Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
Q1) Do I have to use a GPS? Yes. You have to use a GPS. Estimating mileage could be over or understated. Technology gives us a tool for this type of competition. You may only record what you GPS.
Q2) Do I have to record my tracks in the comments? No. Although it would be the most fair way of recording, it could turn into a tech support nightmare for me. There is no big purse at stake here and does anyone really want to win by cheating? See Q1: You may only record what you see on your GPS. I trust all of you will follow that very simple rule.
Q3) Can I ride a borrowed horse? Yes. A team is you and whatever you are riding or driving. It is your mileage that is being recorded.
Q4) Does arena riding or riding in demos count? If you can GPS it, you can record it. The activity does not matter; it’s the miles. Please note that some GPSs do not work in a covered arena.
Q5) Where do I enter my miles? Click on your team name in the right hand column and it will bring up your bio. Enter the date of your ride and your mileage in the comments section at the bottom of your bio.
Q6) Can I change my team name? Yes. Some of you submitted under a name, some didn’t so I just used your name. You are welcome to change your name if you choose to. Just email me and tell me your Team # and what name it is under and the name change.
Q7) What if I don't get enrolled by January 1? The Derby begins on January 1 for those entered prior to or on January 1. Late entries will be accepted up until we have reached 130 entries. Late entrants cannot record mileage incurred prior to their entry. No entries will be accepted after January 31, 2014.
Q8) How do I sign up? See Item #4 above in the Derby Rules.
Q9) Do I have to enter my miles after every ride or can I lump them together? You can enter multiple rides at one time, however, to be fair to other participants, mileage must be entered no later than 7 days following the ride. Miles submitted greater than 7 days following your ride will not be accepted into competition.
Questions may be submitted to DISTANCE DERBY EMAIL or in the comments section below.