USA CYCLING LICENSE INFORMATION
USA Cycling issues several different types of licenses:
- Race Director
Each license has additional categories and discipline-specific versions that are available to members.
BUYING A LICENSE
USA Cycling licenses can be purchased two ways: online or through the mail. More information on purchasing a license
RENEWING A LICENSE
Any type of USA Cycling license may be purchased at any time during the year. All licenses expire on December 31 of the year issued. Licenses bought during the month of December expire the following year. FAQs about the new unified domestic license.
Competitors who do not have an annual license can purchase a one-day license when registering for their event. Such riders do not become members and may not enter championship events. Riders that purchase a one-day license are entitled to the USA Cycling accident medical coverage for the event day the license was purchased for and limited to only the cycling activity of the event. All medical coverage is subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy(ies).
One-day licenses can be purchased when signing up via USA Cycling’s online registration system or on-site. Events that don’t use the USA Cycling registration tool may require on-site payment of the one-day license fee.
For road, mountain bike, track and cyclo-cross events, riders may purchase a one-day racing license for $10 and be permitted to enter races in the lowest Men’s and Women’s Categories. If you wish to race in a higher category you must purchase an annual license that states the category you wish to compete in.
One-day License Fee Rebate
You can apply the cost of a single one-day license toward the purchase of an annual domestic racing license. The cost of a one-day license cannot be applied to the purchase of the following licenses:
- Collegiate annual license
- Junior annual license
- International licenses (including BMX)
- Professional licenses
- Mechanics license
- Coaches license
- Officials license
- Race Director license
The one-day license must have been purchased within twelve months of the annual license purchase. For annual license applications that are mailed to us, the one-day license must be attached.
To receive the refund for an annual license purchased online, the one-day license application must be mailed to USA Cycling and a refund will be issued. Only one $10 discount per adult annual license per year will be granted.
To update an annual license account with posted race results achieved with a one-day license, please contact our Membership Services department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-434-4200.
YOUR MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT
Your My USA Cycling page is where you will find all the information pertaining to your membership. Here you can update your account information, manage your email options for USA Cycling communications, find upcoming races or rides in your area, check out how you rank against others across the United States and take advantage of your exclusive member benefits.
PARAMETERS FOR RACING
Your current racing license must be presented to enter a USA Cycling event. As a current/licensed member, you are eligible to compete in all USA Cycling sanctioned events nationwide. All domestic licenses are valid only for racing within the United States and are the property of USA Cycling.
By using your license, you agree to know and abide by the rules as outlined in the USA Cycling Competition Rule Book and the policies of USA Cycling. You may request a hard copy of the rule book by emailing email@example.com.
Your racing age is determined by your age on December 31 of the current year.
You may not compete at levels above or below your current category as listed on your license.
Unattached status will be assigned if a club name is not submitted with your license application, or if your club is not currently registered with USA Cycling.
Racing Collegiate requires that you hold a current collegiate license and are a full-time student at a college or university.
More information can be found at USA Cycling License Page if you have further questions about other USA Cycling licenses. All information here is provided by USA Cycling.