Class B

From Wooljersey

Class B.

An amateur of Class B shall be a cycle rider who may be in the employ of, and have his traveling and training expenses paid by, a manufacturer of cycles, club or other parties interested in cycling, but shall not compete for a cash or divisible prize, nor realize upon any prize won by him, except as hereinafter provided. One also who has ridden for any prize valued at over $50 or of different descriptions from that allowed in Class A. A cyclist ceases to be an amateur of Class B by:

(a) Engaging in cycling or other recognized athletic sports or exercise, for a wager, money prize or gate money.

(b) Competing with a professional, or making pace for, or having the pace made for himself by such in public or for a prize, except as hereinafter provided.

(c) Selling, pawning, or otherwise turning into cash, or in any manner realizing cash upon any prize won by him, except that prizes may be exchanged or bartered provided there is in no case a cash bonus received.

(d) Competing in a cycle race on the track for a prize value of more than $150, except in the case of special sanction having been given by the Racing Board for a greater value prize at any special meeting.

(e) A cyclist does not forfeit his amateur status in this class by teaching the elements of cycling.

(f) Any amateur of Class B who neglects or refuses to answer questions touching his amateur status, to the satisfaction of the Racing Board, inside of thirty days, shall be declared to have forfeited his amateur status.

(g) The League recognizes as athletic exercises, in addition to cycling, all sports over which the Amateur Athletic Union, The National Association of Amateur Oarsmen and other amateur athletic organizations have jurisdiction.


By a special sanction, granted upon a unanimous vote of the Racing Board, permission may be granted in Class B to employ professional pacemakers in any event or record trial, where the importance of same may be warranted as set forth in application for said sanction.

The most important thing in cycling racing at present is the dividing of the racing men into Class A and B, and I have asked Chairman Smyth to define the distinction, which he thus sums up briefly:

"In order that local racing men may understand the new Class A and B amateur definitions the following has been compiled from such fragments of information as have reached this Coast: In Class A the amateur definition of last year still applies, with the addition that no prize shall exceed $50 in value, and that a rider shall not compete outside his own State, or over 200 miles from the location of meet. He must not compete with a professional or amateur of Class B. He must not accept for cycling any compensation or expense whatever.

"Class B is a most liberal rule, and permits a man to remain an amateur provided he does not race for a money prize. He may be in the employ of and have his expenses paid by a manufacturer of cycles, club, or other parties interested in cycling. All division championships will be open only to members of Class A. The National championships are open to both classes."

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