One-Day License

Competitive USA Cycling sanctioned events require a license to participate. 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 national 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).

Beginner One-Days One-Day licenses for beginner categories are $10 and may be purchased on USA Cycling’s website, or on-site at the event.

Experienced One-Days If your categories prohibit you from entering a race with a beginner one-day license (cat 1 mountain bike and anything but cat 5 for road, track and cyclo-cross), you can purchase the experienced one-day license for $25. The experienced one-day license is only available online.


Beginner One-Day

Experienced One-Day




Road, track, cyclo-cross

Category 5

Categories 1,2,3 and 4

Mountain bike

Categories 2 and 3 (Beginner and Sport)

Category 1


Purchasing a One-Day License Online  If the event is using the USA Cycling online registration system, the appropriate one-day will be added to your cart based on the race you register for if you don't have a current racing license.

To purchase a one-day license online where the event is not using the USA Cycling online registration system, make sure you're logged into your USA Cycling account, and go to the events page. Choose the event you'd like to participate in, and then choose the date for your one day license in the One-Day drop down and follow the purchase steps from there. The registration system will determine what type of one-day you need for the event in question based on the categories in your account.

There is no cap to the amount of times you may purchase either a beginner one-day license or an experienced one-day license. However, you may only redeem one one-day license purchase towards an annual license rebate.

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 one-day 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 or 719-434-4200.