a journal of cycling, adventure, and photography

About Us

Learn more about the To Be Determined Journal and the story of the team behind it, New York City’s own Team TBD

About To Be Determined

To Be Determined is a collective of NYC-based racers and adventurers who also create the To Be Determined Journal. To get in touch with us: Team@ToBeDetermined.cc

The Meaning

To Be Determined started as little more than a placeholder when our collection of friends and racers, many with a decade plus in the NYC cycling community, decided to plot a new course for our cycling team with roots going back to 2011. As we pondered the ethos of our team we realized that ‘To Be Determined’ wasn’t just a placeholder - it is the perfect articulation of why we ride bikes:

Determination - Be it on the final lap of an action packed crit, on those brutally cold and gray January training days that are part and parcel with racing bicycles in New York City, or while just trying to get to a campsite before the sun sets on a bikepacking expedition, To Be Determined is the expression of determination on two wheels.

Uncertainty - Somewhere along the way heart rate monitors, power meters, TSS and Zwift have become core to modern day cycling. 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 and the destination is unknown. 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.

For more on how To Be Determined came to be and our history as racers in New York City as part of the Century Road Club Association (CRCA) read our Origin Story.

the journal

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 Journal tells the story of our experience racing and adventuring on two wheels. Over time we aim to expand from our NYC roots to tell the story of fellow riders across the country and around the globe. If you're interested in contributing to the Journal, get in touch.

The Team

Behind the scenes To Be Determined is a New York City-based team of racers that has been a presence in the East Coast peloton for more than a decade. Team To Be Determined is active across 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. The roster of the team is constantly evolving but the ethos remains the same.