Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Winter Park Resort?
Winter Park Resort is an easy drive from both the Front Range and other mountain communities. You can click here for directions. Racers are encouraged to park in the A, B, and C lots. From the main entrance, follow Winter Park Drive until you pass under the Cabriolet/gondola lift, then turn right to access these lots. Parking is available in the parking garage as well, but NO OVERHEAD BIKE RACKS we don't want any wrecked bikes!

Where at Winter Park Resort do I register?
Registration and awards will all take place at the West Portal Plaza at the base of the resort. This is located on the far end of the base village from the parking lots.

What time is registration and number pick up?
Registration for unregistered racers is from 8-9am each race morning. However, you can save time and money by getting pre-registered by 4pm the Friday preceding each race. Pre-registered racers may pick up their race number and packet anytime from 8am until their classes start time.

When does my class start?
You can find your start time for each race on the race information page for each race. Please check back often and in the morning at registration as these times can change. Remember that your racing age is the age you will be on 12/31/2014.

Do I need a NORBA license?
You DO NOT need to buy a NORBA license for any of the Epic Singletrack Series Events. No special licensing is required.

What class should I race in?
If you hold a NORBA license you should race in the same category as you do in NORBA.

  • Cat 3 racers should race in Novice or Sport category.
  • Cat 2 racers should race in Sport or Expert category.
  • Cat 1 racers should race Expert or Pro category.
  • If you are new to racing you should choose Novice.
  • If you have some experience or want a little more competition you should race in Sport.
  • Experienced and extremely fit racers should race as Experts.
  • Pros, you know who you are.
  • REMEMBER: your racing age is the age you will be on 12/31/2014.

Any racer who is consistently finishing in the top of a class should move up to the next ability class. You may change classes during the season. If you change by the third race you will receive one point less than the last racer in your new category for your previous races. This will effect your team points as well.
Click here for more detailed category descriptions and upgrade rules.

Can I pre-ride the courses?
Yes. Many competitors come to get some casual and fun riding in on the courses before the race to make sure they know the course. Usually, the orange trail marking arrows that direct racers at intersections are in place for each course by Friday of the race week to help you along. Trail maps and descriptions are available in the Competition Center office near the women's restroom in the Balcony House.

How is series scoring calculated?
For each race you complete you get race points according to you placement in your class and age group: 50 for first, 49 for second, 48 for third, etc. Your series score is the total of your 5 best race points (5 out of 6). If you change classes during the season and want to have points count towards the series scoring you must move up before the 3rd race and you will receive one point less than the lowest points awarded for the new category for the previous races.

 

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