New in NYC

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I'm new in NYC, Just moved to town from New Zealand. Been riding for 20 years, road & MTB competitively but my racing days are over now. I'm looking for info on the road scene. I live in Manhattan.
How do Cat's compare to Grade (NZ & AUS)?
I like to stretch my legs once in awhile, are there crit's in Central Park?
Do I need to have a license to race at club level?
Where's the best place to train ( when it gets warmer ).
The more info the better.
Many Thanks

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Herb Dershowitz (not verified)

There are 2 fellow Kiwi's in the CRCA racing club in Central Park. Craig Upton and Francis Harrison. Check the thread about bike fit. It mentions Craig.(212) 749-7971 or [email protected]

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don montalvo (not verified)
join the crca...

"'ll need to get a license to race with the crca:


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<a href="">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
Welcome - STS alternative

"If racing in Central Park is too early or too short of a ride for you, may I suggest trying this club's aptly named Spring Training Series (STS, for short).
It's free to try and the rides can be quite challenging; no license required but a club membership is recommended."

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JP (not verified)


The s clubs in the area, CRCA and Kissena, require USCF licensing – is it still $45/year I wonder. You can race unattached at most events by paying for a day license.

As said above, he STS A Classsic or A19 are an alternative. Fast rides that get longer and faster as the season moves on.

Check it all out and see what captures your fancy.

G’luck, JP

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