Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

laps-distance

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

laps-distance

Old 03-17-12, 04:42 PM
  #1  
EPICBYTES
Cyclist
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: MA
Posts: 46

Bikes: 1999 Specialized Allez

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
laps-distance

i looking to get into racing. I see alot of races, events in bikereg, they dont say how far (miles), just laps for example
CAT 5 - 15 laps
CAT 5 - 20 laps
Is a lap equals one mile? or what???
bikereg doesnt says miles, just laps
help me out please
EPICBYTES is offline  
Old 03-17-12, 04:47 PM
  #2  
Homebrew01
Super Moderator
 
Homebrew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Posts: 21,745

Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1121 Post(s)
Liked 684 Times in 464 Posts
Those are most likely criteriums, so a 1 mile lap is typical. Usually the schedule permits 45-60 minutes for a race.
If you can find a website for the event itself, it may have more detail.
__________________
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike.

FYI: https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-sugg...ad-please.html
Homebrew01 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bbbean
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
4
04-06-15 10:15 AM
dleccord
Road Cycling
20
04-22-12 11:35 AM
c.miller64
Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling
6
11-11-11 08:09 PM
kj5423
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
48
04-28-11 06:10 AM
keepamonte
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
28
03-20-11 01:51 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.