Proposal 33: Route signaling: How, when, and what to do if (even late) changes occur. [ Revision 1 ]Committee: Muni (including Cyclocross)
Submitted on 2016-12-24
Status: Passed on January 11, 2017
Unicon 18 Cross Country has shown that lack of signaling can greatly disturb a race: riders getting lost, final ranking being changed, course becoming dangerous, even races being canceled.
This proposal was dedicated to what could be added in the rulebook in order to make the Cross country race more fair in the sense of avoiding riders to get lost.
- Way 1 : Painting or chalk marking (Only if authorized by authorities). Arrows showing the direction to take must be drawn 5 to 10 meters before the intersection, at the intersection and 5 to 10 meters after the intersection. Crosses must be drawn on each wrong direction at the intersection and 5 to 10 meters after the intersection.
- Way 2 : Using bands. Small pieces of bands (<1m) are used instead of arrows to show the right way to go. Longer pieces of bands barring the wrong paths over their entire width are used instead of crosses. These bands can lie on the ground if they cannot be hung in the air because of any restriction.
- Way 3 : Using any other clear signaling method. Chipped wood or large signs with printed arrows or crosses are examples. The same spirit of signaling any intersection 5 - 10 meters before, at, and 5 - 10 meters after must be respected, as well as signaling very clearly any wrong direction at the intersection, and 5 - 10 meters after it.
Any change in the track from the one given in the website/book must be announced by email as soon as this is known, even if this is a short amount of time before the race. If the change occurs the day of the race, riders must also be told on the start line that there has been a change."
Votes on this proposal:
15 out of 21 voting members have voted.
Agree: 15, Disagree: 0, Abstain: 0.