Now in its fifth year, the CRCA Women’s Development Series provides a unique opportunity for lower category women to race against their peers in New York City.

No other race series in New York City is as focused on growing women’s racing, with race participation levels increasing every single year. Races in the series count towards earning upgrade points for USA Cycling.

The CRCA Women’s Development series is open to all women with a valid USAC license, including one day licenses. As an Open Race, non-CRCA members are eligible to participate.

We encourage all racers to join CRCAAssociate and Racing members pay a significantly lower registration fee, while Season Pass and Donor members get to race the Women’s Development Series free – it is included in their membership. Members can also take advantage of the Club’s free coaching sessions and group rides.

Non-CRCA members can register via bikereg.



For the third year in a row, the CRCA Women’s Development Series is sponsored by hatchmap. This series would not be possible without the support of hatchmap’s generous sponsorship.



The series is also supported by a grant from the New York State Bicycle Racing Association (nysbra).




Non-Members & Associate Members Racing Members Season Pass & Donor Members
$35 $5 Free


For non-CRCA Members and CRCA Associate Members:

You must register via bikeregRegistration via bikereg will close at 5pm the Friday before the race.  

Numbers will be provided. Please use this number for ALL Women’s Development Series races.

If you do not have a USA Cycling license, one-day licenses will be available at registration. Alternatively, you can get an annual license here.

If you would like to join CRCA to get membership pricing, please see Become a Member.

Field sizes range between 30-40 racers per race. Don’t be discouraged if only a handful of racers register via bikereg, as CRCA Members are allowed day of registration.

For CRCA Racing, Season Pass, and Donor Members:

You do not need to register via bikereg. You can show up on the day of the race and register as with any other Club Race.

CRCA members will be issued NEW numbers for the Women’s Development Series.  Please use this number for ALL Women’s Development Series races throughout the season.



Please see the 2016 Race Schedule for more information on race structure and finishes.

Check-in for all races is in the parking lot along Cat’s Paw Hill, just south of the 79th Street Transverse. All races start from the top of Cat’s Paw Hill.

Date Field Distance (laps/~km) Start Finish
March 05 Women 3/4 5 laps / 50km 6:30 AM Cat’s Paw Hill
March 26 Women 4 4 laps / 40km 6:45 AM Cat’s Paw Hill
April 16 Women 3/4 4.5 laps / 45km 6:10 AM West 97th St
May 21 Women 3/4 6.7 laps / 67km 5:35 AM Tavern on the Green
June 19 Women 4 6.5 laps / 65km 5:40 AM West 97th St
August 6 Women 3/4 5.5 laps / 55km 5:50 AM West 97th St
August 20 Women 3/4 5.0 laps / 50km 6:10 AM Cat’s Paw Hill
August 28 Women 4 4.2 laps / 42km 6:15 AM Engineer’s Gate




First Place $20
Second Place $15
Third Place $10