racing with the crca


CRCA present a robust racing calendar throughout the year, comprised of both Club and Open races. Club races are restricted to CRCA members, and take place within Central Park. There are opportunities for all categories to race within their fields, and results count towards the Jim Boyd and Team Cups.

Non-members can also race in CRCA Open races, which are USAC sanctioned events. Open races attract competition from all over the US, and frequently offer the opportunity to race multiple times per day in iconic NYC locations.

2017 Racing Members, Please Note:

  • It is vitally important that riders do not ride backwards on Park Drives and do not ride on walking paths before, during, or after races. Infractions are subject to automatic disqualification and suspension from the club.
  • 2017 registration and marshal check in will be at The Loeb Boathouse parking lot @ 72nd St and the East Drive, until the Rambles construction has been completed.
  • 2017 CLUB RACES require two numbers.  Please use both number issued, one on right and the other on back center.  
  • 2017 OPEN RACE numbers will be issued day of + we will provide instruction on placement.

Club Race Rosters


Look for the Club Race Rosters to be posted here and in NEWS 2-3 days before the each Club race. If you are planning to race, please check the roster for your field:

  • Yellow = cannot race (skills session needed or member in bad standing) 
  • Purple = USAC series release not submitted 

A reminder that all USAC Releases collected at Club Races will count as USAC Event Releases.  If you would like to submit a USAC Series Release, please see INSTRUCTIONS and email to waivers@crca.net

Problems or questions contact : membership@crca.net


Racing Calendar


Women's Development Series

Women's Development Series

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  • Women's Specific Coaching
  • Pre-Race Hosted Openers
  • Series Participation Incentives
  • Mentorship

  • USAC Sanctioned Races
  • Race Clinics
  • Post-Race Debriefs
  • Product Demos

The 2017 season welcomes both Two Seconds Ahead and Specialized as sponsors for this unique opportunity for category 3, 4 & 5 women. The series, now in its fifth year, is open to both CRCA members and non-members. Race participation levels have increased every year and with the support of Two Seconds Ahead and Specialized, this season we have expanded our focus beyond providing race opportunities for women by offering free coaching, on and off-the bike social events, pre- and post-race rides, and mentorship from experienced racers. We’re catering to both new racers, and those with race experience progressing to the next level.

Series Leader Competition

The series leader competition for Cat 4 and Cat 3 Women in the Development Series will commence with Grants Tomb, and continue throughout the entire season. The Cat 4 and Cat 3 racers with the highest number of points throughout the series will wear the respective series leader jersey for each race, with the racer who has earned the highest cumulative number of points at the end of the season being named the overall series winner. Series Leader points are recorded by the Women's Development Team.

Category 4 Leader Board

1st: Bryna Cofrin-Shaw and Taylor Kuyk-White (tied)

2nd: Jenny Lin

3rd: Alice Boyce

Category 3 Leader Board

1st: Sasha Lansky

2nd: Shara Arnofsky

3rd: Erica Berthou and Sarah Shipley (tied)


Cat 4 and Cat 3 Series Leader Jerseys. Provided by Specialized.

Cat 4 and Cat 3 Series Leader Jerseys. Provided by Specialized.


Participation Points Competition

Racers earn one participation point per CRCA Development Series-specific race, Open Race, Event, or Coaching session they attend. Each Participation point = one entry in the end of season raffle for participation prize, to be drawn at the series end celebration in September.

Participation points are recorded by the Women's Development Team and published here. Racers can also request standings by emailing womensdevelopment@crca.net

The more you participate – the better your chances of winning!

Women’s Development Series Dates For Your Calendar

Look out for announcements of more events and the coaching schedule. We’ll also let you know when registration opens for races.

  • April 22nd - Women's Development Series Park Race ( Cat 4/5*)
  • May 7th - Orchard Beach Crit (various fields for Cat 3, 4 & 5*)
  • May 13th - Bear Mountain Classic (various fields for Cat 3, 4 & 5*)
  • May 20th - Women's Development Series Park Race (Cat 3/4/5*)
  • June 3rd - Dave Jordan Central Park Classic (Women's Cat 4/5* Dev Series Field included)
  • June 18th - Women's and Men's Race Clinics (Cat 4/5*)
  • June 24th - Lou Maltese Classic (Women's Open (Cat 1-5 Field included**)
  • July 1st - Women's Development Series Park Race (Cat 3/4/5*) 
  • July 23rd - Mengoni Grand Prix (Women's Open (Cat 1-5 Field included**)
  • July 30th - Tour de Fort Lee Criterium (various fields for Cat 3, 4 & 5*)
  • August 12th -  Women's Development Series Park Race (Cat 4/5*)
  • August 26th -  Women's Development Series Park Race (Cat 4/5*)
  • September 2nd - Women's Development Series Park Race (Cat 3/4/5*)

Looking forward to seeing you this season! Any questions, contact womensdevelopment@crca.net

*Women’s Category 5 to be confirmed pending USAC proposed policy change.
**Maltese and Mengoni entries will count for series participation, but not overall Cat 3 and Cat 4 Development Series Standings, due to open field.