After severe weather cancelled race number eight the ninth race in the Lucarelli & Castaldi Club Series is this weekend. This race is part of the Club Series and will serve as the Lou Maltese Club Championships with winners being picked from the W and A fields as well as the M40+ Masters field where M40+, M50+ and M60+ champions will be named. Please note that we slightly adjusted the lap count with the updated lap count detailed below (additional lap added for M40+ and B based on expected finish times.
Important info for M40+ racers: any club members participating in this field need to indicate that they are racing the field at registration. If you are not on the start list for this specific field you will NOT be included in the results for the race.
- Technical Guide: Link
- Marshal check-in: 4:40AM (don't be late!)
- Registration open / close: 4:50AM / 5:35AM
- Race start: 5:40AM
- Fields (Laps): W (6.2), A (8.2), M40+ (6.2), B (7.2), C (5.2)
- Format: Scratch
- Race finish: Engineers Gate
After Club Series races riders have been 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.
All members are required to wear CRCA kit or CRCA sub-team kit with the prerequisite logos. With summer's arrival we are enforcing these requirements at the Club Series going forward. For independent members - if you have ordered Club kit but it hasn't arrived please make have the e-mail confirmation for your order available.
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, do not show or are not at their precise assigned post we may lose our race permits. Please refer to the Marshaling Instructions and Marshaling Policy for addition information.
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 finish line, posted on CRCA.net, and uploaded to USAC. The CRCA Club Series may now be utilized for USAC upgrade points. Per USAC Rule 1M7 racers should take advantage of the 15-minute protest period once results are posted at the Rambles Parking lot to address any concerns directly with our officials and results service before leaving Central Park.
At this stage in the Club Series we are strictly enforcing the use of the 15 minute protest period. Concerns may be submitted via this Google Form by Monday at noon following the race but any protest of the results should occur at the race during the 15 minute protest period.
Any riders that are dropped from the main peloton and finish their race alone are encouraged to signal to the finish line staff that they are racers rather than recreational riders.