Kos is called the island of cycling. Kos's bike path starts from the beach of Faros and extends to the end of Psalidi beach, a distance of about 13 kilometers that is used by many people for traveling or walking. From 2016 onwards, the first mountain bike trails on the island began to be created by a group of friends for entertainment and fun. In March 2017, a weekly European Aegean Trails project was launched in the Dodecanese that also passed through Kos and was repeated in 2018 with great success. This was also the official beginning in the field of mountain biking and trailblazers.
The area where the trails are located is Mount Symbeto, at an altitude of 470 meters above the town of Kos. Part of the Dikai Mountains that literally cuts the island in the middle, separating the volcanic south side from the populated north side which has been pine and eucalyptus since 1960.
The MUD TURTLES team involved in the excavation activities and learning alongside the best ones undertook the maintenance of the new trails, the remodeling of the old and the creation of new ones. 1st KOS ENDURO MTB.
The start of the cup gives any athlete of any category the opportunity to enter the MEN category. Subsequent change of category for the rest of the racing year is prohibited.
• UNDER 21 (For those under the age of 18 required to attend and sign, in a special statement of responsibility given to them by the race secretariat, by a guardian or an adult relative).
• MEN (22 - 38 years old)
• MASTERS (39 - 46 years)
• VETERANS (+47 years old)
• HARD TAIL
• E-BIKES (The bikes are powered by a "PEDELEC" electric motor with a power up to 250 W and a 25 km cutter with no hitch. If not, participation will be considered invalid. All E-BIKES times will be set to their own). their ratings and not the overall rating of the match).
The starting order for each match will be determined by the prologue that will be played before the match. Athletes will start on the dedicated tracks every 1 minute at a specific time allotted to them.
If the next athlete catches his / her front during the special race then the front athlete is obliged to let him / her immediately overtake him / her.
In the event of a tie, the athlete with the fastest time on the final track shall be declared the winner.
An athlete who does not finish a particular course has the right to apply to the secretariat and, depending on the reason for not finishing, the secretariat decides whether to allow him to start the special course or to put him out of the race.
The rules to follow are the UCI World Cycling Federation
Special Routes (SS) are at least 3 with a total time of 10 minutes by the fastest athlete. The paths are generally downhill with uphill sections that in total do not exceed 10% of the total slope of the special.
Connecting Routes (LS) are at the discretion of the organizer. They can be done by a vehicle provided by the organizer or athletes cycling or a combination of both.
At the beginning of each specialist there will be a checkpoint.
The start and finish of each qualifier will be clearly signposted and will be in place the day the organizer opens the training paths.
Each wooden structure should have a special non-slip surface. At each difficult passage there should be a second safety line.
The organizer will provide a map of the race in a prominent position on the day of the race at the secretariat. The map will be made available to the athletes in an electronic file and will be posted on the race website. Riders are invited to study the map and understand the route of the race before the race starts.
Marking tape will define the specific paths. Where two pieces of tape are positioned on both sides of the track, riders must cross between them. In these areas, overtaking, crossing or crossing the film on the wrong side will be considered as a road cut. In order to continue on the path and be considered valid, they must return to the point where they made the mistake. If they continue they will be excluded from the race.
The organizer is obliged to provide an ambulance during the race.
In isolated areas each rider is required to carry a whistle to use in case of need.
If a rider senses injury to another athlete, he or she must report it to the next referee of the event. An athlete who does not intentionally do the above will be excluded from the race. A late athlete with the help of his injured athlete, the organizing authority will enable him to make the special route again.
An injured athlete should follow the instructions of the race doctor. Failure to comply will be excluded from the race.
The organizer is obliged for the safety of the athletes to open the special training routes at least 2 days before the start of the race and there will be information on the times and the mode of transport.
The tracks will be closed to athletes before the start of the test. An athlete who tries the routes before the test runs will be excluded from the race. However, it is allowed to walk the route even when it is closed.
Athletes are prohibited from riding the bike or walking uphill during training.
The manner of transport of the athletes during the tests will be determined by the organizer only in the manner he / she announces each time. An athlete who does not follow these instructions will be excluded from the race.
Athletes are required to wear helmets, gloves and goggles during training and racing (special tracks and joints).
During special journeys they are required to wear helmet gloves, glasses or a mask and patties.
A rider who does not comply with safety regulations will be excluded from the race.
Every rider must remember that during training and racing, he is solely responsible for himself and his equipment.
The following materials athletes, for their own safety, would be good to have with them during training and racing.
• Backpack or waist with water tank
• Windproof / waterproof jacket
• First aid kit
• Tire repair kit
The organizer will demonstrate the area (s) where athletes can receive outside assistance. These spaces will be marked with a beginning and an end for the attendants to know. It is not allowed to offer food to a rider by anyone. Companions who may be in the External Aid Zone should have been declared "ASSISTANT" during registration at the Race Secretariat and will only be able to assist athletes in the "FEED ZONE" EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE Zone and only there. "Assistants" may not be on the race track except in External Assistance Zones.
Only in the "FEED ZONE" EXTERNAL AID ZONES can riders change their bicycle parts and receive power with the help of "FEED ZONE"
Should an athlete receive assistance outside the "FEED ZONE" EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE ZONE he / she will have a penalty of 5 minutes.
Enduro races take place in remote areas with special natural beauty and cultural heritage. Riders must respect the environment and not adversely affect it. To this end during the race as well as the official trials all of the following violations carry the penalty of being banned from the race or from future matches of get2gether ENDURO MTB.
• Disposal of waste.
• Obstruction of another athlete or non-athletic behavior.
• Non-compliance with reviewers' instructions.
• Ignorance - Inappropriate behavior towards the organizing committee, judges, volunteers, etc.
• Abandoning an athlete in need and asking for help and failure to inform a referee or station manager.
• Non-attendance at a control station.
• Use of banned or narcotic substances.
• Refuse to be examined by a doctor if it is deemed necessary at any time during the race.
• Abandonment of the match and failure to inform the referee or station manager.
DELAY / BUSINESS
Riders who arrive late at the start of the Special Route must follow the commands of the offset and enter the route only when permitted.
A rider who does not follow the referee's orders will then be fined or excluded from the race.
A rider who reaches the start of the Special Route more than 30 minutes after the specified time will be excluded from the race.
The race organizer is responsible for enforcing the rules and has the final say.
The race organizers reserve the right not to allow any athlete to complete the route if the race doctor has given his opinion. The event organizers are not responsible for the death, injury or any damage to the health of the contestants, who, when applying for participation, declare that they are aware of the dangers that exist in the mountain environment and assure that their health is good and allow them to have been struggling, and have recently been examined by a physician for this issue. The athlete is obliged to submit a medical certificate when requested by the organizing authority. Athletes themselves are required to undergo regular medical screening to check their health. The Commission disclaims any responsibility for the physical integrity of athletes, who should behave responsibly on points on the track where the risk of falling with unpleasant or fatal results is increased.
The organizing authority for the safety of the contestants will designate "referees" where they will be on the tracks and will be responsible for reporting violations of regulations to the organizer and anything else.
Complaints for any reason are only made by the athlete himself at the latest 30 minutes after his termination and costs 50 euros. Any objection must be submitted in writing to the secretariat of the event. The decision of the Appeals Committee, composed of the Judge and the Managing Director, shall be issued at the latest by the time of award and shall be final.
Any violation of the rules must be reported within 30 minutes after the last competitor has finished.
INFORMATION OF SPORTS
Prior to each race the organizer should inform riders of any changes to regulations, schedules etc. Riders will also be informed of any technical stations, feed / water stations and outside help areas.
The first 6 of each category will be awarded prizes in each race.
At the end of all the races, there will be a draw with all the athletes participating in 3 of the 4 races. 3 great gifts will be drawn.
The Organizing Committee in cooperation with the Jury may at any time modify the routes if for any reason there is a risk to the safety of the athletes. It may also delay the start or even cancel or postpone the event at its discretion to better serve the race or due to bad weather or other force majeure. In any event, any modification that may be made shall be notified, before the day of the event or by such announcement on the day of the event itself. Any amendment deemed necessary by the Committee shall not be called into question.
With the participation request, each athlete allows the organizer to photograph and video during the rides and awards for promotional purposes, knowing that his or her face can be displayed in photos or videos without being asked for permission and without may claim damages from any publication of the material.
PARTICIPATION RULES & CONDITIONS
Cyclists are required to:
• Attend the race 60΄ minutes before the start.
• Behave in the race to other cyclists, judges and attendants in a spirit of sport.
• Have mandatory identification numbers given by the organizer. The dimensions and presence of the number do not change.
• At least the first three (3) riders are required to appear on the podium to identify the winners.
AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS REFERRED TO IN THE RULES OF THE RACE
For everything that is not foreseen in the notice and the basic regulations of EOP. and the UCI is decided by the ORGANIZER who has the right to amend the Regulations.