Race entry ratio's


Likes Dirt
Hi all, Ive seen a ratio somewhere which recommends a max number of riders per kilometer of track, to find an entry ceiling for an event you therefore multiply that number by the number of kms your racing on

Anybody got that out there?


Le Matelot

Canberra Off-Road Cyclists
From the Enduro perspective (12, 24 hr etc) we have worked on not dropping below 35m between riders as an average track spacing. See attached graph. 2006 and 2009 are remembered as particularly "crowded" years.

Riders-on-track is just that. So, if you have 1000 riders in an event with teams of 4, you only have 250 on track, which would mean a 10Km course for a 40m average track spacing.

Its not really relevant for XCO type races, because when people are lapped they are generally pulled off the course.

I try aim for about 45m these days - you don't want to make it too big or riders won't see many other riders out there. However, the more single track you have, the larger you might want to go because of reduced passing opportunities.


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