Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 30 minutes North-West of Los Angeles.
Bikes: 2012 MotorHouse road bike. No. You can't get one.
Yeah, good call on Dana Point.
Any national-level race would probably be a bad idea for a first race (like Dana Point or Manhattan Beach). A low-key, so-called "training crit" would be the best idea. In fact, if he hasn't done so already, going to a training ride first would be the best idea. Montrose Ride on Saturday mornings, Rose Bowl Ride Tue/Thu evenings, NPR ride Tue/Thu mornings, etc... These will give an indication of the speed & fitness required to race.
Some upcoming races that would be low-key affairs:
- SoCal Cup Crit Series (formerly CBR)
- BArry Wolfe GP (although this can get a bit heated, and has one hard turn)
- NOW Energy Bar Crit in Costa Mesa
- Adrenaline SoCal Circuit Race
- Ontario Crit Series
Here's a list of regional races: Event List