Where do I start if I want to race?
Who do I contact if I have problem with the scoring of a race?
Who do I contact if I have a problem with my class, overall standing, or other question I may have?
The best place to start regarding any question is your steward. Please click the link below to take you to the steward page. The best way to contact them is by completing the contact form under their name. Please let them know the best way to contact you.
What class do I run?
Definition of Class: The class you ride in is based on your age and the bike you are riding. If you are 29 years old or younger and you ride a bike that is 251cc or larger, you are in the Heavyweight Class (Hwt). If you are 29 or younger and ride a bike 201-250cc, you ride in Lightweight 1 (Lwt I) class. If you are 29 or younger and ride a bike 98-200cc you ride in the Lightweight 2 (Lwt II) class. Once you turn 30 years old, the classes are basically the same, but they are broken down by age groups ie. 30+ (Vet), 40+ (Senior), 50+ (Magnum), 60+ (Masters), 70+ (Legends). The Women ride in their own group. Women over 35 ride in the Vet Women Class. 12 to 15 years olds riding a 0-96cc bike ride in the Mini (K) class. There is also a Youth Series that allows 4-15 year olds to compete. Visit the Youth Series Section to learn more about this series.
What do I put on my number plates?
There are letters that go with the numbers on your number plate that distinguish what class you are in. The letter 'x' refers to Lwt I, the letter 'c' refers to Lwt II and if you are Hwt, you run your number only with no letters. If you are in an aged class, there will be a letter in front of your number signifying the age group you are in ie. V=Vet, S=Senior, etc. So if you see a rider with the number M67x, you will know that this rider is a Magnum and rides in the Lwt I class. Women have a W in front of their number, Vet Women ride with an F and Mini’s ride with a K. There are a few more classes for the Grand Prix Series that all have different letters. Refer to the Grand Prix Section for more information. For skill levels, there is a colored bar below the number. Red is Expert, Yellow is Intermediate, Green is Novice and White is Beginner. If you happen to see a Grey bar, that rider is a Pro.
What is a Hare and Hound?
A Hare & Hound event is a marked course that is run over natural desert terrain. It consists of two unique loops totaling at least 60 miles. Typically, each loop is between 30 and 40 miles, with the first loop being easier than the second loop. Beginners, Super Seniors, Minis, and any One Loop riders only ride the first loop. A National H&H is the same format. The only difference is that this race is paired up with the National Hare and Hound Association and riders from all over participate in this event. Nationals run their series all over the Western United States.
What is a Desert Scramble?
A Desert Scramble event is a marked course that is run over natural desert terrain. It consists of one loop of at least 30 miles that is run twice to make up a total of at least 60 miles. Beginners, Super Seniors, Minis, and any One Loop riders only ride the first loop. It is a great place to start for first time racers of all skill levels.
What is a European Scramble?
A European Scramble event is a marked course that is run over natural desert terrain. It consists of one loop between 6 miles and 16 miles. All riders run the same loop over and over for the duration of the event, which lasts between 45 minutes and 1 hour and 15 minutes, depending on the start. The European Scramble format is a great race to get your feet wet, and see what desert racing is about.
What is a California Scramble?
The CA Scramble Series is a mixture of Desert Scrambles and European Scrambles. For Desert Scramble courses, it is the first loop only of the event. The European Scramble is a shorter course and is run for a time limit (usually 45 min to 1 hour) instead of a number of laps. There are 9 races in this series so it’s is a great place to start for first time racers of all skill levels and a great way to get introduced to Desert Racing.
What is an Enduro?
An Enduro event is a timed event run on a marked course over natural desert terrain. It is different from other types of events because the winner is determined by both speed & time keeping. Starts are in groups of four. Very challenging and fun!
What is a Sprint Enduro?
A Sprint Enduro is basically the same concept, except there is no time keeping involved. You complete the "special test" sections (which is from the beginning of the course to the end of the course). You will do a number of special tests to complete the event. The rider with the best time wins for their particular class/skill level.
What is a Grand Prix?
A Grand Prix event is a closed course event that includes both natural and graded terrain. In other words, parts of the course are run on a motocross style track and parts of the course are run on natural or desert terrain.