CRCA Women's Development Series

CRCA is a leading advocate for women's racing. As part of that effort the Club has supported a Women's Development Series for many years. This series spans both selected dates featured in the CRCA Club Race Series and several of CRCA's Open Races. Importantly all CRCA Women's Development Series races, including those held as part of the Central Park Club Series, are open to all USAC licensed riders who pre-register via Bikereg.

Inquiries on the Women's Development Series should be directed to the Vice President of Rider Development.

2018 CRCA Women's development series

2018 series dates will be published shortly.

2017 CRCA Women's Development Series

  • Women's Specific Coaching
  • Pre-Race Hosted Openers
  • Series Participation Incentives
  • Mentorship

  • USAC Sanctioned Races
  • Race Clinics
  • Post-Race Debriefs
  • Product Demos


The 2017 season welcomes both Two Seconds Ahead and Specialized as sponsors for this unique opportunity for category 3, 4 & 5 women. The series, now in its fifth year, is open to both CRCA members and non-members. Race participation levels have increased every year and with the support of Two Seconds Ahead and Specialized, this season we have expanded our focus beyond providing race opportunities for women by offering free coaching, on and off-the bike social events, pre- and post-race rides, and mentorship from experienced racers. We’re catering to both new racers, and those with race experience progressing to the next level.

Series Leader Competition

The series leader competition for Cat 4 and Cat 3 Women in the Development Series will commence with Grants Tomb, and continue throughout the entire season. The Cat 4 and Cat 3 racers with the highest number of points throughout the series will wear the respective series leader jersey for each race, with the racer who has earned the highest cumulative number of points at the end of the season being named the overall series winner. Series Leader points are recorded by the Women's Development Team.

Women's Development Series LeaderS (2017)

Category 4

1st: Ellen Reichel

2nd: Bryna Cofrin-Shaw 

3rd: Jenny Lin 

Category 3

1st: Shara Arnofsky

2nd: Sasha Lansky

3rd: Ulrike Glaser

Participation Points Competition (2017)

Racers earn one participation point per CRCA Development Series-specific race, Open Race, Event, or Coaching session they attend. Each Participation point = one entry in the end of season raffle for participation prize, to be drawn at the series end celebration in September.

Participation points are recorded by the Women's Development Team and published here. Racers can also request standings by emailing womensdevelopment@crca.net

The more you participate – the better your chances of winning!

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