USA Cycling

Club Safe Sport Program

About The Program

USA Cycling’s Safe Sport Club Level Program allows clubs to demonstrate their commitment to creating a safe and enjoyable environment for all club members – minors and adults – through implementing, enforcing and monitoring USA Cycling’s Safe Sport Level Program. Clubs have the opportunity to earn three different levels within the Program – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Once acquired, clubs can advertise the corresponding Safe Sport level on their club platforms and USA Cycling will encourage individuals to consider the measures of protection that clubs have implemented when determining where they want to embed themselves and/or their minor athletes within the cycling community.

All USA Cycling clubs must adhere to the SafeSport Code, while those clubs with minor athletes must additionally abide by the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP). Given the differing measures applicable to clubs with minors versus those without minors, there are two sets of criteria and each club is expected to meet the criteria that corresponds with the structure of their particular club. This structure may change over time, requiring the club to resubmit an application in line with their current structure.

Clubs can submit their application on a rolling basis and are encouraged to work towards upgrading their status to Gold. To maintain their status they will need to renew their club every year. 

The Facts

  • Voluntary and no-cost program for all USA Cycling clubs
  • Submissions completed entirely online
  • Earn one of three Safe Sport level badges
  • Focused on club Safe Sport policies, procedures and processes
  • Successful completion demonstrates a commitment to creating a safe and positive environment for club members
  • USA Cycling encourages parents to consider the measures of protection that clubs have implemented

Submit your Application

Rolling Application

Safe Sport Club Level Program Criteria - Clubs with Minor Athletes

Download fillable template 

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Club Safe Sport Level Program - Adult Athletes Only

Safe Sport Club Program Adults Only

*Adult Participants 

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Please direct any questions to Parker Ohlmann.