2012 LAJRS and ADJRS Applications Now Available


Junior Racers

USA Cycling has announced that applications for the 2012 Lance Armstrong Junior Race Series (LAJRS) and the Alison Dunlap Junior Race Series (ADJRS) are now available to race directors.

For events to be included on either calendar, the application must be received at least two weeks before the event date. For a complete list of criteria for each series, please see the respective application. Initial calendars will be posted by March.

The immediate goal for the LAJRS and ADJRS is to promote and continue to grow racing opportunities for junior cyclists by developing long-term partnerships with race organizers who will create safe and fun racing opportunities for boys and girls and young men and women.

Both programs also act as a possible entry point to USA Cycling's Athlete Development Pathway. This pathway provides riders with a road map to follow from beginning racing experiences through training camps to international competition. Top finishers at races in both series will have the opportunity to qualify for one of USA Cycling’s Regional Development Camps.

The Lance Armstrong Junior Race Series is marking its 20th year of providing racing opportunities for junior and espoir-aged young men and women. With the aim of increasing the quantity and quality of road racing opportunities for young, USA Cycling-licensed riders in the United States, LAJRS also aims to identify and recognize potential world-class cycling talent at the junior level.

Entering its 13th year, the Alison Dunlap Junior Race Series was created by USA Cycling to provide racing opportunities for aspiring junior mountain bike athletes across the country. In addition to the opportunity to earn invitations to development camps, the top 10 finishers in both genders and all categories and age groups in the ADJRS will be qualified to compete at their respective 2012 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships (cross-country or gravity).

For more information on either series, please contact National Events Manager Tony Leko at tleko@usacycling.org.