Clark Cycling Classic Rules


1. Clark Cycling Classic is open to riders aged 15 to 65 years old. No onsite registration.

2. This event is open only to all cyclists.

3. While every reasonable precaution will be taken by the Organizers to ensure the Participants’ safety, it is understood that Participants participate at their own risk and the Organizers shall not be responsible or held liable for any injury, disability or death arising from training or occurring during participation in the race. Participants are strongly encouraged to undergo medical check-up and/or consult medical practitioners prior to registration and before the actual race day. Each rider is responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage.

4. Roads are not completely closed to traffic so cyclists are advised to be alert for other road users.

5. Once registration has been duly processed, there will be no entry fee refund for Participants . Furthermore, entries are not transferrable or deferrable. No rider shall be entitled to an entry fee refund in case of disqualification.

6. There will be no entry fee refund if the event is cancelled on account of force majeure or for causes beyond the reasonable control of the Organizers.

7. The Organizer reserves the right, in its sole and complete discretion, deny entry, revoke the entry application of any applicant at any time, and/or to disqualify any individual from the Event.

8. The Organizers reserve the right to use any photographs (including those of Participants), motion pictures, recordings or any other media records of the Race for any legitimate purpose, including commercial advertising, without giving monetary consideration to any Participant

9. Participants must personally claim their race kit on race weekend at the registration center. A valid government issued ID must be presented.

10. The organizers decision is final.

11. For all other Participants, disputes and appeals regarding the results must be submitted in a written format, including electronic mail within 3 days of race day. Organizers reserve the rights to not entertain any dispute or appeal after August 27, 2022.

12. The Organizers reserve the right to require the participant to present official documents necessary to support the disputes or appeals made.


Individual Time Trial

  • Participants are released in 30 second intervals. Each participant is assigned a Start Time (see online Event page) and should start his/her race then. Cyclists who fail to make assigned time will start after the very last participant on the start order.
  • A participant caught drafting will be penalized with an automatic DQ.
  • Drafting is equated in this event as anyone riding behind the slipstream of another rider within 20m or 10 bike lengths.
  • If a participant is caught, as the rider behind approaches within 20m they need to ensure they are to the side and not ride directly behind. If the passing rider has shown superior speed to catch the rider ahead, they now need to be sure they have the power to pass and preferably pull away from that rider before they approach any closer than 20m.
  • Even if the passing rider passes but then only travels at the same speed as the rider who has been caught, that passed rider must drop back and hold a position 20m behind.
  • No pacers or support vehicle will be allowed. Organizers will identify a support crew area

Team Time Trial

Teams are released in 2 min intervals. As above, Teams that fail to make the assigned start time will be released after the last team on the start order. Composition of the team is as follows:

OPEN Team: 8 to start. 5 to finish. Pro and ex pro

Men’s Team:  8 to start. 5 to finish.  mixed category allowed.

Women’s Team:  5 to start. 3 to finish.

Ages 15 to 65 years old

  • No pacers or support vehicle will be allowed. Organizers will identify a support crew area
  • A rider dropped on the first lap cannot rejoin on the second lap


Road Bikes, Time Trial and Triathlon Bikes are allowed. The following are not permitted for safety reasons: fixies. Bikes deemed unsafe by the organizers can be banned at any time during the event

Helmets must be worn by all riders at all times and have to be securely fastened with a chinstrap at all times while riding.

Timing chip must be secured at all times. 

Riders have to carry their own repair kit – spare tube, tire, and pump.

Headphones and earphones are not allowed.


As we want to be as inclusive and welcoming to all cyclists, there will be very few rules for the event. The rules below have been devised with everyone’s safety and enjoyment in mind:  

  1. Helmets are required to be worn at all times during the race
  2. Timing chip and race numbers must be attached to the bike
  3. Riders must be self-sufficient at all times. Riders cannot receive any outside support during the race. This includes food, water, tools, maintenance support, and any and all other forms of support
  4. Riders may share food, water, tools, etc with each other
  5. Riders must self-navigate the course, it will be clearly marked and marshalled
  6. Headphones and earphones are not allowed for the safety of all
  7. Absolutely no littering on the course
  8. The organizer carries no responsibility, legal or otherwise, for injury to riders sustained during the race. This includes damage to bikes and equipment as well. Riders are responsible for their well-being during the race

There will be 2 categories: Gravel and MTB. Awards per category will be outlined in a succeeding section.  

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