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I was able to win two races yesterday. Unusual for me. As it turned out, my companion was unaware of the Cat 6 race rules and a net search failed to turn them up so I thought I'd share what I know of the official cat 6 race rules. You may have others...

First off it's important to define Cat 6 racing as it is not within the UCI pervue.

A Cat 6 race occurs whenever another rider is seen in front or in back of you. At that point the race has begun. It doesn't matter if the other person is 6 years old on a tricycle or 60 years old on a fat tire bike. Race on.

A Cat 6 race does not require both participants to be aware of the fact they are in a race. One can decline to participate but it only takes one out of two participants to make a race.

A race is officially won by overtaking the other participant from behind or alternatively if the person in front is unaware of their status within the race, they can win by simply turning off the current road/path.

KOM can be won regardless of the category of the hill. Get to the top of that 1% grade first? Consider it a KOM.

I'll admit I lose most of my Cat6 races simply because I do a lot of hills, am overweight and triple the age of most cyclists following me. But I compete. I've lost my share to pink tricycles but I'll never admit that publicly. Anyone else have additional rules they are aware of?
 

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I was able to win two races yesterday. Unusual for me. As it turned out, my companion was unaware of the Cat 6 race rules and a net search failed to turn them up so I thought I'd share what I know of the official cat 6 race rules. You may have others...

First off it's important to define Cat 6 racing as it is not within the UCI pervue.

A Cat 6 race occurs whenever another rider is seen in front or in back of you. At that point the race has begun. It doesn't matter if the other person is 6 years old on a tricycle or 60 years old on a fat tire bike. Race on.

A Cat 6 race does not require both participants to be aware of the fact they are in a race. One can decline to participate but it only takes one out of two participants to make a race.

A race is officially won by overtaking the other participant from behind or alternatively if the person in front is unaware of their status within the race, they can win by simply turning off the current road/path.

KOM can be won regardless of the category of the hill. Get to the top of that 1% grade first? Consider it a KOM.

I'll admit I lose most of my Cat6 races simply because I do a lot of hills, am overweight and triple the age of most cyclists following me. But I compete. I've lost my share to pink tricycles but I'll never admit that publicly. Anyone else have additional rules they are aware of?
I LOVE this kind of racing :) Also, I'd never admit to the loss of the pink tricycle!!
 

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If ever beaten on a Cat6 remember the other rider is fresh and just started their ride. This is how it happens.
If you just started, remember the other rider is already warmed up but still fresh.
Of course these are the only ways one could ever loose a Cat6
 

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Haha, the other day I did two laps around my 12.5 mile loop. Finishing up the first lap I seen another rider "hardly ever see another cyclist in my parts" ahead of me by about 4 city blocks. Caught up to him descending down a big hill. Coming back up the other side I passed him and he stayed 2 lengths give or take behind me. Turned North on my typical path and went ham for a few 3 or 4 miles. Look back

Gone.

he must have kept going West instead of following me. So let down haha
 

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I'm pretty sure I was in a Cat6 race with a deer last week!!!
Probably never win that one or is that a winner by default and one of you turning off ?
 

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I won a Cat6 race against a horse once on our group ride. I told everyone I beat it to the finish line (just barely) because the fence for that horse stable stop short of the intersection (hey not my problem) :D.
 

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I won a Cat6 race against a horse once on our group ride. I told everyone I beat it to the finish line (just barely) because the fence for that horse stable stop short of the intersection (hey not my problem) :D.


I'm pretty sure I was in a Cat6 race with a deer last week!!!
Both of these fall under the deer/horse was fresh. You won by default.
 
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