BUMPS, short for Bike Up the Mountain Points Series, is a yearlong competition featuring some of the most challenging and well-established cycling hill climb events in the Northeast United States.
Entering a BUMPS event includes automatic entry into the overall series standings. Riders accumulate points in up to three races, and those entering more than three races are scored based on their best three results.
Each event is run by an independent organizer. Event formats and prizes are determined independently. BUMPS aims to bring additional acknowledgment to riders who enjoy the challenge of climbing.
We use a unique formula that takes into account your finishing time, the fastest time, and the average time to determine the number of points you will receive for each event. The fastest rider earns 100 points, and the average finish time earns 50 points. If a rider finishes with a time that is twice the average time or slower, they will receive one point.
The scoring system prioritizes fast times, similar to a time trial, over your finishing position.
To calculate your points, use this equation:
Points = 100 - 50 * [(Your Time - Fastest Time) / (Average Time - Fastest Time)]
Example: In a race where the fastest time is 1:00 and the average finish time is 1:30: Finishing in 1:15 earns 75 points, 1:30 earns 50 points, 1:45 earns 25 points, and finish times of 2:00 or slower earn one point.
Each event will utilize its own timing system to determine category winners and distribute event-specific awards. The results of each race will subsequently be incorporated into the BUMPS scoring system, with the best three race scores counting towards each rider's total. Participation in any of the series events automatically qualifies racers for the BUMPS series.
Male: Overal, Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
Female: Overall, Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
* Age categories are determined by a rider's age at the end of the year. Please note that your age category for individual races may differ from that of the BUMPS series.
Series Results: road-results.com/BUMPS
2024 Title Sponsor
Thanks to PJAMM Cycling for helping promote the series and providing photography for Ascutney, Mt. Washington, Greylock and Allen Clark events!
Interested in sponsoring the BUMPS series? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!