DC Runner wrote:Thanks, Colleen. That race sounds intense. Know of anything in the Maryland/DC/Virginia area?
I guess it's just weird to me that cycling races are put on in such a different fashion than running races.
As Colleen mentioned, cycle races have to be different because they can be very dangerous. They are run on public roads, where road laws apply, and there needs to be insurance and other considerations. Once you have raced on open roads, at 40mph and faster, with cars coming on the opposite side of the road, you'll see why its very different to running races.
Anyway, good luck, and I hope you enjoy your first race !