Event 2: Cycling - ¼ Mile Dash
Event 2a: Cycling - ½ Mile Dash
The National Veterans Golden Age Games host will provide two-wheel bicycles of similar style and condition. Competitors must use these bicycles. The host will provide bicycle safety helmets or each competitor may use approved helmets that they provide for themselves. Competitors will be required to furnish and wear their own athletic shoes for this competition.
Other Equipment: starter gun or other starting device, stop watches or other timing device, bicycle repair kit including tire pump, first aid kit, drinking water and scorer/timer sheets.
The ¼ Mile Dash and ½ Mile Dash will be laid out over a course marked with start and finish lines. The course surface will be of concrete, asphalt or similarly appropriate material.
The cycling competitions are limited to ambulatory competitors only and will be based on best time. Each competitor will be given an opportunity to become familiar with the track. Warm-up prior to the cycling event will be accomplished on stationary bicycles. Only one competitor will be allowed on the course at a time during the competition. Off-season preparation for the cycling competition must include "on-the-road" riding/training. Places will be awarded based on best time: First Place, fastest time; Second Place, next fastest time; and Third Place, next fastest time.
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Last reviewed/updated November 11, 2013