Are you the next cycling medalist at Senior Olympics?
Seriously. If you are a local recreational cyclist, ages 50+, and ride your bike regularly, you could be the next cycling medalist at Northern Virginia Senior Olympics on Sunday, September 16. This is the perfect event if you want to experience your first time trial bike race and possibly win a Senior Olympics medal. Last year, with one exception, all of the participants were recreational cyclists.
In fact, at last year’s event, there were a total of 48 unawarded medals between the two cycling events: a 10 kilometer (6.2 miles) time trial and a 20 kilometer (12.4 miles) time trial. There were 36 unawarded medals in the women’s races and 12 unawarded medals in the men’s races. In several age-groups, you just had to show up, ride whatever bike you own, and finish the course to win a medal. No special gear or training required.
Online registration closes on Friday, August 24. Sign up today. There are medals waiting to be awarded in your age-group.
Where is the course?
Is the course flat or hilly?
What gear do I need?
If you want to be competitive, the chart below lists the gear that can make you faster. First choice is a skinsuit, followed by aerobars. These two items will cost you roughly $450. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Please leave your audio playback devices at home. This event is run under the rules of USA Cycling and earphones/buds are expressly forbidden. Electric bikes (e-bikes) are also prohibited.
How fast do I have to go in the women's races?
How fast do I have to go in the men's races?
How dangerous is time trial racing?
How much does it cost to enter?
Am I eligible to race?
Have questions about Senior Olympics?
Schedule your free no-obligation 30-60 minute chat today. We’ll answer your questions about Senior Olympics or how to achieve your cycling goals.
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