Founded in 1898, the Century Road Club Association is a bicycle racing club in New York City that provides coaching and friendly competition for all ages.
The club’s focus is on rider development and providing affordable access to bicycle racing. We welcome and cater to riders of all skill and fitness levels, from novice riders to experienced racers.
CRCA is an entirely volunteer run organization.
CRCA hosts an extensive calendar of member only events, including a season long free coaching program and 12 Club Races in Central Park. CRCA’s coaching sessions cover a variety of skills and techniques, including beginner racing, cyclocross, and time trialing skills.
Club Races also serve a development purpose, and offer incredible convenience as a training race series. Club Races are open to members only, and cost just $5 per race with membership — less with a Season Pass. No advance registration is required for participation in Club Races. Club race formats include mass start loops of Central Park, points races and time trials.
CRCA also hosts a number of races open to non-club members – known as Open Races – including the Grant’s Tomb Criterium, the Orchard Beach Criterium and the Bear Mountain Spring Classic. Open Races attract competition from all over the New York City area, and frequently offer the opportunity to race multiple times per day in iconic NYC locations.
Finally, the club organizes an array of social events. These include club rides, parties, and other events. The club’s subteams give members an opportunity to race using team tactics, and provide another social dimension to CRCA.
CRCA offers four membership levels, which provide different levels of access to rides, events, coaching sessions and races.
CRCA strongly encourages potential members to consider a Season Pass membership. In addition to allowing the club to better plan its budget, Season Pass membership will speed registration lines on race mornings. Season Pass members will be also able to sign a single season long waiver for all club races.
CRCA has also greatly improved the value of Donor membership. Donors are a vital source of financial support for the club.
All membership levels increase in price by $15 on February 08, 2016. Sign up early to save!
For for a step-by-step guide to joining the Century Road Club Association? Continue to Steps to Join.