Senior older rider races



Alpenrose

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Does anyone know of any road races for older riders? I'm 53 and ride locally in any races I can get into, but the 20 and 30-year olds leave me behind. I'm getting better and intend to continue racing everyone "straight-up", but in the one experience I had with "seniors" I did pretty well, if I do say so myself, which was fun.
 

Alpenrose

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I'm in the Seattle, Washington area and I'd travel to be in a bike race!

This summer I was in 14 races, one of them was the state "senior games."
 

RapDaddyo

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Alpenrose said:
I'm in the Seattle, Washington area and I'd travel to be in a bike race!

This summer I was in 14 races, one of them was the state "senior games."
The problem you have is that there aren't enough of you to make a separate category, so race promoters group masters into either 30+ or 30+ and 45+. I assume you're familiar with this link http://www.pazzovelo.com/events/. If you're prepared to travel, go to Southern California http://www.socalcycling.com/. You can race your brains out. I don't have many races in my area, but I've got a rich set of choices just 4 hours away. Actually, I'd rather have a group that does fast training rides and I'm fortunate to have a couple here. And, we've got a training crit every week. That's fine with me. When I go to the trouble of driving 8 hours round-trip for a race, I assure you I'm not going to get dropped, even if it is the 30+ group.
 

YMCA

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Cmon down to Florida. Every weekend has a 35+, 45+, and 55+.
 

Alpenrose

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It looks like a busy calendar in Southern Calif. Now I have to figure out how to get there with a bike every weekend! Thanks.

RapDaddyo said:
The problem you have is that there aren't enough of you to make a separate category, so race promoters group masters into either 30+ or 30+ and 45+. I assume you're familiar with this link http://www.pazzovelo.com/events/. If you're prepared to travel, go to Southern California http://www.socalcycling.com/. You can race your brains out. I don't have many races in my area, but I've got a rich set of choices just 4 hours away. Actually, I'd rather have a group that does fast training rides and I'm fortunate to have a couple here. And, we've got a training crit every week. That's fine with me. When I go to the trouble of driving 8 hours round-trip for a race, I assure you I'm not going to get dropped, even if it is the 30+ group.