Posted 26 January 2017 - 03:09 PM
I'm considering doing a couple time trial races this spring, with one being the Tour of St. Louis race in March. As someone that has never entered a bike race before, it's a little confusing as to how to register. For instance, if I wanted to race Cat 3, can I just sign up under Cat 3, even if I don't have a Cat 3 ranking under USA cycling? Again, I'm only talking about the time trial. I can understand why local racers wouldn't want newbies racing Cat 3 events if someone has 0 experience...but, with the time trial, I don't see that being a huge issue (in terms of safety). Heck, if I wanted to try Cat 1/2, could I even sign up for it? Basically, since it's a time trial, I just want to race against the best, within reason. I would rather get clobbered in the Cat 3 division than sign up for Cat 5 and be one of a handful of participants. Thanks for any help you can provide.