Human Powered Transportation Association
Ice Racing Rules
Rubber Only Any HPV, bicycle, tricycle or quad that has only rubber tires in contact with the ice.
Any traction and/or control aids will be allowed which, in the opinion
of the officials, do not constitute a safety hazard.
Membership in any organization is NOT required. It is understood that entry fees may be required to participate in an event.
All vehicles must have
functioning, independent and multiple brake systems. Two cables to one
brake does not qualify as multiple systems. Having brakes on all wheels
All vehicles must be equipped with functioning mirrors for both sides of the vehicle. ***
Numbers will be supplied for each vehicle. Numbers must be visible from each side of the vehicle (numbers on helmets are not acceptable).
Numbers must appear on
contrasting background so as to be visible to scorers and judges. If a
number plate is necessary, it will be supplied. Supplied number plates
are 6"x 9".
A vehicle and rider are
considered a unit for scoring purposes. Changing either rider, vehicle.
or class requires a new number and registration.
Safety: It is our intent to make this event as safe and fun as possible so all participants must meet these safety requirements prior to competition or use of any racing surfaces.
Conduct: Due to the nature of the ice racing surface many vehicles will have studs or blades or other sharp objects to provide traction. It will be the responsibility of each participant to attempt to minimize any danger to themselves or others and not to act in a careless or dangerous manner. Any breach of this may, at the discretion of race officials, be reason for immediate revocation of racing privileges for the remainder of the event without appeal.
Inspection The assigned safety officer will inspect and
certify all participants to meet the following criteria prior to any
competition. All participants will complete and pass a safety
inspection to include:
b. All participants must be able to start, stop, enter, and
exit their vehicles without assistance in an ice environment. **
c. All participants will be required to wear at all times while on any racing surface an approved bicycle or motorcycle helmet that is properly fitted. These must have a sticker in place. *
d. Any participant
that uses sharp points (studs) or blades in the drive system that
extend more then 1/4 inch in length from the surface of the part that
touches the ice, and wishes to participate in any multiple rider
events, must provide protection for others or themselves from falling
into or onto this drive system during competition.
e. All participants will be required to have a signed release waiver before admission to any racing surfaces.
f. All decisions of the safety inspector and race officials are final! There will be no appeals so work with them to make this a safe and fun event.
*An unmodified helmet ,
meaning that the original helmet may not be cutaway in any way. No
solvents or adhesives may be used to add to the original helmet, beyond
the recommendations of the manufacturer.
** To provide for introduction of this rule to non-series participants, any vehicles that require holders will be started at the back of the starting grid.
*** Helmet or glasses-mounted mirrors are acceptable. Multirider vehicles must have mirrors in a position useable by the vehicle captain. Riders must wear an approved helmet for all practices and events.
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