- A cross country meet is conducted over a course that may include roads, trails, footpaths, up and down hills, motocross tracks, or any type of terrain which can be negotiated by a motorcycle or ATV.
- Participants are allowed to walk or bicycle the course prior to the event. Any rider caught "flagging" or otherwise altering any part of the race course before the event will be disqualified. No pre-riding for practice purposes is allowed nor is anyone allowed to ride a motorcycle or ATV on the course before an event without the expressed permission of the promoter.
- Only riders officially entered or course marshals may ride on any portion of the course or facility the day of the event.
- Any time a rider leaves the course for any reason he must re- enter the course at the same spot he originally exited.
- All riders must remain on the marked course and ride it as marked and intended. Anytime arrows are posted on both sides of the trail, riders must stay between the arrows. Anytime there are arrows and an obvious boundary such as a road or woods line, riders are to stay between the two. Other course markers may also include any device placed along the trail to help guide riders, including: ribbons, signs, stakes, hay bales, barrels, tires, etc...
- Any rider more than 20ft off the marked course at any point, except when encountering a bottleneck, will be disqualified.* Riders encountering a traffic jam or bottleneck along the course shall be allowed to go off the course to get around the bottleneck only. However, the rider must re-enter the course as soon as possible, and upon approaching this section the next lap, must ride the original arrowed section if the track is clear. If these marking devices are knocked down, riders should stay on the original marked course. Short cutting in these areas could result in injury/penalty/disqualification. A "bottleneck" is a section of the track that becomes impassable due to riders falling and getting stuck.
- Starting procedures will be explained at riders meeting.
- No riders, pit crew members, machines or equipment will be allowed on the starting line prior to or during the riders meeting.
- All A, B & C class riders must line up in their assigned starting rows on a first come basis following the riders meeting.
- All starts are dead engine. The blue flag will signal all riders to turn off their engines.
- Any rider taking off with the wrong row may be penalized by adding 2 minutes to his/her overall time or disqualified.
- Any rider that misses the start of their class must enter the race course at the starting line and complete the start chute staying within the markings.
Utility (ATV) - a 4 Wheel Drive ATV or a 2 Wheel Drive ATV which comes with racks and/or an automatic transmission as standard equipment.