selection of the finest Micro brews from around West

Virginia will be available. Beer tasting will begin at 5pm.

Food Service: food service will be availalbe on Saturday ($)

Kids Race:

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The Big Bear 2x12 Kids Race

A true single track course for the younger racers and an easier course for the wee ones.

Free for all kids, Sign up at 4:30, Starts at 5:30 and awards at 6:30

All kid racers will receive a medal thanks to the Sponsorship of Jeff Smith Insurance, Inc. (Products underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies. Life Insurance issued by Nationwide Life Insurance Company. )


Junior 14 & under   3 half mile laps, Kids 12 & under 2 laps,  Kids Beginner 1 lap, Wee Ones 1 wee lap

** Random drawing for 6 x $25 cash cards. All kids entered in the race are eligible! Also Sponsored by Jeff Smith Insurance**

 Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance The Smith Agency


2 x 12  MTB Relay Race Details

 Starting Procedure: Each team must have a first rider designated to start the race. The first rider must check in at the timing table at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the race. They will receive their baton for the first lap when they log-in. The race will start at the bottom of the entrance road with racers sprinting up the graveled road and through the start/finish tent. There will not be a Le-Mans start.

 Pre-race meeting: The first rider from each team must attend the 9:30 pre-race meeting. All racers are encouraged to attend.

 Special Race Rules

  1. Sport classes may have no more than one expert per duo team. If a protest is filed a sport team may be disqualified if both riders have previously competed as expert riders in a mountain biking event.
  2. The race course start will close at 5:30 pm. No riders will be permitted to start a new lap regardless of number of laps completed.
  3. Each team rider must carry a baton to be passed to the next rider. The baton must be handed to the timing official between laps to be scored. Any racer requesting a replacement baton for a lost baton will be issued a replacement after a 2 minute holding penalty.
  4. Each team rider must complete the specified number of laps. Open class riders must complete 3 laps each, sport class riders must complete 2 laps each, and beginner riders must complete 1 lap each. Laps may be ran consecutively (racers may complete 2 laps and then teammate may complete the next 2 laps) however, you must pass the baton to the timing official to be scored for the lap.
  5. It is the team’s responsibility to verify that each racer is logged-in and logged-out correctly. Race officials may request to see your race number on your back or your handlebar at any time. When the next racer receives the baton from the timing official, they should repeat their team # and name.
  6. In the event of imminent danger due to weather or another extenuating circumstance the race director may call the race and close the course. No racers will be permitted to start any additional laps after the course is closed. Final results will be based on finishing position of the last racer on the course at the time of the closure.
  7. Racers must display their race number on the outer most layer of clothing and display the bike handlebar number on the front of their bikes, whenever on course. No modifications may be made to the number plate.

 General Racing Rules

  1. Ignorance of the rules is not an excuse. All racers are expected to understand and comply with these rules.
  2. Racers must complete each lap on the same bicycle they used to start the lap.
  3. Racers must perform their own bike repairs.
  4. Racers must carry their own spare parts and tools. Cannibalizing of other bikes is not permitted.
  5. Food and water can be taken from anyone, anywhere on the course.
  6. Racers taking food or water must not impede the progress of other racers.
  7. Racers riding bicycles have the right of way over racers pushing bicycles. When practical, racers pushing should yield the most ride-able portion of the trail when being passed.
  8. A racer pushing or carrying his or her bicycle can overtake a racer riding his bicycle provided that it does not interfere with the riding racer.
  9. Riders must alert those they are passing (lapping) vocally using the announcements "PASSING on your LEFT (RIGHT)!" or "TRACK LEFT (RIGHT)!" It is the responsibility of the passing rider to overtake safely. Riders being lapped must yield at the first reasonable opportunity.
  10. When two riders are vying for position, the leading rider does not necessarily have to yield position to the challenging rider. However, a rider may not bodily interfere, intending to impede another rider's progress; this is considered to be highly unsportsmanlike behavior.
  11. Short-cutting the course by any racer shall result in a disqualification.
  12. Foul riding, use of profane or abusive language and other unsportsmanlike behavior will be taken very seriously. Such behavior by any racer shall result in a warning or disqualification. This will be strictly applied when such behavior is directed at course officials, volunteers or spectators. The penalty imposed is at the discretion of the race director.
  13. Federal, state and county laws and ordinances will be abided by at all times.
  14. Only riders officially registered in the event or persons designated by the promoter should ride on the racecourse during the event.
  15. Protests can be made only by registered racers. Protests will be made in writing and delivered to the race director any time after the end of the race, up to 30 minutes after the posting of the final results. Protests should contain any information that supports the protest, including description of the incident, witnesses, names, addresses, phone numbers and signature of protestor. A $25 fee shall be submitted, in cash, with the protest. The race director, after his own discovery, will promptly rule on the protest. The fee will be forfeited to the race director if the protest is denied or refunded if the protest is upheld.
  16. The race director has the final say in any ruling.
  17. Wearing of a helmet is mandatory while warming-up for, or racing in, any WVMBA sanctioned event.
  18. Bicycles shall be in good repair with both front and back brakes in good working order.
  19. Violation of any of the above rules may result in disqualification

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