Lucarelli & Castaldi CRCA Club Series Race #7 Instructions

The seventh race in the Lucarelli & Castaldi Club Series is this weekend. Please note that this is the first Power Points race of the season (W, A, B fields only). As explained in the Club Series technical guide Power Points races have 2 sprints every single lap (starting the first time through the finish line). For this race those sprints will be on Cat's Paw and the top of Harlem Hill. Intermediate sprints are 3 deep (5, 3, 1 points respectively) and the final finish line sprint is 5 deep (9, 7, 5, 3, 1). The racer with the most points wins with tie-breakers detailed in the technical guide. As always the M40+ and C fields are scratch format. 

Important info for M40+ racers: any club members participating in the M40+ field need to indicate that they are racing the Masters field at registration. If you are not on the start list for the M40+ field you will NOT be included in the results for that field. 

Race Information

  • 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 (7.0), A (8.0), B (7.0), M40+ (6.0), C (5.0)
  • Format: Power Points for W, A, and B fields. Scratch for M40+ and C fields
  • Race finish: Cat's Paw

Kit & Rider Conduct

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. 

CRCA Kit: 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.

In recent races marshals have gone to incorrect locations on the Park Drive leading NYC Parks to mark our marshaling as deficient which threatens our race permits going forward. If you are marshaling please be sure you are in your assigned location. 


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. 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.

Moving forward we will be strictly enforcing the use of this 15 minute protest period. Any further questions or concerns regarding results should be addressed via this Google Form by Monday at noon following the race.

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