River City Bicycles Mt Tabor Series
The Mt Tabor Series is a road cycling event run under the governance of the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA). The series collects canned food for the Oregon Food Bank; hunger is still a problem. Specifically the Mt Tabor Series is a circuit race run on six consecutive Wednesday evenings in June and July. The course follows a 1.3 mile hilly loop around the upper reservoir at Mt. Tabor Park in SE Portland, Oregon.
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Please note OBRA rule 14.5:
Any protest about the order of finish must be lodged within 15 minutes of posting.
Results are taped to the side of the OBRA truck in the parking lot following each race. Should you have an issue, you must contact the Chief Referee (not the promoter) immediately after your race. Additional information is here.
- Series points awarded 15-deep in each category per race. The first 15 riders in each race gain respectively 100, 70, 50, 40, 36, 32, 28, 24, 20, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, and 11 points.
- Best 5 of 6 races.
- Final race is worth double points.
- There is no series prize.
Errata, Part I
- More information on the fixed gear category is here.
- OBRA numbers go on your left.
- Please make sure to sign in each week, even if you bought a series pass.
- Please take a moment to double check that your name did indeed make it onto the roster for your category. We love & thank you for this extra effort.
- Registration closes 10 minutes prior to start time.
- Please be aware of your start time! Races tend to start on time due to limited daylight.
- Men Cat 5 is limited to 50 riders.
- Since we instituted weekly cash prizes to the top 3 and upped the cash primes in 2005, we've eliminated prizes for the series.
- Total prime value, cash and/or prize, is at the Race Director's discretion based on mood, weather and/or astronomical alignment.
- Women 4 must attach a piece of red ribbon to their OBRA number.
- Women Masters 40+ must attach a piece of blue ribbon to their OBRA number.
- Ribbon is available at the Start/Finish area; this is to make scoring easier on the OBRA officials
- Scored separately, unless otherwise noted
- Women categories may have a staggered start
- OBRA membership is required. One-day ($5) and one-year memberships ($25) are available at the registration desk. USCF and FIAC licenses recognized as per OBRA rules. See www.obra.org for detailed licensing information.
- Standard OBRA bicycle racing rules apply (the Mt Tabor Series is a circuit race).
- Helmets absolutely, positively, unequivocally required.
- No free lap. No wheel support. No follow car. No pit. No joke.
- Promoter and chief official reserve the right to combine fields, shorten races, and adjust start times depending on field size, weather, daylight, and safety considerations.
- Free entry for volunteers.
Errata, Part II
- There is no food sold in Mt. Tabor Park but picnicking is encouraged--there is great spectating near the Start/Finish area, including picnic tables.
- No alcohol is permitted in the park. Consuming alcohol at the race will jeopardize our ability to continue to race bicycles around Mt Tabor Park. Thanks for your cooperation.
- Please beware of dogs, runners, walkers, skateboarders, kids, frisbees, etc.
- Promoter will attempt to arrange a lead motorcycle or car for every category.
- Have fun!