Categories?

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by Sebinho, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. Sebinho

    Sebinho New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey guys

    I'm sorta searching road cycling, before i get into it however i dont know what the categories are and which one is more advanced?

    Can anyone help with me this

    Thanks

    Seb
     
    Tags:


  2. velo fellow

    velo fellow New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2004
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cat 5 is entry level, and Cat 1 is the top level.
     
  3. keydates

    keydates New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2004
    Messages:
    882
    Likes Received:
    0
    Categories? As in racing? Or as in different types of cycling? If you mean the latter, there's mountain, track, and road cycling as general categories. For mountain there's downhill, cross country, (cyclocross), freestyle and others. Track has keirin, madison, and many others, and road cycling has time trials (team and individual), road racing, criteriums, etc. All of them are difficult in there own way. Track is primarily a sprinter's sport, while road is more for endurance riders.
     
  4. Sebinho

    Sebinho New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    i mean what yellow velo said. yeah so before i go into it i'll probably have to get a license to race in cat 5. will?

    I'm only 17 yrs old, so i'm pretty young which is probably a good thing and i know i get really good at the sport i just need some direction to how to road cycle and strategies to go along with it

    Seb
     
  5. keydates

    keydates New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2004
    Messages:
    882
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, probably.
     
  6. velo fellow

    velo fellow New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2004
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just go to the race and tell them you are new and want to get involved. They should be able to take care of things from there by finding someone who can guide you through the process, provide info, etc. Most races are eager to get new blood, so just try to put on your best face and don't be too proud to ask questions.
     
  7. serenaslu

    serenaslu New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    564
    Likes Received:
    1
    see the following for an explanation of general category requirements:

    http://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=580

    (Yes it is US link but it's the only one I know of the top of my head)

    addendum:
    Here's the Canadian site, but I don't know specifically where they list categorization:

    http://www.canadian-cycling.com/
     
  8. Sebinho

    Sebinho New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well thanks for all your help, i'll look into it and ask some questions


    Seb
     
Loading...
Loading...