Essays, Interviews, and Opinions on the To Be Determined Journal
Interviews and Opinions on the state of cycling, prize money and all things bike related.
A brief look at the State of the Sport of Cycling in the USA as we compile some of our personal experiences into semi-cohesive thoughts on bike racing
With Rainey Park Cyclocross this weekend we snagged a few minutes with the man who helps make the race possible, in addition to leading Wednesday night CX practice: Keith Garrison
The intersection of gender identity, questioning the humanity of fellow cyclists and USAC’s golden rule
Cross Came? Road 2019 is coming? Musings on living in the moment, staying healthy, and having Cycle-Smart style F U N.
Team rider Steve Rousseau had one of the most eventful races of his life at Lancaster’s Race Avenue Crit. He also witnessed some of the worst treatment of a women’s field in his life.
Looking back at the 2018 edition of the CRCA Grant's Tomb Criterium and all of the hard work that went into the race behind the scenes.
With the biggest race in New York City less than two weeks away we worked with CRCA to look at how registration is shaping up for the Grant's Tomb Criterium.
A reminder of where cyclists (and pedestrians) stand in the NYC Transit Hierarchy courtesy of State Senator Marty Golden.
As we put the finishing touches on our new team identity as To Be Determined earlier this year our friends at Garneau, with whom we have worked with since 2011, asked us if we could summarize our team's backstory. A sort of where we came from and where we are going. Without further adieu, our origin story.
TBD's Chris Burati talks about the pitfalls of obsessing over racing and the importance of taking breaks from the sport.
Thoughts on the state of being a pedestrian or cyclist in New York City
Lucia D is back with a follow-up to here prior article, "Who Cares About Upgrades Anyway?" and it contains good news about changes to the East Coast cyclocross scene.
After catching wind of a vibrant online dialogue we asked local racer and NYSBRA representative Lucia Deng to compile her thoughts on the challenges and fixes associated with cyclocross upgrades for women racing on the East Coast.
Former CRCA President and current NYSBRA Board Member Liz Marcello details another important challenge facing NYC racing: a shortage of USAC officials.
We're back with the results from our survey on prize money in amateur cycling and Matthew Vandivort's take on the topic.
As Steve's physical recovery reaches it's conclusion he addresses the ongoing mental aspects of recovery.
Despite its issues the Harlem Skyscraper Classic has too much legacy and is too important to the New York City cycling community to let it fail. It's time to save the Harlem Crit.
We take a deep dive into the demographics and trends of categorized racing, providing a look at the good, the bad and the ugly in the state of the sport.
Recovering from a serious crash is not a straight-line affair. It has it's ups and downs.
In a world where the State Criterium Championships are nearly cancelled due to poor registration, where USAC membership is down 17% since 2012 and we find ourselves asking "Are Bike Races Broken?" Matthew Vandivort adds another question to the mix: "Why is there Prize Money in Amateur Cycling?"
Ryan McGarrity on the Comeback Trail
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