2022 NSORRA Hare Scramble Rule Book
Each year, the NSORRA race committee reviews the previous race season to improve our members’ experience and the series as a whole before revising the scramble rulebook.
The rule book is like a code of conduct that both NSORRA and race participants abide by, so it’s important that all members who participate in the race series be familiar with it.
After a successful 2021 race season, the rule book only required some minor updating. Here are the key areas that were updated:
- E-bikes can be used in the Pee Wee Class with a wheel size of 12” or less. STACYC bikes are not eligible for race entry. Any other type of electric bike proposed for race entry will be handled by the race director, on a case-by-case basis.
- Intermediate A class has a new updated race time of 120 minutes.
- The NSORRA board has updated the insurance section of the rulebook.
Bike plate requirements will be enforced
The 2021 Rulebook blog stated the requirements for number colour and backgrounds for each class and that it would be enforced going forward. For 2022, the rulebook now indicates how that enforcement will apply. A 2-point penalty will be assigned (deducted) from a riders point total at the end of a race if their bike does not display the proper number colours and backgrounds. This deduction will be applied to each race the participant engages in, with the incorrect displays.
Knowing which class a rider belongs to, while out on the course and proceeding through timing and scoring, is an important part of running a safe and efficient event. Riders can more easily identify who their competition is while out on the course with mixed classes. Race officials can quickly identify a missing or injured rider or one that may have broken race rules. Timing and scoring can more easily identify riders for manual scoring as well as knowing when a rider has completed their race as they approach the timing area.
Here is the . We will continue to update the rule book as the race series continues to evolve.
Geoff Munt grew up riding dirt bikes in the Annapolis Valley. He is an active sweeper at hare scramble events.