USA Cycling Membership | Bicycle Racing License


If you enjoy being on two wheels, you belong here.

Cycling memberships built for you.

All Cycling Memberships Include
  • Support for USA Cycling’s work in service of American cyclists
  • Access to VIP benefits at America’s top cycling events
  • A license to participate in hundreds of USA Cycling races nationwide
  • A 12-month rolling membership
  • Custom name decals, discounts on products and services, cycling legal support, and free coaching consultation.

Riding solo? This is the best option for most members who don’t have a family of enthusiastic cyclists on their hands.

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Premium membership $80/year
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Create memberships for your family of bike lovers at an annual discount (up to 2 adults and 5 juniors per plan)

Starting at
Premium membership $80/year
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Membership Value

We believe winning can look like earning a gold medal, completing your first century, or learning to ride without training wheels. Joining the cycling community means supporting successful, safe, fun, accessible riding and racing for all cyclists.

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    Support the mission

    Join us in developing the sport of cycling in the United States at all levels. Together we can achieve sustained international racing success while fostering a shared commitment to safety, integrity, and the joy of cycling. Your membership makes you an active participant in this endeavor.

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    VIP ride experiences

    Members of USA Cycling just got upgraded. Your new VIP benefits include preferential registration, a discounted entry fee, advantaged start corral, aid station support as well as pre and post ride experiences at America’s most popular cycling events.

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    Racing at all levels

    Members of USA Cycling have access to every level of racing. From beginning riders to elite champions, your membership supports American cycling by providing safety, structure, & support for events of all levels.

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    Discounts & Benefits

    While memberships support USA Cycling’s work in service of American cyclists, members will also receive their own custom name decals, discounts on products and services, cycling legal support, and a free coaching consultation. Members can get discounts from brands like United, Levi's, IHG, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my membership options and what do they cost?

    Our memberships are sold to individuals or families. If you’re an individual and don’t plan to race or will race as a novice in all disciplines, a Standard membership is $40 for 12 months from the date you sign up. If you are an individual who wants expanded member benefits and/or to race in a higher category than novice, your membership is $80 for 12 months from the date you sign up. If you want to sign up for a Family plan for $60 for 12 months, each member of your family under the plan will receive a novice race license. If any of the adult family members wish to upgrade to a higher category race license, they may do so for $40 per adult. Juniors 18 and under can race in any domestic category with either a Standard membership or under a Family membership. Collegiate racers associated with a registered collegiate team may race any collegiate or domestic race in any category for which they have qualified under a Collegiate $40 membership. 

    Technical, international, and professional race licenses are sold separately and only valid for the calendar year in which they are purchased.

  • How does USA Cycling define ‘family’ for the purpose of membership?

    Up to two adults living at the same address and up to five kids 18 and under at that same address. If you have more than five kids, please contact us and we’ll manually add them to your family plan at no additional charge.

  • What’s the difference between a membership and a license?

    All memberships come automatically with a race license (at no extra cost) that you’re welcome to use or not, whatever your preference. If you want to race, you’ll start out in the novice categories and can move up to higher categories based on either choosing to upgrade or earning a higher category upgrade through experience and/or results. Learn more about the category system here.

  • How do I access my membership benefits?

    Once you’ve signed up for your membership, you’ll have a member account where you can view and update your personal information, change your subscriptions, manage your race license, and access your member benefits. You’ll see a page dedicated to partner discounts on products and services and partner events that provide USA Cycling member benefits. This page will connect you to any of our partners to tap into your benefits.

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