Find a Club

MCF member clubs welcome new members of all levels. Here are just a few.

Ramsey Cycling Club

Contact:  David Lunde
Website:  ramseybicycle.com

 
Gopher Wheelmen
Contact:  Matthew Sterling
Website:  gopherwheelmen.org
 
Behind-Bars/LGR
Contact:  Ryan Marsel
Website:  Little Guy Racing
 

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Road Equipment

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Road Training

Prepare your body for your first race.                                                    

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Road Skills

Learn the secrets of the peloton.                                     

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Stage Races

Stage races consist of several races - 'stages' - ridden consecutively over several days. The competitor with the lowest cumulative time to complete all the stages is declared the overall, or General Classification (GC), winner.

Stage races may also have other classifications and awards, such as individual stage winners, the points classification winner, and the "King of the Mountains" (or Mountains classification) winner. A stage race can also be a series of road races and individual time trials (some events include team time trials). The stage winner is the first person to cross the finish line that day or the time trial rider (or team) with the lowest time on the course. The overall winner of a stage race is the rider who takes the lowest aggregate time to complete all stages (accordingly, a rider does not have to win all or any of the individual stages to win overall). 

Notable examples:

  • Tour de France
  • Giro d'Italia
  • Vuelta a Espana
  • Amgen Tour of California
  • Nature Vally Grand Prix 


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