Event Organizer Advancement Fund

Program Overview

The Event Organizer Advancement Fund recognizes and supports cycling event organizers who are leveraging innovation to grow the sport of bicycle racing. This new grant program is designed to foster growth, creativity, and engagement within the cycling community while strengthening the relationship between USA Cycling and event organizers.

Event organizers with new or existing initiatives centered around participant growth are encouraged to apply. In its inaugural year, the program will offer a total of $25,000 in grants. Funding allocations for future seasons will be determined after the conclusion of the 2024 grant cycle.

Program Qualifications

  • The event organizer is in current and good standing with USA Cycling.
  • The event organizer is compliant with USA Cycling's Safe Sport program.
  • The event is currently, or will be, sanctioned with USA Cycling with a valid permit number.
  • The event organizer is willing and able to implement new and creative concepts with a focus on driving participation to grow the sport of bicycle racing.
  • The event follows compliance with all USA Cycling rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Any event with an event date prior to April 30, 2025 is eligible.

Important Dates

Application Process Opens: Monday, February 12, 2024

Application Process Closes: Extended to Monday, April 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET

Recipient Notifications: Friday, April 22, 2024

    Review Process and Grant Awards

    In its inaugural year, the Event Organizer Advancement Fund seeks to award 25 $1,000 grants to qualified applicants. Primary factors taken into consideration when determining grant awards include alignment with grant program objectives, innovation, viability, and growth potential.

    Grant recipients are required to submit a grant report within 60 days of the conclusion of their event, detailing how the funds were utilized and the impact the funds had on their cycling event.

    For questions please email

    2024 Grant Recipients

    With over 140 applications received, we are proud to announce the 25 grant recipients of the 2024 Event Organizer Advancement Fund. These event organizers stood out for their innovative proposals aimed at enhancing cycling their events and fostering growth within the sport. And thank you to all of our applicants for sharing their innovative ideas on how to grow the sport of cycling in the United States!

    Tour de BloomSpring Valley Scramble
    JAM Fund Grand FundoIndependence Youth Cycling's Bike Skills Rodeo at RNP Fish Fest
    Delta GrindHydra Cross
    719 RideBreakfast at Boston Harbor
    La Crosse OmniumPineapple Crush Cross
    Monster Energy Pro Downhill SeriesPikes Peak APEX
    BeastcrossGateway Cup
    Fifth Street CrossBristol Mountain Challenge
    Buffalo Bicycling Club Tour de Austin Femmes
    ICX STXCLow Gap Hopper
    Minnesota Omnium NCCX Pre-Season Clinics
    IU Health Momentum IndyJunior Track Nationals at JBMV
    Baraboo Trials Competition/North American Trials Championship