Announcing the Florida Ranking System – Cyclocross (FRS-CX)

2014-2015 FBRA / FRS-CX Season

The Florida Bicycle Racing Association, as the recognized local association of USA Cycling in Florida, is proud to announce the 2014/15 Florida Ranking System for Cyclocross. The FRS-CX will allow racers to rank themselves against other riders in the state within each category, and team rankings may assist during sponsorship acquisition. This is not a prized or money based series. Similar to USAC’s national rankings, this lets you see where you rank after all your hard work. The rankings system will be administered using a newly formed competition ranking module developed by USA Cycling in cooperation with the FBRA for use by all local associations.

2014-15 FRS-CX Categories

  • Junior 9-11 male
  • Junior 9-11 female
  • Junior 12-14 male
  • Junior 12-14 female
  • Junior 15-18 male
  • Junior 15-18 female
  • Men Pro/1/2/open
  • Men 3
  • Men 4/5
  • Women Pro/1/2/3/open
  • Women 4
  • Men master 35+
  • Men master 45+
  • Men master 55+

FRS-CX Race Requirements

  • any USA Cycling CX races pulled under a single USAC permit
  • events that are run under a USAC series permit may have 1 race in the series
  • races must be held on weekend or holidays
  • events must follow the 2014-2015 FRS-CX categories
  • events must display the FRS-CX logo on their flyer for rider awareness
  • there are no promoter fees to have events included
  • promoters are not required but are encouraged to hold all categories
  • prize money, length of races, and schedule of race are at the discretion of each individual promoter
  • finish scoring must include all riders participating
  • FRS-CX series awards (plaques or trophies) paid for by the FBRA. Awards for all individual categories 3 deep. There will be one overall team award covering all categories one deep
  • results must be submitted to USA Cycling or the FBRA within 48 hours of the finish of the event for all FRS-CX categories. Results must be submitted in the USAC prescribed format for the competition reporting module with team name left blank. The module will auto fill the riders USAC registered team name. The FBRA will provide this format and assist with results submission as needed
  • FRS season will begin September 1, 2014 and end on February 1, 2015 the last weekend in January
  • riders will accumulate points for their 8 highest points finishes. This number is determined and set by September 1 of each year based on the anticipated number of eligible CX events. It is anticipated that this number will be approximately 35-40 % of eligible races
  • receive listing support, e-mail marketing, as currently provided by the FBRA
  • 35 FRS-CX ranking points

FRS Team Competition

  • categories same as FRS-CX categories
  • team trophy for first place finishing team covering all categories combined
  • team must be a USA Cycling licensed team to participate in the team competition
  • accumulate only from the top 2 riders placing for each team in a race
  • riders will accumulate points for a team only if the rider is registered with the team as per their USA Cycling license. If a rider changes teams during the season, the team points a rider has earned up to that point do not transfer to the new team.
  • a rider’s team is that listed on a rider’s license at USAC. Rider’s results for team changes will be amended up until March 1 for incorrect team names due to incorrect license renewal. After March 1, if a rider has changed teams and not made the team name change at USAC, results will only be amended if the team name change at USAC is made within 10 days of the event. Electronic team name changes for riders can be made at no charge by contacting Keith Creeden at kwcdogdoc@gmail.com. If you wish a new hard copy license with the name change, login to your account at USAC and request a license reissue for $10.
  • points will apply from the team’s top 10 team finishes in events. This number will be determined and set by August 1 of each year based on the anticipated number of eligible CX events. It is anticipated that this number will be approximately 50% of eligible races

State Championship

  • Included in the FRS-CX series
  • Selection process and Application can be found at Promoter Resources
  • promoter must file Application for State Championship with the FBRA Board by July 1
  • event must hold all of the FBRA-CX categories
  • FBRA will provide jerseys to each State Championship category winner and medals 3 deep
  • FBRA will provide podium banner
  • If alternate banner is used, the FBRA-CX logo must be prominently displayed
  • 40 FRS-CX points

Other

  • any ties in either team or individual rankings will be decided by the highest number of first place finishes. If this doesn’t resolve the tie, then it will be decided by the highest number of second place finishes, etc.
  • awards will be distributed after or at the last FRS-CX race of the season

See below for Points Grid

2014/2015 FPS-CX Points Grid

Place

Points

Points

Points

Points

 

Type

Points

1

40

35

25

20

FRS-CX

35

2

37

32

22

17

State

40

3

35

30

21

15

4

33

28

19

13

5

31

26

17

11

6

29

24

15

10

7

27

22

14

9

8

25

20

13

8

9

23

18

12

7

10

21

16

11

6

11

20

15

10

5

12

19

14

9

4

13

18

13

8

3

14

17

12

7

2

15

16

11

6

1

16

15

10

5

17

14

9

4

18

13

8

3

19

12

7

2

20

11

6

1

21

10

5

22

9

4

23

8

3

24

7

2

25

6

1

26

5

27

4

28

3

29

2

30

1