The Awesome Omnium is a points-based competition comprised of 5 stages. You may participate in as many or as few stages as you choose. 1st place in each stage earns 25 points, 2nd place earns 24 points, 3rd place earns 23 points, and so on. Participating in a stage will earn you at least 1 point. You will have opportunities to earn bonus points each day. Your combined score across all 5 stages will determine your total points and final position in the Omnium. Winners are the male and female riders who obtain the highest total points. Tie-breaker: If you amass the same total number of points as another rider, the person who rode the greater number of miles over the weekend of the Omnium will receive the higher placing.
The 1st place male and female riders will each receive an Awesome Omnium roadsuit produced by Hyperthreads and ordered in their preferred size. The 2nd and 3rd place male and female riders will each receive an Awesome Omnium cap.
Your Strava file is used to determine stage placings and bonuses. You are responsible for ensuring a successful recording, and for knowing/estimating where segments begin and end. You also must upload your file to Strava before the end of each day. If you have a technical difficulty, you can always repeat and re-record the stage... All those extra miles will make you come back stronger next year!
You can ride any equipment you want, and work together with anyone you want. Keep to the Strava unwritten Honor Code: uploading rides with a partner or peloton is fair game, whereas uploading a motor-powered ride is a faux pas!
While we're talking about bike and partner choice, know that strategy is an important part of the Awesome Omnium. There is more than one way to win this thing. Also, being an Omnium means you can participate in as many or as few of the stages as you want.
The stages are all self-ridden activities. Be aware of your surroundings, and make smart choices. If a hazard comes up in the middle of a segment, it's better to derail your effort than do something risky. You can always repeat a segment, and we'll take your best attempt.