Registration and Check-In

After finding a race on the calendar to attend, it's straightforward to sign up and then come on out racing.

Registration

All ECCC races provide for both pre-event and day-of registration, including time trials. Riders are responsible for ensuring that they or their team have properly registered and paid for all events beforehand.

  • Day-Of. Just show up at the race and pay on the spot at rider check-in. Most races charge a $5 additional fee for day-of registration, noted on the race flyer (and only permitted if the flyer is posted at least 2 weeks in advance). No races currently take credit cards, but look for this to change in future seasons. All take cash or check.
  • Pre-Register. Every race takes some form of pre-registration. Almost all use one of the common services such as BikeReg or the new USAC registration system, though a few races have used other systems. Links to these pre-registration pages are posted on the calendar as they go live.
    Additionally, and sometimes alternatively, many races permit large teams to submit a spreadsheet roster and bring a team check on race day. Teams are beholden to the registration fees for all riders listed on the roster, regardless of whether or not they race. Look for this option in the race flyers.

All ECCC road races divide some of the beginner men's categories into Division 1 and Division 2 fields, which will be reflected on the schedule and may or may not be reflected in registration. Divisions are based on school size; contact your club leaders if you're not sure which your school belongs to.

Entry Fees

A primary goal of the ECCC is ensuring affordable racing. Registration fees are therefore capped as follows.

  • Road
    • Mass start (road or circuit race, criterium): $20
    • Individual start (individual time trial or hill climb): $10
    • Team event (team time trial): $25 per squad
  • MTB
    • Mass start endurance event (XC/STXC/Eliminator): $15
    • Gravity event (DH/DS/4x/Duel/Super D): $15
    • Individual start endurance event (time trial or hill climb): $10
    • Team event (team relay, clusterhuck): $20 per squad

Lift tickets are not restricted, but should be at most $35/day; shuttles should be $5 or $10 per day.

Additional charges may apply for online pre-registration (e.g., the BikeReg service charges), or late fees for registering day-of.

Women's C stages by the start line and registration table at the 2010 Rutgers Season Opener crit.
Women's C stages by the start line and registration table at the 2010 Rutgers Season Opener crit. (photo: Joe Kopena)

Check-In

Once at the race, checking-in is straightforward. In general, at every race you report to registration to show or purchase your license and pay if not pre-registered. Look for registration somewhere between the parking area and start line; generally it's the small cluster of tents with a crowd around it. Afterward, at your first race of the season you need to also check in with the scoring crew to receive your season numbers. Hold onto these, you will use at every race! To get them you must show your license and complete a season waiver packet. These are available on site, but you can save time at the race by downloading the packet from the calendar and completing each page beforehand. It's a good idea to give yourself at least an hour before your race will start to get checked-in, get your bike and yourself settled, and warm up a bit.

Road Race Check-In

At ECCC Road Races, a slightly more streamlined process is used. Follow these steps at every race:

Pre-Registered Riders with Annual Licenses.

  • At your first race, report directly to the head registrar to complete a waiver packet and get your season number.
  • No need to report to registration.
Personalized 2010 MTB plates.
Personalized 2010 MTB plates.

Day-of-Reg Riders with Annual Licenses.

  • At your first race, report directly to the head registrar to complete a waiver packet and get your season number.
  • Report to registration to pay for your race.

Pre-Registered Riders Needing a 1-Day License.

  • At each race, report to registration to purchase your 1-day license ($15) for each day of racing that weekend.
  • Then report to the head registrar and present the yellow copy of your 1-day license form to receive a 1-day number. This number is only good for that day and cannot be used again!

Day-of-Reg Riders Needing 1-Day License.

  • At each race report to registration to purchase 1-day license ($15) and pay entry fees for each day of racing that weekend.
  • Then report to the head registrar and present the yellow copy of your 1-day license form to receive a 1-day number. This number is only good for that day and cannot be used again!

Note that promoters are provided with a workbook cross-referencing results with registration, detecting any riders who have not paid. Similarly, riders will not be able to reuse 1-day numbers as the currently valid range of numbers is tracked and monitored, detecting infractions. Teams are responsible for ensuring that all of their riders are appropriately licensed and registered for every event!

Starting Line

After checking-in and receiving numbers, you're all set! Just show up at the starting line for your race. Officials will take down your number and you'll be ready to go.

Note that unless announced otherwise, ECCC time trials, downhills, and other timed individual races do not use starting lists. Instead, categories are called up in the posted order and riders within that category line up and start in a first come/first served fashion. This approach ensures maximum registration flexibility and the timely execution of these races given the large number of ECCC riders.

Men's A queues up for the lift to their DH race runs at the 2011 Northeastern Epic Season Kickoff @ Highland.
Men's A queues up for the lift to their DH race runs at the Northeastern Epic 2011 Season Kickoff @ Highland. (photo: Joe Kopena)
last modified January 22, 2014, at 08:56 AM