Rosewood Series Rules

We obey USA Cycling ruling for stage racing by points classification. (USAC Rule Book)

Special Rules:

1.- If Leaders jersey it is not worn by the rider the penalty will be 5 points upon a protest from other riders within the same racing category, the only exception will be if for any reason the jersey it is not provided by the race sponsor and or promoter when first time gained by the rider (s) within any given series. If a rider gives up the right to wear the leader's jersey it will lose such privilege for consecutive races within the same series. If a race leader do not show up to the next race and loses the leader’s jersey, and is regained later on within the series he will not received another one since we already provided one to him within the same series. We will not provided additional jerseys within a series to riders that already received the leader's jersey. If a new leader emerges within a series a new jersey will be given to him.

2.-It is not mandatory to participate in all races to keep the gained points or the leaders jersey.

3.- Points are giving as follows:

-.Leaders Jersey: All venues will give the same amount of points to top ten riders, they will get points from 10 to 1

-.Sprinters Jersey if applicable: First 3 riders will receive points; 3, 2, and 1 respectively except Vista View venue.

4.- If 2 or more riders accumulate the same amount of points we will follow USAC Rule Book. Chapter 2P. Omnium 2P1. An omnium is a set of races in which riders compete for points in each event and final placings are determined by total points in all events. Different numbers of points may be given in different events. The scoring scheme shall be specified in the official race announcement. 2P2. In case of a tie-on total points, the tie will be broken in favor of the rider who has: (a) The most first place finishes or, if still tied, the most second place finishes, etc., or if still tied; (b) The highest placing in the last race, or the race nearest the last race of the omnium in which at least one of the tied riders placed.

5.- Top ten riders from any given race at any given venue limited to the regular series will qualified for the season finale; none qualified riders are welcome to race and help qualified team members. Previous points gained will not count for the final race, to determine the Rosewood championship race winner; but they will count to establish the overall winner of all series. The winner of the year of the points jersey will be determine by the total points over all from the 3 series and the finale.

6.- Uncollected prize money during any given race we promoted will be donated to the Miami Rescue Mission to provide a meal for the homeless Thanksgiving date. After the season finale event is done; no claims will be accepted for uncollected prize monies.

7.- Awards:

7.-1 All top 3 riders at any given race will receive medals. At the end of each series all top 3 riders will receive trophies. All series will award leader's jersey (see rule 1 for additional info)

7.-2 Winter Series cash prize will be at the end of the series to top 5 on each event.

7.-3 Regular Series will have independent cash prizes, but general classification will not be awarded.

7.-4 We will crown the year end champion and the year end points champion with special jersey. We will award best team on each category at the end of the season.

8.- Riders caught racing without been registered will be reported to USA Cycling for suspension. Riders racing with no number or chip will not be included into the race results and no prize will be awarded if any. No exceptions. Registration will close 10 minutes before any given race.

9.- If categories are combined the prize award will be given to top 5 riders regardless the category that they belong to.

10.- Road Race Rules if applicable:

11.- 1 Motorcycles are totally prohibited due to safety issues in benefit to the riders.

11.- 2 The organization will provide neutral support wheels in wheels out. Riders will provide their own wheels.

11.- 3 If applicable riders are allowed to buy space in the caravan to be assisted by teams of four riders, position will be granted to the highest number of points on their licenses with USAC and so on.

11.-4 Only one fitting zone authorized by us in compliance with county and surrounding cities will be assigned.  It is the riders' responsibility to send their own assistance ahead of time. On Krome Ave. fit zone will be 500 meter before the finish line on the right hand side.

11.-5 If there is not vehicle assignation, riders are welcome to bring their own assistant vehicle and place it at the end of the caravan.

11.-6 None of the vehicles in the caravan are allow to get forward to assist riders, in need of assistance any given rider MUST go back to the their car to be assisted, passing by the referee’s car telling them your intentions.

11.-7 The time limitation not to be DNF is 10% of the race winner time.

11.-8 We will provide 2 police cars per group plus another two on intersections. They will be handled at the referee’s discretion throughout the peloton based on how the race develops.

11.-9 The yellow line rule is enforced at all times, first time violation a warning will be given, second time disqualification.

11.-10 All participants must obey city, state and USAC rules at all times.

12.- Criterium Rules:

12.-1 On all criterium venues riders getting dropped from the pack cannot help riders on the breakaway, by doing so it will allow disqualification for the rider(s) given assistance as well as for the riders receiving the benefit, it is the responsibility of the riders in the breakaway not to let dropped riders go to the front and help.

12.-2 Riders that lapped the field are allowed to receive assistance from other riders or team mates, since it may be consider as a brand new race.

12.-3 If a rider(s) that lapped the field get dropped from the pack they cannot received assistance from other riders coming back from the main pack to assist but if is overtaken by a chase group, they all can work together.

12.-4 When a rider(s) laps the field all participants will finish the race at the same time. It does not make a difference if any given rider gets caught on the last lap.

For additional information visit USAcycling.org and search for the current rule book. By obtaining a USAC license, you must obey all their rules.

The promoter reserve the right to make any changes or modifications to the rules as required.