In NJ, the local association typically holds a scheduling meeting with clubs and promoters early each year.
The calendar is kept online. 2022 is not populated yet. You can look at prior years. 2020 we planned a “normal” year but of course that didn’t happen. 2021 there was a smattering of races but not in their normal slots.
For folks that enjoy detail:
Pre-covid, we would anticipate most races coming back and promoters usually wanted their normal dates year after year. That allowed us to pre-populate and publish a pretty good race calendar which riders could use for planning. We would start with training series circuit races in March and you could race most weekends both days through August and then cyclocross in the fall.
Unfortunately, with the Covid disruptions of 2020 and 2021, many promoters, clubs and riders have gone away and that means fewer races. We will need to rebuild and that will take time and people willing to organize and promote events.
As an example of change over time.:
The NJ Time Trial Cup series several years ago had 15 events. We also held an Eddy State Championship and another 4-6 reliable non-series TTs on calendar. That was 20+ time trials - all in New Jersey.
Organizers of the TT series recently had a discussion and are hoping in 2022 to hold an 8 race series and bring back the 40km state championship TT. I can see a couple other TTs from long term reliable clubs and promoters. That’s less than 50% of the races we had in the 2105-2019 time frame and will be lucky to get them.
Take home is road racing was already becoming more difficult to organize pre-Covid. Ten years ago races were fighting for dates. But today, given the last two years of almost no consistent road or CX racing, it’s going to take some real effort to rebuild race schedules in our area.
Take home is nobody is keeping secrets or hiding races. The situation for road and CX events is simply much less good going into 2022 than it was before two seasons of covid disruption.
Perhaps some positive thinking - there is racing, just have to be a little more flexible with travel and timing. There is also no better time for an aspiring promoter to get a course, get their permits and put on a race.
Hope that helps.