USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States. It is responsible for overseeing and promoting various disciplines of cycling, including road cycling, track cycling, mountain biking, BMX, and cyclo-cross.
USA Cycling's primary objectives are to develop and support cycling at all levels, from grassroots participation to elite performance. The organization works with regional and local cycling associations, clubs, and other stakeholders to organize events, competitions, and development programs across the country.
Some of the key functions and responsibilities of USA Cycling include:
National Championships: Organizing national championships in different cycling disciplines, where riders compete for the prestigious title of the national champion in their respective categories.
High-Performance Program: Managing the national high-performance program to support and develop elite cyclists aiming to represent the United States at international events, including the Olympic Games and UCI World Championships.
Development Pathways: Providing development pathways and programs for young cyclists to nurture talent and promote a sustainable future for American cycling.
Event Coordination: Coordinating and sanctioning various cycling events and competitions across the country to ensure they meet the required standards and regulations.
Safety and Governance: Promoting safety in cycling and enforcing rules and regulations to ensure fair and ethical practices within the sport.
Participation and Advocacy: Encouraging and promoting cycling as a healthy and accessible activity for all Americans, advocating for better infrastructure and policies to support cycling as a mode of transport and recreation.
USA Cycling plays a crucial role in supporting the growth and success of cycling in the United States, and it acts as the national representative body for the sport in dealings with international cycling organizations, such as the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).