Tag archive for ‘usa cycling’

  • “Forbidden Race” Rule Enforcement Suspended Until 2015: From USAC

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    We mentioned the Forbidden Race rule delay yesterday, but USA Cycling confirmed it in a letter to their membership. For those who don’t know what the rule is, or who it impacts, check out our story from when the rule…

  • USA Cycling Worlds Team and Beyond: Where Does the Money Go?

    2014 National Champions. © Cyclocross Magazine

      You win Nationals. You place top 10 in a World Cup. You work all season. You make the US Worlds team. But now, unless you’re Katie Compton, or you have a team that is willing to foot the bill…

  • Registration Fees Increase for 2014 Cyclocross National Championships Tonight

    The Junior 13-14 Men about to start. 2013 Cyclocross National Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine

    According to USA Cycling’s press release (excerpts below), today is your last day to register for the 2014 Cyclocross National Championships before the registration fees go up. So if you’re planning to race, sign up before the prices increase at…

  • Seven Americans Chosen for Nine UCI Commission Positions

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO — The United States will be well-positioned to guide the growth of cycling in the coming years after the UCI announced Monday the appointment of seven Americans to nine positions across seven UCI commissions. “I would like…

  • What’s Happening to the USGP Races? Part III: USA Cycling

    Sven Nys wins his second Elite World Championship over Klaas Vantornout in Louisville, KY. © Nathan Hofferber

    You may have read the first installment of our “What’s Happening to the USGP Races?” Series, and as promised, we’re running the interviews that we had with each of the individual race promoters of the four race weekends formerly associated…

  • USA Cycling At-Large Cyclocross Candidate Interviews: Logan Von Bokel

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    While we got some great position statements from the At-Large Cyclocross Committee nominees in the past few weeks, with voting currently running, we wanted to see how the candidates stacked up against each other answering the same set of questions….

  • USA Cycling At-Large Cyclocross Candidate Interviews: Stu Thorne

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    While we got some great position statements from the At-Large Cyclocross Committee nominees in the past few weeks, with voting currently running, we wanted to see how the candidates stacked up against each other answering the same set of questions….

  • USA Cycling At-Large Cyclocross Candidate Interviews: Paul Boudreau

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    While we got some great position statements from the At-Large Cyclocross Committee nominees in the past few weeks, with voting only days away, we wanted to see how the candidates stacked up against each other answering the same set of…

  • USA Cycling At-Large Cyclocross Candidate Interviews: Drew Hager

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    While we got some great position statements from the At-Large Cyclocross Committee nominees in the past few weeks, with voting only days away, we wanted to see how the candidates stacked up against each other answering the same set of…

  • USA Cycling At-Large Cyclocross Candidate Interviews: Chris Jensen

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    While we got some great position statements from the At-Large Cyclocross Committee nominees in the past few weeks, with voting only days away, we wanted to see how the candidates stacked up against each other answering the same set of…

  • What’s Happening to the USGP Races? Part 1 of 6

    Powers celebrates a win at Day 1 of USGP Derby City Cup, along with Trebon and Summerhill. © Cyclocross Magazine

    [Ed. Note: two small changes added Monday, June 22.] by Molly Hurford Louisville, Kentucky. Eva Bandman Park. Racers, international and home-grown, rocket around the course. The smell of frites in the air. The malty whiff of barley in the breeze….

  • 2013 USA Cycling Committee Nominations Due June 28, Cyclocross Positions Open

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    If you’re familiar with Joe Hill (think early 20th century unionism), you may have heard the quote, “Don’t mourn, organize!” Well, for those who’ve been unhappy with the way USA Cycling handles cyclocross in the US, here’s your chance to…

  • Attention Promoters: USA Cycling Announces 2013-14 Cyclocross National Calendar Bid Application

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    The 2013-2014 Cyclo-cross National Calendar Bid Application is now available for interested race directors. USA Cycling’s Cyclo-cross National Calendar (CXNC) recognizes top domestic events and provides the opportunity to achieve UCI recognition. Races that seek UCI inscription and inclusion on…

  • USA Cycling Consolidates European Training Program in Limburg

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    LIMBURG, NETHERLANDS – USA Cycling selected Sportzone in the Limburg municipality of Sittard-Geleen as its European training base, it was announced Thursday at a press conference at the Hotel Merici. Approximately 150 US cyclists and staff will utilize the Limburg…

  • From USA Cycling: Update on UCI Rule 1.2.019

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – After engaging in dialogue with USA Cycling to address the immediate concerns raised by the enforcement of UCI rule 1.2.019, the UCI issued the following statement today: The UCI listened to the feedback from the various groups…

  • USA Cycling Sends Out “Clarification of UCI Ruling” on Riders in Unsanctioned Events

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    Below is the communique that USA Cycling sent to all members this morning, and posted on their website. This applies directly to the cyclocross community. For example, participation in grassroots unsanctioned races like Ice Weasels will no longer be possible…

  • USA Cycling Revises Cyclocross Upgrade Criteria, Adds Category 5 Field

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    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – USA Cycling on Wednesday announced that it has amended rule 1E6, which outlines upgrades and downgrades for cyclocross racers. Beginning in 2013, all newly-licensed riders will begin as a category 5 racer. Any riders who will…

  • Making the Team: 2013 US Cyclocross World Championship Team Selection Process (And Potential Extra Women’s Spot?)

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    by Robbie Carver and Molly Hurford With Worlds coming up, we at Cyclocross Magazine are biting our nails with anticipation as we wait to see who makes it on to the Worlds teams for the men, women, U23 and Juniors….

  • USA Cycling Rules – 2012 Rule Book for Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike and Track

    USA Cycling 2012 Rules and Rule Book - Cyclocross, road, mountain bike, bmx and track.

    Every year USA Cycling updates its rules for all its bike racing disciplines and without exception, the rule changes catch some unsuspecting bike racers by surprise (remember the maximum tire width changes for cyclocross nats in 2010 and other last-minute…

  • 2012 USA Cyclocross World Championship Team Announced

    The 2012 USA Cyclocross World Championship team for has been announced, and the big news is that USA now qualifies six riders after moving up the UCI rankings.  Thus SSCXWC champ Chris Jones has a chance to add to his…

  • USA Cycling Responds: Cyclocross Support and Independent Sanctioning Bodies

    USGP USAC OBRA

    Yesterday the Cyclocross Magazine website featured a report, “USA Cycling Pressures OBRA, Independent Organizations and Events,” that generated quite a bit of attention and feedback. Rumors have been surfacing about USAC no longer permitting dual-sanctioned events (where another sanctioning body…

  • USA Cycling Selects Three Candidate Cities for 2014 / 2015 Nationals

    USA Cycling has selected three finalist cities to host the 2014 and 2015 Cyclocross National Championship: Boulder, Colorado (Valmont Bike Park), Austin, Texas (Zilker Park), and Asheville, North Carolina (Billtmore Estate). With the 2012 and 2013 championship slated for Madison,…

  • USA Cycling Pressures OBRA, Independent Organizations and Events

    USGP USAC OBRA

    UPDATE: USA Cycling’s response to this report appears in a separate post: USA Cycling Responds: Cyclocross Support and Independent Sanctioning Bodies. We hope that our readers will chime in with comments below, as well as via Twitter as we continue…

  • USA Cycling Board Elections Candidate Statement: Katie Compton

    I have extensive experience with racing in the US and Europe; I know the differences and successes between the two, which will contribute to how we approach the growth and management of the sport. I’ve been involved in teaching clinics, coaching cyclocross specific athletes and encouraging others to try the sport and help it grow. I know the technical ins and outs of cyclocross and feel I would be a good candidate for the committee.

  • New USA Cycling Rankings System Offers Members Increasingly Precise Mark

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    Colorado Springs, Colorado – USA Cycling’s new rankings system is now available for all current licensees via their My USA Cycling Account. The revamped system will not only provide increasingly accurate rankings, but also the ability to compare and contrast results and rankings with fellow riders across disciplines, age and ability categories.

  • Candidate Statement: David Alden-St. Pierre For USA Cycling Cyclocross Committee

    I’ve been racing cyclocross for nearly ten years. You’ve never heard of me. I’ve never been on a ‘cross podium, and I probably never will. But, I love the sport, and I’m out there as often as I can grunting away in the middle of the pack., in the rain, snow, and mud. I want to represent the riders that do this for that experience, and not for glory. I’d like to ensure that while attention is appropriated focused on the national level and the elite racers, that the no-name guys at the back of the pack do not get left behind. Additionally, I’d like to see more new riders getting into the sport, whether they are from a road or MTB background, or entirely new to cycling.

  • UPDATED: Last Chance To Nominate Candidates For The USA Cycling Cyclocross Committee

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    Today, August 31st, is the last day to vote for USA Cycling Officials, so make sure to Get Out The Vote and voice your opinion for who you want to represent cyclocross on the committee.

    We’re brought you candidate statements from two of the nominees, Brook Watts of Cross Vegas and Adam Rakunas of the Strawberry Fields Multisport Festival.

  • USA Cycling Board Elections Candidate Statement: Adam Rakunas

    Adam Rakunas is running: with his bike and in the USA Cycling elections. Photo courtesy of Adam Rakunas

    As you may have read in our previous article on the USA Cycling Board Elections, there are open positions on the cyclocross committee. At Cyclocross Magazine, we recognize the importance of these positions, and because of that, we want to encourage everyone to vote in the elections. Today, we’re presenting our first candidate statement from Brook Watts, who most of you may know as the man who brings you CrossVegas. If you’re running for a position on the committee, email [email protected] with your position and we’d be happy to post it.

  • USA Cycling Board Elections Candidate Statement: Brook Watts

    Brook Watts is running for the USA Cycling Cyclocross Committee. Photo courtesy of Brook Watts

    As you may have read in our previous article on the USA Cycling Board Elections, there are open positions on the cyclocross committee. At Cyclocross Magazine, we recognize the importance of these positions, and because of that, we want to encourage everyone to vote in the elections. Today, we’re presenting our first candidate statement from Brook Watts, who most of you may know as the man who brings you CrossVegas. If you’re running for a position on the committee, email [email protected] with your position and we’d be happy to post it.

  • USA Cycling Board Election, Open Cyclocross Positions Announced; CXM Gets Out The Vote, Encourages Candidacy

    USA Cycling Rules and Rule Book, 2012 - Cyclocross, Road, Mountain Bike

    There are a whopping seven positions open on the USA Cycling Cyclocross Committee. Seven! Passionate cyclocrossers, this is your opportunity to have a voice and a role in shaping the sport we love. Cyclocross Magazine wants to make sure that…



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