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Racing & training in NYC(5 posts)

Racing & training in NYCjjtriumph
Jan 15, 2004 5:49 PM
im from nh... plenty of back roads to train on.. and race time comes, toss the bike on the car, and off i go..

im thinking of possibly moving to nyc in the future..

is there any racers on here, from manhatten?? where do you train? i mean, do you have to get out of the city?

how about races? are there alot locally? do you need a car to get to them??

as you can tell, im just toying with the idea of moving... but i gotta make sure it will work out for the cycling :)
re: Racing & training in NYCBR1
Jan 16, 2004 8:07 AM
there's a lot of racing in NYC.
check out the local club for races in central park throughout the spring and summer

there are also weekend races in prospect park brooklyn and a midweek series in brooklyn.

there's also a spring series in march-april with races in CP and PP.

many NYC racers travel to race in new england throughout the summer

central park provides decent training early morning and evenings, if you have time cross the GWB into northern NJ/NY state for more varied terrain.
re: Racing & training in NYCcollegiateryder
Jan 16, 2004 11:28 AM
im from manhattan, the lower east side to be precise, and the west side highway has a bike path that is about 5+ miles of straight flat pavement. i take that to get to central park uptown. the loop in the park is 6.1 miles and has decent variation in terrain. short flats and some mild rolling hills. its a fun ride and there are always lots of cyclists to paceline with. most people are pretty laid back but theres usually a few guys who are a bit wild.

when i come back from college on vacations i train in the park. ive been riding there since last summer in preparation for the upcoming collegiate road racing season.
obviously its nothing like living in a more rural area with endless miles of paved roads but be assured theres enough to keep you interested, esp. if you have a passion for the sport.
re: Racing & training in NYCCritLover
Jan 16, 2004 8:07 PM
There are also a tremendous amount of races in NJ in addition to the weekly races in Brooklyn and Manhattan. I live in Brooklyn, but go to school in NJ, and there are always a lot of options every weekend. Even though we don't have New hampshire type mountains, there are a lot of very strong climbers in NYC. There are enough hills to train on, and more people(women and men) riding than you could ever remember the names of.
race here without looking at your cartrener1
Jan 19, 2004 8:52 PM
I am in Brooklyn, and while obviously you will not have the plenty of back roads to train, but unlike in NH her come race time, leave the car parked, just pull on a jersey, and ride to the race...... you have your pick, Central Park & Prospect Park on the weekends, a Tuesday night series out in Brooklyn, a Thursday night series a short ride over the GW bridge in Northern NJ, so basically you can race 3-4 times a week without looking at your car, and like another poster said, just a short drive away there are lots of races all over NJ and CT as well....... I could go on, but you get the picture.
If you make it out here feel free to drop me a line and I'll hook you up with the good training routs.