Begin with our Rulebook and New Member Guide located in the Member Info tab above.
We have a Schedule of events listed here.
Click on an individual Flyer for location and times.
Adult memberships are $50 (13 & up), $25 (12 & under). The season begins in August and ends June 30th. Some events require AMA membership, in addition to FTR membership. Transponders are required for Hare Scrambles scoring. These must be purchased at the event for $5 and will last for many years.
Classes are listed in the Rule Book here. Your class is determined by your age and type of bike or quad.
FTR is a competition series and has a limited amount classes that can be offered to accommodate the most riders. Occasionally a rider will not find a class to fit his age and bike.
Your number is assigned after you become a member. Please DO NOT inquire about number availability before you are a confirmed member. Join or renew your membership, indicate the class you want to ride in and several number choices you would like. Give us at least 5 business days to process your form. You can then e-mail or call and see what number was assigned. If none of your choices are available, we will contact you. E-mail is much more convenient, so give us your e-mail address!
A full facial or coverage helmet is required. Eye Protection, protective pants, long sleeved shirts, and footwear (a minimum of eight inches high and constructed for leg and foot protection) is recommended.
Many Club events require AMA membership. You will be notified on the event flyer if this is required for that particular race. Cost is $39 per rider.
A Who to Contact link is located on the home page. All Officials, Representatives and Club contacts are listed. If you don’t know who to call, call the Business Office.
There is a 30 minute protest period after the scores are posted, when you can question your scores. This is part of racing, and you are responsible for checking your scores for any problems at this time, not a day, week or month afterwards. Clubs shall be required to post scores with times, for all riders competing, during the 30 minute protest period. Race results are official at the conclusion of the final protest period on the race day.
All this means is that the database was taken to the scoring chicane before you signed up. If it happens during a race, the signup forms will be checked, to make sure you did sign up. If you did, you will be scored.
Year-end class and overall positions will be based on 70% of the sanctioned events. Rounding will be done to the nearest whole number with .50 being rounded up. To qualify for year-end awards in the FTR Series, a rider must enter at least 50% of the sanctioned events. Computing points for year in scores is based on applying the above rules in the following manner: 70% of the sanctioned races are considered (e.g. 12 sanctioned races X 70% equal 8.4, round to 8 races). The rider's best scores of the considered number (in this example 8) are computed.
The number of trophies per class will be determined by the following:
Beginner classes do not receive year-end awards.
Eligibility for all other classes will be determined by:
A. A rider must score points in at least 50% of the sanctioned events, including a worked run, where applicable. If no one in the class scores in at least 50% of the sanctioned events, no one in the class gets an award. Riders who score in less than 50% of the sanctioned events will always be awarded lower final standings than those riders who participate in the required number of events, regardless of points earned.
B. All eligible riders will receive year-end awards, with the following limitations No more than 10 awards per class for B and C Division riders, including Senior class riders and any other classes not specifically listed in this rule.
C. The top three Teams receive awards.
Work credits were created many years ago to stimulate racers to help with the logistical functions of an event. Since every event is promoted by a club, volunteers are needed to perform functions for which the club may not have enough manpower.
Any FTR member who works (can not ride the event).
A rider who wishes to work an event to obtain points must:
The work days will consist of either the days of the event, work days prior to the event, or any combination thereof. Worked run credits will be final at the end of workday and are nontransferable from the class listed on the entry.
Clubs may require that you contact them PRIOR TO their event to work. Clubs may also decline your offer to work, especially near the end of the season, when they can be overwhelmed by requests. Contact information for each event is usually located on the event flyer located in the FTR monthly magazine or on the website under "schedule" in the specific PDF flyer. If you can't find a contact then look under the "contacts" section of the website (or magazine) for club information or call the FTR Business office. The best way to ensure you receive a work credit, and to have the most fun by laying out trail and pre-riding the course, is to join a club and work your own event.