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CMA Rule Book 2

CROSS COUNTRY, MOTOCROSS and TRIALS

INCORPORATING ENDURO, HARE SCRAMBLES AND CROSS COUNTRY REGULATIONS

Latest Version: 2024

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.

Enduro

CROSS COUNTRY

(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.

Classes

Q-30

(a)

Veteran, Veteran Expert, Super Veteran, Women, Masters, Expert, Intermediate, Novice A, Novice B

(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.

(c)

Veteran Expert class is comprised of current Masters or Expert ranked riders and Veteran class riders moved at season end.

Licensing

Q-31

(a)

Riders must present a current CMA competition licence when signing in.

(b)

Age Restrictions:

  • 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

Equipment

Q-32

(a)

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.

(b)

The use of handlebars made from carbon, kevlar or any other composite materials is forbidden

Q-33

(a)

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.

(b)

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

Q-34

All machines shall be subject to a sound check as measured by the noise test procedures of the CMA. 94 DBA maximum.

Entries

Q-35

(a)

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.

(b)

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).

(c)

After the advertised draw is conducted riders who pre-enter will be assigned a random number from the pre-entry pool.

(d)

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).

(e)

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.

(f)

No substitutions or exchanges of start positions are permitted.

(g)

Riders who pre-enter and enclose a stamped, addressed envelope will be advised of their start number before the date of the event.

Q-36

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.

Organization Layout

Q-37

Organizers must obtain permission from owners when any private property is used.

Q-38

When run over a secret course, the parties who layout the event are prohibited from competing.

Q-39

(a)

Schedule of KPH must conform with legal limits.

(b)

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.

(c)

Average speed changes must take place only at whole minute distances.

Q-40

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.

Q-41

(a)

Checks must be at whole minute distances.

(b)

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.

(c)

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

Q-42

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).

Q-43

(a)

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.

(b)

Each check shall have at least one accurate timepiece capable of discrimination to the second and of displaying minutes and seconds simultaneously.

(c)

Checkers’ watches shall be synchronized with the official timepiece at the start and shall be checked again at the finish to ensure reliability. If a checker’s watch has varied by more than 3 seconds, that check shall be scrubbed as per Rule Q-54.

Q-45

(a)

Checking stations shall be opened 15 minutes before the first rider is due, and shall remain open at least 60 minutes after the last rider is due at that check.

(b)

Upon the close of every checking station, the official in charge shall immediately sign and send check sheets to the place designated by the referee or organizers.

Q-44

When flip cards are used, the card “up” must be visible to the rider only after he has entered the check.

Scoring

Q-46

A complete route card or sheet shall be prepared by the organizers and one copy shall be given to each rider. These route cards or sheets must be made available to the riders with the distances listed in kilometres and with key times noted at each turn or point on the route sheet. The route sheets shall show accumulative distance at each point or turn for the entire course. This distance shall be the official distance for the run. Route sheet columns must be maximum 2-1/8″ wide (standard adding machine tape).

Q-47

Each rider must be given a score card to carry. This shall be the official score.

Q-48

When the riders start at one minute intervals, the first rider must start at one minute past key time.

Q-49

(a)

Each rider shall start with no points; to this score, all penalties shall be added.

(b)

One penalty point shall be assessed for each minute late; two penalty points for the first minute early; and five penalty points for each additional minute early. For calculating purposes, checking officials shall record as whole minutes, any times up to one second after, to 59 seconds after, the minute (note – cards are flipped on the whole minute). A rider arriving exactly on a whole minute shall have his time recorded as such and his score calculated using the whole number either side of the time giving him the least penalty.

Q-50

(a)

All riders must be scored on a check to check basis.

(b)

Time lost or gained between any two consecutive checks does not affect the time required to cover any other section.

(c)

Where possible to correct the scores at a checkpoint, such as when the first number is turned at the incorrect minute and every number thereafter is out of time by the same time period, all scores must be corrected, including zeros. However, scores on the next check shall be based on the number shown or the corrected number, thus giving the rider the benefit of the choice.

Q-51

(a)

Riders must come into all checks from the proper direction. Riders coming into any checks from the wrong direction must check in and will be penalized 50 points over and above their arrival time penalty.

(b)

Riders are not allowed to stop within the sight of a check but must continue on into the check in a reasonably straight line and must be on their machine. A rider may not sit on his machine and “walk” it into the check; the motorcycle must be ridden. Failing to do so, the time will be taken at the point of infraction. The checker will be the sole judge as to whether a rider has violated the rule.

(c)

A rider’s time shall be recorded as that time when the check is entered or as in (b) above.

(d)

A rider shall be considered to have entered the check when the flags or other readily visible marker which identify the check, have been passed by the front axle of the motorcycle.

(e)

The check crews’ responsibility is to record the arrival time or number on the competitor’s cards.

It is not their responsibility to determine or advise the rider he is “houred out”.

Q-52

It is the riders’ responsibility to ensure the checker has recorded his time.

Q-53

If the last check point is voided, all riders who reach the immediately preceding check within the time limitation, and subject to other existing rules re: missed check, etc. shall be considered to have completed the event.

Q-54

In computing results, the scores from any check which is judged to be invalid due to timing error which cannot be corrected, improper location or other valid reasons, shall be disregarded.

Q-55

(a)

Where a check is scrubbed, for any reason whatsoever, late minutes at that check or checks shall be included when calculating whether a rider involved has exceeded his time allowance.

(b)

When a check is scrubbed, there shall be no penalty for the scrubbed check.

(c)

Penalties for the following check will be calculated from the check preceding the invalid one, or from the invalid check (using times recorded on score card), whichever is in rider’s favour.

Q-56

(a)

If a rider checks in more than 15 minutes before his original due time, he shall be given credit for the distance to the preceding check.

(b)

If a rider checks in later than the time allowance after his original due time, he shall be scored to the preceding check. No further checks after that will be included in his score.

Q-57

(a)

In the case of a tie with no points lost, the result will be a tie. In the case of a tie with points lost, the most checks with no points lost will determine the winner. If still a tie, the rider with the most 1s, 2s etc. will be the winner. The final tie breaking method will be best score the longest.

(b)

Other methods of breaking ties (e.g. special tests or checks timed to the second) may be used in lieu of (a). Prior permission must be obtained from CMA Head Office and the information must be included on the entry form.

Special test sections must have an exact start time and finish time per rider. If a special test check point timed to the second is used, then the rider must have his exact entry time recorded to the second at the preceding check point. This will show a rider’s exact time through that section. Riders must be told what check will be timed at the riders meeting on the day of the event.

Q-59

Copies of results must be mailed or emailed to all entrants within 14 days following the event. Organizers may require the rider to supply a stamped, addressed envelope in order to receive the results by mail.

Conduct

Q-60

Rider must comply with the rules of the road and accord due respect to the rights of others.

Q-61

The use of electronic communication devices by competitors is forbidden. Penalty disqualification.

Q-62

The event must be completed on the machine on which the rider started.

Q-63

Any CMA member who destroys route markers shall be subject to suspension or a fine, by the Region Sport Panel, and disqualified from the day’s results.

Q-64

The course must be covered by the power of the motorcycle or the muscular energy of the entrant or other riders. Towing is forbidden. Penalty disqualification.

Q-65

Riders may receive mechanical assistance where necessary, unless permission for restriction has been obtained from CMA and riders advised.

Q-66

The referee or starter may refuse to allow any rider to start whose machine, in his opinion, is not in a safe or legal operating condition.

Q-67

The course is to be marked clearly and properly by the organizers. However, the responsibility of keeping on the course rests with the rider.

Q-68

Organizers must sweep the course no later than the expiration of the time allowance period for the last rider due.

Closed Course Events

Any event where a repetitive lap is used and that lap is under 40 km in length, the following regulations are in addition to the foregoing.

Q-69

Organizers must take every precaution in layout and marshalling to see that riders do not cut, or leave the course.

Q-70

(a)

The course shall be marked with reference points no more than 10 km apart, with notation of same on the route sheet to provide riders with an accurate method of odometer reset.

(b)

The route sheets or cards must show distances and accompanying key times with time notation not more than 5 minutes apart.

Q-71

(a)

The type of start will be determined by the Referee due to the fact that there may be many riders on a given number.

(b)

The route sheets or cards must show distances and accompanying key times with time notation not more than 5 minutes apart.

(c)

The last rider must start at least 16 minutes before key time for the start of the second lap.

Q-72

No two way contestant traffic is permitted.

Finishers

Q-73

Finishing order is determined according to the greatest distance travelled with the least points lost, except where a rider does not reach the first check, in which case he is not classified.

Known Checks

Q-74

Organizers may elect to operate their event using the following modifications to the rules. When this choice is made the information must appear on the sanction application, the rider entry form and given at the riders’ meeting,

(a)

Q44 is modified as follows.

Flip cards will be visible to the riders before they enter the check point.

(b)

Q-49(b) is modified as follows.

Special test times can be added to the route time lost for the rider’s total score. Test times are to be calculated to the second or better. Test times are not just tie breakers; they are part of the overall score.

(c)

Q-51(b) is modified as follows.

Riders may arrive early at check points and wait for their due time before crossing flags and checking into time control.

(d)

Tie breaking procedure for events run under the new format.

Ties will be broken by total time – route minutes plus special test times.

If still a tie, the rider who has the best performance the longest shall be placed ahead of the other(s).

Finishers

Q-73

Finishing order is determined according to the greatest distance travelled with the least points lost, except where a rider does not reach the first check, in which case he is not classified.

Q-75

Organizers operating an event in the National Championship Series may choose the format (traditional or known check) which must be announced in all pre event communications.

Cross Short
SECTION TWO CROSS COUNTRY, SHORT COURSE
(formerly Hare Scrambles)

A cross country race held on a closed course, 5 to 25 km in length and of 2 to 3 hours duration.

Note: Organizers may identify their event as Cross Country or continue to use the Hare Scrambles designation.

Q-260

(a)

Pro, Expert, Intermediate, Novice, Novice B, Women, Women Expert, Legends, Super Veteran, Veteran, Veteran Expert, Veteran 30+ Expert (includes Intermediate riders), Veteran 30+ Novice

No displacement breakdown

Mini Junior (65cc 2 strokes/100cc 4 strokes or 120cc 4 stroke auto clutch)

Mini Senior (85cc-105cc 2 strokes/150cc 4 strokes)

(b)

Classes designated as “B” are progressive classes for beginners. No Regional or National Champions are declared. Reclassification of “B” riders will be done throughout the year based on each Region’s advancement system.

Licensing

Q-261

Riders must hold a competition licence valid for Hare Scrambles.

Minimum age is the birthday of the rider! maximum is the end of the year in which the rider reaches the age.

  • Veteran: minimum 39

  • Veteran Expert: minimum 39

  • Super Veteran: minimum 49

  • Pro: minimum 15

  • Legends: minimum 59

  • Mini Junior: minimum 10 / maximum 13

  • Mini Senior: minimum 11 / maximum 15

  • All others: minimum 13

Numbers

Q-262

Rider numbers will be assigned by CMA office.

Number plate colours are as follows:

Pro: white numbers on red plate

Expert / Novice A: black numbers on white plate

Intermediate / Super Vet: black numbers on yellow plate

Vet Expert / Veteran: red numbers on white plate

Novice B / Women: at discretion of organizer

Legends: black numbers on yellow plate

Mini Junior, Mini Senior at discretion of rider

A 2″ diameter dot must be placed on the back of the helmet, colours as follows:

Pro: black

Expert / Novice A: white

Intermediate / Super Vet: yellow

Vet Expert / Veteran: red

Equipment

Q-263

(a)

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

(b)

Machines must conform to a maximum dba level of 96.

(c)

The official in charge may refuse to allow any rider to start whose machine, in his opinion, is not in a safe or legal operating condition.

(d)

The use of handlebars made from carbon, kevlar or any other composite materials is forbidden.

Prizes

Q-264

Trophies must be awarded to each official class. In addition minor merchandise prizes may also be given.

Organizers may run an optional class where prize money is paid. Riders classified as Intermediate, Expert or Pro are eligible and an additional entry fee may be charged.

Layout

Q-265

(a)

The course must be clearly and adequately marked and all danger points are to be designated by either a marshall or danger markers. Where a definite line must be taken, there must be at least two arrows on each side of the trail on the same course marker.

(b)

The starting line must be wide enough to accommodate the number of riders in each class.

(c)

There must be adequate distance from the start to the first obstacle and the course over this distance must be wide enough to accommodate safe passing.

(d)

Organizers must take every precaution to lay out the course to prevent course cutting.

(e)

When the course is laid out on private property, permission for use must be obtained.

Organization

Q-266

(a)

A CMA referee shall be assigned to all first time events and where deemed necessary. Whenever an organizer is authorized to appoint a club official to perform the duties of CMA Referee, they must be introduced at the riders’ meeting with the instruction that any protests must be delivered to that individual.

(b)

A vehicle equipped for first aid treatment, and trained personnel, must be on the premises during all practices and for the duration of the event.

(c)

A technical inspection must be carried out which includes a helmet check. Where possible a sound test will be carried out. The decision to do a sound test, and the number of machines and method of selecting them is at Referee’s discretion.

Q-267

No practicing on the course within one week prior to the race.

Q-268

(a)

The organizers may conduct a parade lap at least one hour before the start. No passing of the leader is permitted. Additional practice is at the discretion of the organizer.

(b)

At the discretion of the organizer the event may be organized in 2 separate competitions. Master, Expert and Intermediate during one time period; the balance of the classes (except ATV) during a different time period. Youth classes may not be run with Masters, Expert or Novice classes, and the course for Youth must be suitably modified with safety in mind.

(c)

Small wheel bikes (smaller than 17″ front 14″ rear) are prohibited from competing at the same time as other machine classes.

Q-269

A riders’ meeting must be held prior to practice, to give the information on scoring, time length, gas area, start procedure, etc. A clock with the official time must be available at the event and that time must be announced at the riders’ meeting.

Q-270

(a)

The scoring system may be punch card or lap scoring.

(b)

There must be a minimum of four separate scoring lanes, and lap scorers (one for each class).

Q-271

(a)

The type of start will be determined by the Referee, with each class starting at one minute intervals. The official start will be when the first group leaves the starting line. For the start, Veteran and Super Veteran will be combined with another class at the discretion of the organizer according to the total entries in each class.

(b)

The start procedure shall be by raising the start flag ten seconds prior to the start and the dropping of the flag shall be the start signal.

(c)

A race shall be considered as started when the starting signal is given. A false start will be when a machine is started before the start signal. Penalty for a false start shall be one lap in the results.

(d)

If a rider fails to start his machine within 30 seconds, he shall be motioned to the side of the starting line by the starter, or designated person, to avoid interference with the next row.

(e)

The organizer must check before each line is started to ensure riders are in their correct class. Riders starting in advance of their proper class will be penalized one lap.

Q-272

Once the race has started, a rider may not change bikes. No rider switches may be made: one rider per bike (except team events).

Q-273

(a)

Riders may leave the course to avoid obstacles or fallen riders, but must stay within sight of the course markings.

(b)

Riders may not leave the course in open areas where motocross style course markings are in use (ribbon, rope, banners, etc). If a rider does leave the course in said areas, he must re-enter the course at or behind the point of exit, pit lane area excepted. Penalty for infraction – 5 positions in the results.

(c)

Where double course markings are used on both sides of the course, riders must stay between them (i.e. 4 arrows, 2 each tree). Penalty is exclusion.

(d)

Marshals must take every precaution to see that riders do not cut the course. Penalty for course cutting is exclusion.

(e)

Machines must be shut off when refueling.

Q-274

(a)

The only persons authorized to stop a race are the referee or his delegate and this shall be done by holding the Red flag overhead and all competitors must stop racing immediately.

(b)

Where a race is stopped, the positions of the riders at the last check over the finish line, previous to the stop signal, shall be considered the finishing positions. The rider responsible for the stoppage will be placed last in the results.

(e)

Non National Championship races which are stopped before the official distance has been run, will be counted if 50 percent of the event has been completed.

Q-275

(a)

Where a race is restarted, the rider responsible shall be placed last in the restart positions. When a scoring lap has not been completed, they will start behind the others.

(b)

All those who originally started will be eligible to restart, providing they are ready within two (2) minutes of the specified time of the restart, except where the race was stopped due to a fallen rider’s inability to get off the track because of apparent injury. In that case, the rider may not restart.

(c)

Treatment of restarts, including any penalties applied, shall be administered in the context that restarts (one or more), are nothing more nor less than a continuation of the original start. Riders who originally started (Le. were on the line and came under the starters orders in the original or first of any given race) and are not subject to permanent exclusion from the balance of the original race are eligible to restart or rejoin the race at any time during its course.

(d)

If an accident should occur on the start, where a rider cannot be moved in time for the next row of starters, and there is not room to route the riders safely around, the remaining rows will not start until it is safe to do so. If the first riders complete a full lap of the course, and all the remaining rows have not been started, there will be a restart. Sufficient time must be given for all riders to clear the course and get back in their proper starting order.

Q-276

A race will be terminated by displaying the checkered flag. This will be when the time period has elapsed. The finish line must be clearly marked and a safe distance before the scoring lanes. Riders must then enter the scoring lane in the order they reach the finish line.

The last thirty minutes of the event must be displayed in one minute intervals at a point within sight of the rider when his number is being recorded.

Q-277

(a)

Final results shall be based on the number of full laps completed. Where two or more riders have completed an equal number of laps, the results will be based on the order in which they completed their final lap.

(b)

Results must be posted at the conclusion of the event and are subject to the 30 minutes protest period as per rule E-2.

(c)

All riders will be classified as long as minimum of one lap has been completed.

Q-278

Riders may enter more than one class per day, provided the classes do not run together. Series or Championship points will be awarded to the first class entered only.

National Championships

Q-264

Points at each round shall be awarded to the top 10 finishers in each class as follows: 15,12,10,8,6,5,4,3,2,1.

Ties in series points total will be broken by the number of first places, second places, etc. If still a tie, the best performance in the last event shall receive the higher position.

SECTION THREE CROSS COUNTRY, TRADITIONAL RULES

A long distance event on a virgin course consisting of one or more loops. Minimum distance for each repetitive loop is 56 km (35 miles)

Licensing

Q-301

All participants must hold a licence valid for Cross Country.

Class

Q-302

(a)

Minimum age is the birthday of the rider/maximum is the end of the year in which the rider reaches the age.

Veteran, Veteran Expert – minimum 39

Super Veteran – minimum 49

Expert – minimum 15

All others – minimum 13

(b)

Where numbers warrant riders may be classified as Veteran or Expert Veteran, the Expert Veteran class may be filled by Expert classed riders if they are eligible age-wise.

Equipment

Q-303

(a)

Refer to J-l and J-2 in the Sport Code

(b)

DBA limit is 96

(c)

The use of handlebars made from carbon, kevlar or any other composite materials is forbidden.

Organization

Layout

Q-304

(a)

The course shall be marked with orange or pink seismic tape at intervals such that at least one piece of tape will always be within sight, when following a defined trail, and at least two markers within sight at all times when the course goes across open or virgin ground.

(b)

Corner markings will be of the course colour PLUS blue, on the side of the direction of the turn. These markers must precede the turn by at least 50 metres and consist of at least 3 markers of at least 2 colours.

(c)

Arrows may be used to assist the course direction.

(d)

Wrong way arrows (or signs) must be used at all points where the rider could overshoot a turn, and at all junctions of two or more trails. (note to organizers: wrong way signs should be placed 30′ to 50′ away from the corner. This is so that a rider who has his head down and misses the corner arrows won’t miss the wrong way signs also).

(e)

Yellow tape or danger signs must be used to mark dangerous points on the course.

(f)

When different classes are going different routes (courses) they must be signed appropriately at the junction, with a second sign 30 to 50 metres into the appropriate course.

Check Points

Q-305

(a)

All checks must be preceded by white seismic tape for at least 50 metres.

(b)

Where a dead punch or a live checker are located, a suitable amount of white seismic tape will indicate the location of the punch or checker.

(c)

All checks must be identified on an 18″ x 18″ white marker at the location of the punch or checker. The sequence of the checks must be known only to the organizers.

(d)

Checks must he located so the riders must pass directly by the check with no alternate route and marked on both sides of the course per (b) above.

(e)

Any check within 8 km (5 miles) of the start must be live and manned by no less than 2 checkers.

(f)

No double punching permitted.

Miscellaneous

Q-306

(a)

A vehicle equipped for first aid treatment, and trained personnel must be on hand for the duration of the event. Consideration must be made by the organizers to rescue a rider from any point on the course.

(b)

The start line must be wide enough to accommodate the total entry.

(c)

The course must be “swept” completely on the day of the event.

(d)

No organizer or group of organizers may ride in their own event.

(e)

A riders’ meeting must be held prior to the race to explain any peculiarities and danger points on the course. Markings and any local restrictions (cut-off times etc.) will also be announced.

The Competition

Q-307

All riders will be on the start line at the appointed time with dead engines.

Q-308

Once a rider has left the start line, he may not change motorcycles.

Q-309

Starting order is as follows:

– Expert

– Intermediate

– Novice

– Start order for Veteran and Super- Veteran is at discretion of organizer.

Q-310

A rider may leave the marked course at any time to pass an obstacle; however the course markings must be kept in sight at all times.

Q-311

All riders must check in with the organizers when the event is finished or if a rider stops prior to the finish (without completing all the checks), to sign out.

Riders failing to do so will be disqualified at the discretion of the senior official present. Report of this infraction may be forwarded to the Region Sport Panel for possible further action.

Q-312

A finisher is a rider who crosses the finish line with the correct number of checks recorded.

National Championship

Q-313

Points at each round shall be awarded to the top 10 finishers in each class as follows: 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Ties in points total shall be broken by the number of first places, second places, etc. if still a tie, the best performance in the last event shall receive the higher position.

Q-314

Starts must be staggered, with 1 minute intervals between classes.

Q-315

A referee shall be assigned to all National rounds.

Cross Country
TRIALS RULES

A Trial is an Event in which the skill and consistency of the Riders form the basis of the results.

 

Sections are included within a Course, where the skill of the Rider negotiating them is observed and evaluated.  In addition, a time limit is set for part of, or for the whole competition, to maintain the flow of the event.  Trials is not a race competition.  The aim for each Rider is to obtain as few penalties as possible.

 

The Course may consist of cross-country terrain (minor roads, country lanes, and woodland tracks, etc.)

Classes

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(a)

Championship (National Championship events only – Championship class is open to Trial 1 class Riders who wish to compete for the #1 Plate)

Trial 1 – formerly Expert

Trial 2 – formerly Advanced

Trial 3 – formerly Intermediate

Trial 4 – formerly Junior

Trial 5 – formerly Novice

Youth – Minimum Age 5 / Maximum Age 10 – No Championships Awarded

Veteran 2 – (Advanced)

Veteran 3 – (Intermediate)

Veteran 4 – (Junior)

Veteran 5 – (Novice)

Women

Vintage

Modern Classic

(b)

Definitions

        Trial Classes 1 to 5 are based on the skill level of the Rider. All Riders minimum age 10 years as of January 1st of the current year of Competition.

        Veteran Classes 2 to 5 are based on the skill level of the Rider. All Veteran Class Riders are minimum age 50 years as of January 1st of the current year of Competition.

        Women Class Riders are of Advanced Skill Level.  All Women Class Riders are minimum age 13 as of January 1st of the current year of Competition.

        Vintage Class is restricted to machines 1986 or older; twin shock rear suspension, air cooled engine. Junior skill level.

        Modern Classic is restricted to Monoshock 1980 up to and including 1998. Intermediate skill level.

(c)

Promotion from the Trial 2 to the Trial 1 class shall be optional even when the rider has qualified for reclassification.

(d)

Riders may move up a class at any point in the series, however, once they have moved up, they may not move back down.

(e)

The #1 Plate will be awarded to the Championship Class winner. Numbers 2 through the rest will be awarded to the riders who finish in those positions in that class.

(f)

The entry secretary, sporting steward, or trials marshal may request a resume of any Riders experience, and at their discretion may assign a Rider who is not qualified to a more appropriate class.

Licensing

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Riders must present a current CMA licence valid for trials when signing in.

Numbers

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Front number plates are required for all National Championship Rounds. They may conform in size and shape to the outline provided by the fork tubes and yokes. Numbers are not required. The previous year champion (male and female) may run the #1 plate if they wish; no one else may run a number 1.

        - Championship – Black

        - Trial 1 – Red

        - Trial 2, Women, Veteran 2 – White

        - Trial 3, Veteran 3, Modern Classic – Green

        - Trial 4, Veteran 4, Vintage – Purple

        - Trial 5, Veteran 5 – Yellow

        Number plates must be 70% the colour of the class.  There may be decorations/graphics on the number plate, but the number plate must still display 50% of the class colour.  Decorations include:

        - Rider number

        - Sponsor or Other Graphic

        - Line Specification (ie: a white plate with V on it denotes a Veteran 2 Rider)

        Requirement of number plates for other events shall be at the discretion of each Region Sport Panel.

Q-138 Equipment for all Riders at the event site including Competitors, Minders, Officials, Spectators

(a)

A helmet that meets CMA or FIM approval is required to be worn by the Rider when the Rider is in a section as well as whenever operating a motorcycle at a Trials site. This must be an off road motorcycle helmet with a DOT, SNELL or ECE designation.

(b)

Back Protectors are required for all Riders under 19 years old as of Jan 1 of the year of competition.  Back protectors and Chest Protectors are highly recommended for all Riders.  

(c)

Knee pads are highly recommended for all Riders.  

(d)

Both tires must be of a trials tread, maximum number 400 rear, 275 front. No alterations to either tire, and may only be those commercially available at the retail level.

(e)

Rear wheel must have an efficient cover (ie: fender), extending from the top of the rear frame members under the saddle to a point at least even with a vertical line drawn through the rear axle.

(f)

94 DBA maximum.

(g)

The use of handlebars made from carbon, kevlar or any other composite materials is forbidden

(h)

Motorcycles must be equipped with an operational engine cut-off switch, connected through a lanyard to the Rider (max. 1 meter in length).

(i)

Front brake disc guard installed