A Bike Sprint competition presented by WBA at RMSF - TCSA
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Competition Site: The Tri-Cities Shooting Association range (Rattlesnake Mountain Shooting Facility) is located at Milepost 8.2 on State Route 225, north of Benton City, WA.
Eligibility: WBA races are open to all members of the United States Biathlon Association, age 8* and older, who have completed a USBA Rifle Safety Certification Course. One-day USBA memberships are available at the site.
*Youth competitors under 14 must have the safety clinic and additional marksmanship training.
Ammunition: Biathlon rifles use low or standard velocity .22 caliber ammunition with 40 grain lead bullets. The WBA will sell ammunition at or near cost at the race site. Ammunition is sold at $7 to $10 for 50 rounds.
Volunteers: Volunteers are always needed. Please contact Race Director Bob Vallor at e-mail: bob.vallor(at)wabiathlon.org if you can help. Volunteering is a great way to get to see the competition up close and to get to know the sport.
Safety Certification: Please contact WBA or the Race Director in advance if you need take this required course.
Race Day Format and Schedule
10:00 to 11:00 am Open and Registration (final set up going on)
10:30 to 11:30 am USBA safety class
11:30 to 11:45 am Mandatory safety briefing
11:45 to 12:30 pm Zero session
12:45 to 2:15 pm Individual Competition (Several heat start times may be posted, depending on numbers)
2:30 to 3:00 pm Open range time
3:00 pm Medals and Range closed
9:00 to 9:30 am Open and Registration
9:30 to 10:15 am Zero session
10:30 to 12:30 Super Sprint Format Race (Several heat start times may be posted, depending on numbers)
12:30 to 2:00 pm Open range time & MTB race zero time
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Mountain Bike Biathlon race
3:00 pm Medals and breakdown range
When to Arrive at the Range: Day one is scheduled one hour later than in past years to allow travel time. Early arrival at the range is encouraged as help with range and course set-up that will be needed prior to zero. Please do your part and help with set-up before the race and break-down after the race. Sunday’s awards take place at the race site after breakdown is completed.
Rifles: Pool rifles will be available for novices and those without their own. These are Izhmash 7-3 and 7-4 biathlon rifles. We do have left handed rifles. We only have a limited number of rifles to loan. Contact the WBA in advance of the event if you need to borrow a club rifle: bob.vallor(at)wabiathlon.org.
Lodging: The nearest lodging is approximately 10 miles east of the range site in Richland, WA.
WASHINGTON CUP Series Points: These are the first and second competitions of the 2014 (summer) Cross Biathlon Series. Biathlon Competition Series Points are awarded based on finish position. After the late September Competition, points will be totaled and the master male, master female, senior male, senior female, junior male, junior female, youth men, youth women, youth boys and youth girls biathletes with the most points will be named Washington Cup 2014 Champions. The IBU International Point System will be used.
Shooting Bouts: 2 Extra Rounds: 0