Lucarelli & Castaldi Club Race #4 - Pre-Race Instructions

Please read below for information regarding the fourth race of the CRCA Lucarelli & Castaldi Club Series


  • Race Date: 4/20/19

  • Technical Guide: Link

  • Marshal check-in: 5:00 AM (don't be late!)

  • Registration open / close: 5:10 AM / 5:50 AM

  • Start time: 6:00 AM

  • Fields (Laps): W (5.7), A (6.7), B (5.7), C (4.7), WD (3.7)

  • Notes: Tavern Finish, Points Format for W, A, and B fields


  • Points Format

    • Points are awarded three deep each time passing the finish line (5, 3, 1) and five deep on the final lap (9, 7, 5, 3, 1). Most points wins. Tie-breakers: most first place finishes, most second place finishes, most third place finishes and finally finishing position on the final lap. Points race format does not apply to C, M40+ and WDev fields which are always scratch format.

  • Weather Cancelation Policy

    • We are actively monitoring the weather going into this weekend, which is forecasting rain and wind. CRCA races run rain or shine. However, there is always a chance of us having to cancel due to any obstructions or other dangerous conditions in the park (fallen trees, etc.). In the event of such notice from Parks department, we will try to communicate as quickly as possible on Facebook and the website.

  • Construction Update

    • The board has been actively keeping an eye on the milling/repaving progress on the northeast side of the park. The road conditions are now in a state that we believe is safe to race, but please exercise extra caution between Engineer’s Gate and Lasker’s as lines may not be fully painted and some of the transitions between sections may still be rough.


Check-in is at the Boathouse while Rambles construction is on-going. If you are late to registration, you will not be able to race.

If you are a CRCA member with a Race membership, please remember that you need to bring exact change to the race. Our volunteers at check-in will not be carrying change.


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.


Per CRCA rules, all members are required to wear CRCA kit or CRCA sub-team kit with the prerequisite logos during the race. However, we understand that sub-team and CRCA kit is still being ordered or delivered. With colder temperatures, it’s often tough to scrape together a kit that is CRCA compliant.

This early in the season, we are not enforcing our CRCA kit rule, but please follow USAC guidelines and show up in unbranded (non-pro team) kit. We will communicate when we will be enforcing CRCA kit/sub-team kit.


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.  


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. 


Members can pick up their numbers while checking in to race. You must show your USAC license. If you are picking up your number, please arrive early.

If you need to replace a lost number, numbers will be available for $20 at check-in. Similarly, please allow for more time if you need to replace and pin a lost number.


The CRCA Club Series now features professional results. Results will be posted at the finish line, posted on, and uploaded to USAC. The CRCA Club Series may now be utilized for USAC upgrade points. 

After speaking to our results team, we decided that using a form makes more sense over the 15 minute in-person protest period. If you have any questions about your placement in a Club Race, please use the form linked here going forward. After results are posted, there will be a 72 hour window to request revisions to the USAC results.

Any riders that are dropped from the main peloton and finish their race alone are encouraged to check in with the finish line staff. 


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