Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: portland, or
Bikes: surly crosscheck, yeti 575, salsa moto rapido, kona ute
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All races/series/locations are a little different, but most are broken down into skill level categories. Our series has:
Men's Elite/Pro/A, B, C, and Beginner.
Masters 35+ A,B,C, and Masters 50+.
Women's A,B, and Beginner.
Juniors, Singlespeed, and even Unicycles.
You can pretty much race at whatever level you feel comfortable with, although sandbagging is generally looked down upon. When you feel you are ready, just move up a category for the next race. It's a pretty lighthearted discipline of bicycle racing, so feel comfortable joining in wherever you feel you belong.