Rules+Schedule

Points/Rules/FAQ

Gravity East Team reserves the right to make rule changes as we get feedback prior to the first event

 

Do I need a USA Cycling Race license to compete or win a Championship?

Yes you will need a USAC annual license to qualify for the Finals and take a Championship Title, also One Day Licenses do not receive points toward overall, you must be an USA Cycling annual license holder. Licenses can be purchased on-site for Cat 2 and Cat 3 ONLY; online access to www.usacycling.org will be provided.

Cat 1 and Pro licenses must receive an upgrade to these classes, these classes must be licensed and the license cannot be purchased on site at the venues, only from USA Cycling via a request for an upgrade to USA Cycling, here is a link to their site: www.usacycling.org

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Can I race on a USA Cycling “One Day License”

Yes, however for 2014 all ‘One Day’ license holders at each race will race in a “One Day Open” Men’s and Women’s category regardless of age.
No medals are awarded for the “One Day Open” race category and there is no “One Day Open” category for the overall series.

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How many classes will there be?

19 DH Classes an official class listing is below this Q & A / Rules page scroll down to see the Class Listings.

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How many races are counted in the overall points?

4 highest scores will be counted toward the overall series points, we will drop one missed or your lowest score this will include the series finals, which you must be present and is a double points race, you also must have 3 races minimum and be a USAC Annual License holder to qualify for a Championship because the GES is a Points Series.

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Who is responsible for reporting accuracy of the results?

All Sports Timing are ultimately responsible for the accuracy of the results. The GES points manager will give a best effort to spot any errors or anomalies.

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Can you upgrade / downgrade classes during the series?

Yes. The new points structure allows you to upgrade / downgrade classes however ONLY 50% of your points carry over to the new class.

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How will tie breakers be broken?

Any tie breakers that occurs will be resolved via the results at the finals.

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Do I have to be at the finals?

To be in contingency for placing in the overall points series you must be at the finals.

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To whom do I report errors in the results?

Errors found on our results page need to be reported directly to the GES points manager whom can be reached via the contact page.

The points breakdown for 2014 uses a varying points spread that decreases the further down the positions to a point to where everyone receives the same amount of points. You can download the points break down below.

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Click here to download a copy of the Downhill points system being using for the 2014 Gravity East Series.

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Official Downhill Class Listing for 2014 Series

A) Race groups/classes to be tracked for GES Series Standings:

B) 3 races for minimum race attendance required to be awarded prizes at GES finals

C) One day USAC licenses will not be tracked in point standings.

D) Must have a 2014 USAC Annual License for Category listings 1-17

1. Professional Men
2. Professional Women
3. Category 1 men 18 and under
4. Category 1 men 19–29
5. Category 1 men 30–39
6. Category 1 men 40+
7. Category 2 men 18 and under
8. Category 2 men 19–29
9. Category 2 men 30–39
10. Category 2/3 men 40+
11. Category 3 men 18 and under
12. Category 3 men 19–29
13. Category 3 men 30–39
14. Category 1 women 1–99
15. Category 2/3 women 1–99
16. Open Category 50+
17. Open Category Under 14
18. Open men One Day License 1-99 (one day license required)
19. Open women One Day License 1-99 (one day license required)

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About the Series

Seven Years of East Coast DH Racing.

The Gravity East Series is the East Coast’s preeminent downhill race series. Founded in 2007, the series is in its seventh season.  Since that time, it has grown to become one of the largest and longest running gravity series on the East Coast offering riders an affordable, professionally run series with ever changing diverse competition, courses and venues. The series continues to serve as the training ground for athletes, such as Neko Mullaly (Trek World Racing) and Richie Rude (Yeti), who move on to have successful careers on the global stage of professional mountain bike racing.

Check out the series rules and schedule for this year by clicking here.

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