USA Cycling has released a new and definitive set of category descriptions for road racing. These supplant the previous rulebook definitions found in Sections I(A)(ii) through (vi). USA Cycling offers these descriptions to help new cyclists understand the difference between the categories, and greatly simplifies the descriptions found in previous editions of the rulebook.
Category 5: What is this death thing of which you speak?
Category 4: Today is a good day to die.
Category 3: Today is a good day for you to die.
Category 2: Today is a good day for me to kill you.
Masters 45+: No dying today.
Masters 55+: I refuse to die in a bike race.
Masters 65+: Let’s enjoy riding our bikes wearing colorful clothing, okay?