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Welcome to USA Cycling!

USA Cycling has a membership for riders of all ages

Did you know that if you become a member of USA Cycling you'll have access to race in over 2000 events? Our memberships aren't just for Elite level racers. If your junior rider is interested in racing outside of his or her high school league USA Cycling can provide the tools and resources they need!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does my junior need a USA Cycling membership to race in a high school league?

If your junior is part of a NICA league they are not required to have a USA Cycling membership, however not all high school leagues are part of the NICA brand. If you want to race in a USA Cycling sanctioned event you must be a member. Junior memberships are FREE for riders ages 18 and under. More information about our JUNIOR membership can be found here.

If your junior is part of a NICA league they are not required to have a USA Cycling membership, however not all high school leagues are part of the NICA brand. If you want to race in a USA Cycling sanctioned event you must be a member. Junior memberships are FREE for riders ages 18 and under. More information about our JUNIOR membership can be found here.

Does my junior need to be part of a team to race in a USA Cycling event?

No! Your junior does not need to be on a registered team in order to race in one of our events.

No! Your junior does not need to be on a registered team in order to race in one of our events.

Is there a program my junior can join once they graduate high school?

Yes! We encourage your rider to look and see if the college they are interested in attending has a collegiate team. You can find more information about our collegiate program here. After high school, your junior can continue to race outside of an interscholastic setting. We have age group racing at the majority of our sanctioned events.

Yes! We encourage your rider to look and see if the college they are interested in attending has a collegiate team. You can find more information about our collegiate program here. After high school, your junior can continue to race outside of an interscholastic setting. We have age group racing at the majority of our sanctioned events.

What is a sanctioned event?

A sanctioned event is any event that is permitted through USA Cycling. Our permits provide insurance for events and the riders that are participating at the event.

A sanctioned event is any event that is permitted through USA Cycling. Our permits provide insurance for events and the riders that are participating at the event.

I am a parent that is new to the sport, what do I need to know?

Welcome to the cycling family! Bike racing can be confusing due to the nature of there being so many different disciplines with plenty of different rules. Below is a resource guide for some of the things you need to know.

Welcome to the cycling family! Bike racing can be confusing due to the nature of there being so many different disciplines with plenty of different rules. Below is a resource guide for some of the things you need to know.

What is a national championship and how does my junior race in one?

A national championship is our premier event where riders from all over the country race against each other to win the stars and stripes jersey. Your junior must qualify if they want to race in one. To learn more about our eligibility requirements click here.

A national championship is our premier event where riders from all over the country race against each other to win the stars and stripes jersey. Your junior must qualify if they want to race in one. To learn more about our eligibility requirements click here.