Two new categories for the 2016 SoCal TT Series p/b Rock N' Road Cyclery:
- Men Merckx Open category
- Women Merckx Open category
Merckx Open rules: Must use a USAC mass start legal road bike, no aerobars, no fixed gears, no disc wheels. Aero wheels (no discs), aero helmets and skinsuits are permitted.
(*note: many new aero road bikes come with deep semi-proprietary aero carbon wheels, have not restricted the wheel depth in order to not exclude these riders)
This offers competitors a road bike category for riders who are new to cycling and do not have a dedicated TT bike, or for those who wish to race using their road bike.