Hi all, new to road cycling and wanting to find out some information on what the difference and requirements are for the different racing categories. I know that beginners like myself start off in the Cat 5, but that is about it. I did one race last year and just entered the category that my age fell in (20-29). This year I was planning on getting into racing, and I was just curious to find out how to score points, how many points are needed to drop categories, etc. I just finished playing collegiate basketball and loved the thrill and the competition that the race I did provided. Thanks in advance for all the help!