How CRCA Membership works

CRCA is a volunteer run community organization. For a small fee and a pre-determined volunteer contribution to the club CRCA members have access to the club's famous CRCA Club Series in Central Park as well as the club's comprehensive year-round coaching program and a variety of other events and benefits.

CRCA Membership Tiers

There are four tiers of CRCA Membership. We strongly urge all members interested in the CRCA Club Series to consider a season pass membership as the most cost effective means of participating in the Series. 

Early registration discounts run from February 1st through February 10th.  Click here to join or renew!

Donor Membership - $600

  • Membership fee is partially tax deductible
  • Excused from all marshaling obligations
  • Email-based registration available for the Club Race Series
  • Includes entry to all races in the Club Race Series at no additional cost
  • Access to the club's free coaching program

Season Pass - $100 Early / $115 standard

  • Includes entry to all 12 races in the Club Race Series at no additional cost
  • Access to the club's free coaching program
  • Required to complete marshaling obligation during the season

Racing - $70

  • Access to the Club Race Series at $20 per race
  • Access to the club's free coaching program
  • Required to complete marshaling obligation during the season

Associate - $45

  • NO access to the Club Race Series but no marshaling obligation
  • Access to the club's free coaching program
  • Minimum membership level required for all CRCA sub-team members

Marshaling AssignmentS

To make it possible for the club to hold races in Central Park, each racing member must marshal during the racing season, which runs from March through November. 

Marshals are required by the NYC Parks Department to be stationed on the Central Park course to ensure the safety of racers and other park users. Marshals also serve as ambassadors of the club for those who stop to ask for information.

Once you have joined, login to schedule your dates. Please refer to the Marshaling section of the website for additional details. 

New Racers Skills Coaching Session

Before participating in the CRCA Club Series all new club members who are USAC category 4 and 5 riders must participate in a free New Member Skills session to learn essential bike handling skills for staying safe in a race. Check for the next session on the Calendar.

Order the CRCA Kit

CRCA kit - either that of the Club or one of the Club's various sub-teams - is required to participate in the CRCA Club Race Series (exceptions are granted for jackets during the cold early season races). 

Additional information on ordering the 2018 CRCA Club Kit will be published soon. 

Other IMPORTANT REFERENCE POINTS

To Be Determined's checklist from the 2017 CRCA New Rider Information Session session is a great reference point for anyone looking for a guide to getting into racing. Stay tuned for information on the 2018 edition of the New Rider Information Session. 

 CRCA Board Member Lucia D speaks at the 2017 New Rider Information Session (Photo from the  To Be Determined Journal Summary of the New Rider Information Session )

CRCA Board Member Lucia D speaks at the 2017 New Rider Information Session (Photo from the To Be Determined Journal Summary of the New Rider Information Session)