Should I Buy a Race License? — Cyclocross 101

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USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain BikeIf you plan on racing in USAC-sanctioned events (any races with UCI fields, and often even local races), you might want to consider purchasing an annual license. Oregon is the only state not governed by USAC, instead they are governed by OBRA. However, in other parts of the country, there are plenty of unsanctioned races, like Ice Weasels in Massachusetts, most ’cross races in Utah, and most ’cross races in Northern California, so check and see what types of racing occur near you before you buy a license. There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding sanctioned versus unsanctioned events, so read up!

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