Event Standards

The following standards apply to races run as part of the PA BAR competition. In cases where a specific race attracts less than 25 riders, the promoter may payout the required standard or 50% of the entry fees collected for that race, whichever is less. (Race promoters are responsible for ensuring that their flyers accurately convey race prizes and conditions under which stated prizes may be affected.)

Category 5 riders are not permitted in any BAR masters race. Additionally, there are new USAC rules regarding field limits for races allowing category 5 riders. Please refer to the USAC rule book.

BAR races should include an entry level race for women: Cat 4 only event; or, if only a Women’s Open race is offered, a separate payout should be offered Women’s Cat 4 racers or medals given to top finishers in the Cat 4 category.

 

Race Distance Standards (All distances minimum required except for Time Trial, which has a minimum and maximum allowable.)
Category Road/Circuit Races (Miles) Criterium (Miles/Minutes) Time Trial (Miles)
1/2 50 35 miles / 70 min 10 to 30
3 35 25 miles / 50 min 10 to 30
4 25 20 miles / 40 min 10 to 30
5 20 15 miles / 30 min 10 to 30
Women Open 35 20 miles / 40 min 10 to 30
Women 4 25 15 miles / 30 min 10 to 30
Master Men (35-44) 35 25 miles / 50 min 10 to 30
Master Men 45+ 25 20 miles / 40 min 10 to 30