AeroBike MTB Trio 2018
Three unique MTB events for cyclists of all levels
Race Manual

1. Contents

1.         Contents
2.         Introduction
3.         Calendar and schedules for 2018
4.         Bicycle types and races
5.         Age groups
6.         Registration and fees
7.         Re-registration
8.         The participation fee includes:
9.         Race numbers, chips and starting groups
10.       Catering
11.       Technical assistance
12.       Medical aid
13.       Penalties
14.       Rankings
15.       Results
16.       Awards
16.1.    Stage awards
16.2.    Series awards
17.       Leaders' jerseys
18.       Other information
19.       Additional info and feedback
20.       Organisers

2. Introduction

The AeroBike MTB Trio consists of 3 unique MTB cycling events. The same overall classification applies to all three events.

 

3. Calendar and schedules for 2018

Event 1, 29.04.2018, Hansaviimistlus Tallinn Enduro
  • Location: Tallinn city centre

  • Format: MTB enduro

  • Races:

    • MTB race (50km, incl. 4 timed sections)

    • Fatbike race (50km, incl. 4 timed sections)

    • Guided adventure race (bicycle tour ~2h)

  • Description of the race format:

    • The track for the competitive races is one lap with a length of approximately 50 km in and near Tallinn. However, not the entire course is a race - all participants will receive a map of the track with locations of the timed sections. Between the timed sections the riders move at a pace that they find suitable. The timer starts when the rider crosses the starting line of a timed section and stops when they cross the finish line of the section. The final rankings will be determined based on how fast the timed sections were completed. There are 4 timed sections on the track.

    • The adventure race is a guided bicycle tour where the group leader takes the participants to fascinating sights and locations while telling stories about their history.

  • Schedule:

- Issuing numbers and on the spot registration from 10:00 to 11:30

- All races start at 12:00

- Award ceremony at 15:00

- Race centre closes and race day ends at 16:00

Event 2, 02.09.2018, Fakto Auto Tallinn Cycling Race

  • Location: Tallinn, Ülemiste City

  • Format: MTB marathon

  • Races:

    • MTB marathon (40 km)

    • Fatbike marathon (40 km)

    • Recreational race (20 km)

  • Description of the race format:

    • The Fakto Auto Tallinn Cycling Race is the largest recreational cycling event in North Estonia with both road races and MTB races. The MTB races are part of the AeroBike MTB Trio. These are classic MTB marathons on a 40 km long track.

    • The recreational race takes place on the shorter MTB track of the event. This is not a competitive race but is meant for people who simply want to enjoy cycling and healthy lifestyles.

  • Schedule and details: see the Fakto Auto Tallinn Cycling Race Manual for more information.

Event 3, 06.-07.10.2018 Hiiumaa Cycling Weekend
  • Location: Hiiumaa - Kõpu and Emmaste

Day 1, Emmaste Night Marathon:

  • Night races:

    • Competitive race: 5 laps, lap length ~3 km

    • Adventure race: 2 laps, lap length ~3 km

  • Description of the night races:

    • The competitive race is a 3 km lap that is lined with candles that will be completed 5 times. When the winner has finished, all other participants finish as well, even those who did not complete the full 5 laps. The first places in the rankings will be given to those who were on the same lap as the winner, then the riders who were one lap behind and so on.

    • The adventure race is a recreational race on a scenic route lined with candles. This is not a competitive race but is meant for people who simply want to enjoy cycling, a healthy lifestyle and beautiful candlelight.

  • Schedule:

- Issuing numbers and on the spot registration from 17:30 to 19:45, for the adventure race until 19:00

- Children’s races start at 18:30

- Adventure race starts at 19:15

- Competitive races start at 20:00

- The award ceremony will take place the next day in Kõpu at approximately 15:00

- The race centre closes and the race night ends at 21:00

  • For children: children’s races where no winners will be determined regardless of the age groups.

 

Day 2, Kõpu Cycling Marathon:

  • Format: MTB marathon on a 16 km track

  • Races:

    • Competitive race: 3 laps (48 km)

    • Adventure race: 1 lap (16 km)

  • Description of the race format:

    • The competitive race is a classic cycling marathon that consists of three 16 km laps.

    • The adventure race is one 16 km lap. This is not a competition, but a race meant for simply enjoying cycling and healthy lifestyles.

  • Schedule:

- Issuing numbers and on the spot registration from 11:00 to 12:30

- Competitive races start at 13:00

- Adventure race starts at 13:05

- Award ceremony at approximately 15:00

- The race centre closes and race day ends at 16:00

 

4. Bicycle types and races

4.1.      There are two race groups of general classification: MTB or free class and the fatbike class. However, the age groups classification does not differentiate between the different bicycle classes.

4.2.      In the fatbike race only fatbike-type bicycles are allowed. The MTB or free race is generally meant for classic MTB bicycles, but riders are allowed to use another type of standard bicycle if there is no specific race for it, such as urban bicycle, road bicycle, hybrid bicycle. It is forbidden to use electric bicycles - this is only allowed in the recreational race. Regardless of the type of bicycle, all riders in the MTB/free class will be competing with each other on equal grounds.

4.3.      The stages of this race series have two separate starts: competitive races’ start and recreational race start. All of the competitive races will start at the same time and the races will take place on the same track at the same time, the bicycle class will only be taken into account when determining the rankings.

4.4.      The recreational race start is separate from the competitive races’ start. Depending on the stage, the recreational race might take place on the same course as the competitive races, or might instead be a guided cycling tour of the area. In either case it is not a race - it is a lifestyle event with the purpose of enjoying cycling and healthy physical activity and getting to know some fascinating places in Estonia.

 

5. Age groups

5.1.      The individual classification exists in the overall general classification, the general classification of the two separate races as well as in the age groups classification that includes all bicycle classes.

5.2.      The age groups are determined by the year or birth and the following age groups are used:

Men 
Age group 
Year of birth
  Women  Age group 
Year of birth
M M-U15 2004 and younger        
M M-U17 2002 - 2003   N N-U17 2002 and younger 
M M-U19 2000 - 2001   N N-U19 2000 - 2001
M M-U30 1989 - 1999   N N-U30 1989 - 1999
M M30 1979 - 1988   N N30 1979 - 1988
M M40 1969 - 1978   N N40+ 1978 and older
M M50 1959 - 1968        
M M60+ 1958 and older        

 

6. Registration and fees

6.1.      Participants can preregister on the registration page of the www.aerobike.ee website or register in the race centre on the day of the race (cash only).

6.2.      The participation fees for the 2018 season are:

                                                                               Registration for the whole series:

Round
Adults Youth Round ends
Rattalaat 65€ 45€ 21.10.2017

 

                                                                               Registration for single stages:

Round Tallinn Enduro Fakto Auto Tallinn Cycling Race Hiiumaa Cycling Weekend Round ends
    Night Race Emmaste
 Competition Recreational Comp. Rec. Comp. Rec. Comp. Rec.
Round I 20€ 15€ 25€ 10€ 20€ 10€ 20€ 10€ Wednesday before race week
Round II 25€ 20€ 30€ 15€ 25€ 15€ 25€ 15€ Race week Wednesday
Race day 30€ 25€ 35€ 20€ 30€ 20€ 30€ 20€ Race day until 30 min before start
Last minute 30€ 25€ 40€ 25€ 30€ 20€ 30€ 20€ 30 min before start until start

 

6.3.      On the spot registration applies only to the stage taking place that day and only cash payments are accepted.

6.4.      Registrations cannot be cancelled or replaced with registrations for another stage. The participation fee will not be refunded or transferred to another stage regardless of the reasons for not participating in the race.

 

7. Re-registration

7.1.    Reregistration can be done only on the day of the race and only in cash. Reregistration can be divided into two categories:

1) Reregistering one participant to a different distance race or a different race group:
 
  • Reregistering from one competitive race group to another is free.
  • Reregistering from the competitive races to the recreational race is free, but the difference in participation fees will not be refunded.
  • Reregistering from the recreational race to a competitive race costs 15€ regardless of in which round the rider first preregistered.

 

2) Starting instead of another rider who has preregistered:

  • If the distance remains the same, starting instead of somebody else who preregistered but didn’t show up to the race costs 15€. If there are any suspicions, the person who reregisters must be able to prove that they have an agreement with the rider whose place they are taking.

  • A double reregistration in which both a rider’s name and race distance are changed is not possible. Doing this will be considered a new registration and the current prices will apply.

 

8. The participation fee includes:

  • A marked and regulated circuit;
    • Timekeeping and a place in the stage results;
    • Race numbers (valid for the entire season; additional or replacement numbers can be purchased in the race centre);
    • Medical aid in the race centre;
    • Catering in the race centre;
    • Prizes for the fastest riders;
    • Race commentary;
    • Photos of the event;
    • A refreshing drink at the finish;
    • Extra services available in the race centre

 

9. Race numbers, chips and starting groups

9.1.    Season numbers with a timekeeping chip attached to the back are used in the AeroBike MTB Trio series. Riders will receive this number at the first race of this series in which they participate, regardless of which stage it is and the number is valid until the end of the season.

9.2.    The first season number is free. In case a rider has forgotten or lost their number they will have to purchase a replacement for a fee of 3€.

9.3.    Using the unique EventRent Adventure Races numbers is mandatory. It is forbidden to use self-made numbers or numbers that originate from other races or series, even if the number itself matches the number assigned to the rider.

9.4.    The racing number must be attached to the front of the handlebar so that it is legible from the front. If a rider is not identified due to the incorrect placement or attachment of the racing number, that rider might not get a place in the final results.

9.5.    Starting groups of competitive races:

  • Due to the nature of the race format there are no starting groups at Tallinn Enduro. There will be one symbolic start for everyone, after which the riders move towards the first timed section.
  • The starting group system of the Fakto Auto Tallinn Cycling Race is explained in the Fakto Auto Tallinn Cycling Race manual, taking into account the unique properties of the Fakto race.
  • At Hiiumaa Cycling Weekend the starting group system will depend on the number of participants.

 

The head commissaire has the right to make corrections - top athletes may be placed before others etc.

9.6.    There are no starting groups in the recreational race, all participants will start at the same time.

 

10. Catering

10.1.    There are feed zones on the track only at the Fakto Auto Tallinn Cycling Race - see the respective race manual for details. There are no feed zones at other stages.

10.2.    After the race has been finished, the participants can enjoy a drink and either pastries or warm soup depending on the stage.

 

11. Technical assistance

11.1.    The organiser does not provide spare parts or technical assistance on the race course.

11.2.    Teams are not allowed to provide technical assistance on the race course, it is only allowed in the start/finish area under the supervision of the commissaires. On the rest of the track the rider can only use whatever they have on themselves to fix any technical issues.

 

12. Medical aid

12.1.    First aid can be provided in the race centre by a team of paramedics who may also go onto the race course if needed.

 

13. Penalties

13.1.    Penalties are regulated by the AeroBike MTB Trio 2018 race manual, UCI rules and EJL regulation.

13.2.    Littering on the race track is strictly forbidden. Any rider who litters will be disqualified.

 

14. Rankings:

14.1.    The rankings are based on the time it takes to finish the race. For the series rankings each participant's race times will be added together.

14.2.    The stage results are based on the general classification results that include all riders. To determine the results of the race groups, the general classification results will be divided according to the race group of every rider. The age groups results will be determined by dividing the general classification results into separate age groups, regardless of the race group - the age groups classification does not take the bicycle group into account.

14.3.    For the series overall rankings all events of the AeroBike MTB Trio will be taken into account and the times will be added together. Riders who do not participate in or finish all of the races will not be in the series overall rankings, only the stage rankings.

 

15. Results

15.1.    Preliminary results will be published no later than the race day evening on the official Aerobike website - www.aerobike.ee

15.2.    Due to the possibility of mistakes in the preliminary results, unsportsmanlike conduct and other incidents, riders are allowed to file complaints up to 6 days after the race. Complaints must be filed by email in accordance with Section 19.2 of the race manual.

15.3.    Final results will be published online on www.aerobike.ee and other related sites no later than 7 days after the race.

15.4.   No further complaints will be taken into account after the final results have been published and the results will not be changed.

 

16. Awards

16.1. Stage awards

 

16.1.1. The award ceremony will take place after the competitive races have finished. The approximate time of the ceremony is shown in Section 3 of this manual, but it may change slightly depending on how the race day goes. To receive their award, riders must be present at the award ceremony - by not showing up the rider is giving up their award.

16.1.2. The awards are based on the preliminary results. If changes in the results occur later, the awards given at the stages will not be changed.

16.1.3. The three fastest men and the fastest woman in the MTB race and the fatbike race will be given a trophy.

16.1.4. Additionally, the winner of every age group will be awarded with a trophy.

 

16.2. Series awards

 

16.2.1.  The series award ceremony will take place in Hiiumaa, shortly after the end of the second day of the Hiiumaa Cycling Weekend, at approximately 15:30. The awards are based on preliminary results. If changes in the results occur later, it will only affect the overall results of the series, the awards given at the ceremony will not be changed.

16.2.2. In order to receive an award, one must be present at the award ceremony. In case the rider cannot attend the award ceremony, the award may be given to the rider’s coach or other representative. Awards will not be presented at a later time.

16.2.3. The three best men and the best woman in the MTB and fatbike races will receive a trophy and a monetary award or prize item.

16.2.4. Age groups awards will only be given at separate stages.

 

17. Leaders' jerseys

17.1.    Four different leaders’ jerseys are used in the AeroBike MTB Trio series: blue, yellow, pink and white. The jerseys will be given to riders according to the general classification results regardless of the race group of the rider.

  • The blue jersey is for the reigning champion of the series and will be given to the winner of the general classification for the whole season.
  • The yellow jersey is for the leader of the general classification.
  • The pink jersey is for the leader of the women’s general classification.
  • The white jersey will be given to the highest ranking rider in the M/N-U19 or younger age group.

 

17.2.    The jerseys will be given to the riders at the registration desk before the start of every race. The jersey gives the rider the right to start in front of the starting line.

17.3.    Every wearer of a leader’s jersey will be given a jersey of the same colour by the organiser. If the rider maintains the right to wear the jersey at the following stages as well, they must wear the jersey that has already been given to them.

17.4.    The wearer of the jersey must ensure that it is in good condition. If the jersey has broken, been forgotten or is extremely stained, the rider may ask for a second jersey at the registration desk, but no more than once during the season.

17.5.    If the rightful owner of a jersey does not participate in a race, then the jersey of that colour will not be given to anyone at that stage.

17.6.    In case one rider is entitled to a yellow jersey as well as a different colour jersey, they must wear the yellow jersey and the other jersey will be handed to the rider who came second in the corresponding classification. The blue jersey is an exception as only the winner of the previous season is allowed to wear it.

17.7.    Only the blue jersey will be issued at the first stage.

17.8.    The owner of a jersey must wear the jersey, together with the race number.

17.9.    Adding extra sponsors’ logos or texts to the jersey or changing the design of the jersey is not allowed unless the organisers have permitted the rider to do so.

17.10.  It is prohibited to wear leaders’ jerseys that were issued during previous seasons or were bought, gifted or borrowed. The jerseys may only be worn by their current rightful owners.

 

18. Other information

18.1.    The races are held in accordance with the AeroBike MTB Trio 2018 race manual and UCI and EJL regulations.

18.2.    Pushing a fellow rider, regardless of the reason for doing it, is forbidden. The penalty for pushing someone is a warning, a fine or disqualification.

18.3.    The AeroBike MTB Trio consists of recreational sports events - a licence is not required to participate. Everyone who wishes to participate is welcome to do so!

18.4.    Everyone participates at their own risk. By starting the race the rider confirms that they have read and understood the race manual, is physically fit to participate and acknowledges the risks associated with cycling. In the case of an accident all costs and damages are covered by the rider without filing any damages claims against the organiser.

18.5.    All riders are obliged to follow traffic laws and the regulations set by the commissaires and traffic guards. If the race runs along a public road, all riders must follow the traffic law and ensure their own safety to the best of their ability.

18.6.    Wearing a helmet is mandatory, no exceptions.

18.7.    Warming up or training on the race course is not allowed during the competitive races.

18.8.    Crossing the finish line outside of one's own race group is not allowed.

18.9.    The head commissaire and head secretary of the series is Kaja Remmelgas (tel. +372 5028980; email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

18.10.  All matters not addressed in the race manual will be resolved by the board of commissaires.

18.11.  The organisers are allowed to modify or amend the race manual during the season with the permission of the board of commissaires.

 

19. Additional info and feedback

19.1.    The official info source and website of the AeroBike MTB Trio is www.aerobike.ee. If other online sources provide slightly different information, the information on the official website of the races is considered the most accurate.

19.2.    Contact information for feedback:

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20. Organisers

20.1.    The AeroBike MTB Trio series is organised by MTÜ Aerobike Cycling Agency in cooperation with OÜ Aerobike.

  • Info: Mihkel Reile (tel. +372 53422196; email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )