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Short Races(8 posts)

Short RacesJeff Rage
Sep 13, 2003 12:40 PM
Are there short races (under 50 mi) where areobars are not permitted? Other than a crit?

Can anyone post links to organizations that have local races? Thanks!
I doubt there are any...Dwayne Barry
Sep 13, 2003 1:22 PM
mass start races that permit aerobars, certainly not USCF. USA cycling is probably the best place to start looking for your local races (although the season is pretty much over).
Almost all, at the lower levels, are <50 miles...TFerguson
Sep 13, 2003 2:34 PM
I don't think I've ever done one longer than 50. None allow any foreward facing bars.

What area do you live in? Someone will be able to tell you how to find the races.

Baltimore, MD (nm)Jeff Rage
Sep 13, 2003 2:43 PM
Here's the linkDwayne Barry
Sep 15, 2003 2:57 AM

You can't get much closer to an very active racing scene than Baltimore. At least one if not 2 races every weekend within about an hour drive.
Sep 13, 2003 2:38 PM
There are many RR at about 50 miles- some will be unsanctioned by any licensing body, but they exist... 50 seems to be right on target for amateur road races in this part of the country.

Unlicensed races can be a bit tricky to find, since they often don't show up on race calendars. (These are the typical "fund raising races").

What is the big deal with 50 miles, BTW?
over 50 miles is too far!!Jeff Rage
Sep 13, 2003 2:46 PM
I think I'd do better at a shorter race. I'd like to do time trials, but I don't want to set up bike that way. And if I didn't, those who did would have a great advantage over me.
try a triwitcomb
Sep 14, 2003 7:00 AM
You might want to give triathalons a try. The sprint distances seem decent and you can use areobars. This is what I am hoping to try out next year, sadly summer is ending here and the tri season is mainly over now.

- Neil