Now that I'm building up a ride, I'm itching to race it. I need something relatively close to washington DC; anyone know any sites? How do you know these things?
Find a couple of the local racing teams in your area. go to their web sites and look for their race calendars. There may also be a link to "race series" or other cycling organizations who will also post links or race calendars.
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When I did 1 day licenses, I would just pay for it at the race itself - like an extra $10. But for some reason I thought you could pay the extra fee through Bikereg.com as well.
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Since you're in DC, check out the MABRA race calendar. Pretty much everything local to you is on there.
bikereg.com is where I usually look for races in the DC area.
the mabra site and listserv also help notify me of any races not posted there.
You can buy 1 day licenses on site on race day but sometimes they will be offered through bikereg.com when you prereg for the race.
What races are you looking at?
I just signed up for the capital 'cross classic as under 19 (i'm 16) so this should be fun. Convinced a friend to do it as well! December 6 at 9 am. For catagory I left it blank - I guess that's right? I'm really looking forward to this! I mountain and road bike, so this is the best of both. Hope everything i'm ordering for the bike comes in on time, or i'll be riding the mountain bike. Either way, I think it will be great, as long as I don't DNF.
disc brakes are fine. What parts are you waiting for on the cross bike? A mountain bike is perfectly fine for your first cross race though.
for category you could just put 4 or i guess jr is there is an option for that. Are you going to do the junior or cat 4 race?
the capital cross classic is a fun race
Another option for users nationwide -- just click on the state:
How challenging is the course, and since registration there ends at 8 am what time should I be there?