Time:A course or event time should be established. All sections close at set time or all penalization cards will be turned in by set time. Section time will be set by the event director. However, the set time will remain constant for all sections. The recommended time limit is 180 seconds per section which starts when the riders front axle passes through the start gate, and stops when the front axle passes through the exit gate.
Note:National events will have a maximum of 180 seconds per section, the checker or checker's assistant will be equipped with a stopwatch. The timer should advise the rider at one minute left, 3o seconds left, 15 seconds left (APPROX).
Course:The observed trials area, including the sections and the boundary markers, flags and ribbons.
Sections:A single segment of the observed trials competition. There can be any number of sections at any given observed trials competition but the typical number is between five and ten. Sections should be of a natural and artificial mix, varying in length, difficulty and the type of obstacles, testing the skills of the rider in balance, strength, agility and endurance. The section should have a minimum width of 1 meter (3s.37 inches), excluding log crossings. The sections should not be of dangerous form. A rider is in the section when the front axle passes the start gate, and is finished when the front axle passes through the finish gate. A rider may begin at any section unless specified otherwise, but once started must complete the course in order.
Minimum of 5 riders per class or classes will be condensed.
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