Below are some of the most frequently violated rules:
Helmets are mandatory while riding the bike (BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER the race). Helmet must be buckled or strapped on. This is a DISQUALIFICATION penalty and a major safety issue. Please have your helmet on and buckled before unracking your bike and re-rack your bike before unbuckling it after the bike leg. We have had several upset participants who have been disqualified because they unbuckled right before dismounting their bikes.
Headphones are not allowed at any time.
No drafting will be allowed while on the bike. Click here to see the complete document on drafting.
Pass only on the left while on the bike.
No blocking – Stay to the Right side except when passing.
Do no cross the yellow line around corners on the bike.
No outside assistance will be allowed in the transition area.
Handlebar ends must be plugged to lessen the chance of injury. This is a DISQUALIFICATION penalty. Please ask for a plug from one of the bike shop vendors at the race or at registration if you need one.
You may not leave anything on the course (i.e. water bottles, Hammer Gel wrappers, SWIM CAPS). Everything should return with you to the transition area.
For each race, athletes’ age groups are determined by their age on December 31st of that year.