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                                                        FPD Motor Wings

                    Fremont Police Departmenet Inaugural Motor 
                                    Skills Training & Competition
                                             May 31 and June 1, 2013

        Official Rules

A. RULES COMMITTEE

    1. A Rules Committee will be established to settle all disputes that cannot be settled at the judge’s level. All decisions 
        of the Rules Committee are final.
    2. All questions submitted to the Rules Committee will be discussed and put to a vote at the direction of the Chairman.
        a. The Chairman will not have a vote in the dispute but may offer solutions to be considered. 
        b. Majority vote rules.
        c. Videotapes will not be considered. The judges’ rule is final.

B. GENERAL RULES
    1
. Competition is open to all law enforcement officers who are certified on a police motorcycle.
    2. Uniform:  All riders must wear a uniform that identifies them as a Police Officer for their respective 
        Department/Agency.  Any configuration such as traditional wool uniforms, BDU’s, or training uniforms (consisting
        of polo shirts with Department insignia) are acceptable for both training and competition days.  Duty belts shall be
        worn.
    3. Riders must compete on a police motorcycle which is equipped in the normal deployment configuration. No 
        modification to the motorcycle for the purpose of this competition is allowed, i.e. non-stock tires, exhaust 
        modifications or engine modifications.  The police motorcycles must be within the following guidelines and classes 
        will be as follows: 

American manufactures; engine size must be a minimum of 998 cc:

American Class 1 - Competed and placed in any event (individual or team)

American Class 2 - Competed and never placed in any event (individual or team)

Metric manufactures; Honda, Kawasaki and BMW:

Metric Class 1 – Competed and placed in any event (individual or team)

Metric Class 2 – Competed and never placed in any previous event (individual or team)

    4. All riders must wear a DOT approved motorcycle helmet, properly fastened, while the motorcycle is in operation.
    5
. Prior to entering the event, a rider will be allowed five minutes to repair or replace a motorcycle that is 
        malfunctioning. Once a rider or team has begun the event, and breakdown occurs, the competitor must notify
        the Rules Committee. The Rules Committee will look at the cause of the breakdown and, possibly with the help
        of a mechanic, rule as to allow a re-ride or to disqualify the participants run. Re-rides may be allowed for 
        breakdowns such as ignition failure, motor seizure, or a motorcycle failure out of the operators’ control. They 
        are not allowed for clutch failure, out of gas, flat tire, damage as a result of a crash, etc.
    6
. The amount of motorcycle classes will be dependent on the number of entries in each class.

C. INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION
    1. Awards will be presented in each division of the individual competition.
    2
. The object of the competition is to negotiate the course, as quickly as possible, without incurring penalty points. All 
        riders begin with a score of ZERO.
    3. Penalty points are assessed as seconds added to the raw time as follows: 
    

Action

Penalty

Knock a cone down (no penalty for moving or wiggling a cone as long as it is not knocked over)

3 seconds

Put a foot down

4 seconds

Drop the motorcycle

Time continues as long as the rider can upright motorcycle by himself or herself and complete pattern

Not complete the exercise (which includes not following the path of travel as required

8 seconds

Run out of the exercise (When both the front and rear tire of the motorcycle exits the exercise and does not re-enter the exercise immediately. Two or more such penalties will result in disqualification of the competitor's run)

10 seconds

Does not finish

5 minutes

Clean run

10 second reward to be deducted from overall time for a clean run

     4. Riders will be required to make two timed runs through the course. After adjustments for penalty points are added, 
        the best time of the two times will be used for final placement.
    5. All riders will be placed in finishing order according to their best run.
    6. There will be one course for all classes of motorcycles, since each rider will be competing against motorcycles in
         their cslass. The course dimensions will not change.

D. SLOW RIDE COMPETITION
    1. There will be an individual slow ride event which will be completed on a separate course at the same time as the 
        individual competition.
    2. Competitors will ride a given path, as slowly as possible, without incurring any penalties. If a penalty occurs, there 
        will be no time for the rider. The time starts when the motorcycle’s front wheel crosses the start line and ends when 
        the motorcycle’s front tire crosses the finish line.
    3. Awards will be given for first through third place finishers. All classes will compete in one class for this event.

E. PATTERNS
    1. The cone patterns used for the individual event and slow ride competition will all be based on the 19 foot circle, 
        with numerous transitions. There may be larger dimensions used, but none smaller.  The competition course will 
        not be disclosed until the riders meeting on Friday morning. There will also be a practice area set up for the 
        individual competition, so practice and warm-up can take place on Friday and Saturday. The competition course 
        will be available for practice on Friday. The slow ride course will not be available for practicing prior to competing.