Go Back  Bike Forums > The Racer's Forum > "The 33"-Road Bike Racing
Reload this Page >

How long are collegiate road races?

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

How long are collegiate road races?

Old 01-18-07, 06:07 PM
  #1  
911TurboS
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
How long are collegiate road races?

As the title implies, what length do college road races last? And what about time trials?

thanks
 
Old 01-18-07, 06:18 PM
  #2  
DannoXYZ 
Senior Member
 
DannoXYZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Saratoga, CA
Posts: 11,739
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 102 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Collegiate D-categories are usually 25-35 mile RR and 15-20 TT.
Collegiate A is 45-75 mile RR and usually the same TT course.
DannoXYZ is offline  
Old 01-18-07, 06:21 PM
  #3  
Duke of Kent
Senior Member
 
Duke of Kent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posts: 4,850

Bikes: Yeti ASRc, Focus Raven 29er, Flyxii FR316

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by 911TurboS
As the title implies, what length do college road races last? And what about time trials?

thanks
Depends on the category, just like USCF racing.

C's and D's are usually 20-25 miles, B's 40-60, A's 50-75.

TTs vary.
Duke of Kent is offline  
Old 01-18-07, 06:36 PM
  #4  
chris17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Duke, I saw that you race collegiate in another thread. What conference are you in? Also what category? This will be my first season maybe we will being racing against each other sometime this year.

Chris
chris17 is offline  
Old 01-18-07, 06:41 PM
  #5  
Duke of Kent
Senior Member
 
Duke of Kent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posts: 4,850

Bikes: Yeti ASRc, Focus Raven 29er, Flyxii FR316

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Midwest, A.
Duke of Kent is offline  
Old 01-18-07, 08:04 PM
  #6  
eskimo85
Senior Member
 
eskimo85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 645

Bikes: giant comp2 tcr, giant xtc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am also MWCCC, A
eskimo85 is offline  
Old 01-18-07, 08:41 PM
  #7  
chris17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I will also be racing in the midwest. I don't know what category yet as I have never been on a road race before. I BMX raced for about 7 years and have done a few mtb races. I will most likely end up in B.
chris17 is offline  
Old 01-18-07, 08:47 PM
  #8  
bdcheung
Carpe Diem
 
bdcheung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MABRA
Posts: 13,149

Bikes: 2007 CAAD9; 2014 CAADX; PedalForce CG1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Atlantic Coast here
__________________
"When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!
bdcheung is offline  
Old 01-18-07, 09:13 PM
  #9  
domestique
Shut Up and Ride
 
domestique's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: PA (Worst roads in existence)
Posts: 1,969

Bikes: 05 Cannondale Six 13 (Record 2008 with DT rr 1.1 rims, WI H2 Hubs and CX-ray spokes), OLMO Antares (Micx of 06 Record and Chorus), 1988 Tunturri, 1980's Fuji, 1970's Crescent (Sweeden)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Eastern baby! Nothing like racing through Boston in the middle of March!

According to the Collegiate Rule book:

Suggested minimums are:

Men A: RR 60 miles Crit: 60 min.
Men B: RR 40 miles Crit: 45 min.
Women A: RR 40 miles Crit: 45 min.
Men C: RR 30 miles Crit: 30 min.
Women B: RR 30 miles Crit: 30 min.
Men D: RR 20 miles Crit: 20 min.
domestique is offline  
Old 01-18-07, 10:38 PM
  #10  
grebletie
NorCal Climbing Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 872
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Another Midwest Conference rider. I'll do my first or second or second race as a B, and then probably move up from there. I'm already looking forward to the long car ride to OSU for the first race of the season.

I'll be interested in seeing how competitive the conference is compared to the West Coast Conference, where I raced last year.
grebletie is offline  
Old 01-19-07, 08:05 AM
  #11  
stea1thviper
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 756

Bikes: custom built roadie

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
yup ill be racing MWCCC as well. no idea what category though since i picked up a bike and started riding it 7 months ago and havnt raced yet. hopefully i see some of you out there? putting a face to some of these names would be nice.
stea1thviper is offline  
Old 01-19-07, 01:46 PM
  #12  
VosBike
Outgunned and outclassed
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The Springs, CO
Posts: 998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
rocky mountain CCC hell yeah
VosBike is offline  
Old 01-25-07, 11:11 AM
  #13  
phatpat
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wow, plenty of MWCCC folks here. It's gonna be a fun season. I'll probably spend most of my time in B's.
phatpat is offline  
Old 01-25-07, 11:30 AM
  #14  
3MTA3
★ ★ ★
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,069
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
forget what conference you're in.... what schoolz?

(go hoosiers)
3MTA3 is offline  
Old 01-25-07, 11:52 AM
  #15  
bdcheung
Carpe Diem
 
bdcheung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MABRA
Posts: 13,149

Bikes: 2007 CAAD9; 2014 CAADX; PedalForce CG1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
G-Dub
__________________
"When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!
bdcheung is offline  
Old 01-25-07, 12:11 PM
  #16  
DrPete 
Dirt-riding heretic
 
DrPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Posts: 17,413

Bikes: Lynskey R230/Red, Blue Triad SL/Red, Cannondale Scalpel 3/X9

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bdcheung, are you racing the U of MD crit in March? I'm bummed that it looks like a collegiate-only event this year...
__________________
"Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."
DrPete is offline  
Old 01-25-07, 12:18 PM
  #17  
eskimo85
Senior Member
 
eskimo85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 645

Bikes: giant comp2 tcr, giant xtc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by 3MTA3
forget what conference you're in.... what schoolz?

(go hoosiers)
Northern Michigan University, looooong drives but i'm looking forward to them.
eskimo85 is offline  
Old 01-25-07, 12:34 PM
  #18  
bdcheung
Carpe Diem
 
bdcheung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MABRA
Posts: 13,149

Bikes: 2007 CAAD9; 2014 CAADX; PedalForce CG1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pete: It's not on our preliminary schedule but I can talk to the team. Here's the races that I have:
Feb 24-25 Wm and Mary (crit and road race)
March 3-4 Navy (crit and TTT- maybe rr)
March 25 UVa (road race)
March 31-Apr 1 Wake Forest (crit and rr)
Apr 14-15 NC State (crit and rr)
Apr 21-22 WVU Conf Championships
__________________
"When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!
bdcheung is offline  
Old 01-25-07, 02:36 PM
  #19  
hokie_girl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Southwest VA
Posts: 170

Bikes: Cannondale Adventure 600, Lemond Croix de Fer

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I heard that Maryland was doing a joint event with the ECCC this year, possibly in Philadelphia. I think this is tentatively the third weekend of the season. This is according to information that went out through our listserv a few days ago.
hokie_girl is offline  
Old 01-25-07, 02:57 PM
  #20  
3MTA3
★ ★ ★
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,069
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by eskimo85
Northern Michigan University, looooong drives but i'm looking forward to them.
we michiganders should get the nps to allow a mtb race on isle royale.
3MTA3 is offline  
Old 01-25-07, 03:11 PM
  #21  
DrPete 
Dirt-riding heretic
 
DrPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Posts: 17,413

Bikes: Lynskey R230/Red, Blue Triad SL/Red, Cannondale Scalpel 3/X9

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by hokie_girl
I heard that Maryland was doing a joint event with the ECCC this year, possibly in Philadelphia. I think this is tentatively the third weekend of the season. This is according to information that went out through our listserv a few days ago.
Is it the Johns Hopkins U. Road Race???

http://www.mabra.org/article.php?did=419&scid=34
__________________
"Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."
DrPete is offline  
Old 01-25-07, 03:55 PM
  #22  
hokie_girl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Southwest VA
Posts: 170

Bikes: Cannondale Adventure 600, Lemond Croix de Fer

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No, it's the weekend before that. I guess the interconference weekend will replace the JHU crit/UMD RR. Nice to see that the UMD crit is still on the schedule. That one is my favorite.
hokie_girl is offline  
Old 01-25-07, 04:11 PM
  #23  
merlinextraligh
pan y agua
 
merlinextraligh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 30,331

Bikes: Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er; Calfee Dragonfly Tandem

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 870 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Originally Posted by bdcheung
Apr 21-22 WVU Conf Championships

Go Mountaineers!

merlinextraligh is offline  
Old 01-25-07, 04:47 PM
  #24  
bdcheung
Carpe Diem
 
bdcheung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MABRA
Posts: 13,149

Bikes: 2007 CAAD9; 2014 CAADX; PedalForce CG1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hail to the BUFF and BLUE!
__________________
"When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!
bdcheung is offline  
Old 01-25-07, 05:03 PM
  #25  
911TurboS
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Today was my first time out on my road bike in good weather. I averaged 20mph over 25 miles, so I have a way to go. But I figured it isn't too bad of a time considering I've only been riding a little over a month (on my mtb). I would love the oppurtunity to race at CSU next year if I was good enough. For now I will focus on having fun!

Should I try to get faster over the 25 mile ride, or should I increase my distance? What would be better for reaching a goal of riding 25 mph over 50 miles (flat terrain)?
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.