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Clay County To Host USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships

By: Bouker Pool  February 18, 2020

Elite BMX Racing and Para Road National Championship dates and locations are also released

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – The best amateur cyclists in the country will descend upon Clay County for the USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships on June 25-28, 2020. The two-year agreement brings the event to Northeast Florida in 2021 as well.   

“We look forward to welcoming this group of competitors and their families to our community,” said Clay County Board of Commissioners Chairman Gayward Hendry. “We are excited to showcase our small towns on the national stage. There will be many opportunities to show your community spirit by coming out to cheer on these athletes as they compete for the national title. We are certain they will enjoy Clay County as one of the most hospitable places they've ever visited.”

The championship will feature 800 competitors combined between the various rider divisions, with athletes as young as 10 years old competing for National Titles. There will be a group of top-level amateur racers aiming for the professional ranks that will be competing as well.

“We appreciate USA Cycling entrusting Clay County and Airstream Ventures with their Road Amateur National Championships for two years,” said Alan Verlander, CEO of Airstream Ventures. “Any time you host a national championship, it is a special opportunity, and we look forward to providing the participants, fans, and staff of USA Cycling a truly memorable experience.”

Three different disciplines will be featured in the weekend of racing – time trial, road race, and criterium. The time trial course on Thursday, June 25 will start and finish at the Keystone Airport, with the course running through Camp Blanding. The road races begin on Friday, June 26, with the younger age groups on a short course that starts and finishes at Penney Farms. The road races conclude with a longer race for the older age groups on Saturday, June 27, at Penney Farms. The racing concludes on Sunday, June 28, with the criterium – a NASCAR-like short and fast cycling race near Fleming Island High School. This national championship also serves as a platform for our Elite Athletics team to scout out up and coming riders.

“USA Cycling is excited to bring the Amateur National Road Championships to Clay County,” said Chuck Hodge, USA Cycling Chief of Racing and Events. “This event is a showcase for our young and aspiring athletes as they seek out future success both in the US and abroad.”

Houston will host the Elite BMX Racing National Championship on March 6, 2020. Four new national champions will be crowned in the following classes: Elite Men, Elite Women, Junior Elite Men, and Junior Elite Women. During the rest of the weekend, the USABMX Lone Star Nationals serves as a qualifier for the World Championships that will take place on the same track May 26-June 1.

The USA Cycling Para Road Race and Time Trial National Championship is headed to Augusta, Ga this year. The race will take place May 6-7, several days before Collegiate Road Nationals. The event will bring together numerous categorizes of adaptive cyclists to compete for National Titles.

Completed 2020 USA Cycling National Championships Schedule

March 6

USA Cycling Elite BMX Nationals

Houston, Texas

April 4-5

USA Cycling Collegiate BMX Nationals

Redmond, Ore.

May 6-7

USA Cycling Para Road Race & Time Trial Nationals

Augusta, Ga.

May 8-10

USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals

Augusta, Ga.

June 18-21

USA Cycling Pro Road, TT & Crit Nationals

Knoxville, Tenn.

June 25-28

USA Cycling Amateur Road Nationals

Clay County, Fla.

June 30-July 5

USA Cycling Masters and Para Track Nationals

Trexlertown, Penn.

July 7-12

USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals

Winter Park, Colo.

July 20-26

USA Cycling Elite and Juniors Track Nationals

Carson, Calif.

July 30-August 2

USA Cycling Masters Road Nationals

Cedar City, Utah

September 10-13

USA Cycling Collegiate Track Nationals

Indianapolis, Ind.

September 12

USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike Nationals

Palo Duro Canyon, Tex.

October 16-18

USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals

Durango, Colo.

December 8-13

USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals

DuPage County, Ill.

 For more information on National Championships, visit our website.