Lucarelli & Castaldi CRCA Club Series Race #3 Instructions

The third race in the Lucarelli & Castaldi Club Series is this weekend. The weather forecast for the race has significantly improved in recent days but there is still a chance of overnight rain that could leave the roads wet on Saturday morning. Please use caution during the race, particularly around the Lasker Pool descent. Full race instructions follow below:

Race Clinics: New Racer Clinics replace this weekend's C and WD fields. There is no C or WD field this weekend. 

Members: after the first Club Series race three riders were reported by NYC Parks for riding backward on the Central Park loop and/or riding on walking paths. This conduct threatens the existence of our races and will be subject to an immediate DQ and possible suspension. PLEASE respect all other Park users before, during and after this weekend's race.

Marshals: NYC Parks strictly enforces our marshal requirements. Races cannot start until 15 minutes AFTER all marshals are at their assigned posts. If marshals arrive late (or do not show) the race will be delayed and/or cancelled. Please refer to the Marshaling Instructions and Marshaling Policy for addition information.

Photo above via the To Be Determined Journal recap of the first race of the 2018 CRCA Club Series

Race Information

  • Technical Guide: Link
  • Marshal check-in: 5:15AM (don't be late!)
  • Registration open / close: 5:15AM / 6:00AM
  • Race start: 6:15AM
  • Fields (Laps): W (5.1), A (6.1), B (5.1), Race Clinics
  • Race finish: Met (just past Cat's Paw)

Additional Race Notes

  • The Rambles bathroom will be closed due to construction. The Delacorte Theater restrooms will be open but please note that this are some way away from the start line. If you are going to use the Delacorte restrooms DO NOT RIDE on the walking paths. NYC Parks specifically watches for this behavior. Instead either ride to the 102nd St Transverse and come down the West Drive or WALK you bike along the walking paths to Delacorte. Please remember: any violation of Central Park policy threatens our permits.
  • There is construction at the top of Cats Paw on the East Side of the roadway. Stay out of the rec lane while in the area!


To confirm your eligibility to race please check the CRCA Roster. The roster is now finalized but email with any questions and Randy may be able to assist. 


After the March 24 Club race number pick-up is exclusively at Tailwind Endurance - you will not be able to pick-up your race number at race registration. Please make sure to pickup your race number from Tailwind Endurance in advance of race day. 


The CRCA Club Series now features professional results. Results will be posted at the Rambles, posted on, and uploaded to USAC. The CRCA Club Series may now be utilized for USAC upgrade points. Any questions or concerns regarding results should be addressed via this Google Form

Other CRCA News & Links

  • Registration for the Zach Koop Memorial Criterium is now open: Race Page
  • We have a new Facebook Group for CRCA Members: Facebook
  • Sign-up for the new weekly e-newsletter: