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Cycling Number Placement

At every race throughout the season riders ask, “where should I place my race number?

 

The Washington State Bicycle Association says:
“Rider shall wear a minimum of 2 race numbers (1 jersey number AND 1 frame number).”

 

So, where should these numbers be placed? Below are some examples showing both GOOD & BAD number placements.

 

Also, please DO NOT fold or cut your race numbers, especially frame numbers. It is extremely difficult to see them. The bigger the number the easier it is for officials and cameras to see you! Remember, if you’re not in the results the officials didn’t see you cross the finish line.
**For Time Trials, please DO NOT pin your number on your back. When you’re blowing by at 30+ mph the officials won’t see your number.

 

Visit the following link showing why number placement is crucial.

 

GOOD NUMBER PLACEMENTS

NOTICE BOTH JERSEY & FRAME NUMBERS USED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL 3 OF THESE RIDERS HAVE BOTH THEIR JERSEY NUMBER & THEIR FRAME NUMBER.

 

THE PERFECT TIME TRIAL NUMBER PLACEMENT!!

 

BAD NUMBER PLACEMENTS

- NO FRAME NUMBER

- JERSEY NUMBER PINNED WRONG

(WRONG SIDE, UPSIDE DOWN, HORIZONTAL ACROSS BACK)

- CAN’T SEE NUMBER AT ALL

MAKE SURE YOU’RE WEARING THE CORRECT RACE NUMBER

YOU CAN’T BE TWO NUMBERS – EXAMPLE 535 VS. 525 ABOVE

 

SIT-UP AFTER YOU CROSS THE FINISH LINE!

 

JERSEY NUMBER HORIZONTAL ON BACK – WHO ARE YOU?

 

JERSEY NUMBER COVERED BY HAIR

FRAME NUMBER ALSO COVERED – IT’S RIDER #17?

 

JERSEY NUMBER ON WRONG SIDE – WHO ARE YOU?

THANK YOU FOR HAVING YOUR FRAME NUMBER!

 

JERSEY NUMBER HORIZONTAL ON BACK – WHO ARE YOU?

THANK YOU FOR HAVING YOUR FRAME NUMBER!

 

NUMBER PLACED ON BACK – CANNOT SEE – NO FRAME NUMBER

NO CLUE WHO THIS RIDER IS

 

 

THE BLOCKED RIDER SCENARIO

Many times a rider is blocked by another rider at the finish.

In this situation the blocked rider may not be given a place.

PLEASE – if you are blocked at the finish by another rider check-in with the finish line. If you don’t see your name on the results the officials did not see you cross the finish line.

 

EXAMPLES OF BLOCKED RIDERS

RIDER IN RED IS BLOCKED BY RIDER #489 – CAN YOU SEE HIM?

 

RIDER #22′S RACE NUMBERS ARE BARELY VISIBLE

CAN YOU SEE HIS FRAME NUMBER?

 

OLD TOWN RIDER IS BLOCKED BY RIDER #501