To Be Determined (aka TBD Cycling) started as a placeholder. But as we pondered the ethos of our team, the core of which has spent the past half decade riding and racing together, we realized To Be Determined articulates two big reasons why we ride bikes:
Determination - Be it on the final lap of a hot midsummer crit, on those brutally cold and gray January training rides, or while just trying to get to a campsite before the sun sets on a bikepacking expedition, To Be Determined is about the experience and expression of determination on two wheels.
Uncertainty - Heart rate monitors, power meters, TSS and Strava segments have become core to cycling in the modern day. We think it's time to reintroduce the unknown back into the sport. To return to cycling as an adventure, where the best rides are full of surprise. To Be Determined embodies the idea that when you swing your leg over the bike, where you go or how hard you pedal should be just that — To Be Determined.
From bikepacking to stage racing to international exploration, the To Be Determined Journal documents the competition and adventure that defines life as a New York City cyclist. Building upon an existing library comprised of five years of photographs, race reports and video, the To Be Determined Journal will tell the story of racing and adventure on two wheels. Over time we will expand from our NYC roots to tell the story of fellow riders across the country and around the globe.
To Be Determined is also a New York City-based team of racers that has been a presence in the East Coast peloton for more than a half-decade. The To Be Determined Team is active in a variety of disciplines including road racing and cyclocross, at the forefront of community leadership with the Century Road Club Association and the Century Road Club Development Foundation, and maintains an active charity program led by the Tour of the Litchfield Hills
Press & Mentions
The team has been featured in a variety of print and online publications including Velonews, Bicycling Magazine and Cycling News.
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