The More Serious Rules

1. The Cedar Cross is a self-supported solo competition. Your problems are your own. You are responsible for your own ass. Period. The sponsors, organizers, and anyone having anything to do with this race are NOT responsible for your safety. Think of this as a 100+ mile training ride with prizes. I can’t say this enough…..YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU!

2. Each rider is considered to be on a private excursion and remains solely responsible for any accidents in which he or she may be involved. No responsibility can be accepted for riders becoming lost or stranded.

3. Competitors may not advance on the route by any means other than bicycling or in the case of a mechanical, by foot. Cheaters will be disqualified and banned from  future competition.

4. In case of emergency, competitors may be assisted by motorized transport. By accepting motorized transport you will automatically relinquish your standing in the race.

5. The primary race route must be followed at all times. No short cuts or alternate routes are permitted.

On that note, anyone caught intentionally cutting or “lengthening” the course and falsely claiming to be a true finisher of the Cedar Cross will be tarred and feathered, then kicked in the balls until they throw up. I hate liars. If you get lost but find your way to the finsh line anyway…that’s totally awesome and will be celebrated.

6. You are completely on your own. Use your head. Look and yield for traffic. There will be no course marshalls to hold up traffic. Don’t be a dumbass!

7. Riders must wear a helmet, must obey city, county and state laws and Rules of the Road, and conduct themselves in a manner that will not bring discredit to the event. Don’t be a douchebag.

8. All riders must have a flashing red taillight. A headlamp is a good idea, as many of you will not finish until well after dark. Seriously. Last place finished at like 11pm last year.

9. Racers will be supplied a cue sheet. Garmin link will also be posted prior to raceday

10. This event will happen regardless of rain, sleet, snow, drought, wind…whatever. If the trails are wet, it doesnt matter because the trails are all fucked anyway.

11. Have a pit crew to help you if you have problems. The people and sponsors associated with this race will not come get you or be responsible for you! Your ass and all problems associated with it are your own responsibility.

6 thoughts on “The More Serious Rules”

  1. Love the new rules. Especially the Highlighted part of #5.

  2. I like private excursions.

  3. I’m on the fence about participating as none of my buddies wanna ride this and I won’t have any SAG. Can most get by with the drop bag at the halfway point and the knowledge that if the shit rain happens to fall on you that you can chuck out and find an alternate route back to the start?

    • Bob Jenkins said:

      Get off the fence immediately and come hang out with your *new* friends.

      See me before the race. I can run your sag if you need it.

      • Bob Jenkins said:

        And yes, a lot of people do just fine on their rations from the drop station. There’s also a gas station at the 74-ish mile mark.

        …and LOTS of people have taken alternate routes to the finish. It’ll work itself out.

  4. Whoa! Thanks for the offer Bob! I can probably get by without it. In event of catastrophe I’ll drag myself to the nearest, most comfortable ditch and quietly die. Consider me off the fence.

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