PIPELINE INDOOR 4X SERIES: RACE #3 NEXT WEDNESDAY!

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2 down, 4 to go… 4x#2 is Sixsixone night on a brand new track!!

http://www.pipelinebikepark.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=75

Wendnesday, January 23rd will be the #3 event for the Pipeline Indoor 4x
Series. Last race saw some spots in the points race get solidified, while
others got shredded as new riders showed up to keep the leaders on their
game.

The Experience Cycling Pro Purse is up to $365 bucks, and it’s all going to
the top pro men in the series once the last gate drops in February. If the
purse hits $500, then riders will get paid all the way to the 5th spot!

The Kona Dudu Frame looked like it was in Curtis Jensen’s paws after 4x #1,
but Chris Buckerell showed up and tore a strip outta the open mens field.
We’ll see how that pans out. And it looks as thought Demo Dave McNaught
couldn’t let a broken collarbone in 4x #2 hold him back as he plans to also
be there Wednesday night.

And for the rest of you 4 Crossaholics, Indoor 4x #3 will also be the debut
of a new sponsor for the 4x series as Sixsixone shows its support for local
racing with special prizes for Wednesday night.

Check out the site for a quick look at the new track!

Some Race notes to remember:

1) 2008 LICENCES APPLY!!! If you haven’t gotten your CCA/UCI/CYCLING BC
licence, or annual Pipeline Club Membership, this would be the place to snag
a new one.

Pipeline Membership – $35 for new members, $30 for existing members
Pipeline Membership (Assoc Membership – if you’re part of another club) –
$10 (per year)
Pipeline Membership if you have a full UCI Licence – $2 (per year)

2) Rider Meeting is 8pm and the gate drops at 8:10, so if you’re coming from
downtown Vancouver, You should be able to get there before 7pm, giving you a
ton of practice time before racing.

3) RANDOM GATE: The new UCI random gate has a similar call to the one in the
last race, but the actually gate drop is randomized to prevent early starts
& slingshots. If you think BMX racers have an advantage, think again. If
you’re used to the old gate start, PLEASE PRACTICE THE NEW GATE a few times
before the race.

4)Elimination Rounds: The elimination tournament rounds will be listed on
the wall by the finishline after the break. These will be updated with each
round of eliminations. If you think you’ve been eliminated, please check the
board to confirm.

5)BMX Safety rules apply. Full Face Helmets, Covered Arms (Jersey or pads),
Covered Legs (Pants or pads) and gloves are required. If you don’t have a
full face, let us know. We may be able to help.

6) Races are held at Abbotsford Indoor BMX. Directions can be found here!.

7) Race will be set up as a 3 moto mixed qualifier followed by elimination
rounds, mains, and consolation rounds. This means you’re guaranteed at least
3 races per entry.

8) There are 4 official classes: Pro, Open, Women, and Juniors. This may
change depending on how many entries we have. If you’re under 12, new to the
sport, or whatever, Don’t Worry! We’ll have a competitive, yet fun class for
you. Series Points will be based on your class, not who you end up racing.

9) PLEASE BRING A NUMBER PLATE. We’ll have extras, but if you can bring your
own, that would be great. Thanks!

10) Riders who sign up for a Pipeline Membership can only practice at the
Abbotsford Indoor on the Wednesdays we have the track reserved. If you want
to ride more at this awesome venue, please support your local track and buy
a full membership. Special rates apply for 07 AND 08 memberships.

11) Be Safe out there! Block passes and lane changes get really tight when
the racing goes in-door. If you’re racing Pro, the racing will be tight, but
no one out there is racing to take anyone down. Don’t take it personal if
you get run high or blocked, you just got caught in a bad spot. Shake hands
across the line, and please speak to the organizer if you feel your claim
deserves a protest.

12) 4x Bike Requirements: Bike MUST conform to TWO of the following: 26″
Wheels, Front Suspension, or Shifting Gears. 4x is a sport ridden on
mountain bikes. Try and keep your bike looking and riding like one.

13) Points Breakdown is as follows:
1st Place – 6 pts
2nd Place – 4 pts
3rd Place – 3 pts
4th Place – 2 pts
5th Place – 2 pts
>6th Place – 1 pt

Everyone who shows up to the race gets at least 1 point, so even if you’re
not a contender for the title, it’s still worth hitting all the races to
gather points towards the final. We also award the same points for 4th and
5th to award the rider who worked their butt off to win the consolation
round. If you don’t make the main, it’s still worth the effort.

Race Fees:
Pro – $15 per race ($5 goes back into the pro purse)
Open Women – $12 per race
Open Men – $12 per race
Junior – $12 per race

See you there!

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