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USA Cycling Announces Cancellation of Spring Collegiate National Championships

By: Tara McCarthy  February 19, 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USA Cycling has canceled the 2021 Collegiate Road and Collegiate BMX National Championships and announces the 2022 Collegiate Road host location.

In order to ensure the safety of our members, USA Cycling has decided to cancel the 2021 Collegiate Road National Championships, due to take place May 7-9 in Augusta, GA, and Collegiate BMX National Championships, due to take place this spring. While the nation is seeing a downward trend of new COVID-19 cases and deaths, collegiate conference road seasons have been canceled, and universities and colleges across the country have travel restrictions in place. These circumstances make holding a collegiate road season with a National Championship at the finale impossible for many riders.

After conversations with teams and the community, the decision to cancel rather than postpone was made based on a packed full fall semester of collegiate racing that includes track, mountain bike, and cyclocross.

The Augusta Sports Council has been a valued partner throughout the last year as we have assessed holding Collegiate Road Nationals. We are excited to announce that Augusta, GA, will be the host for the 2022 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships.

"With a long and rich history of hosting elite-level events, Augusta and its cycling fans are obviously disappointed that the 2021 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championship had to be canceled in 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. We fully support USA Cycling in making this difficult decision and agree that the health and safety of their athletes is of the utmost importance. We are extremely excited to host the event again in 2022 when we look forward to welcoming back USA Cycling and its collegiate athletes to our community,” Brian Graham, CEO of Augusta Sports Council.

We recognize these cancellations mean a full year of collegiate racing has not taken place due to the pandemic and will continue to look for ways to engage our collegiate athletes. USA Cycling remains committed to supporting collegiate teams and clubs and developing the collegiate program, as well as championing youth cycling that continues beyond high school. USA Cycling is also continuing to plan for the remainder of the National Championships throughout 2021.