Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with this race in any way. I did it for the first time last year and had a great time. If you've never raced before, it's a great way to experience a little bit of adrenaline (ok, it was a lot for me but I'm fairly new at this) and really see what you can do. Nothing like a competitive event to make you push yourself to your absolute best. I entered the "Elite Cat 5" class per the race director's recommendation. It's the 'beginner' class. There's a Cat 4/Cat 5 Masters class, but those dudes are fast. Since this a time trial, you don't have to worry about those young whippersnappers diving under you in corners (no offense to young whippersnappers. I know old geezers can be equally nutty).