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Bike races for a 16 year old.

Old 02-05-06, 12:55 PM
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OK OK, I know I have posted this before, but new members new input ect.... Anyway. I'm 16 and is looking for actual races, TT, regular road races it doesnt matter. Anyone know something like a website with a race schedule ect.? Anything helpful is appreciate as always.


Oh, and my LBS had no info whatsoever.
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usacycling.org should have everything you need to find races.
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Originally Posted by christo87
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Thats the thing, In the greater New York area, you have to be like 17 or 18 or older to join, or have a family member be a member. Noone in my family like biking. Its really hard around here. I was thinking about making a teen bike club. No old timers allowed!
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Originally Posted by scarpi41
Thats the thing, In the greater New York area, you have to be like 17 or 18 or older to join, or have a family member be a member. Noone in my family like biking. Its really hard around here. I was thinking about making a teen bike club. No old timers allowed!

So what? Have a parent join the club for you. They don't have to ever attend, but I would hope they would be willing to help you in this way.
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have you tried here?... http://www.nybc.net/resources/

I didn't really feel like looking through the links but there are a LOT there, and a lot of clubs too.

Also here...http://www.kissena.info/links.htm
Look at the section for "general racing" and there is a New England Bike racing association, New Jersey association, and a list of New York races.
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oh nice, thanks for the help, trust me, its appreciated.
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There isn't a single central listing, but some good ones are http://www.truesport.com/Bike/2006/c...hatlantic.html and http://www.racelistings.com/home.htm It's early in the year, so there aren't many listings yet, but have a look around those sites and see. You should check back in as it gets closer to spring. Any of the races that have information/flyers listed should tell you if there is a junior category. If not, they should at least have the e-mail or phone number of someone who can tell you.

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active.com is another source
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Originally Posted by scarpi41
Thats the thing, In the greater New York area, you have to be like 17 or 18 or older to join, or have a family member be a member. Noone in my family like biking. Its really hard around here.
I assuming the LBS considers 17 & 18 Juniors?

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I was thinking about making a teen bike club. No old timers allowed!
Start the club! I'll signup to sponsor! Youth cycling should be a higher priority than it's getting.
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Originally Posted by trekking_TW
I assuming the LBS considers 17 & 18 Juniors?



Start the club! I'll signup to sponsor! Youth cycling should be a higher priority than it's getting.
I really think I will follow through with this. But I would need the means to get started. Plus I wouldnt even know where to get started. But I will do my homework, and hopefully I can find some support around. Plus, It will look really good on college resumes.

Il defintely get back to you on this if your serious about your help. Il try for some other support as well.
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what are crits?
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let me know what you find out from your LBS and other resources people have suggested. USA cycling lists local clubs here... http://www.usacycling.org/clubs/index.php?state=NY

talk with your parents and express to them your desire to ride/race with a club team, I hope they would support your interests. Do you have friends who cycle?
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yes i do have some friends that ride. Well a friend that rides. There are some that mountain bike, and thats no good.JK. I will def get back to you on my situation.
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