Welcome to SAS Cycling
SA Seeding (SAS) is an exciting new race administration system through aimed at improving the standard of cycling events (especially mountain biking).
SAS can be employed by race organizers to divide huge numbers into smaller batches that will eliminate congestion, providing riders with a much more enjoyable and safer riding experience. SAS provides a statistically sound method that facilitates smaller groups founded on the best-against-best principle. Allocating riders to batches provides an added benefit – it allows us to create a “SA Seeding Index (SAS Index)”. This SAS Index then serves as basis to create a ranked list of all local mountain bike participants. Getting onto the SAS Index requires participants to complete some races that are SAS “compatible”. This in turn will require participants to obtain a SAS Number Board.
The holder of a SAS Number Board will have a unique number (ID) assigned to him/her and this number will become a rider’s race number – a “number for life”. SAS Number Boards have built-in data chips with a unique identifier. The SAS Number Board and corresponding micro chip serves as the link between a rider’s personal detail and race performance.