The summer racing season is well under way, and many racers are preparing to compete in their A races. These A races may be Amateur Nationals or World Championships. Many masters racers look forward to races such as masters Nationals and the Huntsman Games, both of which are in early Fall. For masters racers, it is especially important to train correctly for these late season races.
On Sunday, June 7th 2015, Faster Cyclist attended the 54th Annual Manhattan Beach Grand Prix. Held only ½ a mile away from the famous Manhattan Beach, Sunday proved to be an exciting day of racing. We were thankful for the sunny weather, as any rain could have made the already technical course that much harder to race on. Luckily, there were only a few crashes.
Many riders find the idea of racing in a pack too intimidating to take the step. Others struggle in developing the skills required on their own. USA Cycling has taken an important step in offering a solution to this dilemma by developing a curriculum allowing riders to develop these skills. The USAC Cycling Beginning Racer Program (BRP) is designed to allow new racers to develop into safer racers, all in