SAFETY, LAND USE REGULATIONS & EMERGENCIES:
There will be no fueling of bikes while running or while rider is mounted.
All tools and hard objects larger than 5” will be transported on the motorcycle not in any pack or clothing of participant.
It is required riders observe all highway safety codes and regulations. If riders do not obey posted speed limits they can and may be cited by law enforcement. If a participant is cited during event, they will be disqualified. There will be time penalties generated by the satellite tracker if the rider fails to obey speed limits indicated by the roadbook or speed limit posted on road signs. To avoid time penalties, participants need to be at the indicated speed limit before passing the speed change. If any road sign displaying the speed limit has been changed to a lower speed than what is shown in the roadbook, the participants will obey the lower posted speed limit.
All law enforcement agencies along the route have approved this event and will have direct contact with the event organizer. If a participant is ticketed or arrested for exhibition of speed, they risk having their motorcycle impounded by law enforcement.
Law enforcement agencies have been invited to patrol the route at their discretion.
All regulations will be followed while riding on federal lands and riders will stay on the approved Motor Vehicle Use Road and Trail System. This prevents damage to natural resources and ensures continued motorized use of public lands. There will be no cross-country travel unless otherwise stated. Satellite tracking will be utilized to assess time penalties. If land managers determine participants violated cross-country travel restriction, satellite tracking will be provided to them. If a federal fine is accessed on a participant, they will be disqualified.
Participants will yield to horseback riders, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Riders will pull over and let them pass if the trail is narrow. On wider trails, while passing, speed must be reduced to 10 mph or less. Trail etiquette will be observed i.e. shutting off engine near a nervous horse. Covering trail users in a plume of dust (aka ghosting) will not be tolerated. If a rider is reported ghosting by other trail users, they will be disqualified. Also, be aware of livestock on open range and leave each gate as you found it. Riders must also be aware of wildlife that may unexpectedly pass in front of them. Most county and state law enforcement agencies have a letter of agreement on file with federal land managers to enforce laws on federal lands.
A rider suffering a mechanical failure, rider injury or running late are required to inform the event organizer at the phone number provided on the "Riders Time Card". There is an absolute requirement to know the whereabouts of every participant (nobody gets left behind). If necessary, call 911 and request police, fire, ambulance etc.
Due to the long overall distance, riders will be required to maintain a prudent and reasonable average speed.
The route includes gas stations where the riders must obtain and pay for their own fuel. These gas stations will be in the rider’s road book. If a rider runs out of fuel and a support vehicle provides fuel, there will be a time penalty of 30 minutes added to that days stage.
Any competitor who cannot keep a reasonable speed or their riding skills or physical condition restricts them from arriving at a predetermined check point. They will be advanced in the stage by detour by the Tracking Official so that they will arrive at the finish line before dark. Once this is done the competitor will be penalized for every waypoint that was missed. The competitor also has the right to not complete the stage if they feel it is outside their skill set or physical capabilities and receive a DNF for that stage and be detoured from the stage to the finish line.
GOOD SAMARITAN TIME CREDIT: Every participant Must render aid for an injured person discovered along route. Any rider that renders aid will have a time modification equal to the amount of time they rendered aid. When you stop to assist another rider/person who needs immediate medical assistance, or a life or death situation, you will immediately notify 911. If it has not been done by another rider or Good Samaritan and give the street, road, highway location or longitude and latitude in the backcountry.
Participant will then provide aid and remain on-scene until medical authorities arrive. At the earliest opportunity call and notify the event organizer of the incident. If possible keep track of time that you started aid and stopped giving aid. Notification to organizer must be given before continuing, otherwise no credit will be given. Colorado has protections for Good Samaritans.