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I live in Cambridge, MA and was wondering which club to join? I am a fit 41 year old male with many years of cycling experience (road, mountain, messenger, commuter) but little to no race experience. I am toying with the idea of racing. Where do I go to get started?

I guess I am looking for a group to ride with, but since i am a pretty competitive guy, I am also interested in maybe racing?

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Clubs, racing and non racing.

Here's the link to Charles River Wheelmen. A non-racing club, although many riders race too. Click on their "Information" link. There's other local clubs, racing types too. I'm partial to NEBC, but only because that's MY club...

http://www.crw.org/index.htm
 

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Rocket-Sauce said:
I live in Cambridge, MA and was wondering which club to join? I am a fit 41 year old male with many years of cycling experience (road, mountain, messenger, commuter) but little to no race experience. I am toying with the idea of racing. Where do I go to get started?

I guess I am looking for a group to ride with, but since i am a pretty competitive guy, I am also interested in maybe racing?

THANKS!
There are quite a few clubs around that are oriented towards USCF racing,
to name a few:
http://www.bostonroadclub.com/
http://www.northeastbicycleclub.org/home/
In fact, the college clubs typically won't mind non-students joining their
rides. Harvard and MIT has regular rides during the week and weekends.

Quite a few of the collegiate riders ride for ECV in the summers, but their
group rides are a bit farther away:
http://www.ecvcycling.org
 

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Have lived in area for some 20+ yrs and been a mbr of a few different clubs, currently member of Blue Hills Cycling Club, which is based out of Milton, close to where I live.

Prior to BHCC, was a member of Boston Community Bike (they are based in Back Bay, had a race team) and the BRC. Since you are in Cambridge, recommend the BRC. They have a Sat ride, begins in Belmont near WheelWorks, have a race team and put on the weekly Wells Ave training Crit (Sunday morning in Newton).

BTW, this weekend, Sunday morning, is the annual Blue Hills Cycling Classic, which takes place in the Blue Hills. Cat 4&5 are closed, but there are still openings in the Masters 35+ and 45+. If you like a race with some climbing, this is the best local race, or you can come out to watch.
 
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