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IRON HORSE RULES

RIDER CATEGORIES

 

     • Police Motor Officers (full-time, part-time, or retired)

     • Civilians

 

POLICE MOTOR OFFICER ELIGIBILITY

The training challenge is open to all current and retired law enforcement officers who are/were certified to operate a police motorcycle for a department. 

MOTORCYCLE DIVISIONS

 

     • Division 1 – Harley Windshield

     • Division 2 – Harley Fairing

     • Division 3 – Metric

 

RIDER LEVELS (civilian riders only eligible for novice and expert rider levels)

Novice – Any rider who has competed in 5 or fewer skills events and has never received an award in the individual event.

Intermediate – Any rider who has competed in more than 5 skills events and has never received an award above 4th place in the individual event.

Expert – Any rider who has received an award above 4th place in the individual event.

Any rider can choose to ride in a level above the division they qualify for. Riders cannot go back down or place in a lower level after choosing to move up during this event.

MOTORCYCLE REQUIREMENTS FOR MOTOR OFFICER CATEGORY

Officers must compete on a police motorcycle of at least 1000 cc's that is equipped with standard equipment for normal police duty. No removal of standard equipment will be allowed. This will include, but not be limited to, lights, reflectors, saddlebags, engine guards, radio boxes, etc. Braking systems must be in good working condition. 

CIVILIAN ELIGIBILITY 

The skills event is open to civilian riders. Please be aware that the courses are designed by and utilized by police motors officers around the country and are designed to be difficult to push the motors officer's limits to make them safer and able to handle their cycles with more precision to save their lives on the streets. The courses utilized in this event will not be modified for civilian riders who register to participate. All civilian riders will be required to show proof of Class M endorsement and liability insurance at the time that liability release forms are signed. Civilian riders will provide their own motorcycles for this event. Civilian cycles will be equivalent to cycles utilized by police. If unsure, contact our organization at info@ironhorseshootout.com with any questions.

CLOTHING AND CONDUCT

Riders must dress appropriately. Helmets, eye protection, and boots will be worn while operating the motorcycle. Gloves are optional but preferred. For officers, standard duty uniforms will be worn on Saturday. Ballistic vests will not be required. All riders will act in a professional manner. Inappropriate behavior could result in disqualification from the event.

RULES COMMITTEE 

A rules committee will be established to settle all disputes that may arise during the event and cannot be settled at the judge's level. The rules committee will be comprised of a determined number of participants in the event. The head track event coordinator will assist the group with the dispute, but will not have a vote unless a tie situation arises. The committee members will each have a vote and the majority rules. If the dispute involves one of the committee member's teams, that committee member will not have a vote. If there is a tie due to the situation, then the head track coordinator will be utilized as the tiebreaker. All decisions by the rules committee are final.

SIGN IN

All competitors must have a signed liability release waiver prior to riding their cycles onto the courses. Each rider will fill out a bio sheet and will receive a rider number, which will be drawn. This number will be displayed on the front of the motorcycle. Each rider will receive a rider bag with an itinerary of all events, a rules sheet, and other info pertaining to the event. Families are welcome and preferred to be involved with lunch and any nightly organized functions. Riders will sign up for any other events they wish to participate in at this time

 

SCORING

• Moved cone: 1 second

• Knocked down cone: 3 seconds

• Foot down: 4 seconds (for each step unless cycle goes down, then just clock ticking)

• Cycle down: clock ticking

• Run out of pattern and re-enter where cycle goes out: 8 seconds
• Out of pattern and enter a different location in the same pattern: 25 Seconds

• Improper path of travel: 50 seconds

• DNF: 200 seconds

• Stop box penalties: time has ended but cone penalties apply

     • Passing too far through the box and stopping: 5 seconds

     • Not coming to a complete stop: 5 seconds

     • Any cones being displaced in the stop box will apply

     • No penalty for just a drop cycle and stop box stop box

COMPETITION EVENTS AND PLACES AWARDED

During registration for events, riders must make sure they enter under the right rider division and cycle division.

 

BEST OVERALL TEAM AWARD

The 4-member team will consist of the 4 riders with the best overall placement in the overall individual portions of the event. (individual runs, challenge run, and slow ride).

 

Agencies that come with four or more officers will stay together and be utilized as 1 team.

 

If an agency sends less than 4 riders, then an extra rider or riders will be drawn for these teams from a random pool. The pool is made up of agencies with less than 4 riders. 1 and 2 man entries will be drawn to a 2 or 3 member team to form the 4-man team.

 

Civilian teams will be done in the same manner. There are groups of civilian riders who have declared themselves with known teams and groups from around the country. They will be allowed to stay together.

     • Awards will be given for 1st through 3rd for police.

     • Awards will be given through 1st through 3rd for civilian.

MR RODEO

Mr. rodeo (police and civilian) will be determined by riders competing in individual, challenge, and slow ride events. The rider's individual times and challenge time will be added together for a total speed time. 5 percent of the rider's slow ride time will be taken off the total speed time. This final time will determine the winner. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the rider with the fastest challenge time. Mr. Rodeo (civilian) will be determined the same way.

     • Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd for police and civilian

MAIN INDIVIDUAL COURSE

The main course will consist of 1 run on each of the 2 courses. The times will be added together for a total time for the individual course score. The fastest total time wins in each division and category of police and civilian.

     • Awards will be given for 1st through 3rd for police expert, intermediate, and novice.

     • Awards will be given through 1st through 3rd for civilian expert and novice.

TEAM EVENT COURSE

A 4-man team event will be run in a predetermined course. 2 identical courses will be created, and teams will be randomly drawn against each other in a heads-up competition. The fastest team, with or without penalties, will move on. Riders can only compete on 1 team in this event. Riders can determine their own teams for this event.

     • Awards will be given for 1st through 3rd (no division between police and civilian).

     • Police and civilians can team up together in this event.

TWO-MAN CHASE

Two-man chase teams will compete on a predetermined course in a follow-the-leader format. Lead changes will occur at predetermined sections of the course. Time will start when the first cycle goes through the start gate. The second rider will end the time by going through a stop gate. This will be run in a head-to-head format. The fastest pair with or without penalties will move on. Partners will be drawn together in a random drawing.

   • Awards will be given for 1st through 3rd (no division between police and civilian).

 

INDIVIDUAL SLOW RIDE

Riders will negotiate a predetermined course in the slowest time. Slowest time wins. Rider will start at the start line with left foot down. When the foot lifts, time will start. The rider will negotiate through the course without hitting a cone or placing a foot down. If either occurs, the timer is stopped, and this time will be entered as their time for that attempt. If the rider makes it to the end, time will stop when the back tire patch touches the stop line exiting the course. This time will be entered for a full completed attempt.

     • Each rider will be given 1 free attempt and can buy 2 more attempts for $5 each.

     • Awards will be given for 1st through 3rd for police

     • Awards will be given for 1st through 3rd for civilians

 

INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE RIDE

Each competitor will negotiate a course that is unknown to them prior to this event. It will require some advanced skills usage. No breaks for portions and other possible surface changes to navigate through. The course will be walked through and explained 1 time to the group and then a demo will be performed for them 1 time. Rider order will go from the highest rider number to the lowest.