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2014 Texas Mountain Bike Team Challenge

Get your rosters ready for the 2014 Texas Mountain Bike Team Challenge and join the race to determine the top teams in Texas. The Team Chanllenge has seen the traveling trophy move from city to city as shops, friends and sponsors field their very best to race for top team honors. This year's competition promises to be more exiciting than ever.

The Texas Team Challenge has awarded IMBA over $10,000 to date, making this a great way to add another dimension to the racing, plus donate to such a worthwhile organization.

Get your roster together and sign up for what promises to be another action packed season of team racing. All mountain bike teams are invited to participate in the Texas Team Challenge, to be held in conjunction with the 2014 Texas XC Mountain Bike State Championship Series.

The Rules

The team manager must fill out a roster forr each rider on the team. This list of riders must list the Name (as it will appear at registration), Sex, Age (as of 12/31/2014), Class, Category. The team managers email address must also be included. The roster MUST list ALL riders that are allowed to participate under your teams banner. If a team member is not listed on your roster their score will not count for team points until officially added to your roster by the team manager.

Between races, you may modify you team roster. This includes adding or dropping members, or category upgrades. Team members added mid-season will only qualify for points earned after the addition. The notification of upgrades is important, so the scorekeeper will know where to look for your racers.

When registering at each race, please have team members include the EXACT "Team Name" that your team is using.  A racer's points may only be used by one registered team during a season.  If a racer changes teams at any time during the series, his points will not count for the old team or the new team. Any changes MUST BE RECEIVED by  email no later than the Wednesday before the next race event and the $5 per rider fee must be paid for points to be counted......NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!

We recommend that you have at least five riders on your team, an unlimited maxium number of team racers are allowed.

PLEASE NOTE: Your team and it's members are solely responsible for 100% correct team roster forms and proper race event registration!!!!! The name on the roster must EXACTLY match the names entered at registration. The most common reason for missed points is misspelled names. Jonathan Doe is not John Doe or Johnny Doe.

By submitting a roster team managers agree to the following "code of ethics"
1. Team managers will not "stack" their roster with riders who are not actually a part of the team. Adding racers who ride for another team that is not involved with the Texas Team Challenge is not allowed.
2. The Team Challenge team name MUST appear on the race results.
3. Team managers agree to encourage racers to move from Cat 3 to Cat 2 and Cat 2 to Cat 1 when they meet the mandatory upgrade requirements or when the rider’s ability obviously warrants the upgrade.
4. Team managers will not encourage "sandbagging" by asking a racer to stay down for points.

Scoring

The top FIVE highest placing finishers for each team will determine the team's total score for each race event.  The best SIX out of EIGHT race events will count.

If you have less than five eligible racers to score, the empty spots will receive a score of "zero". If you finish, but not within the top thirty racers in your class you will also receive a "zero".

Prizes and Expenses

1) There is a $5.00 charge per team member. The team, it's sponsors, or individual team members may pay this fee. The fee is a one-time charge for the entire series.  When a racer is added to your team, the fee MUST be paid at that time. No refunds from reductions to your roster and fees are non-transferable. This fee will be used strictly for administrative costs, trophies, banners and other expenses.

2) A donation of $75.00 per team will go into a cash fund to be presented to IMBA in the winning team's name at the end of the Championship Series

The winning team will have their team name permanently engraved on the Team Challenge travel trophy. First place team will receive a trophy and a banner: the second though fifth place teams will receive a trophy.

ALL FEES AND ROSTER MUST BE POSTMARKED BY February 7, 2014!!!!!!!!!!

The Texas Team Challenge is strictly non-profit to benefit all mountain bike racers, race event promoters, racing sponsors, as well as for the preservation of land access to all bicyclists. The Texas Team challenge recognizes and enforces all USAC and Race Series Event regulations and rules. The Texas Team Challenge, it's board members and TMBRA assume no liability and are strictly administrators of this points series

Submit Roster

Please use this format to submit your roster Excel Spread Sheet If you do not have Excel a text file in this format will do.

Email your roster to: teamchallenge at  tmbra dot org


TMBRA will admninister funds for the Team Challenge.
(The fee = $75 + ($5 X # of riders on the team). Make all checks payable to "TMBRA" If your fee is not paid, your team is not pointed.
Send a check to:

TMBRA
141 West Water St
A-200
Kerrville, TX 78028



PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH A TEAM PHOTO

For publicity and web page use, send us a photo of your team. You can send this with the registration form or at any time during the season. We want to feature each team with thier photo and roster on the web page and for any future publicity.

2014 Results (Current)
2013 Results (Final)
2012 Results (Final)
2011 Results (Final)
2010 Results (Final)
2009 Results (Final)
2008 Results (Final)
2007 Results (Final)
2006 Results (Final)
2005 Results (Final)
2004 Results (Final)

 

Past Winners

1997 - Wheels and Fitness in Motion
1998 - Wheels and Fitness in Motion
1999 - Sun & Ski
2000 - Hill Country Bicycle Works
2001 - Sun & Ski
2002 - Hill Country Bicycle Works
2003 - Orthopedicstore.com / Bikeworld.com
2004 - Team Orthopedics Store
2005 - Team Bike Lane
2006 - NRC/Pedalmasher
2007 - Team Bike Lane
2008 - Hill Country Bicycle Works
2009 - Hill Country Bicycle Works
2010 - Hill Country Bicycle Works
2011 - Team Bicycle Sport Shop
2012 - Hill Country Bicycle Works
2013 - Hill Country Bicycle Works

 

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