INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL RULES
ART. 01 BIKETRIAL DEFINITION 1
ART. 02 TRACK 1
ART. 03 ENTRIES 1
ART. 04 SECTIONS 1
ART. 05 TIME 1
ART. 06 NEUTRAL ZONE 1
ART. 07 THE START 2
ART. 08 SIGNAL CODE 2
ART. 09 DELIMITATION 2
ART. 10 SECTIONS AND RIDERíS COLORS 2
ART. 11 CATEGORIES 2/3/4
ART. 12 TRACK TIME 4
ART. 12.1 FEMINA CLASSIFICATION 4
ART. 13 PENALIZATION 4/5/6
ART. 14 PRE-COMPETITION PRACTICE 7
ART. 15 PENALIZATION CARD 7
ART. 16 BIBS 7
ART. 17 PUBLICITY 7
ART. 18 RIDER CLOTHES 7
ART. 19 THE RIDER 7
ART. 20 ORGANIZERS 7
ART. 21 ENROLMENT COST 8
ART. 22 AWARDS 8
ART. 23 CHAMPIONSHIPS 8
ART. 24 TIES 8
ART. 25 CHAMPIONSHIP ASSEMBLY 8/9
ART. 26 THE WORLD BIKETRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP 9/10
ART. 27 THE WORLD BIKETRIAL INDOOR CUP 10/11/12
ART. 28 BIKES OF 20" AND 26" 12
ART. 29 BIKE WHEEL SIZE 12
ART. 30 RESPONSABILITIES 12
ART. 31 PARK FERMÉ (CLOSED CONTROL) 12
ART. 32 PROTESTS 12
ART. 33 KNOWLEDGE OF THE RULES 13
ART. 34 JURY 13
ART. 35 EVENT DIRECTOR 13
ART. 36 CHECKING OF THE SECTIONS 13/14
ART. 37 INTERNATIONAL BIKETRIAL ASSEMBLY 14
ART. 38 THE WORLD CHA. AND THE WORLD I. CUP MANAGER 14
ART. 39 INTERPRETATION OF TECHNICAL RULES 14
ART. 40 NATIONAL TECHNICAL RULES 14
Art. 01 BIKETRIAL DEFINITION
Biketrial is an individual sport that incorporates the use of a special bike which the rider must maneuver and balance in order to ride through specially designed artificial or natural "sections". The objective is to pass through the sections in minimum time and with as little physical contact with the ground as possible, hence obtaining minimum penalty points.
Art. 02 TRACK
The track will be constructed on paths, roads and in forests (if necessary), along which the sections will be arranged. The maximum lengths per lap are: 2 km for the bikes with up to 20" wheels and 5 km for the bikes with 26" wheels. Riders must perform the sections twice. Riders must follow the designated route and must not take an alternative route to shorten the distance.
Art. 03 ENTRIES
An application form will be distributed upon presentation of a current Biketrial International Union, (B.I.U.). license issued by the Biketrial National Union of each country in the current year. Riders are allowed to receive only one license per year. If the rider possesses a license, he/she can enter any competition in that year. When a case of entry limitation applies, it should be stated in the rules corresponding to the event or the Championship.
Art. 04 SECTIONS
The number of sections will range from 6 to 10. The riders must perform the sections in numerical order. The Organizer should try to make sections that have three typical difficulties, (especially for 26" wheels), such as one long jump section, one balance section, (e.g. on logs), and one hill climb section. Alternatively several elements of difficulty can be combined in one section. The special penalization scoring system will apply to these sections. Regarding indoor events, sections can be designed so they are visually spectacular for the audience, but not dangerous for the riders. The length and width of the natural or artificial sections must accord with the following: (Except artificial sections for 26").
1- Wheel size 20" : About 18 m length and 1 m as the minimum width.
2- Wheel size 26" : About 50 m length and 1 m as the minimum width.
Art. 05 TIME
Section Time: There will be a maximum time within which the rider must pass a section. This time will be fixed equally for all the sections in every event at the same Championship. The minimum is 60 seconds, and the maximum time is 180 seconds. The time limit must be stated in the application form for the event as well as in the special rules. After exceeding the maximum time, an extra 60 minutes is allowed but with delay penalization. The total time of the event will depend on the number of the sections and length of the track, plus 60 minutes. (Refer to Art. 12 TRACK AND TIME).
Art. 06 NEUTRAL ZONE
A neutral zone, from 2 to 3 meters, will be set at the entry of each section, at which the rider will wait while the preceding rider is performing the section. A line must be drawn to define the neutral zone and the entry of each section in order to indicate the beginning of the section.
Art. 07 THE START
A start will be made individually, with intervals of 2 minutes separating each rider. The order of riders will be determined by means of drawing a ballot for each category, (e.g. Senior, Elite, Junior, Cadet). Two riders will leave together at the same time: One from group-A and the other from group-B after every two minutes. The delay penalization will apply after the first second the rider exceed his/her starting time, and one penalty point will apply for every one minute of delay. In the case of a delay exceeding ten minutes, the rider will be disqualified.
Art. 08 SIGNAL CODE
The track signals must be different from the section signals. Each section must be very clearly marked. A line to indicate the start and finish of each section must appear. If it is necessary, an interval line will also be included. A line must also be at the end of each section to indicate when the end of the employed riding time will end. The sections will be numbered so as to correspond with each category. This is to say that numbers 1 to 10 will be for the category of yellow and red color (group-A) and 11 to 20 for the category of blue and White color (group-B). The category of green color (group-C) can be combined with any sections from 1 to 20 except in the World Championship then the green sections must be set separately. The track must be thoroughly signaled from both start to finish and along all the sections in order to avoid any confusion to the riders.
Art. 09 DELIMITATION
The sections should be constructed from natural elements (if possible). Each section should be surrounded by resistant and impermeable ribbon, the ribbon must be totally visible and well secured to stakes or other objects which must be fixed underground. The entirety of the ribbon must be fastened at a minimum height of 10 cm and 30 cm. All broken ribbon must be replaced in the same position before another rider enters the section. Aside from the pre-mentioned suggestions for marking the tracks and sections, it is advisable to use some form of barrier to keep on-lookers at safe distance.
Art. 10 SECTIONS AND RIDERíS COLORS
1) Group-A: ELITE, "Yellow" color sign
SENIOR, "Red" color sign
JUNIOR, "Red" color sign
CADET, "Red" color sign
2) Group-B: MINIME, "Blue" color sign
BENJAMIN, "Blue" color sign
POUSSIN, "White" color sign
PROMESA, "White" color sign
3) Group-C: BEGINNER, "Green with White" color sign
EXPERT, "Green with Blue" color sign
MASTER, "Green with Yellow" color sign
4) Group-D: FEMINA, "White with Red" or "Blue with red" color sign
Art. 11 CATEGORIES
Any delegate from any country has the right to ask the Event Director of any International Championship to perform an age check of any rider by examining his/her official documents, (passport, etc.). In the same way, any regional delegate may ask the Event Director to perform an age check at any Regional Championship. The categories for competition will be set in 4 groups as follows:
1) Group-A: ELITE, The Biketrial Technical Group will decide the number of riders who can be accepted into the category Elite after the end of the World championship. 3 as the minimum and 5 as the
maximum will be accepted to make a total of 20 as the minimum and 25 as the maximum in the category Elite. Riders who rank last in the category Elite may be moved back to their previous category by the Technical Group. Any rider from the Elite group who is inactive for one year will be removed automatically from this category (with the exception of injury).
· If a rider wants to be removed from the category Elite:
a. He must send a proposal to his National Union
b. The National Onion must send the proposal to the B.I.U.
c. the B.I.U. will make the final decision at a meeting
SENIOR, 19 years old and up
JUNIOR, 17 and 18 years old
CADET, 15 and 16 years old
2) Group-B: MINIME, 13 and 14 years old
BENJAMIN, 11 and 12 years old
POUSSIN, 9 and 10 years old
PROMESA, 7 and 8 years old
3) Group-C: BEGINNER, 15 years old and up. This category is non-promotional/non-commercial and is designed to help the inexperienced rider learn about the sport. Championships will not be organized.
EXPERT, 15 years old and up. The rider must be of Expert ranking or a rider in the Senior, Junior, Cadet, 20" category. In the World Championships, regardless of the riderís ability, all participants will compete in the Expert category. The riders who finished in the top positions will advance into the Master category.
MASTER, The Biketrial Technical Group will decide the number of the riders from the category Expert who graduate to the category Master after the end of the World Championship. This number, (with the exception of the first year) will not be less than 3 riders or more than 8 riders. The Technical Group will be able to move any rider who is ranked in the last position back to his/her previous category. Any rider from the Master group being inactive for one year will be removed automatically from this category (with the exception of injury).
· One will be considered a Master rider if:
a. He/she belongs to the Master ranking
b. He/she belongs to the category Elite 20"
c. He/she belongs to the category Elite during the previous year at least once
· If a rider wants to be removed from the category Master:
a. He must send a proposal to his National Union
b. The National Union must send the proposal to B.I.U.
c. B.I.U. will make the final decision at a meeting
4) Group-D: FEMINA, 7 years old and up
5) Group-E: NATION, The best six results from nine or ten categories. (It depends upon the Femina category Refer to Art. 26).
6) Group-F: CONSTRUCTOR 20", (Wheel size 20")
CONSTRUCTOR 26", (Wheel size 26")
The constructor which participates in these categories must pay an entry fee. (500 USD for each category for a year). The fee must be paid to the B.I.U. through their National Union before the first event of the Championships. The name of the constructor will be printed officially in all the results.
· The classification system is as follows:
Art. 12 TRACK TIME
These times below will be used as a guide:
1) 10 minutes per section
2) 15 minutes per km on the track
3) 60 minutes for delay penalization
(Example: In an event of 8 sections, and a track of 1 km. two laps will be as follows):
1) 8 sections x 2 laps = 16 x 10 minutes = 160
2) 1 km + 1 km = 2 x 15 minutes = 30
3) 160 minutes + 30 minutes = 190 minutes in total
The delay penalization will apply from the moment the rider exceeds the maximum time. and 1 penalty point will apply for every 5 minutes of delay. In the case exceeding 60 minutes delay time, the rider will be disqualified.
Art. 12.1 FEMINA CLASSIFICATION
There will be one category with a handicap, (it will apply according to age). In this system, the older categories will have a higher handicap and vice versa. Refer to the chart below.
· Femina classification system
Results will be applied as follows: 58 points x 1.3 = 75.4 (Round to one decimal place).
Art. 13 PENALIZATION
· OBSERVERíS RESPONSIBILITIES
1) The "Observer", appointed by the Event Director, has maximum authority in the section he/she is observing. The Observer must judge according to the rules. The Observer must be neutral and absolutely impartial. The Observer must try to judge all riders in the same way or same manner. If the Observer is not sure or is in doubt, the benefit of doubt goes to the rider. The Observer must be aged over 18 years old and they must have a license issued by a National Union. There must be a minimum of one official per section. In case of several Observers stationed at the same section, the remaining Observers will act as assistants to the delegated Observer.
2) The Observer will be provided with a "count down" mechanism which will make an acoustic sound to signify the end time. Besides this, the Observer must advise the riders (approximately) one minute before the finishing time and at 30 seconds, 15 seconds, and 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, in English.
3) In the case of an argument or verbal confrontation between a person and an observer, the Observer will hand out a yellow card after 5 seconds of continued arguing, and red card after 10 seconds. If the Observer issues a yellow card, this represents a warning. The red card represents 10 penalty points. (To launch a protest in accordance with the rules Refer to Art. 32 PROTEST.)
4) Regarding objections or complaints; the Observer, is only obliged to listen to the riders. (Refer to Art. 13 PENALIZATION no. 22).
5) Any use of bad language directed at the Observer is not allowed. (Refer to Art. 13 PENALIZATION no. 23).
6) The Observer, as soon as the event is finished, should go to the Event Director to report any problems that arose in his section.
7) The ribbons and sign points should be taken out by the Observers.
1) Overpassing the time limit 5 p.
3) Performing a clean section 0 p.
4) 1 dab 1 p.
5) 2 alternate dabs 2 p.
6) 2 dabs at the same time 5 p.
7) 3 and 4 alternate dabs 3 p.
8) 5 or more dabs 5 p.
¨ Note: Touching will be allowed. leaning will not.
9) Leaning the handlebar on any part of the section e.g. the ground, tree, wall, etc. 1 p.
10) Leaning oneís hand on any part of the section, e.g. the ground, tree, wall, etc. 5 p.
11) Leaning any part of the body on the ground, except the feet. 5 p.
12) Re-crossing the start line with any part of the bike after the front axle
of the bike has crossed the start line of the section. (Refer to Fig. 1) 5 p.
13) Going outside the boundary of the section with the bike in any manner is not allowed:
a. Overpassing the ribbon and contacting outside with the tire.
(One wheel flying over the ribbon without contacting the ground is allowed).
(Refer to Fig. 2). 5 p.
b. Two wheels flying over the ribbon.
(Refer to Fig. 3). 5 p.
c. Pushing or treading on the ribbon with the bike. 0 p.
d. Underpassing the vertical line of the ribbon with the wheel axle.
(Refer to Fig. 4). 5 p.
14) Both the front and rear wheel axles must pass between the color signs, the ribbon, and the stakes. 5 p.
15) If the front axle of the riderís bike crosses between color signs which do not belong to the category of his own.
(Refer to Fig.5). 5 p.
16) Breaking a ribbon, pulling up or knocking down a stake.
(Knocking down color signs is allowed). 5 p.
17) One dab on the ground and the other foot crossing the center line of the bike frame. 5 p.
18) One foot on the pedal and the other foot crossing the center line of the bike frame. The crossing foot touching on any part of the section (e.g. the ground, tree, wall. etc.) is not allowed.
(Refer to Fig. 6). 0 p.
19) After one dab, sliding the foot on the ground.
(Pivoting on the toes without gaining distance is allowed). 3 p.
20) The sections can not be modified by either the riders or any other person. 10 p.
21) Resting the pedal on any surface is allowed, however leaning with the toes or heels is not. 1 p.
22) Regarding objections or complaints the Checker is only obliged to listen to the riders. Any penalization will be set through the Event Director. 10 p.
23) Any use of bad language directed at the Observer.
(The penalization will be set through the Event Director). 0-50 p.
24) Losing the penalization card; The penalization card is the only official medium to record the score in each section.
The penalization board is for reference. 10 p.
25) The rider can not receive any help from his relatives or friends such as giving them the penalization card, asking them to carry the bike by foot or car, or observing the section while their bike is queuing. The riders from the Blue and White color group will be allowed to receive the above mentioned help. 10-50 p.
26) No person (spectator, relative) is allowed inside the section. Regarding the duties of the minder refer to "Limitations of the minder" (Items to be noted  Art. 13 PENALIZATION). The penalization must be set through the Event Director. 10 p.
28) Taking a short-cut. 10 p.
29) Escaping or skipping a section. 10 p.
Items to be noted.
30) The parts which determine the bike limits are as follows:
a. Frontal: Front wheel axle
b. Posterior: Rear wheel axle
c. Tires: Lateral sides
d. Contact: Between tire and the ground
31) The axle of front wheel will indicate the entry and the exit of a section.
32) The Observer will indicate the score to the riders by hand signals.
33) The rider must be equipped with long pants and a helmet, otherwise the Observer will not allow him/her to enter the section.
34) In the case of a dispute between the Observer and the rider, the Observer will note it on the back of the card. The final decision will be made by the Event Director.
35) Limitations of the minder:
a. The number of minders per rider is not set.
b. The minder (only one) should wear the bib (same number as the rider).
c. The minder who is wearing the bib can only enter the section in a situation where the rider is in danger.
ART. 14 PRE-COMPETITION PRACTICE
Riders are not allowed pre-competition practice inside the designated area of the course and sections. Any rider seen with his bicycle in any place (e.g. course and sections) one week before the competition will be disqualified from competition. Any attempt made to practice before the competition will result in the exclusion of the concerned rider from the Championship.
Art. 15 PENALIZATION CARD
The card must be made of plastic or of water resistant carton which is non-resistant to ink. The card should be 50 x 180 mm and it should have the numbers 1 to 20 marked on it as well as the numbers "0", "1", "2", "3", and "5" to indicate penalization points. Labeled on the upper part of the card should be: the name of the rider, his/her number, the category, and the color group. On the lower part of the card should be: the start time, finish time, and overall time. The score will be indicated on the card by means of punching a hole in the position that corresponds with the number of penalty points.
Art. 16 BIBS
The Club organizer will provide "Bibs" for the riders or for their bikes. The bib size should be a minimum of 10 x 15 cm for the bike as well as for the rider. Bibs should be placed at the head part of the bike so as they are clearly visible. The group color should be clearly indicated at the head part of the bike. The first 25 numbers will be reserved for the Elite or Master riders. The riders who finished in the top 25 positions in the last World Championships will be given the bibs numbered from 1 to 25. The numbers should be distributed in numerical order, i.e.: If a rider that has participated in the previous years Championships is absent the following year, the number which corresponds to his/ her position will be left vacant.
Art. 17 PUBLICITY
Advertisements on the riderís attire, helmet, and bike are allowed. The advertising space on the bibs is reserved for the organizers. The rider cannot ride the event without original bibs given from the Organizer. The penalty is 50 points.
Art. 18 RIDER CLOTHES
The rider is under obligation to wear: a helmet, long pants, a shirt, and boots which cover the ankles. If the rider does not abide with these attire regulations, he/she may be refused entry into the competition or sections. Gloves and shirts with long sleeves are also advisable.
Art. 19 THE RIDER
On completion of the entry form, the rider is permitted to observe the sections on foot. The entry order of riders into each section will be randomly decided. The rider shall at all times behave in a sportsman like manner throughout the event, refraining from any unfair action towards his fellow competitors, organizers, or associates. Upon entering a section, the rider must queue parallel to his/her starting partner.
Art. 20 ORGANIZERS
The Organizer must belong to an entity which is legally affiliated with the Biketrial Union of that country. The Organizer must abide by the issued Technical Rules, adjust the regulations to suit the event, and provide all the necessary information to the riders.
Art. 21 ENROLLMENT COST
The International Union, National Union, etc. are entitled to charge annual fees to the entities and organizers affiliated with them. The B. I. U. is irrespectively entitled to charge a specific amount for any kind of authorization of an event. The Organizer is also entitled to charge an entry cost to the riders except in the category of Elite and Master.
Art. 22 AWARDS
In every Championship, the Organizer must provide, as the minimum, a trophy or gift for the first three riders in each category. In the National and International Championships, all riders should be awarded a token souvenir.
Art 23 CHAMPIONSHIPS
After every Championship, the Organizer must hand the classification sheet, signed by the Event Director, to the respective union by the following week. The results must be accurately classified, quoting the points section by section for all riders. The number of points to be awarded to the riders in the categories other than Elite and Master will be: 1st-15p., 2nd-12p., 3rd-10p., 4th-8p., 5th-6p., 6th-5p., 7th-4p., 8th-3p., 9th-2p. and 10th-1p.. The number of points to be awarded to the riders in the category of Elite and Master will be: 1st-20p., 2nd-17p., 3rd-15p., 4th-13p., 5th-11p., 6th-10p., 7th-9p., 8th-8p., 9th-7p., 10th-6p., 11th-5p., 12th-4p., 13th-3p., 14th-2p. and 15th-1p.. Besides this, the Organizer must provide a special classification sheet displaying the results of the riders who performed in the red color sections. This classification will be used to move riders up to the Elite group and it will be handed to the respective Union.
Art. 24 TIES
Events: In the case of ties, the winner will be determined as follows:
1) The rider with the most "cleans".
2) The rider with the most points that are the lowest in value, e.g. 1, 2, etc..
3) The rider who completed the course in the shortest time (in the case of a tie
Championship: In the case of a tie, the final placings will be determined as follows:
1) The initially non-effective points will be taken into consideration.
2) The rider with the most 1st, 2nd points, etc..
3) The winner of the last event, (in the case of a tie still existing).
Art. 25 CHAIPIONSHIP ASSEMBLY
The B.I.U. is the only organization that has right of ownership over the name "Biketrial", and the World Biketrial Championships, the Regional, Continental, National Championships, or the World Biketrial Indoor Cup. The organizer of these events must obtain the right to hold an event from the B.I.U. through the delegate of that country. The National Biketrial Union has ownership over the National and the Regional Championships and the connected Unions. Every country which organizes an international event must sign the B.I.U. Agreement ten months before the event as the minimum, and must pay the organizing fee five months before the event as the minimum. The entry fee for the World Championship is 1,200 USD and the fee for the World Indoor Cup is 800 USD. If the money is not received before the deadline, the B.I.U. will notify the cancellation of the event to all the Delegates. If the Organizer has an outstanding balance or the event does not meet the B.I.U. standards, the sanction will be carried out against the country. All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable in case of cancellation of the event. The country hosting the International Championships will be responsible for the management and organization of the event. The Regional Championships will be organized by the Union correspondent. Usually, the World Biketrial
Championship will be composed of four events. In the case of a necessity to change the number of events, a decision will be reached by holding delegate meetings in the various countries. Regarding the World Biketrial Indoor Cup, there will not be a limitation placed on the number of events, and every country will be able to hold more than one event. In order to receive permission to hold an event, the country concerned must apply for a license from the B.I.U. Head Office before the last day of September in the current year. The Technical Group will arrange the calendar for the Championship events, highlighting all important items and details so to make it clear to all respective organizers and license holders in the current year.
Art. 26 THE WORLD BIKETRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The World Biketrial Championship will be arranged and organized according to specific rules which every Biketrial National Union will be responsible to carry out precisely.
1) The Organizer(s) must send the entry form and information (e.g. map of the place and accommodations) to each Delegate of the country at least three months before the event.
2) The participating nation must send the entry form and the list of riders to the Organizer(s), by the Delegate, through the National Union. (The Delegate must inform the Organizer(s) the number of riders that will be competing two months before the event, and must give the names of the riders at least one month before the event).
3) The Delegate has the right to change any riders names from the entry list before license control of the event in case of an unforeseeable event.
4) A rider entry limit * per country will apply for all the categories except the Elite, Master, and Femina, for which riders will be directly selected. * (150 riders is the rider limit per event, and 20 riders is the maximum from a country).
5) In case the total number of riders is less than the entry limit, the host country can fill the vacancy with its own riders.
6) Entry will be free of charge for all categories except Group F.
The event will be organized with the schedule as follows:
The 1st day
The 2nd day
1) An annual ranking of riders in the categories Elite and Master will be compiled and used by the Organizer for the event.
2) The category Femina will be considered for the World Championships upon the condition that there are at least six competition participants from a minimum of three countries in the first event.
3) Every country should be represented by its flags and national anthem. Such a presentation is generally set on the first day of the Event.
4) The Organizer should prepare an official presentation where the Delegates and riders march together in front of Authorities in an Opening Ceremony.
5) The Organizer must provide national flags, national anthems, and an honor platform in order to reward the winners in the awarding ceremony.
6) The Organizer must provide an information board at the entrance of camping and must put the all information on the board. (e.g. time schedule, special rules, and provisional results). (Refer to Art. 32 PROTESTS).
7) The Organizer must provide a megaphone set for the general information. It should be reported in English as the minimum.
8) The Organizer must provide the camping which has enough capacity and adequate ground with five toilets and showers for ladies and five toilets and showers for men as the minimum.
9) The Organizer must provide a penalization board at each section for the riders, minders, and spectators to see.
10) The time limit of the sections must be 120 seconds in all the events. (Refer to Art. 05 TIME).
11) A cash prize (1st place = 500 USD. 2nd place = 300 USD, and 3rd place = 200 USD. as the minimum.) should be awarded to the riders who finish in the first three placements in the Elite and Master categories.
12) The B.I.U. flag must be passed to the Delegate of next organizing country in a Closing Ceremony, except at the final event of the series.
13) The Organizer must send the original official results (they must be printed clearly) to the B.I.U. Head Office by post within one week after finishing the event.
14) Damage, life, accident, and health insurance for the riders, spectators, and staff.
Art. 27 THE WORLD BIKETRIAL INDOOR CUP
The World Biketrial Indoor Cup and its organization must be based upon specific rules which the acting B.I.U. is responsible to follow and carry out properly.
The organizer must take care of the riders for the following items.
1) Pocket money (50 USD as the minimum)
2) Travel expenses
3) Accommodations and meals (the day before and the day of the event for each rider
with a minder as the minimum)
4) Cash prize
1st place = 1,000 USD, 2nd place = 800 USD, 3rd place = 600 USD, 4th place = 500 USD, 5th place = 400 USD, 6th place = 300 USD, 7th place = 200 USD, and 8th place = 100 USD. (as the minimum).
5) Damage, life, accident and health insurance for the riders, spectators, and staff.
The organizer must invite the five best riders (as the minimum) from Elite or Master ranking in the previous year. The Organizer can select the other riders to invite. (Notice: All the riders must be at least 15 years old).
The World Biketrial Indoor Cup will be held with just eight riders. The Organizer must choose one of the two systems for the competition.
1) Basic system
First lap : It is the qualifying lap to determine the four best riders by the score and the classification of 5th to 8th place.
Second lap: It is the final lap to determine the classification of 1st to 4th place. (Notice: The final result of the top four riders must be determined by the total score of the first lap and the second lap).
a. The rider with lower position of ranking must start first in the first lap, i.e. the champion starts last.
b. The rider with lowest score (most points) in the first lap must start first in the second lap. The rider with best score starts last.
Quantity of sections:
First lap = 10 sections (as the maximum, including special sections)
Second lap = 10 sections (as the maximum, including special sections)
2) Tournament system
First lap: It is the qualifying lap to determine the four best riders and the classification of 5th to 8th place.
Second lap: It is the semi-final lap to determine the top two and the classification of the 3rd and 4th place.
Third lap: It is the final to determine the classification of 1st and 2nd place.
Determination of pairs:
Group-1: Selected by the B. I.U. (The five best riders from Elite or Master ranking in the previous year).
Group-2: Selected by the Organizer (the other three riders)
(Example: The starting order and Matching Pair for a 20" event):
Group-1 (B. I.U. selection)
Group-2 (Organizers selection)
The position of Group-2 will be determined by the Category and ranking in the previous year.
First lap = Pair-C ® Pair-B ® Pair-D ® Pair-A.
Second lap = Pair-F ® Pair-E.
(The pair with lower position of the ranking must start first, i.e. the champion starts last).
The rider with lower position of the ranking (bigger number) must try first in the beginning of the lap and it must takes turns at each section.
Quantity of sections:
First lap = Six sections (as the maximum. including special sections)
Second lap = Six sections (as the maximum. including special sections)
Third lap = Eight sections (as the maximum. including special sections)
The Organizer must send the original official results (they must be printed clearly) to the B.I.U. Head Office by post within one week after finishing the event.
Art. 28 BIKES OF 20" AND 26"
In order to participate in a Biketrial event, the bike composition must accord with the following conditions:
1) The end of the front and rear brake levers must not be finished in a dangerous form.
2) The entirety of the bike must be provided with an effective brake system.
3) Any overhanging steel of more than 10 mm should be covered in order to avoid any dangerous situation.
20" Biketrial bike characteristics
1) Wheel size: 20" as a maximum.
26" Biketrial bike characteristics
1) Wheel size: 26".
2) Derailleur: One as a minimum. (at the rear).
3) Speeds: Six as a minimum. (must be in good working order).
4) Bike composition materials: The materials that the bike can be constructed from is unlimited.
5) Dangerous bike: Any bikes considered to be dangerous by the Event Director will not be admitted to competition.
7) Tires: The tread width and size will be unrestricted.
8) Frame and fork: In the Beginner and Expert categories, they must be made by a recognized brand, where the model has produced at least 50 u. The Master riders will be allowed to use prototypes.
Art. 29 BIKE WHEEL SIZE
The 20" wheel size will apply to the categories of Elite, Senior, Junior, Cadet, Minime, Benjamin, Poussin, Promesa, and Femina. The 26" wheel size will be used in the categories of Beginner, Expert, and Master.
Art. 30 RESPONSIBILITIES
Any problems which arise regarding the rider or a third party are not the responsibility of the Organizer, and the Organizer can reject any claims of responsibility which may be laid upon him/her.
Art. 31 PARK FERMÉ (CLOSED CONTROL)
The bikes must be put into the park fermé according to the timetable outlined in the particular rules of the event. Each rider has the right to get just one bike verified for use during competition. The riders are to remove their bikes from the park fermé ten minutes before their start time.
Art. 32 PROTESTS
Only protests in writing will be accepted and attended to by the Organizers. Protests will be addressed to the Event Director no later 30 minutes after the arrival of the last rider. There should only be one protest per person and one item per protest. Each complaint must be accompanied by a pre-determined payment of 50 USD.
Art. 33 KNOWLEDGE OF THE RULES
The riders, upon applying for entry for competition must possess a thorough knowledge of the present Technical Rules and respect any other instructions given by the Organizers in order to improve the event.
Art. 34 JURY
The Jury will be comprised of five voting members. The Jury must be an odd number of members (so voting can not end in a tie). The Jury will be comprised of the President (in the case that the President can not attend, the Vice-President may assume the Presidentís position in the Jury). He/she must be the lead Juror. The lead Juror shall act as referee and help guide discussion. The other Jury members: there will be one member from each country organizing the World Championship that year. ALL MEMBERS MUST BE ABSOLUTELY IMPARTIAL AND NEUTRAL. The number of Jury members may increase or decrease (by an odd number) according to the number of the events that year. (E.g. four events; five Jurors, six events; seven Jurors). When there is a vacant Delegate position, the lead Juror will select a person to fill the vacancy. However, in no case shall two delegates from the same country be chosen. The Event Director will not be a member of the Jury, but he/she should be invited to the Jury meetings to answer prospective questions. A vote will be taken at the forming of the first Jury as to whether an active rider with an International license can be a member of the Jury.
Art. 35 EVENT director
The Event Director will be in charge of all matters concerning the events, organization, structure, enrollment, start/arrival procedure, track, sections, results, Observers, etc.
1) The Event Director must provide a map of the course including the positions of the sections for every rider before the competition.
2) The Event director must set the start lane and arrival lane clearly to avoid accidents.
Art. 36 CHECKING OF THE SECTIONS
Examination of the sections will be undertaken by the Jury and the sections should be in accordance with the following conditions: (In the case of the Jury deciding to modify or change the sections, the Organizer must abide with these changes).
1) The event must not be organized in a place where a month before another event has been held in the same location. On that note, the Organizer should try to look for new areas to make different sections.
2) The track should be structured in a way that does not allow the riders to take a shorter route.
3) The neutral zone must be set at the entry of each section.
4) The sections must be new and neutral. This means a section which has not been practiced on by any rider, and a section which has not been used in any National/International event before. Pre-competition practice is not allowed. (Refer to Art. 14 PRE-COMPETITION PRACTICE).
5) The sections should differ substantially from each other and show variety.
6) The sections should be designed in a way that suits the different levels of ability in the different categories. The Jury will be able to assign a specialist for each group in the sections Group-A, Group-B, Group-C, and Group-D. Aside from the pre-mentioned suggestions for design of the sections, it is advisable to construct one easier section as the minimum in each category, except Elite and Master, to give a chance to the riders who came from countries where the technical skill level is not high.
7) The length of the sections should be in accordance with Art. 4 SECTIONS and Art. 9 DELIMITATION.
8) The sections should be clearly marked so as both the riders and Observers avoid any confusion.
9) The exit line of the sections should be drawn 2 m away from the difficult part of each section.
10) Dangerous sections must not be constructed.
11) High steps should be avoided.
12) Regarding the white color category, the jumps should be limited to a maximum of 50 cm, and in the blue color the jumps should be limited to a maximum of 80 cm.
13) Regarding the red color category, the jumps should be limited to a maximum of 2 m. in the Elite category.
14) Regarding the yellow color category, the distance between two obstacles should be 2 m regardless of any excess distance that may be present.
15) The sections for the Beginner category must be constructed in a relatively easy way.
Art. 37 INTERNATIONAL BIKETRIAL ASSEMBLY
In the World Championships, every country participating will have the right to have a delegate present in order to forward any suggestions or matters of concern at the International Technical Group meetings.
Art. 38 THE WORLD CHAIPIONSHIP AND THE WORLD INDOOR CUP MANAGER
In every Championship, the President, or a person who was selected by the President, to act as the manager in order to assure that the rules are being carried out by the Organizers. The manager will collate all the results of the events and will endeavor to see that the events are a success.
Art. 39 INTERPRETATION OF THE TECHNICAL RULES
The technical rules will be examined firstly by the Event Director, secondly by the Jury, and thirdly by the Technical Group which at the same time will act as a referee.
Art. 40 NATIONAL TECHNICAL RULES
Every country is authorized to publicate its own technical rules; however, they must be different from the International ones. Such technical rules are only valid for the National events.
THE WORLD BIKETRIAL RECORD (W. B. R. )
B.I.U. will establish the World Biketrial Record (WBR) to record the great achievements of Biketrial riders. Other achievements of merit will be considered. The Organizer must send the results with the Juryís signatures, photos (if itís possible, video too) to the B.I.U. Head Office.
The record will be recognized when it does meet the B.I.U. standards, basic rules and special rules of each event.
1) The Jury of the event will be structured as follows:
- One Delegate from the host country
- Two Delegates from another member country
2) The rider must perform clean (Refer to Art. 13 PENALIZATION. International Technical Rules. "ITR").
3) The bike composition must accord with conditions. (Refer to Art. 28 BIKES OF 20" and 26" ITR).
4) The riders must be equipped with long pants and a helmet. (Refer to Art. 18 RIDER CLOTHES. ITR).
Special rules as follows:
1) Neutral zone : It will be set between the start line to the limit line. (2 m). (Refer to Fig. 1 À , Á , and Â ).
2) Runway : It must be flat and level. (Refer to Fig. 1 Ä ).
3) Obstacle : The stair must be made of wood. (E.g. palettes). Angle of the front wall must be perpendicular with the runway. (Refer to Fig. 1 Ä ). The upper part must be flat and level. (Refer to Fig. 1Æ ).
4) Measurement : The height will be measured from the center of the front edge of the stair to the ground.
5) Others : The riderís performance will be judged from the start line to the finish line. (Refer to no. 31 Item to be noted, Art. 13 PENALIZATION. ITR). Crossing the limit line with the axle of wheels is not allowed.
À Neutral zone (2 m) Ä Runway (10 m as the max.)
Á Limit line Å Front wall
Â Start line Æ Upper part
Ã Finish line (2 m behind fromÅ ) Ç Width (1.5 m)
Bar jump (Bunny hop)
Special rules as follows:
1) Neutral zone : It will be set between the start line to the limit line. (2 m). (Refer to Fig. 2 À , Á , and Â ).
2) Runway : It must be flat and level. (Refer to Fig. 1 Ä ).
3) No stop zone : It is not allowed to stop the bike in the no stop zone. (Refer to Fig. 2 Å ).
4) Obstacle : The bar should be straight and level. The bar must be placed on the line, at the end of no stop zone and at the beginning of the landing area.
5) Measurement : The height will be measured in the center of the bar; from the ground to the highest point of the bar.
6) Others : The riderís performance will be judged from the start line to the finish line. (Refer to 31 Item to be noted, Art. 13 PENALIZATION. ITR). Crossing the limit line with the axle of wheels is not allowed.
À Neutral zone (2 m) Ä Runway (10 m as the max.)
Á Limit line Å No stop zone (1 m)
Â Start line Æ Bar
Ã Finish line (2 m behind from Æ ) Ç Width (1.5 m)
Bar jump (Side hop)
Special rules as follows:
1) Jump zone : 1 m between the bar and the limit line. (Refer to Fig. 3 À ).
2) Obstacle : The bar should be straight and level. The bar must be placed on the line, at the end of jump zone and at the beginning of the landing area. (Refer to Fig. 3 Ã ).
3) Measurement : The height will be measured in the center of the bar; from the ground to the highest point of the bar.
4) Others : The riderís performance will be judged from the jump zone to the finish line. (Refer to 31 Item to be noted. Art. 13 PENALIZATION, ITR). Crossing the limit line with the axle of wheels is not allowed.
À JUMP zone (1 m) Ã Bar
Á Limit line Ä Width(1.5 m)
Â Finish line (2 m behind from Ã )
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