The racer must enter by their name on their AMA card. (If your name on your AMA card is William Smith. Do not enter the race as Billy Smith.) You must also be sure to list your bike brand. Your age on January 1 determines the class that you ride for the entire season.
The series is sanctioned by the AMA. Family enduros are categorized as recreational riding and do not fall under the AMA competition rulebook.
The events use the timekeeping and/or restart format. The speed averages for these events are 12 to 18 miles per hour depending on the terrain and length of the sections. There is a break (reset or pause) in between each loop to allow the participants a break and to allow for the sweep riders to clear the trail.
The loops are typically all off road, so no lights / license are needed.
As a typical enduro, the checkpoints are secret. Each loop should have an emergency (tie breaker) check. In addition to the secret and emergency checks, the clubs are also encouraged to use observation checks – part of the enduro experience.
All rider numbers will be drawn. For riders wishing to ride together, one rider will draw for all riders. If row is not empty, the closest empty row will be assigned. Youth under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult chaperone also riding the trail.
Scoring at the Race
If you’re unable to finish a race, but made it to the first check, be sure to turn in your scorecard to a club member BEFORE you leave the event. You could still receive points.
Once the protest period is over at the family enduro, the scores for that event final. It’s possible that mistakes happen in the key-in process with manual score cards, but after the referee calls the end of protest period the results are finalized. It’s the racer’s responsibility to stay and make sure the score is correct. If a racer chooses to leave before the end of the protest period, that’s their choice. Scores will not be changed when the racer gets home later and realizes something has been keyed in wrong. Results cannot be changed after the protest period is over and awards have been handed out.