After more than ten years of development, the scale of domestic off-road circles has become larger and larger, and the call for events has become increasingly high. For cross-country sports enthusiasts, all kinds of cross-country events have an irresistible appeal. Participating in such events can not only test vehicle skills, exchange experiences, but also release a passion. However, ordinary off-road vehicle enthusiasts are not eligible for “official” events with high barriers, and the development of local events is not a simple matter.
How can I play happily? Obviously enthusiasm is not enough. In this special issue, we have found two people in the off-road circle-one is an off-road enthusiast who just launched a cross-country race; the other is a senior off-road person who is active in the racing circle all year round. Planning and execution of folk events for lovers …
Wang Shiwei, everyone picked up firewood with high flames
Wang Shiwei, net name Wang Youcai, 28 years old, a construction engineering practitioner. I was fascinated by the off-road motorcycle in May 2015, and I spent my spare time on cycling. Although I have n’t been in off-road vehicles for a long time, I am obsessed with off-road competitions. In September 2017, he won the fourth place in the Imported Group B in the 5th Yantai Dafeng Coastal Motorbike Track Competition. Won the fourth place in Group B. In June 2018, he won the fifth place in Group A in the Xuzhou Tanshan Mountain Motocross Endurance Race. He just initiated and organized the Tank Hill Endurance Race …
The idea of holding an off-road motorcycle endurance race in Xuzhou existed in Wang Shiwei’s plan as early as a year ago, but he has participated in many national off-road motorcycle races and has not participated in a Lindau endurance race. Without this experience, the matter has not been implemented.
On May 16, 2018, Wang Shiwei went to Zhejiang Tiantai to participate in the off-road forest road race organized by local car fans. This was his first time participating in a motorcycle forest road race, not only experienced the atmosphere of the race, but more importantly, experienced the real forest road race. After returning from the rooftop, Wang Shiwei’s mind had a preliminary understanding of the organization and implementation of the forest road competition, all of which played an important role in this Tank Hill competition.
After having a more mature idea, one morning, Wang Shiwei was busy finishing his work in the office, and tentatively expressed the idea of the Tank Mountain race in the WeChat group of off-road riders. As soon as the news was released, everyone got a positive response. A rider named Yu Chao immediately said that he would sponsor 20 off-road vehicle-specific goggles … The enthusiasm of the riders injected momentum into Wang Shiwei, and he decided that he must organize the race. !! On the same day, I went to discuss with Li Bo, a rider who often trains together. They determined the route on the satellite map. Wang Shiwei rode the motorcycle to the test run route. During the test run, he modified two more. Then, finally, a safe and fun mountain and forest road crossing route was determined.
Immediately afterwards, Wang Shiwei contacted the heads of the Bandit Off-Road, Cross-Country Off-Road and Motorcyclist Club to tell them the idea of the game. The heads of these clubs have stated that they want to mobilize members to participate and sponsor prizes and other kind. In the meantime, after the influential Xiangqi Motorcycle Club in China learned of the competition, the person in charge of the club took the initiative to contact Wang Shiwei and said that they would provide sponsorship. Fans Li Hui, Yao Sanche, Li Jiaxiang and other individuals and organizations also Sponsored prizes …
The Xuzhou area has a strong atmosphere of cross-country sports. In the past, a large number of cross-country sports enthusiasts insisted on training and often went out to compete, and achieved good results and popularized cross-country sports in the local area. Most off-road riders in Xuzhou are pure enthusiasts. In their spare time, they ride motorcycles to river beaches and mountains to go home. Because of family or work reasons, they have hardly ever participated in competitions. Therefore, after the news of the race at the door of the house came out, fans asked to participate, and the registration was completed within a few days.
In formulating the rules of the game, Wang Shiwei not only referred to the rooftop competition, but also found the old man in the Xuzhou off-road circle, Li Jiaxiang, and asked him to make suggestions. As a veteran of off-road vehicles in Xuzhou, Li Jiaxiang not only gave enthusiastic guidance, put forward a lot of opinions and suggestions, but was also invited to serve as the referee of this game.
With the competition route, the prizes and rules implemented, the next step is the specific implementation plan. This ring-shaped line that passes through several mountain packages is 3.4 kilometers in length. Due to the complicated terrain, special instructions and emergency rescue must be arranged at each intersection, requiring a large number of volunteers. This time it is hard for Wang Shiwei-local off-road riders will almost always participate in the race, what will happen if nobody works? It ’s a difficult situation. Cheyou Jason recommended him the Xuzhou Journey Club, and told him that the captain of the club Liu Chengtao was very enthusiastic, and it should be no mistake to find him … Sure enough, Wang Shiwei just explained the situation, the journey team leader Liu Chengtao agreed in one sip. He led 20 members of the expedition to the scene and also sponsored various emergency rescue materials for free. During the event, the on-site host could not come for some reason, and Liu Chengtao was again in danger and was ordered to finish the host work very well.
On the day of the game, the author was also invited to watch. Overall, this was a very successful mountain cross race. A group of fans performed their duties on the field. The whole game was organized from beginning to end, and the race was successfully completed. . Obviously, the successful completion of this competition is inseparable from the participation and support of all motorcycle enthusiasts, which is also the key to the success of local off-road competitions.
Similar competitions, the author organized several times more than a decade ago, although the scale is not comparable to this endurance race in Tank Hill, but each race is completed with the joint efforts of riders. Just like the title of this section, the success of a civil event depends on the solid foundation of the fans in the venue. Only with a common hobby can we have a common goal and can we work together. So, if you want to hold a similar event, the first thing to do is to mobilize local car fans …
Li Jiaxiang, the rules determine success or failure
Li Jiaxiang, 47, was named “Xuzhou Second Brother” because he won the second runner-up (second place) in the 2003 National Motocross Championship. In October 1996, he represented the Xuzhou Motorcycle Sports Association for the first time in the Dujiangyan Station of the National Off-Road Motorcycle Championships and successfully entered the final. He won the tenth place; 1999 Shenzhen champion; 2000 Baotou runner-up, Taiyuan individual fifth, Hangzhou Station runner-up; second in the 2003 National Championships in Beijing, Shizuishan, Zuoqi, Binzhou and Chongqing. During the competition, he won multiple team championships, runners-up, runner-ups, and national championships in 2003.
In the 2003-2005 All-round Championship, the modification of the participating vehicles of the Lixing Racing Team was recognized by the National Sports Commission and the Zongshen Group Awards. He won the annual team championship, personal championship, second and third place, and won 13 seats in the annual race. 12 of the trophies. After retiring due to injury in 2007, he insisted on participating in local events. Since 2011, he has served local events for free as event directors, and has performed activities such as event planning, venue maintenance, and refereeing …
Li Jiaxiang, who has been on the field for many years, is a professional in the cross-country circle. He has extensive experience in organizing and operating events, and is familiar with all the processes of track competitions and general cross-endurance races. Since retiring, he has been active in the folk racing circles in East China, Central South, and other regions. He has selflessly devoted himself to novice training, event guidance and execution, and has contributed to the development of civilian off-road events.
Li Jiaxiang, who was born in the “regular army”, was extremely strict in formulating the rules of the game. He once asked him to guide the game, but he was suggested to stop it because it failed to meet the standards set by him. Speaking of his “unfriendly”, Li Jiaxiang admitted that it was all for safety. Looking back on these years of off-road career, the bloody scenes on the arena are still fresh in memory … Motocross is a game for the brave, but also a high-risk motorcycle event. There is a gap in the fierce competition on complex venues. The milder hurt the muscles and the bones, and the severer endangers life. In order to maximize safety and effectively deal with unexpected incidents on the field, the organizer must make the most thorough arrangements.
Li Jiaxiang said that regardless of the field competition, mountain and forest road crossing competition, first of all, a standard venue is required. The “standard” mentioned here is a moderate difficulty that local off-road riders can adapt to. Do not blindly pursue challenges and excitement while ignoring safety in the design of the track, especially when using the natural terrain to choose the time-crossing race of the route, you must avoid it. Dangerous sections. At the same time, in terms of rule making, groups should be grouped according to the strength of the driver to formulate different competition standards. In a race, the number of referees, ambulances, court order, and logistics personnel even exceeds the number of participating drivers. They are the key to ensuring the safety and smoothness of the race. There must be sufficient manpower, otherwise it is better not to suspend. Before the start of the race, it is necessary to organize the test runners to familiarize themselves with the track and the rules of the race, understand the characteristics of the track, and be aware of them. Another point is very important: every driver who participates must buy insurance after the registration is confirmed, and must start the insurance after the insurance takes effect!
The way out for folk events-adapt to local conditions
In terms of event operation, it is difficult for ordinary folk competitions to impress manufacturers to sponsor. Organizers must be self-reliant in their mental preparations, just like the tank mountain endurance race in Xuzhou-fans are able to contribute, have money, and work together Up the game. Similar races have been done by fans in other parts of the country. The regular track competition first requires a field (a task that is almost impossible to complete around the city), and also the track design and construction (requires large machinery and equipment). The large amount of human and capital investment in it is obviously unaffordable for ordinary fans. of. Using the terrain between the hills of the forest road to design a cross-country route is obviously the most feasible scheme for the execution of the race-no pre-investment is required, and the appropriate route can be selected to compete. The AA system is evenly distributed, and the personal burden will be less. It is really “to spend the least money to enjoy the greatest happiness.”
Acknowledgements Li Jiaxiang Wang Shiwei