Two years ago two cyclists were hammering up and down 9w on their own, watching big teams flying past in their beautiful matching kits in tight fast disciplined pace lines. Wanting to get in on the action, they soon joined CRCA and began racing.
One day, they chanced upon the New York Cycle Club. After signing up, they went on their first group ride. While fun, it wasn't quite the style and speed they were looking for. They wanted something a bit more... Attacky! They decided to post their own ride that would have the hard paceline riding of regular rides, but with the addition of a bit more friendly competition and aggressive riding.
The first week a few people turned up. Many didn't come back, but those that did brought friends. Each week it grew and grew. The ride got faster and faster. New riders joined and often got dropped, but they kept coming back and no longer get dropped.
NYCC Racing Team
NYCC Racing Team
Many of us started racing in CRCA's club races in Central Park with no team and loose cooperation. They started winning races and other teams started calling. They had gotten this far alone so they decided to start their own team.
One week, a chap named Christy signed up for the weekly Attack! to Nyack ride. Word got around that he was the boss, the big man, the President of the NYCC. At the coffee break he explained NYCC's mission: to promote it's members interests in cycling. When he heard that the Attack! gang were starting their own team he listened intently. One month later, he called and asked that the Attack! team build a race team for and on behalf of the NYCC.
The Attack! guys knew that not everyone in their group wanted to race. Some riders liked training hard and riding with guys who raced. They decided a race team wasn't enough and NYCC needed a professional quality structured development and training program which would offer coaching, mentoring, skills classes, indoor and outdoor group rides.
The Race and Development Program is an outlet to allow NYCC riders to further develop their fitness, speed, and bike handling skills through structured training, group rides and instruction from other riders/racers. An opportunity for NYCC riders to explore racing for the first time with other like minded club members. A competitive set of both men's and women's race teams who will be competing in many of the local, regional, as well as national races with the goal of successful results.
Any NYCC member who wants to get faster, stronger or race / explore the possibility of racing.
The training and development program is free.
Races vary in cost from $15 per race to season passes for $150+.
Indoor trainer $100-$1500 (strongly encouraged)