Individual Time Trial Categories


New For 2024

Road Bike Category – You can choose to race either TT Bike or Road Bike for all of the categories listed below.  

Road Bike Definition - A road bike can possess drop or straight handlebars; no tri-bars, clip-on bars or Spinaci bars are allowed; no disc wheels; both front & rear wheels must have at least 12 spokes each; the maximum rim depth allowed is 90mm.  

Note: the spirit of this new road bike category is to encourage more participation in MATTS events by creating a more even playing field for racers who don’t have a TT bike.  In general, if your bike would be eligible for a road race or a criterium, it would qualify.

Race classes Men & Women:

Age groups Junior 14 and under, Junior 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89 & 90+. 

Ability Categories Open Cat. 1/2, Cat 3, Cat. 4/5. Women Cat 1/2, Cat 3, Women Cat 4/5. 

Tandem and Recumbent categories.

New for 2024 – Para Cycling categories

Upright (aka can ride a normal bike)


Tandem (blind)



Category, Performance Level

All members will be categorized according to ability and will be assigned a category for the disciplines of bicycle racing - road, track, time trial and off-road - which will be indicated on their license. 

Performance Level

1 Professional and Expert Level

2 Specialist Level

3 Intermediate Level

4 Apprentice Level

5 Citizen Novice Level - raced 10 or less mass start races.

Cyclists applying for ABR membership will be assigned the lowest category (5) until they earn enough points or events to upgrade. Exception: Cyclists who have demonstrated their ability in another recognized racing organization, provides proof, a like classification will be assigned in ABR.· Members must participate in the category indicated on their ABR membership card.

Upgrade and Downgrade 

Performance Category:

Changes to a member category can be made by submitting a written request to the ABR District Coordinator or ABR Designee who will oversee the upgrading and downgrading process in conjunction with the Executive Director and/or Technical Director of ABR.

The following guidelines will be used to determine the upgrade or downgrade request.

Time Trial

Upgrade and downgrade is based on Rider Average Speed recorded at outdoor Time Trials.

1. 30mph plus average speed.

2. 27 ~ 29 mph average speed.

3. 23 ~ 26 mph average speed.

4. 19 ~ 22 mph average speed.

5. 15 ~ 18 mph average speed.

See complete rules in the ABR Rulebook - 


Series Points:


Series Points for MATTS- each qualifying event will be awarded points to each class as follows:

10 deep for Masters 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+ & 80+, 90+ All Juniors, All Women race classes and Recumbent/Tandem/HPV.  Points for these categories are as follows:

Points: 12 for 1st, 10 for 2nd, 8 for 3rd, 7 for 4th, 6 for 5th, 5 for 6th, 4 for 7th, 3 for 8th, 2 for 9th, 1 for 10th.

20 deep for Cat 1/2, Cat 3, Cat 4, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59 as follows:

Points: 25 for 1st, 22 for 2nd, 20 for 3rd, 19 for 4th, 18 for 5th, 17 for 6th, 16 for 7th, 15 for 8th, 14 for 9th, 13 for 10th,12 for 11th, 11 for 12th, 10 for 13th, 9 for 14th, 8 for 15th, 7 for 16th, 6 for 17th, 5 for 18th, 4 for 19th, 3 for 20th.



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