Rules

Please review the rules before registering.

RESPONSIBILITY

1. Relentless Events LLC, the race director, volunteers, sponsors, and all those involved in bringing this race about are not responsible for your safety or your well-being.

2. Each participant is considered to be on a private excursion and remains solely responsible for any accidents in which they may be involved. No responsibility can be accepted for participants becoming lost, stranded, injured, or worse.

3. Participants must obey all laws: city, county, state, federal, etc. They must conduct themselves at all times in a manner that will not bring discredit to the event.

4. You are on your own. Use your head. Watch for and yield to traffic; there will be no course marshals to hold up traffic. Obey all traffic laws. Yield to all emergency vehicles.



ROUTE AND CHECKPOINTS

5. Participants will be responsible for downloading course maps, cue sheets, and/or GPX files prior to race day. These files will be riders’ primary means of navigation. There will be no course markings. Some street signs may be missing or illegible.

6. There will be checkpoints along the route where all participants must check in.

7. A cut-off time will be established for reaching each checkpoint. Any participant not reaching a checkpoint before the established cut-off time will not be allowed to continue past that point.

8. The route must be followed at all times. No short cuts or alternate routes are permitted. (The course may be altered by the promoters in the event of inclement weather or other unforeseeable circumstances. Should this occur, participants will be sufficiently advised.)

9. If you exit the course for food, supplies, or any other reason, you must re-enter the course at the same spot you left. If you get lost, you must backtrack to the point you left the course and re-enter there.

10. Participants may not advance their bicycle along the route by any means other than by riding or by foot.



EQUIPMENT

11. Bicycle frames – Participants in any supported class, at any distance, are allowed to make use of multiple bicycle frames during the event. Participants in any unsupported class, at any distance, must use the same bicycle frame for the duration of the race.

12. Singlespeed – Participants in singlespeed divisions shall have only one gearing combination installed on their bike, and must complete the entire event using the same gearing combination.

13. Other equipment – Regardless of the event entered, all other components and equipment, other than those noted in section 11, may be repaired or replaced during the event, pursuant to the rules of your event (either self-supported or supported).

14. Participants in the fat bike categories shall have tires with a width of 3.8 inches or larger.

15. No e-bikes, electric assist, nor anything other than a 100% human powered, two-wheeled vehicle is allowed.

16. While operating their bicycle, participants must wear a securely fastened helmet that meets the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standard for bicycle helmets.

17. All participants must have a minimum of one clear front headlight and one red tail light for the duration of the event. More is better. All participants must have something reflective on their body, in case they are off the bike; e.g., vest, arm or leg bands, reflective clothing. More is better.


SUPPORT

Mann Powered 380 (Supported Division)

18. Participants in the Supported Mann Powered 380 are entering a challenging, ultra-cycling event on rural gravel and paved roads of Iowa. These participants should carry the necessary food, water, equipment, and/or money to successfully ride self-supported between designated support locations.

19. You may not draft off of or be drafted by another event participant (regardless of category), a non-participant cyclist, or any motorized vehicle. Doing so will result in disqualification from the event.

20. Caching supplies anywhere along the course is not allowed. Shopping at convenience stores and visiting friendly farmers is allowed and encouraged.

21. Personal outside support is allowed during the race, but only at the locations provided by the race directors. Racers are encouraged to provide assistance to other competitors as needed. Good sportsmanship is encouraged.

22. Racers must pull into the designated support area to receive support, drop or exchange water bottles, etc. No crew members or support vehicles are allowed on the course during the race to provide either material or verbal support.

23. The event, its entrants, and the support crews are guests in the communities that will be utilized as support locations. Riders and support crew members must keep noise to a minimum during evening/night hours in any designated support areas.

24. Please keep the support locations clean. Use any trash receptacles and recycle bins that are available, otherwise, all trash must be taken with you when you leave. Leave all support locations the same or better than they were when you arrived.

25. Support crews can be issued penalties that affect the racer.

26. No outside media members or independent photographers will be allowed on the course without prior written permission of the race management.

27. While the participant is still active in the event, the use of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed by either the participant or their support crew.

Mann Powered 380 (Self-Supported Division)

28. Participants in the Self-Supported Mann Powered 380 are entering a challenging, ultra-cycling event on rural gravel and paved roads of Iowa. Participants should carry the necessary food, water, equipment, and/or money to successfully ride self-supported between the towns located along the route.

29. You may not draft off of or be drafted by another event participant (regardless of category), a non-participant cyclist, or any motorized vehicle. Doing so will result in disqualification from the event.

30. Caching supplies anywhere along the course is not allowed. Shopping at convenience stores and visiting friendly farmers is allowed and encouraged.

31. Personal outside support is not allowed during the race. Family or friends being present out on the course, helping you with navigation via phone, or leaving drop bags will result in your disqualification. Racers are encouraged and allowed to provide assistance to other competitors as needed. Good sportsmanship is encouraged.

32. No outside media members or independent photographers will be allowed on the course without prior written permission of the race management.

33. While the participant is still active in the event, the use of alcohol or drugs by the participant will not be allowed.



SUPPORT (All other Classes)

34. The Tour of Central Iowa is a self-supported, ultra-cycling event on the gravel and dirt roads of Iowa. Participants should carry the necessary food, water, equipment, and/or money to successfully ride self-supported between the towns and any designated support sites located along the route.

35. Drafting off of another event participant is allowed with one exception – You are not allowed to draft off of anyone participating in either division of the Mann Powered 380. Drafting off of either a non-participant cyclist or off of a motorized vehicle is also not allowed and will result in disqualification from the event.

36. Caching supplies along the course is not allowed. Shopping at C-stores, visiting friendly farmers, and receiving help from fellow participants is allowed and encouraged.

37. Personal outside support is not allowed during the race. Family or friends being present out on the course, helping you with navigation via phone, or leaving drop bags will result in your disqualification.

38. While the participant is still active in the event, the use of alcohol or drugs by the participant will not be allowed.



WITHDRAWING FROM THE RACE

39. Participants may, in the case of an emergency, mechanical failure, or other problem, be assisted by motorized transport. By accepting motorized transport, you will be automatically disqualified from the event.

40. If a participant needs to withdraw from the race, they must notify the race director via the phone number that is provided to all registered participants.

41. Have a plan for whom to contact in an emergency or in case you cannot finish the race and need to be picked up. Note that cell service is limited; be prepared to travel several miles to receive a signal.