Beginners Guide to Road Bike Racing – Performance Bike Learning Center

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Beginners Guide to Road Bike Racing - Performance Bike Learning Center road racing bike bicycle

Beginners Guide Road Bike You are and want try racing year, but know where start. Racing be a exciting and activity. You develop better skills and on a You will new friends, places and But there some things should know standing at start line.

following assumes have an road bike is in mechanical condition, from packs, and for start road must have brake on wheels. The ends must solidly plugged. Aerobars other attachments extend forward upward, or provide support other than rider’s hands, only permitted time trials. are responsible ensure their is in condition, adequate safe for in competition. are different of road Road, stage, and time Road raceis mass start all the start from same place at the time for designated distance.

distance of lap should at least kilometers.Criterium (crit) like a race, but a small usually closed traffic. The distance each lap between 800 and 5 minimum width the course be 7 raceis run consecutive days a variety races (criterium, trial and results are by cumulative or points. Tour de is a race. Riders must complete each to be for the stage.Time trials be individual team. Courses may out-and-back, around circuit, or Starting order determined and person or is given start time.

Racers must to the before the time, to you start time. If miss the time, you will not given a start. You either ride, you are a disadvantage, forfeit. Starters will be to start. a racer another racer, is not Cycling (USAC) annual licenses are used an identity indicating name, number, gender, birth date, age (based December 31 that year), and USAC and team. must take license with to all

Without it, may not permitted to licenses are to non-licensed to enter open to category 5 women’s category To test ability, find local training It is good place get the of how work. You purchase a day license $10, which you choose continue racing, be applied the full of a later. Categories ability-based designations to all Cycling racers. riders are to one the following where smaller represent an rider proficiency ability.

Road track categories men are 4, 3, 1 and women 4, 2, 1.  are age-based such as elite or The following refer to age groups road racing: Racing Age Class             10                       Youth 10-18                            Junior 19-22                            Under             23-34                            (i.e. senior) 35+                               Master promoters list races on website and BikeReg. To in a race (excerpts USAC rule riders must a race and present valid racing

A rider race in category for she/he has Category 5 can only in category or open and they race in races. All categories may in their category or master races. may compete any races their age younger, subject category restrictions, may not Under-23 or races.

Youth may only youth races. or Juniors compete in race for age or subject to restrictions, but not race masters races are subject gear restrictions matter what class they racing. Juniors a racing of 14 younger, may in youth events, if is no for their age. Women may any men’s for which are eligible age, category any performance . Women may categorized races men that up to category lower their women’s Category 3 4 women are 35 older may in Masters for all up to years greater their racing

Race fees add up. the race completely. Some assess a fee for of registration a fee an unattached Unattached, means you are affiliated with club or

Some races not have registration. BikeReg assess fees registering for race on site. Races in their depending on category or Once you committed to you will concerned with to higher do so, will need complete qualifying To upgrade a category to a you must 10 mass races. Qualifying road for Cat must be minimum of miles and miles for crit.

Refer the USA rule book more information qualifying races. racers must a race number should be folded mutilated in way, including It must visible to cycling officials, it must placed properly. cannot cover number.

Beginners Guide to Road Bike Racing - Performance Bike Learning Center road racing bike bicycle

Check the promoter side the must be A good to ensure number is in the place is stretch your over the wheel of car.  With bottom edge the number at the of the and above pocket, pin number at corner and side. You wear an helmet and jersey that your shoulders. If belong to club/team and club/team has jersey, you wear that are recommended mass start to protect hands in and when No race be started the time in the race flyer, when all riders are the start and consent an earlier It is rider’s responsibility report at appointed time for junior youth riders have their “rolled out” to the of their

The maximum ratio for riders is feet or 53×14. The gear is to growing bones muscles. At start, the referee or will give race instructions announcements, then use a or whistle start the All competitors finish on same lap the winner the race. chief referee designee may that lapped retire from race, if are requested do so, do it, if you want to.

A bell be rung announce sprint or the lap of race.  The judge is for determining order. Once are posted, is a minute protest is the responsibility to the results. you have protest, approach chief judge and intelligently explain what believe is issue. Always kind to race officials listen to no profanity! your expectations

Racing is easy, even you are The learning is steep. advice from who are experienced.

Doing can make first experience fun. Relax. up.

Breathe don’t pant. luck and fun.

Beginners Guide to Road Bike Racing - Performance Bike Learning Center road racing bike bicycle
Beginners Guide to Road Bike Racing - Performance Bike Learning Center road racing bike bicycle
Beginners Guide to Road Bike Racing - Performance Bike Learning Center road racing bike bicycle
Beginners Guide to Road Bike Racing - Performance Bike Learning Center road racing bike bicycle
Beginners Guide to Road Bike Racing - Performance Bike Learning Center road racing bike bicycle
Beginners Guide to Road Bike Racing - Performance Bike Learning Center road racing bike bicycle

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