CCORS 2013

The Coastal Carolina Off-Road Series (CCORS) is a Cross-Country (XC) Mountain Bike Race Series from February to May 2013. This will be the 14th year of the series. In 2012 there were over 500 entrants from around eastern North Carolina who traveled to the CCORS events. This year we have schedule 6 races to be held in Greenville-NC, Jacksonville-NC, Myrtle Beach-SC, and Wilmington, NC.

CCORS is a volunteer run series where all money raised is used to enhance and maintain the mountain bike trails used by the participating clubs. The clubs involved are ECVelo of Greenville, CFSorba of Wilmington, DEC of Jacksonville,and the Waccamaw Trail Builders of Myrtle Beach. The goals of the series are to make quality mountain bike racing available to riders in Eastern North/South Carolina and to raise money to improve trail systems in our region.

We want to say thanks to the following corporate sponsors who are investing in th 2013 race series.  Their sponsorship is an investment to the their local bike clubs and local biking communities.

Thanks to Beach Bike Shop– Myrtle Beach, Babits Bikes– Greenville, Atomic Cycles-New Bern, Bicycle Gallery-Jacksonville, Bike Cylces-Wilmington, The Bicycle Fix-Myrtle Beach,  Bicycle Post-Greenville, Hilton Garden Inn-Mayfaire-Wilmington, Two Wheeler Dealer-Wilmington, and Trademark Signs-Wilmington.

Note: All changes for 2013 have been highlighted in yellow.

Series Schedule

  1. Feb. 10, 2013 – Bicycle Post Trail, Greenville, NC – XC
  2. Feb. 24, 2013 – Brunswick Nature Park, Wilmington, NC – XC
  3. March 17, 2013 – Henderson Pond Trail, Jacksonville, NC – XC
  4. April 7, 2013 – Horry County Bike & Run, Myrtle Beach, SC – XC
  5. April 21, 2013 – Bicycle Post Trail, Greenville, NC – XC
  6. May 5, 2013 – Brunswick Nature Park, Wilmington, NC – XC

All other events will run according to the following schedule:

  • Registration opens at 12 Noon
  • Kids race goes off at 1PM
  • All other classes start at 2PM in a staggered fashion

Race Class Options

Class Approximate Distance** Entry Fee
Expert, Expert 40+ 24 Miles $25
Sport, Sport 40+, Singlespeed 18 Miles $25
Beginner, Beginner 35+, Masters 45+, Women 12 Miles $25
Youth 6 Miles $10
First Timer’s 6 Miles $10
Kids 1 Mile !! Free !!

** Race distances are truly approximate and the venue as well as the race type will result in changes to these totals, although the general trends will be carried through.

General Series Information:

  • Cash purse for individual race and end-of-series awards for the Expert class only (not Expert 40+).
  • The number of prizes for each class will be determined by the following schedule:
    • Less than 3 riders – 1 award
    • 3 or 4 riders – 2 awards
    • 5 or more riders – 3 awards
  • First Timer podiums get a medal. 1st place in First Timer category results in automatic upgrade for next race to at least Beginner category.
  • All kids win medals!!
  • All races are rain or shine.
  • No racing license required.
  • A CCORS Meetup will be created on the Cape Fear SORBA Meetup page at: http://www.meetup.com/CFSORBA/ for each race in the series. Each page will serve as a means of communication between CCORS and the racers who RSVP for that race. Racers can also interact with each other by posting comments for a Meetup. Please note that this is NOT the official registration site for each race.
  • Also, keep up to date with news at our CCORS Facebook page.

Registration:

  • Official race registration opens at 12 noon on race day at each host location.

Prize Winner Payouts:

The payouts for each of the 6 CCORS races will be cash for the Expert class (E) and gift certificates that can be redeemed at 12 different bicycle shops for the Expert 40+ (E+), Sport (S), Single Speed (SS), Sport 40+ (S+), Beginner (B), Beginner 35+ (B+), Masters (M), Women (W), and Youth (Y) according to the table below:

Individual Race Awards

First

Second

Third

Per Class

Total

E (cash)

$75

$50

$40

$165

$165

E+ (gift certificate)

$45

$40

$35

$120

$120

S,SS,S+ (gift cert.)

$40

$35

$30

$105

$315

B, B+, M, W (gift cert.)

$30

$27

$25

$82

$328

Y (gift cert.)

$15

$12

$10

$37

$37

Kids and First Timers (medals)

$35

$35

Total =

$1,000

We will be awarding a total of $6000 in cash and awards for the 6 races! In addition to the $6000 in race payouts there will also be payouts for overall series awards:

Overall Series

First

Second

Third

Per Class

Total

E (cash)

$200

$150

$100

$450

$450

E+ (gift certificate)

$150

$125

$100

$375

$375

S,SS,S+ (gift cert.)

$125

$100

$75

$300

$900

B, B+, M, W (gift cert.)

$75

$50

$30

$155

$620

Y (gift cert.)

$50

$30

$25

$105

$105

Class winner prizes

$50

$50

Total

$2,500

That makes $8,500 in total awards for the 2013 CCORS series! We will also provide Free Food for the riders at the last race of the series (and maybe even some additional special awards).

Results Based Upgrades:

  • Any rider who either won his/her category last year OR won two (or more) races MUST upgrade to a higher category this year.
    • Riders from the CCORS 2012 series who will need to advance to a higher category for 2013 are: Eric Sjoerdsma, Eric Stover, Mike Gloss, Bill Sessoms, Greg Brinson, Dan Decker, Barry Wray, Rob White, Joe Brake, Alex Borroto, David Lennard, Jeff Williams, and Justen Wynant
  • The women’s class is exempt so all women (including previous class winners) wishing to race in the women’s class can do so.
  • Upgrading can include moving to a category that races a longer distance OR moving to a more competitive category at the same distance (i.e. Beginner 35+ to Beginner).
  • The goal of this is to encourage fair competition in all classes.
  • Note: if you did not podium for any individual race last year you may downgrade this year.
  • Any riders who would like to be exempted from their mandatory upgrade should contact Barry Wray at WRAYB@UNCW.EDU.

Team Competition:

  • Any 5-8 riders can make up a team. (Note: Cape Fear SORBA is the Defending Series Champion for the past 2 years!)
  • Each rider can be a member of only one team.
  • Teams must be declared by the third race of the season (Jacksonville, 3/17/13) – email team rosters to wrayb@uncw.edu.
  • The top 5 riders from each team will “place” at each race.
  • Team with the most points at the end of the season will win the overall team award.
  • The winning team will receive the team trophy for the year along with all requisite bragging rights.

Points System:

Position

Expert, Expert 40+

Sport, Single Speed, Sport 40+

Beg, Beg 35+, Masters, Women, Youth

1st

30

27

24

2nd

28

25

22

3rd

26

23

20

4th

24

21

18

5th

22

19

16

6th

20

17

14

7th

18

15

12

-2 per position, minimum 1

-2 per position, minimum 1

-2 per position, minimum 1

  • Bonus points
    • Riders attending 5 series races will earn 2 bonus points.
    • Riders attending 6 series races will earn 4 bonus points.
    • Bonus points will apply to final point tallies for determining the overall series podiums and prizes.
  • Series podiums
    • In order to place on the series podium a rider must enter at least 4 races in a given category (you do not need to finish 4 races, i.e. you can DNF and still place, although this is unlikely).
    • Best 4 finishes (plus any bonus points) are used to calculate overall series points.
    • Overall ties will be resolved based on next best place in 5th race and then (as necessary) by head-to-head race placing.
    • Any class that does not have at least 3 riders competing in at least 4 races may be determined ineligible for overall series prizes.

Contact: Barry Wray, wrayb@uncw.edu, 910.619.1641



  • All Trails OPEN
  • Blue Clay Bike Park OPEN
  • Brunswick Nature Park OPEN
  • Browns Creek OPEN
  • Horry Co. Bike Park ("The Hulk") OPEN