Just as in the hit movie, "Breaking Away", this is a relay race. There is a starter for each team at the start of the race. During the race each team-member must take a turn around the course with 10 laps minimum, the laps do not need to be consecutive. There must be 8 changes for each team during the race to qualify for the finish. The first "qualifying" team that has a racer across the finish line after completing the laps for that race wins.
Each team will have a pit area where they switch riders; riders will have their own bicycle in this race, not like the movie. Riders will pass off an armband (or the like) for a legal change of rider. Each team will be assigned four matching numbers and each racer will wear a number for their team.