Get2Gether Kos ENDURO MTB
Kos is called a Bike Island. The bike lane on the island starts from the East side out of the city and ends on the North side with the length of 13km. It's used from many riders for commuting or just riding for fun. The first mtb trails on the island started to appear on 2016 after a team of local riders decided to build for fun and pleasure. On March 2017 a trail building week is taking place on the Dodecanese area with Kos island included. The project is organized from Aegean Trails and it's repeated also on 2018 with great success. That's the official start on mountain biking and building trails on the island next to professionals of that subject.
The area right above Kos city where the trails are is called Symptro with max altitude of 470m. It is a part of mountain Dikeos which literally is cutting the volcanic north side of the island from the inhabited south side which is tree planted with pines cypress and eucalyptus form 1960. The Mud Turtles team after participating and getting trained in the trail building projects, took over the responsibility of maintaining the fresh builded trails, the reshaping of the old and the creation of new. After those three years of building, a trail network has been created and it is the time of inviting riders to participate on the 1st KOS ENDURO MTB with our help on the technical part.
Kos as a straight line distance from Piraeus Athens is only 346km.The boat unfortunately is not sailing straight and it includes some stopes at other islands on the way. The good news are that there are straight flights from Europe with charters in a really good price. Either with boat or with airplane one thing is for sure. Everyone who will come on the island will feel welcome and have a lot of riding, fun moments and the chance to meet with fellow riders from around Greece.
Kos island is the third in size in the Dodecanese complex. It's characterized from the volcanic ground, the rich history and the intense touristic summer season. It's very close from Turkey exactly opposite the ancient city of Alikarnasus now days called Bodrum. Kos, the mother island of Hippocrates who is referred to be the father of medicine. One of the biggest ancient hospitals of the world, exist on the island dedicated to Asclepius. Kos with its fertile land, the beautiful multicolor sand beaches, the hot springs and with exceptional advanced touristic facilities that has developed rapidly the last decades is a place that serves a large number of visitors.
In the hope of thanking our bikers-friends that trusted us the previous years and they chose to take part to our races, we announce the launching of a new enduro race series based on the LESVOS ENDURO MTB model.
For the first time at 2019 we made an effort to combine two parts of our country. The first get2gether enduro mtb took place at the medieval castle village of Tholopotami at Chios island and at Lesvos island at the famous and also medieval village of Molyvos, on the slopes of mount Lepetymnos.
Therefore under the name of "get2gether ENDURO MTB series" we announce the races that will take place at the:
- 7th and 8th of March 2020 "IZMIR ENDURO MTB" at Turkey
- 25th and 26th of April 2020 the "5th LESVOS ENDURO MTB" at Lesvos island,
- 30th and 31st of May 2020 " KOS ENDURO MTB" at Kos island
- 7th and 8th of November 2020 "LEROS ENDURO MTB" at Leros island.
Information regarding every race you will find at the pages that follow.
We thank all of you for your participation to our races all those years and now that we are growing, we are planning to enrich your experiences by letting you be the center of our focus for this year also.
Every athlete participating to the championship will have the opportunity to take part at Men category no matter in what category he really is. No other alteration can be done throughout the championship.
- UNDER 21 (for every minor participant (-18) the presence and the signature to a special waiver, that will be provided at the registration desk, by a parent is obligatory).
- MEN (22-38)
- MASTERS (39-46)
- VETERANS (+47)
In any other case the participation will be considered non valid. The total timing of the e-bike will be announced in a specific ranking and not in the overall ranking.
The start line for every race will be defined from the prologue that will take place the previous day of every race. The athletes will start the special stages every minute, at a specific time provided by the organizing committee.
In case that the athlete that follows catches the foregoing athlete, he must let him pass immediately.
In case of same score between two athletes winner is declared the one with the fastest time at the last special stage.
Athlete that does not finish a special stage has the right to apply to the organizing committee which will decide if he will start the special stage again or he will be invalidated.
By filling the registration form – waiver the participants and their escorts accept the terms and conditions of the organization, they have to honor them and respect the suggestions of the organizing committee, the security manager as well as the judges of the race. The athletes understand that they will bike on difficult and challenging mountain terrain and that they will be exposed to the existing weather conditions. Every athlete by filling in and accepting the terms and conditions of the e-registration form, automatically signs a personal statement indicating that he/she participates to the race at their own risk. It is also indicated that the organizing committee bears no responsibility for anything that happens to them or to their athletic equipment, bikes and clothes etc. The committee will stand over and supervise the special stages in order to prevent any incident and will provide medical assistance, if needed, by the medical team and other volunteer teams. Whenever the judges recommend a change of direction in the special stage, for safety reasons, the athletes are obliged to comply with it. Failure to comply leads to disqualification.
The race regulations that run the "get2gether enduro mtb" are the official regulations from the International Bicycle Federation "UCI".
The special stages (SS) should be 3 or more and the total time of the stages should be at least 10 min (time of the fastest rider). The stages are mostly downhill with the uphill parts not exceeding the 10% of the total distance.
The way that the liaison stages (LS) will be carried out is at the discretion of the organizing committee. By vehicle provided by the organization, by pedaling or by a combination of those two.
At the start of every special stage there will be a check point.
The start and the finish of every special stage will be clearly marked and they will be ready when the special stages open for trials.
Every wooden construction should have special slip resistant surface. In every difficult pass should be a second safer line.
The organization should provide a race chart at a visible place at the race day near the registration desk. This chart will be available to every participant and it will be uploaded at the race site. The athletes have to study the map and comprehend the race route before the race.
Ribbons will mark the special stages. Wherever there are two ribbon lines on both sides of the stage the athletes should ride between them. At these parts if they by-pass, cross or bike outside of the ribbons it will be regarded as a cut through. In order to continue the race they should return at the position where they went wrong. If they continue they will be disqualified.
The organizer is obliged to have an ambulance during the race.
For remote places the athlete has to carry a whistle in case of emergency.
Whenever an athlete becomes aware of an injured fellow athlete it is his duty to inform the next judge he meets. Athlete that will not act in that way, will be disqualified. Athlete that will be delayed while helping an injured co-athlete will have the opportunity to ride again the special stage.
Athlete that is injured should follow doctor's orders. If he /she does not comply he/she will be disqualified.
The organizer has to present and open the special stages for trials at least 2 days before the race and inform the participants when and with what means of transportation will reach the special stages. The special stages will be closed for all the athletes before the trials. Every athlete that will ride in the stages before the trials will be disqualified. Walking is permitted in the stages before the trials. During the trials it is forbidden to walk or bike the wrong way in the stages.
The way the athletes will be transported during the trials will be determined by the organizer before every race. Any athlete disobeying instructions will be disqualified.
The athletes are obliged to wear helmet, gloves and eyeglasses during the trials and the race (special stages and liaison stages). During the races they have to wear helmet, gloves, eyeglasses or mask and kneepads. Rider that will not comply with safety rules will be disqualified.
Each rider should keep in mind that during the trials and the race he/she is responsible for his safety and his equipment. For their own safety participants should have the following items for the trials and the race:
- backpack with water
- windbreaker jacket
- first aid kit
- A wheel repair kit
The organizer will define the area or the areas where the athletes can receive external ad. The places will be marked for the athletes escorts to know where to find it. Food supply is prohibited. Every athlete's assistant should get from the registration desk a feed zone pass and then they can be present at the designated places marked as "FEED ZONES" and only there. The athletes can change spare parts to their bikes or get food and water supplies by their assistants only at the Feed Zones. In case an athlete receives any from the above out of a feed zone he has a penalty of 5min added to his total time.
Enduro races take place on mountains that lie in places of natural beauty that also have a great cultural inheritance. Riders should respect the environment and do not act in a negative manner towards it. For that purpose during the race and the trials the following actions will lead to a disqualification of the athlete from the race and the future races of get2gether ENDURO MTB.
- Disturbing other athlete or any unsporting behavior.
- No compliance with judge's orders.
- Rudeness or bad behavior towards the organizing committee, judges, volunteers etc.
- Abandonment of a co-athlete that is in need and asks for help.
- No attendance to the check points.
- Use of prohibited substances.
- Denial to be checked by the race doctors, whenever that is considered necessary.
- Abandon the race without informing a judge or the check point's chief.
Any rider that comes late at the special stage should start the stage following the judge's orders.
Any athlete that does not follow the judge's orders will get a time penalty or be disqualified.
Rider that comes to the special stage later than 30 min of the designated time will be disqualified.
The organizer of the race is responsible for the enforcement of the rules.
The race organizers have the right to forbid any athlete to start the race if there is a relevant medical opinion from the race doctor. Also the race organizers are not responsible for the death or any physical injury that may occur. All the riders by filling in the registration form and accepting the terms and conditions, declare that they are aware of the dangers that exist on a mountain environment and that their health condition allow them to take part in the race. Every rider is obliged to present a medical certificate if asked by the organizing committee. The committee disclaims any responsibility to the athletes who have to act in a mature and reasonable way at places in the race where danger of falling with unpleasant or fatal results exists.
The organizing committee, for the safety of the riders, will deputize judges who will be in the special stages and will be responsible to report anything that comes to their attention.
Objections for any reason can be placed from the rider not later than 30 min after his finish and it costs 50 euros. Every objection should be filled in a written report at the registration desk. The decision will be granted from the Chief of judges and the Race manager before the award ceremony and it will be final. Every violation of the rules by the athletes should be reported by the judges 30 min after the finish of the last participant.
Before every race the Race Organizer has the obligation to brief the athletes about possible changes in rules, timetables etc. They will also be informed about Check Points, Feed Zones etc.
In every race the first 6 of every category will get medals. At the end of all the races of get2gether ENDURO MTB they will be a prize draw for the athletes that took part to the 3 of the 4 races. 3 big prizes will be given.
RACE ROUTE ALTERATION
The organizing committee in collaboration with the judges might alter the routes for the safety of the participants. It might delay the start or cancel or postpone the event due to fierce weather or any other reason. In any case if an alteration occurs it will be announced before the race or at the same day of the race. Any alteration is found necessary can't be challenged by anyone.
By filling in the registration form every athlete gives permission to the Race Organizer to take photos and videos during the race and the award ceremony for promotional reasons, being aware that his/her face might appear in photos and videos without asking his/her permission. Any claim for compensation is not valid.
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
The athletes are obliged to:
Be present at the start line 60 min before the start of the race.
To act throughout the race towards fellow bikers, judges and assistants with athletic spirit.
To have on their bikes the plate numbers provided. Alterations on the plate numbers are not acceptable.
At least the 3 first riders of every category are obliged to appear to the awarding ceremony.
And to comply with everything else is stated in race rules.
Anything that is not prescribed at the basic rules of Greek Cycle Federation and the U.C.I. lies in the discretion of the Race Organizer who has also the right to change the rules, if needed.