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2020 National Championship update-May 15th

By: Tara McCarthy  May 15, 2020

We remain in close communication with our local host communities and medical experts as we evaluate the safety and feasibility of our National Championships in this changing environment.

Last week our first National Championships of the summer season would have crowned a new class of Collegiate and Para Road Champions, and we would have returned to the office and eagerly jumped back into planning for our June and July Nationals. Unfortunately, we continue to assess how to best ensure safe and fair events for the remainder of the year.

Two weeks ago, our National Championship update generated conversation and feedback from many riders, parents and coaches about the likely cancellation of our Junior Nationals. This feedback is appreciated and demonstrates how passionate our sport is about the work we love doing for you.

A main consideration to cancel, outside of mass gathering restrictions and safety, is due to the historic feedback we've heard against holding a Junior Nationals during a time when students are in school. The likely cancellation status was not based on a race category, it was based on years of feedback we have received from our membership. We were essentially running out of time to host these events before school began. 

However, 2020 is a year full of changes, challenges and maybe some new opportunities. We will consider postponing Junior Nationals to the fall based on community input. 

We want to be clear that we are assessing our ability to hold any Nationals this year on a daily basis, including events that are currently postponed, due to the safety issues and restrictions. We are monitoring state re-opening plans and are working with our host communities on contingency plans. If we cannot reasonably ensure the safety of our members, volunteers and host communities we will not run a National Championship.

We will continue to provide status updates in the coming weeks. As the status of COVID-19 changes and evolves, we stand alongside you, holding out hope that we will be able to provide you with a great National Championship experience this year. We will not open any registration until we are confident we can successfully and safely hold an event.

Please continue to ride safe and we pinky promise we will continue to work on these events. We’ll be in touch.

Event

Original Event Date

Status

Next

Communication*

2020 USA Cycling Pro Road National Championship

June 18-21

Postponing and change of location

June 15

2020 USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championship

June 25-28

Postponing- occurring no earlier than September 1

June 30

2020 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championship

June 30-July 5

Postponing- occurring no earlier than August 17

June 15

2020 USA Cycling Para Track National Championship

June 30-July 5

Postponing- occurring no earlier than August 17

June 15

2020 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championship

July 6-12

Postponing- occurring no earlier than July 27

June 1

2020 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship

July 19

Postponed until August 23

June 30

2020 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championship

July 20-26

Postponing- occurring no earlier than September 1

June 30

2020 USA Cycling Junior Track National Championship

July 20-26

Postponing- occurring no earlier than September 1

June 30

2020 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championship

July 30-August 2

Postponing- occurring no earlier than September 1

June 30

2020 USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championship

September 10-13

Unchanged at this time

June 15

2020 USA Cycling Freestyle BMX National Championship

TBA

No additional info at this time

June 15

2020 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championship

October 15-18

Unchanged at this time

June 15

2020 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championship

September 12

Postponed until November 14

July 30

2020 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championship

December 8-13

Unchanged at this time

July 30


*Unless relevant information dictates an earlier notification.

For more information, please contact Tara McCarthy at tmccarthy@usacycling.org.