About To Be Determined
To Be Determined started as a placeholder for our close-knit group of friends as we plotted the future of our cycling team whose roots go back more than a decade within the New York City cycling community. As we pondered the ethos of our team and our path forward we realized To Be Determined was the in fact the perfect articulation of why we ride bikes:
Determination - Be it on the final lap of a hot mid-summer criterium, on those brutally cold and gray January training rides 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 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 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 on the To Be Determined 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.
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. The team has been featured in a variety of print and online publications including Velonews, Bicycling Magazine and Cycling News. To get in touch with the team: Team@ToBeDetermined.cc