S.M.A.R.T. Civilian Motorcycle Skills Challenge (Competition Day)

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Date(s) - 10/05/2019
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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This Motorcycle Skills Challenge brings together experienced civilian riders on all types of street legal motorcycles in a competitive environment to navigate through various cone patterns. Competitors will attempt to ride through these challenging cone patterns without knocking over or touching cones. These courses are designed to push the limits of every motorcycle rider’s capabilities.

This skills challenge will require each participant to complete (3) different courses which are listed below:

* Expert Skills Challenge Course – Challenging course for experienced riders
* Novice Skills Challenge Course – Beginners level course set up to introduce and challenge new riders.
* Challenge Ride – A course will be set up, and competitors will get one chance to ride it and post a score.
* Slow Ride – A route set up in which the rider tries to stay in a designated obstacle as long as possible.

Awards presented at the end of the competition for individual course winners and the top overall “Skills Champion for each class.”

Eligibility: Competition is open to civilian riders, active and retired law enforcement motor officers. However, no department issued motorcycles or equipment can be used in any portion of this event.

Mandatory Competitor Attire: Competitors must wear long pants and boots that support the ankles. Riders will not wear clothing that is offensive or sexually explicit.

Protective Gear: All competitors must wear an approved D.O.T helmet with either a face shield or some eye protection. Helmets are properly fastened at all times while on the course.

For a complete description of this event and rules (rules may be subject to change), please visit www.OsceolaSheriff.org and click on the SMART Course tab.

 

SMART Motorcycle Skills Challenge Rules

 

Official rules for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office SMART Motorcycle Skills Challenge:

All rules are subject to revision without prior notice, pending approval by the Rules Committee.

Rules Committee – The Rules Committee will be made up of 3 members of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Smart Motorcycle Skills Challenge who are assigned by the President of the board or his designee.

Disputes: Disputes will be handled as follows:

  • Any dispute of scoring of a particular event must be addressed by the affected Competitor after completing the run in question.
  • Only the Competitor may dispute scoring issues or a decision made by one of the judges.
  • Disputes will be brought to the attention of the Lead Judge for a ruling over any event or course scoring.
  • If the dispute is not resolved by the Lead Judge, the Rules Committee will review and resolve the dispute.
  • All decisions of the Rules Committee are final.

Conduct: Participants who display or engage in unprofessional or unsafe conduct as determined by the Lead Judge or his designees will be ejected from the skills competition.

General Rules

  • Eligibility: Competition is open to civilian riders, active and/or retired law enforcement motor officers. No department issued motorcycles or equipment can be utilized in any portion of this event.
  • Running Order: Each rider will be assigned a random rider number at check-in. All riders will ride in numerical order.
  • Mandatory Competitor Attire: Competitors must wear long pants and boots that support the ankles. Riders will not wear clothing that is offensive or sexually explicit.
  • Protective Gear: All competitors must wear an approved DOT helmet with either a face shield or some type of eye protection. Helmets will be properly fastened at all times while on the course.
  • Emergency Motorcycle Repairs: Prior to entering an event, a competitor will be allowed 15 minutes to repair a motorcycle malfunction. If the motorcycle is unserviceable, the competitor may continue in the competition provided that they can locate a replacement motorcycle within 15 minutes.
  • Entry Restriction: A competitor may only compete in one class.

Competitors Meeting: A meeting of all competitors riding in the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office SMART Motorcycle Skills Challenge will be held prior to the start of the competition.

  • The scoring of penalties along with the approved path of travel through the courses will be reviewed.
  • Competitors should voice any concerns prior to the end of the meeting.
  • The meeting will be conducted by members of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office SMART Motorcycle Skills Challenge Committee.
  • The Competitor’s meeting time will be announced in advance.
  • It is the responsibility of all riders to attend the meeting.
  • Any disputes concerning information disseminated at the meeting will be reviewed by the Rules Committee for final judgment.

Awards

  • Points for each event will be awarded in the order placed; 1st place finisher will be awarded 1 point, 2nd place finisher will be awarded 2 points, etc. The competitor with the lowest overall points after all events will be the recipient of the Top Rider.
  • One award will be given for the top overall competitor’s performance. This competitor will be deemed the Rodeo Champion “ROAD WARRIOR”. Riders must compete in all events (Skills Runs (2), Challenge Ride, and Slow Ride) to be eligible for this award. The winner of this award will receive a trophy along with an undisclosed prize. Awards will also be given to the second place and third place riders in the final standings.
  • Expert Class: The top 3 competitors in the expert class with the fastest combined skills course run times on both courses including penalties will receive awards.
  • Novice Class: The top 3 competitors in the Novice class with the fastest combined skills run times on both courses including penalties will receive awards.
  • Motor Officer Class: The top 3 competitors in the expert class with the fastest combined skills course run times on both courses including penalties will receive awards.
  • Ladies: The top 3 female competitors in the ladies’ class will receive awards. Riders must compete in all events (Skills Runs (2), Challenge Ride, and Slow Ride) to be eligible for this award.
  • Challenge Ride: The top 3 competitors with the fastest Challenge Run time including penalties will receive an award.
  • Slow Ride: The top 3 competitors with the highest slow ride time will receive an award.

Classes:

  • Expert Class: A competitor who has placed in the top 5 in any previous motorcycle competition or who has entered more than 3 previous motorcycle competitions.
  • Novice Class: A competitor who has not placed in the top 5 in any previous motorcycle competitions or who have entered 3 or fewer previous motorcycle competitions.
  • Motor Officer Class: A competitor who has been through a Basic Police Motorcycle Rider School and held a full time or part time position as a motor officer

Motorcycle Divisions:

  • Motorcycles greater than 1200 cc’s with saddle bags.
  • Motorcycles less than 1200 cc’s with or without saddlebags.

Skills Runs

  • Goal: The objective is to finish the courses with the fastest time including penalties.
  • Competitors will be required to make 1 run on each of the designated courses. Both runs will be timed beginning when the competitor’s front tire breaks the electric eye in the start box and ending when the front tire breaks the electric eye when entering the stop box. A back-up stopwatch will also be used in the event a malfunction occurs.
  • Penalty Points: Penalty points for all rides will be assessed as follows:
    • Cone rub in which cone does not have to be reset = 1 penalty points
    • Knock a cone down = 3 penalty points
    • Put a foot down = 5 penalty points (one penalty per incident until restart)
    • Drop the motorcycle = No penalty points only time.
    • Ride out of Course = No penalty, but must re-enter where they exited.
    • Fail to complete an exercise or wrong path of travel = Disqualification
  • Final Score
    • The final score will consist of the competitor’s final time with any added penalties on both of their timed runs.
  • Ties
    • In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken with the competitor with the fastest clean run starting with ride #1. If neither competitor has a clean run, the tie will be broken with the competitor with the fastest clean run on ride #2. If still tied, it will be broken with the rider who has the fastest time on the Challenge Ride with penalty points added.

Slow Ride Competition

  • Goal: The object of the individual slow ride is for the competitor to travel down a pre-determined space as slowly as possible. The longest time traveled through space will determine the winner.
  • Penalties: The competitor’s time will stop at the occurrence of any of the following:
    • A competitor puts a foot down.
    • A competitor drops the motorcycle.
    • A competitor crosses an out of bounds line.
  • The time starts when the front wheel crosses the starting line and ends when the rear tire crosses the finish line.

Challenge Ride:

  • Goal: The object of the Challenge Ride is to complete the designated course in the shortest time including penalties. The lowest time will determine the winner.
  • Penalty Points: Penalty points for all rides will be assessed as follows:
    • Cone rub in which cone does not have to be reset = 1 penalty points
    • Knock a cone down or displace cone in which it needs to be reset = 3 penalty points
    • Put a foot down = 5 penalty points (one penalty per incident until restart)
    • Dropped motorcycle = No additional penalty points only time (struck cones will be assessed as penalties)
    • Ride out of Course = No penalty, but must re-enter where they exited.
    • Fail to complete an exercise or wrong path of travel = Disqualification
  • The Challenge Ride will not be revealed until set up on the day of the event. The top three places will be awarded for this event, regardless of Class.
  • The closing time of the Challenge Ride Course will be determined as the day progresses. An announcement will be made a minimum of 30 minutes in advance of the closing.

Glossary of Terms

  • Competitors Meeting: A meeting of all competitors to review the rules, path of travel and scoring procedures.
  • Course: A series of obstacles that a competitor must complete. Includes the path of travel between exercises in the individual skills runs and Challenge Ride.
  • Cross Boundary Line: If the contact patch of the tire crosses a boundary line. The crossing is determined if a judge can see space between the tire and the boundary line.
  • Drop the Motorcycle: In an exercise or in the space between exercises, the motorcycle falls to the surface and the competitor does not have control of the motorcycle.
  • Exercise: A specific set of obstacles which make up a part of the course.
  • Fail to Complete an Exercise: If a competitor starts an event and does not finish by exiting the event at the designated exit point or if the competitor does not follow the designated path of travel with that exercise.
  • Foot Down: When a competitor’s foot comes in contact with the surface after having crossed the start line of any course.
  • Judge: A person designated to score and/or time a competitor on a course.
  • Touch / Rub a Cone: Whenever any part of the motorcycle or competitor hits any part of the cone which causes the cone to move but not fall over and has to be replaced to its assigned position.
  • Knock Over a Cone: Whenever any part of the motorcycle or competitor hits any part of the cone which knocks the cone down.
  • Running Out of an Exercise: When the front and rear wheel of the motorcycle cross the imaginary line between the center points of the two adjacent cones where the motorcycle would not normally enter or exit an event. In events that use a visible boundary line, if the tire contact patch crosses the boundary line, the competitor has run out of the exercise. If the competitor runs out of an exercise, he/she must re-enter the exercise at the exact spot where they ran out of it in order to complete the exercise. Failing to re-enter at the same location will result in a “Fail to Complete an Exercise”.

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Host Hotel Information:

Villas at Fortune Place

1201 Simpson Road, Kissimmee, FL, 34744

(407) 348-0330

With an outdoor pool, in-room kitchens and lots of places to have fun, the non-smoking Villas at Fortune Place offer plenty to appreciate. The two-story non-smoking Villas at Fortune Place comprises 100 furnished apartments with fully equipped kitchens and washers and dryers. On-site leisure facilities abound, from an outdoor pool and a hot tub to a sports court where guests play volleyball, basketball, tennis, and shuffleboard to a playground. Fishing equipment is also available for rental. Parking is on the house. The Villas at Fortune Place is located next door to our event location. IT IS A 30-minute drive to Walt Disney World. SeaWorld is 14 miles away, and Universal Studios is a 20-mile drive. Orlando International Airport is 12 miles from the hotel.

Amenities

* 24 hour front desk
* Refrigerator
* Alarm Clock
* Microwave
* Ice Machine
* VCR Player

Oct 10 thru 13

Please mention the “SHERIFF’S RATE” when making your reservations

(Make reservations early as rooms sell out rapidly)

* 2br- $100.00 per night
* 2br w/loft $110.00 per night
* 3br $120.00 per night

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For more information please contact Sgt. Daniel Abrahamson @ (407) 709-1354 or Dabr@Osceola.org