Join the CRCA Beginner Racer Clinics on April 7th

Never raced before and tempted to give it a go? Not sure how or where to start? The Century Road Club Association, the largest road racing club in the USA, is presenting a three-lap simulated race in Central Park designed to help introduce new racers to the sport. The Clinic will include separate Men's and Women's fields. 

The race Clinic will be conducted on April 7th with sign-in between 5:15 and 5:45 am, followed by a pre-race talk from USAC certified CRCA coaches and experienced racers at 6 am and then the main event- a mentored race- beginning at 6:30 am. To participate, you must pre-register online at No day of registration will be available. CRCA Season Pass holders get discounted entry. 

Experienced racers and coaches will ride with the fields, providing instruction, assistance and advice, as needed throughout the race.

Check out this exciting race report from a prior year's CRCA Clinic.

We realize that jumping into your first bike race can be intimidating. To help answer any questions you may have, calm some nerves and get you more prepared for the event, CRCA is hosting an Information Session on Wednesday, April 4th at 7 pm at Bicycle Habitat located at 250 Lafayette Street in SoHo. At this Info Session, a panel of experienced CRCA member bike racers from our Sub-teams we will run through what to expect at the race and field all questions you may have. It’s a great opportunity to learn some tips from our racers, under and meet your peers! All are welcome, even if you're not sure if you'll participate in the clinic. Bring your friends!


Date: Wednesday, April 4th @ 7pm

Where: Bicycle Habitat, SoHo. 250 Lafayette Street. 


Where: Rambles Shed Parking Lot (@ East 79th Street and East Park Drive), Central Park, NYC

Sign-in: Boat House Parking Lot at 5:15 AM (Pre-registered riders must sign in by 5:45AM or their spots may be given away to those on the waitlist)

Pre-race talk: 6:00 AM
Race: 6:30 AM
Post-Race Analysis to follow including Q&A and prizes. 

For more info, please visit: and sign up at (pre-reg only!)