Cyclocross racing in Broken Arrow, OK. Our vision is to see local racers have access to elite level events without traveling.
Ruts N Guts is 10 years old this year, and still growing.

QUICK GUIDE

Registration

Register online or onsite for an additional $10.

Packet Pick-Up

Pick up your packet DAY OF only at the venue.

Parking/Venue

General parking is free, but we offer VIP parking near the start line and pits. This can be purchased with registration.

FREE Bike Shuttle

Free bike shuttle and full service cleaning to any racers needing a bike delivered to Tulsa from Resolution Cross in Dallas.

Kid's Activities

Juniors race for FREE! We also have our Von-Kinder Cross course that is open all day, Scavenger Hunt (new this year) and dollar dive!

Local Bike Shops/Hotels/Food

Course MapLocal Bike Shops/Hotels/Food

Course Location

21101 E 101 St. Broken Arrow, OK 74014

Race Directors


Tanner Culbreath
Race Director
(918) 408-6733

Mike Guillen
Race Director
(918) 830-0326

chicken, bourbon, waffle ride

Looking for a reason to get off the couch this winter and find a wicked fun adventure? Maybe racing Cyclocross isn't your thing but you'd love to get outside and explore some new roads! We have a 40mi ride option (all pavement), and a 75mi ride option (mixed gravel/pavement).

Both rides will be November 2nd (yes, a month before the cx event) where you will have access to a flight of unique Bourbons, and all you can eat chicken and waffles! These three are sure to warm up your body and your lungs for a great day in the saddle. We are doing our best to take the Belgium theme of Cross racing and mixing with a little bit of the south.

RACE SCHEDULE (BOTH DAYS)

8:00 AM | Mens 5 
Duration: 30 min
Entry Fee: $35
Late Fee: $45
8:40 AM | Mens 4/5 
Duration: 40 min
Entry Fee: $35
Late Fee: $45
9:30 AM | Master 40+
Duration: 40 min
Entry Fee: $35
Late Entry: $45
9:30 AM | Single Speed
Duration: 40 min
Entry Fee: $35
Late Entry: $45
9:30 AM | Masters 50+
Duration: 40 min
Entry Fee: $35
Late Entry: $45
9:30 AM | Masters 60+
Duration: 40 min
Entry Fee: $35
Late Entry: $45
10:25 AM | Women 4
Duration: 30 min
Entry Fee: $35
Late Entry: $45
10:25 AM | Women 5
Duration: 30 min
Entry Fee: $35
Late Entry: $45
10:25 AM | Jr. Women 15-18
Duration: 30 min
Entry Fee: $FREE
Late Entry: $10
10:25 AM | Jr. Boys/Girls 10-14
Duration: 30 min
Entry Fee: $FREE
Late Entry: $10
11:10 AM | Men 3/4
Duration: 40 min
Entry Fee: $35
Late Entry: $45
11:10 AM | Jr. Men 15-18 3/4/5
Duration: 40 min
Entry Fee: $FREE
Late Entry: 10
12:00 PM | Women 1/2/3
Duration: 40 min
Entry Fee: $35
Late Entry: $45
12:30 PM | Kid 'Kross (9 & under)
Duration:
Entry Fee: FREE
Late Entry: FREE
The Kids Kross course will be separate from the main event course,
and allowed to be used for the duration of the event by kids at any time.  The Kids Kross Race will go off at 12:30pm.

12:45 PM | Course Inspection
Duration: 30 min

1:15 PM | UCI JR Men
Duration: 40-50 min
Entry Fee: $55
UCI Scheduled Payout

1:16 PM | Men 1/2/3
Duration: 50 min
Entry Fee: $35
Late Entry: $45

2:15 PM | UCI Elite Women
Duration: 40-50 min
Entry Fee: $55
UCI Scheduled Payout

3:45 PM | UCI Elite Men
Duration: 60 min
Entry Fee: $55
UCI Scheduled Payout

Media/Press

We love our CX media gurus! If you plan on covering Ruts this year, be sure to register below so we can prepare for you. Registered media will receive hot food & drink PLUS a green space for you to knock out any digital work on the spot.

REGISTER HERE

race tech guide

Governing Body Regulations The UCI Elite Men’s and Women’s races (C1 & C2) shall be held under 2017 UCI regulations. The UCI Scale of penalties shall apply. Amateur events are held under USA Cycling permit #2017-3009. All current USA Cycling rules and scale of penalties will apply. It is the rider’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with all rules and regulations applicable for their race. In the event that this document conflicts with a specific and applicable UCI or USA Cycling rule, then the specific rule takes precedence.


Licensing & Eligibility A valid UCI international license is required to compete in the UCI Elite Men’s or Women’s races. A valid UCI license must be issued before the day of the event. Please refer to your national governing body for eligibility requirements (USA Cycling is Category 1 & 2 for men and Category 1, 2, & 3 for women). Under 23 Men (19-22) and Elite Men (23+) shall ride in the same race and will not be scored separately. Junior Men (17-18) may not compete in the Elite Men’s race. Therefore, the minimum racing age is 19. • Under 23 Women (17-22) and Elite Women (23+) shall ride in the same race and will not be scored separately. Therefore, the minimum racing age is 17. Entrants in the amateur events must possess a current USA Cycling or UCI license. USA Cycling licenses may be purchased online in advance or onsite. A one-day license may be purchased for $10, but are only eligible for events open to category 5 men and category 5 women (this includes categories labeled “open”). A rider’s racing age is their age on December 31, 2018.


Equipment • An approved helmet must be worn at all times while riding at or near the vicinity of the event. • UCI Elite events will have tire width restricted to a maximum of 33 mm. Tire width will be checked at staging. • Mountain bikes and/or bikes with flat bars are allowed in amateur (USAC) events, but handlebar attachments (bar ends) may not be used. • Single Speed category is restricted to bikes with only one rear cog and only one front chain ring. . The use of a chain tensioner (or poorly functioning derailleur) is allowed. • Jerseys must be worn in all races and shall cover the shoulders. • On-board cameras are permitted in UCI races pro vided they are attached to the bicycle, cannot be removed during racing, and do not transmit a live signal.


Reg & Packet Pick-up UCI Elite races: • Pre-register online via BikeReg.com/RutsnGuts only. There is no day-of registration. • Elite rider sign-in and packet pickup will open at noon each race day and close 1-hour before each race start. Elite riders may sign in for both days on Saturday. USA Cycling Amateur races: • Pre-register online via BikeReg.com or onsite at the event. • Day-of registration and packet pickup is available at the following times:         On Saturday from 7:00AM until 30 minutes before the start of each race.         On Sunday from 7:00AM until 30 minutes before the start of each race. • Amateur riders are signed-in for the entire weekend when picking up their packet. They do not need to sign-in each day.

Online registration at BikeReg.com/RutsnGuts closes at 11:00PM CST on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017. Refer to the Event Schedule for corresponding entry fees. Onsite registration incurs an additional $10 fee per day of racing. Adding a second race on the same day is only $15.

Packet pickup and onsite registration will be located in the Northeast corner of the parking lot.

Please place the back BIB Number on the right side Saturday (day 1) and on the left side on Sunday (day 2).  Shoulder numbers, if issued, shall be worn on the upper forearm (bicep) so it is visible frontally. Do not fold, alter, or cut BIB numbers. The rider is responsible for ensuring that numbers are not obscured. Please reuse the same BIB numbers for Sunday. Replacement of a lost BIB number will be $5. The field limit for each combined wave of races is limited to 100 entries (see Kid ‘Kross for exception). In the event that a field is full before the close of registration, a wait list will be started. At the close of sign-in, all entries not claimed will be forfeit and not refunded. The field will then be filled by order of entry on the wait list by those present at registration when called.


Lapped Riders UCI Elite races: • 80% rule will be applied. The 80% zone will be located just past the finish line with an exit to the right. USA Cycling Amateur races: • Officials will NOT pull lapped riders. Slower riders are REQUIRED to give way to riders overtaking them. If safety or obstructive issues arise due to lapped riders not giving way, these riders may be pulled. This decision is at the discretion of the Chief Referee.

• Every Effort will be made to permit all riders to complete the full length of their race. USA Cycling rule 4H1(d) Early Bell will be used: [The intent is to notify lapped or out of contention riders that the end of the allotted time of the race is approaching, and they will finish and be scored relative to their crossing of the finish line on the next lap, regardless of whether the leader of the race has passed them.] Officials shall attempt to indicate 1 lap to go by announcement, a bell or lap counter that riders will finish in the next lap. All riders finish when the lap cards indicate 0.)

Feeding & Hydration Riders may carry fluids on their bicycles and install bottles on their spare bicycles in the pit area. Hands-free water carrying systems such as backpacks are permitted, and riders may also carry water bottles in their jersey pockets. UCI Elite Races: Per recent changes in rules, there is no longer a procedure for taking a bottle via a hand-up. Accepting hand-ups at any location on course is strictly forbidden. USA Cycling Amateur races: Taking a bottle via a hand-up is only permitted if specifically authorized by the Chief Referee (rule 4A15). This is not expected, as this rule is recommended when temperatures are over 68°F.

Typical weather for race weekend: Average Low of 32°F to High of 52°F. Records: Max 77°F, Min 10°F.


Timing, Scoring, & Results A camera will be present at the finish line. The timing equipment and staff will be located in the officials’ tent on a custom raised platform immediately adjacent to the finish line and truss.

Results will be posted on the Results Board on the east side of the Registration tent.

The protest period is 15 minutes after posting, after which time results will become final.

Final results will also be posted at rutsandguts.org and usacycling.org


Podium & Awards Immediately following the finish of each race, the top three finishers must proceed directly to the podium area. This includes all amateur and elite riders.The podium is located just east of the scoring stage. Award Ceremony may take place before the end of the protest period, as long as there is not a protest filed that affects the top three. A finish/warming tent is available next to the podium for the top three finishers and riders reporting for anti-doping. Each rider is allowed only one support person in the finish tent. The finish tent will have warm water and a changing area. Only the top three finishers are allowed onto the podium; no other personnel or bikes. Riders should report to the podium in a team kit. No street clothes. Failure to report to the podium ceremony will result in a forfeiture of prizes. Following the podium, top three finishers shall make themselves available for a brief interview. UCI Elite races: • Riders failing to attend awards ceremonies when required are subject to a fine and forfeiture of prizes (12.1.040.36). • The top three men & women U23 finishers will be recognized in a separate podium before the elites. • Reminder: Women’s podium will occur immediately after the women’s race. Please plan accordingly.


Prize Payment Procedure Prize money will be paid onsite once results are final. The top three finishers will receive their prizes at the podium; all other finishers near the results board/registration. No prizes will be mailed. Any prizes not picked up by close of event on Sunday will be forfeited. No prize money over $600 can be paid unless you have provided the following current information on a W9 tax form or provide proof of exemption. All tax forms will be available where prize money is collected. • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number • Exact name of payee to receive payment • Mailing address