TYPES OF BIKES PERMITTED
- For the 75-mile, only road bikes are permitted.
- For the 45-mile ride, road and gravel bikes with drops are allowed.
- For the 25-mile ride and Family Ride all bikes are allowed, including mountain bikes, gravel bikes, city bikes, cross bikes, and recumbents. Disc wheels, tri or aero bars are not permitted.
- E-bikes are allowed in the 25-mile ride, although any cyclist riding an e-bike won’t be ranked in a specific ranking to preserve fairness between participants.
All participants must wear helmets in all distances for the entirety of the race.
- Riders must be 16+ to ride in the 75-mile or 45-mile events.
- Riders must be 14+ to ride in the 25-mile event. NOTE: If a rider is 14 or 15, they must ride with a parent or approved guardian over 18 (the guardian can register for 50% off).
- Riders must be 11+ to ride in the Family Ride.
- Riders must be 3 to 10 to ride in the Kids Race.
- Under 21
- 21 to 29
- 30 to 39
- 40 to 49
- 50 to 59
- 60 to 69
- 70 to 79
- Overall winners: The top overall individual female and male finishers will be presented with the iconic yellow jerseys.
- Queen of the Mountain (QOM)/ King of the Mountain (KOM) winners: The fastest individual male and female riders in each age category over the timed climb section will be awarded the polka-dot jersey.
- Sprint winners: The fastest male and female riders in each age category through the timed sprint section will be awarded the green jersey.
TIMING AND CUT-OFF TIMES
- Timed event: The 75-mile, 45-mile and 25-mile races are timed events. The Family and Kids Rides are fun, non-timed events.
- Course time limits: You need to maintain a minimum average speed of 13.5 mph in the 100-mile event and 12.5 mph in the 60-mile event.
SAFETY + CODE OF CONDUCT
Unless otherwise or expressly stated, the roads should always be considered as open to traffic (even if road signs suggest they may be shut) and you must ride accordingly as local access traffic may still use closed roads. Please obey all Highway Code rules and road regulations at all times.
NOTE: We reserve the right to terminate participation on health and safety grounds. This includes, but is not limited to, the re-direction or closure of sections of the route due to events outside our control, rider route progress, or in the event of severe weather conditions.
From the start to the finish of this event that uses the public highway, all participants will be expected to adhere to all briefings/information given in communications shared in advance of the event, briefings given on the day (which may supersede previous information if there have been any changes), and also to the Human Race cycling code, which includes the following:
Code of Conduct:
- You are requested to ride at a maximum 2 abreast at any time. Single file riding is mandatory when double white line systems are in operation on the roads.
- Unless required during a safe overtaking procedure you should not cross the centre line whilst riding, and should make sure, particularly on descents, that you slow down sufficiently to be able to make a turn onto a side road without having to cross onto the ‘wrong’ side of the road.
- Obey all directions from police, traffic control personnel or course workers. Riders MUST give way to emergency vehicles. Where the route has a delineated lane closure (e.g. cones), crossing into the non-delineated lane is strictly prohibited.
- Look for obstacles, ride safely and predictably. Don’t swerve and weave, keep your head up, and ride in single file when possible. Please be aware of and exercise good road riding etiquette.
- Riders will be assigned to a start corral based on the anticipated average speed provided at registration. Riders will not be allowed to move forward into a faster corral, but will be allowed to move into a slower corral.
- Please always remain aware of your fellow participants and all other road users (including motor vehicles, other cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians) and ensure you always leave sufficient space / give way where required.
- Please always indicate & signal your intention to stop or change direction, including at junctions.
- Please also take note of any specific event signage which has been erected for the event as this will be in place for your safety and to warn you of what is approaching– HOWEVER these will not and cannot highlight every risk and so you must remain alert & maintain an awareness of your surroundings at all times.
- You should remain in control and ride according to your ability as well as the road conditions / environment. So think and look ahead to look out for any potential obstacles / risks coming up. This may include hidden dips and obstacles / hazards around corners – if you cannot see a good way along the road ahead of you or around a corner then slow down accordingly so you can respond / react if necessary.
- Please do not pass through any red traffic lights without using extreme caution, if directed please slow down as requested. Similarly keep a keen lookout at pedestrian crossings to those wishing to use them.
- Please look out for and observe all Highways signage relating to descents, bends, general road regulations, cattle guards and other hazards.
- Please note that we reserve the right to terminate your participation if you fail to comply with any of the above, or are seen to be riding dangerously.
- Cut Off Times: For course management and road safety, a cut off time will be established for the 75 Mile route. Riders outside of this time will be re-routed to the 45 course, your distance will be changed automatically to the 45 Mile ride and your time will reflect your finish time for the 45 Mile distance. The finish line closes at 3:30 p.m. The cut-off time will be 10:30 am at the turn off to the 75 Mile ride, at the 3rd Rest/Water Stop.
- There is no outside support allowed for the entirety of the ride.
- The event organizers reserve the right to refuse entry into the event if any of the above rules are violated by a participant.
To ensure L'Étape Las Vegas organizers and all partcipants are stewards of the environment and the natural surroundings in which the event takes place, it is strictly forbidden to leave litter (paper, plastic wrappers) on the route. Bins will be provided at all feeding zones. Participants must make use of them when disposing of waste. Participants must hold onto their litter and wrappers and wait until they reach the places set up by the Organizer to dispose of them. The Organizer reserves the right to award time penalties or exclude participants from the race who deliberately dispose of their waste elsewhere than in these specific areas.
REFUNDS, DEFERRALS, TRANSFERS
Refund Policy: There are no refunds. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions. However, during registration you have the option to choose the ACTIVE Refund. By selecting ACTIVE Refund, you are adding an additional ACTIVE Refund fee to your total cart amount, and you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions for ACTIVE Refund. ACTIVE Refund refund requests must be submitted no later than 48 hours prior to your event date, and activities that are cancelled, postponed, or changed from a live event to a "virtual" or online format are not eligible for a refund via ACTIVE Refund. The fee to purchase ACTIVE Refund is generally non-refundable.
Deferral Policy: You may defer your entry to next year’s event. Deferrals must be processed by the Event Registration Manager. An administration fee of $50 will be charged at the time you register for the 2024 event. The athlete may request a deferral by submitting an email request prior to March 1, 2023. To defer your entry please email email@example.com.
Transfer Policy: You may transfer your entry to another rider. Transfers must be processed by the Event Registration Manager. An administration fee of $25 will be charged at the time you transfer your entry to another rider. The athlete may request a transfer by submitting an email request prior to March 1, 2023.
USE OF IMAGES
The Event may be recorded for public communication purposes, in any form (notably through photos, videos, etc.), on any existing or future media, in any format, for any communication to the public around the world, for any use including advertising and commercial use. As such, each participant expressly grants the Organizer, its assignees and beneficiaries (notably its commercial partners) permission to record and reproduce, on any media and using any means, and subsequently to reproduce and represent, without remuneration of any kind, their name, voice, image and, more generally, their sporting activity within the context of the Event (hereinafter their “Image”). The participant expressly authorizes the Organizer to concede to Event partners sub-licenses for the use of the Image for commercial and advertising purposes.
The participant gives his express and irrevocable permission for the Organizer, its delegates and its successors (notably its commercial partners) in order to meet the requirements of advertising, promotional and/or commercial campaigns, to 1) apply any modifications, additions, or deletions that it sees fit when using the participant’s image in any of the circumstances defined above, and 2) associate and/or combine the participant’s image with signatures, catchphrases, slogans, captions, brands, distinctive signs, legal notices, visuals and, in general, any element of any kind chosen by the Organizer to illustrate the means of communication in which the images are used.
The participant guarantees that he is not bound by an exclusive contract relating to the use of his Image.