„24h MTB” race  regulations  – 2024

24h distance

 1.     Objective

„24h MTB” is a MTB race of 24 hours.

The mission of the race is:

  • To develop the MTB racing traditions in Latvia.
  • To diversify the concept and comprehension about the MTB marathon competitions.
  • To identify the strongest and the toughest Participants.
  • To promote interesting and healthy leisure time activities and popularize MTB sport as an accessible and active leisure time activity.
  • To bring cycling enthusiasts in one united event.

2.     Start time and place

The competition takes place from August 17th, 2023 to August 18th, 2024.

Venue: Fischer cross-country ski center (”Fischer slēpošanas centrs”), Sigulda.

3.     Distances and start times

The track is made in marked lap of ~10 kilometers in length.

The competition starts at 12:00 on the 17th of August 2024, and finishes at 13:00 on the 18th of August 2024.

4.     Groups (classes)

The participation in the Race can be individual (Solo), double (Pairs), fours (Quads).

Solo class

Women / Man

Pairs class

Women / Man / Mix

Trio class




Participants can compete individually (Solo class), in pairs (Pairs class), teams of three people(Trio) or teams of four people (Quads).
• Solo class – One participant – women/men;
• Pairs class – Two participants – women/men / mix (1 man + 1 woman);
• Trio class – Three participants – men;
• Quads – Four participants – women/men / mix (at least one woman);

The mission of Teams is to go as many laps during the control time (24 hours) as possible.

Applying for a pairs class or quads in the race – a change of team members can be done before the start of the race at 11:30 on the 17th of August 2024, but not later. If for some reason, one of the participants can not continue to participate in the race, the team can continue to participate in smaller composition.

5.     The course of the race

  1. The Race starts at 12:00 on 17th August, 2024 at the same time for all classes.
  2. The mission of Participants is to go maximum number of laps during the control time.
  3. During the competition for Pairs and Quads classes, only one Participant at a time is allowed to be in the track. The change of Participant is allowed only in the exchange area. The new Participant enters the track only when the previous one has stopped in the exchange area.
  4. The frequency and length of exchange is not regulated, it is organized by the Participants themselves.
  5. The finish of the competition is at 13:00 on 18th of August, 2024. The lap that is finished after this time is not counted in the total amount.
  6. For the finish (and whole race!) to be valid, the Participant of the Team has to enter the finish area during the 11:00 to 13:00. If it is not done, it is considered that the finish of the race has not been reached.


  1. a) If the Participant of the Team finishes his lap at 11:00:00 or later, but does not finish the next lap until 13:00 (or does not continue with next lap), then in the results of the Team the last lap is the one that is finished at 11:00:00. In this case, the finish has been reached. The Teams are allowed to decide whether to continue cycling after 11:00 or not. The Participant is allowed to stop before finish line so he/she enters the finish area at 11:00 or later.
  2. b) If the Participant cross finish line at 10:59:59, the Team must do at least one more lap until 13:00:00 for the finish to be officially valid.
  3. Start is open until 12:00. The Participants should enter a last lap before this time. After that time the Participants are not let in the track.

6.     Participation fees

To register you need to fulfill registration form http://velo24.lv/. Participants from other countries can pay the participation fees on the race day.

Christmas offer for till 31.12.2023. Solo class – 40EUR; Pairs class – 80EUR; Trio class – 120EUR; Quads – 160EUR.

Group Registration till the 17.05.2024 Registration till the 17.07.2024 Registration till the 15.08.2024
Solo class 50 55 65
Pairs class 100 110 130
Trio class 150 165 195
Quads 200 220 260


Participation fee includes:

  • Marked track;
  • Number plates for every rider;
  • Time measurement, results summary;
  • Diploma for each participant;
  • Cups, champagne and sponsorship awards for winners;
  • Water point in the start area (coffee / tea / water);
  • Race civil insurance and other permissions that demands organization of the event;
  • First medical assistance at the race start/finish area;
  • Sport complex rent, WC at the race start/finish area and trash bins;
  • Event commentator and DJ;
  • Race photos – Facebook, velo24.lv;
  • Time tracking judges;

Participation fees can not be returned.

Participants can use shower for extra fee in sport complex.

7.     Registration of participants

Participants on the race day should register their presence, and the numbers are assigned to each of them. They should be fixed to each participant’s bicycle’s front and rear in a visible place.

    1. Registration and number issuing from 9:30 till 10:50 on 17th of August.
    2. Briefing – at 11:00.
    3. At the race place, everyone can arrive starting on Friday – 18.08.2023. In the afternoon, the camp area will be marked so that everyone who will arrive sooner could set up a camp. Enter the camp area with a car will be possible till the morning of competition day – 11:00. Everyone can enter and leave the camp area one time, without regular routing – inside/out.

      !!! Pay attention. When you will be entered a camp area, it will be possible to leave it only at 18.08. after 14:00, when the 24h race will be over. Therefore, all those who need to get out of the camp area sooner, will be able to locate their cars at parking lot near by.

    4. A central, specially-equipped campfire site will be available at the camp place.
    5. Drinking water will be available with hot and ice-cold water.
    6. The campsite will be lighted.

8.     Classing and awards

Racers are judged in Solo, Pairs and Quads classes in a separate competition between men, women and mixed teams, and a total one in an Open class competition.

Prize distribution by classes in the respective competition:

1.– 3. place in Solo class Women

1.– 3. place in Solo class Men (Men – 1984 and younger; Men 40+  – 1983 and older)

1.– 3. place in Pairs class Women

1.– 3. place in Pairs class Men

1.– 3. place in Pairs class – Mixed

1.– 3. place in Trio class Men

1.– 3. place in Quads class – Mixed (at least one woman)

To qualify for the prize indicated above, Team must go a minimum distance, which is expressed in the form of laps: 8 laps.

The winner is determined by the laps completed in accordance with the paragraph “The course of the competition” of these regulations. In the case of even number of laps, wins the Participant/ Team that finishes first.

Time is measured to the nearest second. Race results will be published on the website www.velo24.lv
All the Participants are awarded diplomas.
Participants/ Teams who got the places mentioned above, will be awarded the sponsor prizes.
If any of the Classes in the competition contain only one or two Teams, they are also awarded.

9.     For the attention of the participants

  1. Participants of the competition must be at least 18 years old. Younger participants should join Pairs or Quads class with at least one adult person who is responsible for the minors.
  2. Minor Participants during registration should submit a parents signed permission to participate. If the minor’s team-mate is not one of the parents, the permit must state the person (name and surname) that is responsible for the minor.
  3. Participation in the competition is official from the moment when the Participant submits a completed application for participation in competition and has paid his participation fee.
  4. If the participant leaves the track, he must return to the track at the same place it was left.
  5. Riders on their bikes, riding in race track, must wear a buckled helmet, whether or not they are racing.
  6. The participant is obliged to provide assistance to the other Participant in case of injury, and report the accident to the organizers by phone +371 22028907; +371 28382832 or call direct emergency number 113. Teams that do not follow these rules are disqualified from the race.
  7. When going on the track during the dark hours of the day, participants must have their headlights on and their rear warning lights on. The exact time will be determined by the organizers, depending on the weather and the occurrence of darkness / light.
  8. In the case the Participant is not able to finish the lap, the Participant shall notify the judges about it when returning to the start area.

10.     Liability of the Participants

All participants are required to read and comply with the regulations of the competition.
Registering on the race day, the Participant with his signature certifies that he is aware of competition regulations.
A Participant has a civil and legal responsibility for all accidents and material losses related with participation in this competition.
Registering for the race and going on the track, each member assumes full responsibility for their own health within the distance.
Participant is responsible for:
• The possible collisions, falls and other accidents at the track;
• The things left in start/ changing area;
• The state of his own health while participating in the competition. In case of health problems, the participant undertakes to withdraw himself from the race;
The Participants waive from lodging any claims to the organizer or any other persons involved in organizing the event for possible accidents or material damage occurred.
The organizers are not responsible for possible injuries and/or health problems during the race.

11.  Attention!

Participants must not litter the race area, and should treat the environment with the respect.
During the competition, traffic movement will not be restricted. All Participants, driving on public roads or crossing them, must comply with the road traffic safety rules.

12.  Penalties

  1. Participants should strictly follow the specified route. In case of failure to comply with it, the first offence is punished by subtraction 1 laps from team`s final result; second offence – disqualification from the competition.
  2. The disqualification of one Participant from Pair, Quad class team means – disqualification of Participant not all team. Team can continue the race.
  3. Incorrect exchange (next Participant goes on the track before the stoppage of the previous Participant) – plus 5 minutes to lap time.
  4. Change of the Participants outside the exchange area – disqualification.
  5. Any form of unsportsmanlike deed – disqualification.
  6. The basic principle of the competition is a fair competition. All Participants that will be found to be using unfair fight will be disqualified.
  7. A Participant who starts a race and has a blood alcohol concentration greater than 0.5 promil is disqualified (by latvian law “Ceļu satiksmes likums 28. pants, 1. punkts, 1. apakšpunkts d) daļa”).

13.  Mandatory equipment

The minimal mandatory equipment of the Team without which it won’t be admitted to the Competition is:

  • Bicycle – 1 piece;
  • Helmet – 1 piece;
  • Rear warning light – 1 piece;
  • Front light – 1 piece, minimum 20 meters beam.

Recommended equipment:

  • First aid kit (sterile dressing material, wound disinfectant solution)
  • Bicycle repair accessories, spare parts.

14.  Objections

Any Participant who believes that he has been restricted with any kind of action, before crossing the finish line, can submit the protest to the organizers.

The protest must be submitted by the insulted person or the whole Team signed within 30 minutes after the end of the lap, paying 25.00 EUR. If the protest is satisfied, the payment will be returned.

15.  Organizers

Competition organizers –  “Wolf Events”
Lībekas iela 12-4, Rīga, LV-1014     
Person in charge: Kristaps Kārkliņš
Mobile phone: +371 22028907
e-mail: karklin.kristaps@gmail.com
Web: www.velo24.lv

The organizers have the right to change the regulations, posting an informative warning about it on website www.velo24.lv, but no later than 30th July 2023.

16.  Personal information

When applying for a competition, a participant agrees to process their personal data for the purposes of organising the competition. In order to ensure the recording of the results of competitions, it is necessary to specify the information required in the sportlat.lv application page. The publicly visible startup list and results show the participant‘s name, team, selected discipline for 6 h or 24 h, country and city. Contestants, when applying for the competition, agree to publish photos and videos taken during the competition on the Internet, media and social networks.