USA Cycling's

Club Program

The Community behind Cycling

Frequently Asked Questions

General

  • What's the difference between a club and and team?

    A club is the group of cyclist registered as an entity under USA Cycling. Generally, a team is a competitive or specialized subset of the club. An example would be a junior development team or a women's team. Certainly, some clubs are also teams if they don't have sub groups.

  • Who can I associate to my club/team?

    Anyone who holds a license, either a race license or technical license will work. Anyone that currently holds just an account will need to pick up either a Race or Technical license. At this time, we do not have the ability to associate those who hold the RIDE Membership product.

    • In terms of club officers this is a change in business rules. All club officers will need to hold a license of some type to be associated to the club, just an account will no longer work.
  • What benefits do I have by becoming a registered club with USA Cycling?

    As a registered club with USA Cycling, your club will receive: access, resources, and recognition.

    As a registered club with USA Cycling, you’re a part of our larger community with access to different aspects of the cycling world. This includes visibility in our club finder tool, access to additional club insurance offerings, complementary event organizer license, complementary first-time technical officials license, and more.

    Whether your club or team is just starting out or is working om becoming a Center of Excellence, USA Cycling has the knowledge base to assist you in your journey. This includes: Monthly clubhouse newsletter, Club Safe Sport Recognition Program, access to our knowledge base, access to our club admin tool, and SafeSport education.

    As an invested part of your cycling community, we want to thank you for your efforts in making our sport the best version of itself. Through our recognition programs we want to showcase the hard work that clubs all across the United States are doing in their communities. This includes: Club of the Year, Best in Kit, Club Safe Sport Program, and Centers of Excellence.

  • What are the different types of clubs?

    Clubs come in many shapes and sizes. Here is the breakdown of the club types that can register with us.

    • Club/team - This is the standard club that has both competitive and non-competitive members. This club type allows for sub teams to be added. Some sub team examples are Masters', Women's, or U23 Teams.
    • Collegiate - This club type is for those looking to participate in USA Cycling collegiate cycling and need to register their school to be in good standing with USA Cycling.
    • Junior Club - This club type is for junior programs that are strictly limited to members of the club being 18 and under. If you’re program will include U23 athletes, please register as a regular club/team and then register sub teams for the different age brackets, junior, U23, and Elite.
    • Domestic Elite Team – This club type is reserved for the USA Cycling DET race series.
  • What is required to register my club with USA Cycling?

    To register your club with USA Cycling, the owner of the club will need to have an account with USA Cycling and will need to complete Safe Sport training within the next 45 days of registering with USA Cycling. At the time of registration, no additional club officers are required.

  • When can I renew my club?

    2023 Club registration will be available starting December 1, 2022. Club admins can renew through their account here.

Club Admin Tools

  • How do I update the information in the Club Finder?

    Go to your club admin page and click the pencil icon next to Club Listing. Here you can edit the club logo, club feature image, intro and club description.

  • How do I access the club admin page?

    Any club contact will have access to the club admin page. Simply log in and in the grey menu, select 'Club Admin.'

  • Who can I associate to my club/team?

    Anyone who holds a license, either a race license or technical license will work. Anyone that currently holds just an account will need to pick up either a Race or Technical license. At this time, we do not have the ability to associate those who hold the RIDE Membership product.

    • In terms of club officers this is a change in business rules. All club officers will need to hold a license of some type to be associated to the club, just an account will no longer work.
  • How do I add a sub team to my club?

    Once you've logged into your account and into your club admin page, towards the bottom you will find the 'Add Team' button. Enter your new Team Name and then assign the Rider Levels, Disciplines and Tags. If the team is open to all select all Rider Levels and all Disciplines.

  • How do I associate my club/team to my license?

    To associate a club to your license you will will locate the option via the license tab in your account. Scroll down to your license card, there you will be able to search and assign yourself to your desired club/team.

Club SafeSport Requirements

Club Insurance

  • Why do clubs need General Liability Insurance?

    General Liability coverage is issued to protect the club against liability claims for hurting someone physically or causing property damage to others outside of the club for which the club could legally be responsible for causing the accident. This includes all cycling related club activities such as:

    • award banquets
    • meetings
    • approved fundraisers
    • club rides (club rides must not have any fees associated with them)
  • What are the terms to the General Liability club insurance?

    For the club to be eligible, the USA Cycling Club Insurance Application must accurately reflect the number of all club members (not just members with a USA Cycling race license). Every club member must sign a waiver before participating in a club activity.

    Waivers only need to be signed once by every member in each policy term. A new waiver is required every year, or for each policy term. Digital waivers are acceptable. We offer a sample waiver to get you started. We provide the sample for guidance and informational purposes only. We highly suggest final wording should be reviewed by your club’s legal representatives.

    Exclusions include trail construction and maintenance as well as any ride or race that charges a fee. USA Cycling sanctioned events - such as clinics, fun rides and races are inherently insured under the event itself and not included in this policy. Other notable exclusion include: Abuse and Molestation and Participant vs. Participant claims. See more details of the policy in the Club Insurance Application.

For other general questions about the Club Program, please send us an email at membership@usacycling.org