General Rider Briefing & Race Etiquette

In the following we’d like to share a general rider briefing and guide to race etiquette that we promote at Rocky Trail events – it is based on the official rider briefing speech that our Race Director Martin Wisata holds ahead of race starts.


When coming up to a slower rider let him or her know when and where you want to overtake. Talk to each other, be friendy and patient. When being overtaken please move to the side as quickly as you can.


Please don’t throw away any rubbish and bring all used wrappers back to the event centre. Keep the tracks tidy!

Staying on track

The track is clearly marked and you need to stay on the track regardless of corners being bunted or not.

Rider down procedure

When you come across a fallen rider you need to check that he or she is ok. If not stay with the injured rider and let the next rider know to notify us at the event centre or the nearest marshall. If you loose time because you have helped an injured rider and it makes a difference in the final results you will get a time bonus at the end of the race.

Flash Phography

Our photographers from Outer Image are out on track taking your pictures. Sometimes they do use flash photography.


You have a timing chip on the back of your number plate. After every completed lap/race run you need to cross the timing mats with that number plate on the front of your bike. Double check throughout the race that your times are coming up. Talk to us if there are any irregularities.

Transition – XC lap races

In cross-country lap-events, if you are racing in a team only one rider per team is out on the track at any given time as it’s a relay race. When you transition to your team mate there needs to be physical contact between the riders. A high five or tap on the shoulder will do.

Enjoy your Rocky Trail race and good luck.