WCA Cyclocross Series Guidelines

The Wisconsin Cycling Association (WCA) seeks to develop the sport of cyclocross racing in Wisconsin into a vibrant, quality series that draws racers from around the region.

This document lists the rules and regulations for the WCA Cyclocross Series and shall remain in effect until modified.

Series Costs & Benefits:

Costs:

  • Team registration with USA Cycling
  • Team registration with Wisconsin Cycling Association
  • USA Cycling Race Permit and Insurance
  • WCA Rider Fees ($2/ entry)

Benefits of joining the series:

  • Usual rider turnout of 200-300 riders per day of racing
  • Assistance in securing race course location
  • Increased event prestige
  • Overall Series prize list
  • Technical support from the WCA CX Committee to assist with course design and logistics
  • Use of cyclocross-specific equipment (barricades, staking, signage, ribbons, etc.) owned by the WCA
  • Advertising and posting of results on the WCA website
  • Posting of Series overall results on the WCA website
  • Support with computer-generated registration and results

WCA Cyclocross Committee Responsibilities:

  • Provide trophies, jerseys, and prize money for Series overall winners
  • Provide Series Standings, posted online following each event
  • Post results at www.usacycling.org
  • Pursue and secure Series sponsorship
  • Maintain WCA Cyclocross website, including schedule, standings, links, and contentProvide technical coordination and assistance

Race Director Responsibilities

  • All items listed in “Series Costs”
  • Submit a course plan and race flyer to the Cross Committee no later than 90 days prior to race date. The Committee will either approve or return to the Promoter for corrections or physical examination of the race site
  • Hold current Wisconsin Cycling Association club membership by March 15
  • Confirm inclusion in WCA series by March 15 of the season year to the WCA Cyclocross Committee (Jerry Pearce jjpearce@wi.rr.com)
  • Complete the online USA Cycling race permit application by August 1 or eight weeks before race day, whichever is earlier
  • Secure a venue with necessary features for a cyclocross course as well as  appropriate facilities for registration, bathrooms, adequate parking, and water source. If possible an enclosed and heated building for registration is preferred
  • Use WCA Series Guidelines for classes/categories and start times
  • Provide at least the minimum prize list shown in the WCA Series Guidelines
  • Create a medical plan, which may be as simple as calling 911 for emergencies.  WCA strongly recommends having first-aid supplies on site (wound-cleaning, bandages) and someone with at least basic first-aid certification
  • Call riders for pre-race staging in the following order:
    • First eight in Series overall points
    • Pre-registered riders in descending order of Series overall points
    • Pre-registered riders without Series overall points
    • All others
  • Hold a podium ceremony immediately after each race

Overall points Categories

The WCA Cyclocross Race Series will score overall series points for the following categories:

Pro, 1                                                               Women Pro,1

Category 2                                                      Women Category 2

Category 3                                                      Women Category 3

Masters 35+ Category 1-2                        Masters 35+ Category 3

Masters 45+ Category 1-2                        Masters 45+ Category 3

Masters 55+ Category 1-2                         Masters 55+ Category 3

Junior 10 – 14                                                 Junior 10-14 Girls

Junior 15 – 18                                                 Junior 15-18 Girls

Single Speed

 

Race Start Times, Entry Fees and Race Duration

  • Warm-up time on the course will be allowed between races
  • There should be NO cash prizes in the Men’s and Women’s Category 3, 4, and 5, Masters Cat. 4 and 5, and Juniors races
  • Entry fees shall include all USAC surcharges, WCA fees and any other fees charged to event organizers by local entities
  • Entry fees do not include any Park admission fees or late entry fees, which may be added at the discretion of the event organizers

The race day schedule and recommended prize list and entry fees are:

Time Class/Category Duration Prizes

Places

Entry Fee

9:00

Masters 35+ Category 4 30 Min Merchandise

3

$25

Masters 45+ Category 4 30 Min Merchandise

3

$25

Masters 55+ Category 4 30 Min Merchandise

3

$25

9:45

Category 5 30 Min medals

3

$25

Junior 15-18 Boys 30 Min Merchandise

3

$15

Junior 10-14 Boys 30 Min Merchandise

3

$15

Junior 15-18 Girls 30 Min Merchandise

3

$15

Junior 10-14 Girls 30 Min Merchandise

3

$15

10:30

Category 4 30 Min Merchandise

5

$25

11:15

Single Speed 30 Min Merchandise

3

$25

Women Category 4 30 Min Merchandise

3

$25

Noon Course Pre-Ride and Inspection

12:15

Elite Category 3 45 Min Merchandise

5

$25

1:15

Elite Category 3 Women 45 Min Merchandise

3

$25

  Elite Women P/1/2 45 Min $100-$75-$50

3

$30

2:15

Masters 35+ Category 1/2/3 45 Min Merchandise

3

$25

Masters 45+ Category 1/2/3 45 Min Merchandise

3

$25

Masters 55+ Category 1/2/3 45 Min Merchandise

3

$25

3:15

Elite Pro/1/2/3 60 Min $100-$75-$50-$30-$25

5

$30


Individual Series Points
Larger and deeper cash prize lists are encouraged. Higher cash prizes will encourage higher caliber racers to attend events.

  • WCA Cyclocross points awarded per Race (Place-Pts. awarded): 1st-20, 2nd-17, 3rd-15, 4th-14, 5th-13, 6th-12, 7th-11, 8th-10, 9th-9, 10th-8, 11th-7, 12th-6, 13th-5, 14th-4, 15th-3, 16th-2, 17th-1, 18th-1, 19th-1, 20th-1
  • Riders will be scored on their best 10 races over the season toward the overall series point total. (Ties will be decided by head-to-head results; CX Committee/officials decisions are final.)

Team Series Points 

  • Team Series Points comprise the points earned by each rider who is a licensed member of a WCA member team. 
  • Riders using one-day licenses are not licensed team members.

Category Upgrades will be done according to USA Cycling rules.  Juniors are not subject to the “Mandatory Upgrade” rule.