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BIKE RALLY "PARALLEL UNIVERSE RHODOPES 2004 " (22, 23, 24 may 2004)
 
 
RULES
1. Only persons conforming to the orginizer's terms are allowed to participate in the race
2. Every racer must fill in and sign personally a declaration for agreement with the organizer's terms and the rules.
3. Every racer receives ana individual racing number and passport which are an integral part part during the race.
4. The racer is obliged to take care of his passport and to show it at each pass control. The pass controls, sealing the passports, are with distinctive signs and at places announced by the organizer in advance.
5. The racers do not have the right to turn off the marked road for the race.
6. Resting is possible aside the road, not disturbing the other racers.
7. The organizer's, referee's and controls' decision can not be contested.
8. Never mind the road hindrances, the racing time of all participants is running without interruption.
9. It is obligatory bike helmet and gloves to be used. The participant is excluded from the race without them and is not allowed in.
10. It is forbidden to race naked (no requirements for the equipment).
11. It is obligatory regulations for road traffic to be observed.
12. The usage of any narcotic and alcohol substances is forbidden during the race.
13. The movement of racers on the route during the competition, not conforming to the organizer's terms, is forbidden.
14. For indecent racer's or his attendants' behaviour the same racer is disqualified.
15. The racer manages with all technical damages of his bike ( tyre punctures etc.) and goes on further with the race. Carrying the bike to the end stage will be also considered as finish, but time is running and there is a possibility the pass controls to be missed. In such case the racer is removed from the competition.
16. The racer may look for his coleagues' help, but their time is also running. In case the racer looks for organizer's or pass controls' technical help, the same racer is disqualified.
17. In case that medical help is needed, additional actions will be performed by the controls, organizer and the Mountain Resque Service.
18. The start at all stages will be simultaneous. The competition will be read by seconds by mechanical chronometers.
19. The leader of a team in which a person from 16 to 18 years old is present, must be a man or woman over 25 years old and to show a written agreement from the person's parents for participation in the race. In other case persons under 18 years old are not allowed in the race, because of security reasons.
20. Responsibility for the 16 to 18 years old persons is taken only by the team's leader.
21. In case of racer's rejection for continuing or a big technical damage, the referees, controls and the organizer must be informed immediately. The racer will be removed.
22. Carrying clothes, spare tyres, parts and other stuff on the route, is allowed to be performed only personally by the racer and in a rucksack.
23. If one of the three participants in a team is removed from the race or quits, the team will fall apart and does not enter the team finals and rankings. The rest two racers have the right to continue individual racing.
24. If a team leader in a team with racers under 18 years, goes out of the race, they also quit the race, as their leader is obliged to take care of them until their return to the parents.
25. The ranking is individual and by teams, as the racers from the team also enter the individual ranking.
25. Ranking of a team is performed only after finish of all three members,
as only the time of the last one is considered.
26. The individual rank is in three categories: teenagers (girls and boys - they qualify individual and by team but they race only in teams), men, women and veterans.
27. Stopping at the pass controls is obligatory. The controls will be at the announced before start places in a concrete time period. If theracer does not enter in the control during this period, he will be removed from the race, but is obliged to reach the base and to inform the referees and the organizer.
28."X" controls will be placed at not known places along the route. They will supervise for keeping the rules and terms and will write down racers numbers and the time of each racer.
29.From the start in the city of Plovdiv to the exit of the city of Assenovgrad the racers are going obligatory in a group, escorted by police and with speed between 14 and 22 km/h. Nobody can overtake the police car. After going out of Assenovgrad the police car is leaving and the racers continue the stage.
30. The disqulaified and given up racers continue or return respectively to the bases 1 or 2 and loose the right to cycle on the route till the race finish. The same racers personally go to the city of Plovdiv and welcome the finalists if they want.
31. At final the racer gives his passport with all seals and times counterred by the controls, which certifies his right to enter the ranking.
32. For not observing the rules and violation of one of the sections, the racer is disqualified immediately.


Additional regulations
- The route is marked with red color with bicycle graphics. The dangerous
passages are marked with signal sign "!" in red color.
- If there is no sign for change, the racer must cycle straight forward.
- The movement of personal and attending cars on the route during a race stage is forbidden. If during the stage additional help by an escorting (attending) car is performed without organizer's knowledge, the controls and "X" controls disqualify theracer.
- The racers have the right to be escorted by personal cars and to receive technical help by them or the organzier only after the end of a racing stage. The cars and the attendants can meet and expect the racers only at base 1, base 2 and the finish in the village of Hrabrino.
- Each racer must finish with the bike he has started the race with.
- The organizer does not take the responsibility for a bicycle damage during the race and the harms for the racer due to this damage, also as due to not using
personal protection equipment.
- All services, except mountain insurance and the bed-nights in base 1 and 2 are paid
additionally and on the spot.
- Teams with members under 18 years will receive encouraging prizes after the finish.
- The organizer reserves his right for unessential changes and additions regarding the race, also as for changing the start place and date under extreme circumstances.
- Winners announcing - 24 of May . Maldezhki Halm, Plovdiv -
will be performed 3 hours after the last racer's finish.
- On 22 and 23 of May the temporary rankings will be announced at bases 1 and 2.

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