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Race Rules

  1. Open road traffic: The race will be taking place in open road traffic and the racers area obliged to follow Malaysia's traffic laws.

  2. Follow the route: The GPX file can be found in the event webpage. However, the final version will be updated 4 weeks before the event. Participants will be responsible for downloading course maps, cue sheets, and/or GPX files prior to race day. These files will be riders’ primary means of navigation. It is imperative that you follow it from the start to the finish and do not deviate. If you do need to leave the route for resupply or a mechanical repair you will need to return to the point that you left the route and continue from there. There will be no course markings. Some street signs may be missing or illegible.

  3. Time Station: Time stations will be set up approximately 100KM to 150KM apart with water and snacks supply. Time stations can also be used as resting station for racers to refresh themselves and even fix their bikes. It is important to rest and take a break when you need to, we do not suggest you solely use the check points to sleep when required. 

  4. Safety Equipment: It is mandatory to wear a helmet when on the bicycle, to have working lights, with a rear light blinker on at all times and front light while riding in low light condition. A high visibility waistcoat or reflective harness must be worn from dusk until dawn. The bike needs to be in good mechanical order with working brakes, good tread on tyres. All mechanical problems on the road will need to be addressed by the racer.

  5. Bicycle: All types of human-powered bicycles are allowed in the race. Non-human power sources (batteries, solar cells, etc.) are permitted only for powering sensors, displays, communication equipment, or lights. Racers in tandem bicycles will fall under team category.

  6. Race Distance: There are 3 races in a year; 300KM, 600KM and 1200KM. Only RAM600 and RAM1200 are qualified by Race Across America. 

  7. Race Categories:

    • ​Solo self-supported: ​a participant completes the race route individually. They may use organized stationary support or casual help from people not involved in the Race. They may not use any form of organized mobile assistance.

    • Solo supported: a participant completes the race route supported by the minimum number of 1 vehicle and the minimum of 2 crew members per car.

    • Team of 2: a Relay Race; 2 cyclists with unlimited support (minimum of 2 crew members per vehicle).

    • Team of 4: a Relay Race; 4 cyclists with unlimited support (minimum of 2 crew members per vehicle).

  8. Support Vehicle: Each supported racer must start the race with at least 1 support vehicle with a minimum of 2 licensed drivers. All support vehicles must be properly registered prior to the race. No support vehicle will be allowed on the track directly behind a racer. Support vehicle must be completely off the main road and stationary while providing food and support to the racer or when exchanging racers (relay). Supported racers may change their bikes on the route.

  9. Insurance: It needs to be taken out by each individual rider. Please confirm with your insurance provider that the cover you have in place is suitable for an ultra cycling event. If you from overseas, rescue and repatriation cover is a requirement.

  10. Be prepared: Entering into an ultra cycling event provides a significant risk to participants which should not be underestimated or taken lightly. Riders are responsible for their own safety and responsible for ensuring they have adequate rest periods (take a break and sleep). Safety depends solely on the riders ability to adapt. Riders may be confronted with the following (and more): storms, bad weather, mechanicals, lack of phone signal. If it is your first long distance event you may want to start with the RAM300 relay or if you are a dab hand then head straight for the RAM1200 monster. It is important to be aware of what you are taking on.

  11. Enjoy and have fun!

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