FAQ: How Do I Upgrade in Cyclocross?
If you are racing in USAC-sanctioned events, you are eligible to upgrade from Category 5, to Category 4 once you have completed 10 races. To request an upgrade, you must submit a form through your USAC account and your regional coordinator will review it. Once you’ve upgraded to the 4’s, moving up requires points, earned by placing well in races.
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