CMA Rule Book 2
CROSS COUNTRY, MOTOCROSS and TRIALS
INCORPORATING ENDURO, HARE SCRAMBLES AND CROSS COUNTRY REGULATIONS
Latest Version: 2022
Canadian Motorcycle Association Rules & Regulations Governing All Open Competition
THE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS SET FORTH HEREIN ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE FOR THE ORDERLY CONDUCT OF RACING EVENTS AND TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCH EVENTS. THESE RULES SHALL GOVERN THE CONDITION OF ALL CMA EVENTS, AND, BY PARTICIPATING IN THESE EVENTS, ALL CMA MEMBERS ARE DEEMED TO HAVE COMPLIED WITH THESE RULES.
NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. THEY ARE INTENDED AS A GUIDE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE SPORT AND ARE IN NO WAY A GUARANTEE AGAINST INJURY OR DEATH TO PARTICIPANTS, SPECTATORS, OR OTHERS.
Note: The terms hereof importing the singular number or the masculine gender shall include the plural number or the feminine gender as the case may be.
(INCORPORATING ENDURO, HARE SCRAMBLES AND CROSS COUNTRY REGULATIONS)
SECTION ONE, ENDURO
An Enduro is a contest over any course (consisting of trails and roads) where top speed is not the determining factor and a time schedule is to be followed.
Veteran, Veteran Expert, Super Veteran, Women, Masters, Expert, Intermediate, Novice A, Novice B
Novice B is a progressive class for beginners. No Regional or National Champions. Reclassification of B riders will be done either annually or throughout the year according to each Region’s advancement system.
Veteran Expert class is comprised of current Masters or Expert ranked riders and Veteran class riders moved at season end.
Riders must present a current CMA competition licence when signing in.
Veteran – minimum 39 on the birthday of the rider
Super Veteran – minimum 49 on the birthday of the rider
All others – minimum age according to Provincial Driver’s licence requirements
All machines entered in Enduros which utilize any portion of public roads as part of the course must be equipped with all items required by the applicable Provincial Highway Traffic Act, or comparable legislation.
The use of handlebars made from carbon, kevlar or any other composite materials is forbidden
Competitors must wear leather boots of a minimum height of 8″ from the top of the sole and overlapping the pants, and an approved racing helmet.
Approved helmets must be certified by the manufacturer as meeting at least one of the following standards, and must have the original certification label(s) affixed (clearly visible/not painted over).
Accepted standards are:
Europe – ECE 22-05 (P only)
Great Britain – BS 6658 Grade A (Road Racing) and Grade B (all other disciplines)
Japan – JIS T 8133 : 2007
North America – Snell M2010, Scorpion ECE 750 Series
All machines shall be subject to a sound check as measured by the noise test procedures of the CMA. 94 DBA maximum.
Riders’ starting times will be determined by a draw, conducted by the organizers. The date, time and location of the draw for pre-entries shall be announced on the entry form.
The draw pool will be divided into 3 groups with start numbers distributed among them as follows:
one pool for pre-entries (lA, 1 B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, etc.)
one pool for post entries (lC, ID, 2C, 2D, 3C, 3D, etc.)
a separate pool for Masters beginning at 14 to the end of the number allocations, assigned at 2 minute intervals (14A, 16A, 18A, 20A).
After the advertised draw is conducted riders who pre-enter will be assigned a random number from the pre-entry pool.
When multiple pre-entries are received in one envelope, they will be assigned consecutive start numbers (e.g. 4 entries – number drawn is 6A; the riders are assigned 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B).
Numbers not issued from the pre-entry pool will be added to the post-entry pool. Riders may draw their own post-entry number at registration.
No substitutions or exchanges of start positions are permitted.
Riders who pre-enter and enclose a stamped, addressed envelope will be advised of their start number before the date of the event.
Team entries must be composed of one Novice “A” or “B”, one Intermediate, Veteran or Super Veteran; and one Expert or Masters.
Substitution of lower class riders for higher is permitted.
Organizers must obtain permission from owners when any private property is used.
When run over a secret course, the parties who layout the event are prohibited from competing.
Schedule of KPH must conform with legal limits.
Average speeds must be in kilometres per hour only, and must be in multiples of 6 kmh (i.e. 18, 24, 30, 36, 42). The average speed(s) for each section of the course must be noted on the route sheet and must be expressed in kmh only.
Average speed changes must take place only at whole minute distances.
When the route sheet is originally laid out in miles and then converted to kmh, the following conversion must be used,
1 mile equals 1.61 km
1 km equals .621 mile.
Checks must be at whole minute distances.
Distance to checks must be taken from the last point on the route sheet. If this distance is in error, the check must be scrubbed as per Rule Q-54.
Each gas stop shall have a 10 minute layover or stop included in key time for that gas stop. Extra time at optional or emergency gas stops is at the discretion of the organizer.
Operation of Checks
Check points must be identified with flags or other readily visible markers. The official timer at each check will stand in line with the markers so the exact time a rider enters the check can be determined per rule Q51 (d).
The organizers shall have an official timepiece at the start and finish of the day’s run, and if possible it shall be set to a specified radio time signal.