Start and Finish

After you have raced once, each following week you will ride through the speed check/finish chute lane prior to the race start. Just have cash (or a check in the proper amount) in hand and ride through our electronic check in system. EZ and FAST! (You MUST have your number plate with you or attached to your bike for Speed Check!)

It is your life and soul! You might notice that it contains your number AND a timing chip so don't lose it or a new one will set you back $5!

GET YOUR CALF MARKED. You MUST have your class number (different from start order) marked on your left calf. NOT having a class ID is a protestable infraction, it is only fair to know who you are racing against. (Seat post stickers also available).

START PROCEDURE: eBike, Junior Beginners and Adult First Timers in first start session. The (main) start waves will begin with ProExpert, and work back to the Beginners. Please LISTEN for your class to be called up. If you start with the wrong class you will be disqualified. Here is the start sequence.

LAPS: You will be going under the lap timing arch each lap. This will give you lap times. On your last lap you will stay right and finish by going into the finish chute. (same chute as the Speed Check)

FINISH LINE: The finish line is BEFORE the lap timing arch! You must SLOW DOWN upon entering the lap arch.

FINISH CHUTE: Go through the finish chute and stay in order, this is your finish position so DO NOT PASS in the finish chute. We scan your chip to record your actual finish order. The arch is for timing your LAPS.

"CHIP" TIMING: Yes, we use chip timing at PCRS. Although very accurate, it is not fool-proof. We will still run a video and other back up systems. For this reason, after you finish under the Lap/Finish timing arch You MUST STAY IN ORDER AFTER YOU CROSS UNDER THE TIMING ARCH AND CONTINUE INTO THE FINISH CHUTE. DO NOT GET ANYWHERE NEAR THE ARCH OR FINISH CHUTE AFTER YOU FINISH!

  • No number plate with chip, no score.
  • Number plate must be properly installed - see the RULES page for instructions on how to properly install your plate.
  • Absolutely no crossing through the lap/finish arch area unless you are racing. (During practice, prior to the race is OK)
  • NO bikes in or near the scoring/timing area or timing arch unless directed.

REMEMBER: These are not the National Championships.... we are all here for FUN and training! You are racing for a t-shirt!