In the interests of safety, the Bermuda Bicycle Association (BBA) imposes gearing
restrictions for junior riders in all events organized by the BBA and apply for all
Restrictions are established for the maximum roll-out - that is the distance traveled
by the bicycle with one complete rotation of the pedals when the largest front chain
ring and smallest rear cog are engaged.
While the maximum roll-out is a factor of wheel size and front to rear gear ratio,
the restriction is defined by the roll-out distance and not by cog size.
Restrictions are as follows:
MAXIMUM ROLL-OUT IS 7.93 METERS (26' 0")
Juniors 16 & younger
MAXIMUM ROLL-OUT IS 7.40 METERS (24' 3")
Click HERE for printable information on Junior Gearing
Click HERE for a table of example acceptable gearing ratios
It should be noted that the junior gearing restrictions apply based upon the age
of the rider, irrespective of the category in which he/she rides.
If racing overseas, juniors should always check the local junior gearing restrictions,
as they can vary by jurisdiction.