Registration:  For racers that miss pre-registration, walk-up registration will be available at the race for an additional $10.  The registration table opens up 2 hours before the start of the first race.  Registration closes for an event 45 minutes before its start.  For optimum start line staging, register early (see “Start Line Staging” below for details).

Chip Timing:  Each rider is provided a free custom OVCX timing chip for the top of their helmet at their first OVCX race they attend.  It should stay on your helmet for the entirety of the OVCX Series.  If yours is lost, the chip must be replaced at a cost of $10. Event results will contain finish times, as well as splits for each lap.

Start Line Staging: All categories scheduled to start at the same time will go off in one wave, with individual categories intermixed.  First to be staged on the line are those that pre-register at least 2 weeks out from event date (new), and they will be staged by their ranking.  Next staged will be everyone that pre-registers from 2 weeks out til the close of pre-registration – and they also will be staged by their ranking.  Those that register on raceday will line up at the back.  This system will work for all combined categories going off the starting line at the same time.  Again, each category will get scored separately as well, and get a podium celebration each day as well as OVCX series points for their category. For the UCI weekends in Cincinnati (Oct 28/29), Louisville (Nov 4/5) and Major Taylor (Nov 18/19) all non-UCI categories riders will be staged strictly by their ranking.  The two-week pre-reg rule will not be in affect those weekends.

Results:  Full results will be posted to USA Cycling within 24 hrs of completion of event, and posted to within 48 hours of event.  Categories will be broken out for OVCX series scoring only; USAC results will have the full wave results (for higher potential USAC ranking points).

OVCX Series Points: Top 3 finishers for each category at the end of the season are recognized at the awards party after the final race at Carter Park in Mason, OH on December 2nd. Each race participant earns points, and their best 7 finishes are calculated for their overall score at the end of the season. EXCEPTION: Elite Men and Elite women will only count 6 of their results toward the series total. This is due to the number of UCI races where points are not awarded.