The road racing season is just around the corner. By now you should have ordered your racing kit, purchased a USA Cycling license (https://www.usacycling.org), and hopefully started your fitness training. This allows you to represent pedal Racing Team in any USA Cycling sanctioned race within your racing category . A full list of local races can be found here; http://www.coloradocycling.org/calendar/race.
We’ve selected 5 races this season that will be supported by the team. At supported races we plan to have a tent, some refreshments, volunteers and even a massage therapist from our team sponsor. Here’s the list of supported races you won’t want to miss:
- Louisville Criterium – 4/4/15 in Louisville
- Koppenberg Circuit race – 5/2/15 in Superior
- Superior Morgul Classic Road race – 5/17/15 in Lousiville
- Ridge at 38 Criterium – 6/7/15 in Wheat Ridge
- Longmont Criterium – 7/12/15 in Longmont
Note: since the race details haven’t been published yet, there could be some changes depending on what categories are offered.
As the season progresses, we’ll recommend and highlight several other races, including Time Trials and Hill Climbs, to help you decide which ones to register for. We recommend deciding on these other races based on how you’re feeling, the weather, etc., a week or less before the race. Also, especially if you are new to racing, please plan on attending our excellent clinics and group rides. Some of the upcoming group rides will focus on specific racing skills to build confidence and develop tactics.
I’m looking forward to an exciting year of racing and getting to know each of you better. Feel free to reach out to me any time with your questions.
-Dan Stoddard (road email), Road Team Coordinator