Categories are based on grade level, gender and ability. Normally, riders’ individual race results and end-of-season overall standings from the previous season are a determining factor. Because the 2020 race series was canceled due to COVID-19 we will apply 2020 Category Placement Table to 2021 (e.g., if a rider’s results during 2019 while competing in the JV2 category earned the rider placement in JV1 in 2020, then the rider will be placed in JV1 in 2021). If you feel that result does not represent your true capabilities, a Category Placement Petition may be submitted. Petitions should be completed by head coaches, not riders or parents.