National Series & Calendars Overview
USA Cycling works with race directors from across the country to create various calendars and series that feature bike racing across several disciplines and ability levels.
PROFESSIONAL CYCLOCROSS CALENDAR
The USA Cycling Professional Cyclocross Calendar (ProCX) features the premier cyclocross events in America and uses an overall ranking system to determine the best individual male and female ‘cross racers over the course of the season. The ProCX calendar includes all of the UCI-inscripted category 1 and 2 races in the country.
AMERICAN CYCLOCROSS CALENDAR
The purpose of USA Cycling's American Cyclocross Calendar (ACXC) is to recognize top domestic events and provide them with the opportunity to achieve UCI recognition. Those races that seek UCI inscription and inclusion on the Professional Cyclocross Calendar (ProCX) must first be part of the CXNC for at least one year.
JUNIOR SERIES & CALENDARS
ROAD DEVELOPMENT RACE SERIES
The USA Cycling Road Development Race Series has provided opportunities for aspiring junior riders across the United States for more than 20 years. Through the cooperation and hard work of event organizers, the program has evolved into a nationally-recognized calendar that encourages junior and espoir-aged racing while identifying potential talent for our regional talent ID camps and national development program.
MOUNTAIN BIKE DEVELOPMENT RACE SERIES
The USA Cycling Mountain Bike Development Race Series has been in existence under different series and calendars since 2000. Formerly known as the Alison Dunlap Junior Race Series and currently a part of the American Mountain Bike Challenge, this program has provided mountain bike racing opportunities for aspiring junior males and females across the United States.
Track Development Race Series
Designed as a compliment to the Olympic Development Program (ODP), the Track Development Race Series (TDRS) brings top junior national level racing to tracks across the nation providing both high level competition and chances for ODP program identification throughout the year. Series points are awarded at all JNTC races and Junior Track Nationals to crown the best male and female riders in both sprint and endurance categories. Series winners are granted invitations to the fall ODP selection camp each year.
MOUNTAIN BIKING SERIES & CALENDARS
PRO MOUNTAIN BIKE CROSS-COUNTRY TOUR
The Pro MTB Cross-Country Tour (Pro XCT) offers cross-country Olympic-style (XCO) and short-track cross-country (XCC) racing. Most of the events on this calendar are UCI-sanctioned, allowing elite riders the opportunity to earn valuable UCI ranking points. Pro teams registered as either a UCI trade team or USA Cycling domestic pro MTB team are also eligible for professional team rankings.
NATIONAL DOWNHILL SERIES
The National Downhill Series (NDHS) offers downhill (DH) racing. Individual rider rankings will be offered for the Pro category, with amateur categories offered at each event. The gated events, such as dual slalom and four-cross (4X), may also be offered at some of the five stops on the 2020 National Downhill Series. Series points are given to top finishers at each event and used to determine the individual men’s and women’s standings that rank the best downhillers competing in the U.S.
AMERICAN MOUNTAIN BIKE CALENDAR
The American Mountain Bike Calendar (AMBC) was created in 1996 to recognize, support, and provide top-level regional racing opportunities for racers of all abilities. AMBC competitions are excellent places for riders to try the racing scene for the first time or seasoned athletes to test their skills against their fellow racers. All AMBC events offer cross-country racing, with some events also including downhill, dual slalom, four cross, short-track cross-country, and/or observed trials competitions.
STATE AND REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The USA Cycling Mountain Bike State and Regional Championship (USA CYCLING MTB) is to recognize the best mountain bike racers in each state and region. Through the USA Cycling MTB State and Regional Championships, riders will be eligible for state and regional titles and medals, along with being able to qualify and compete at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships.
ROAD SERIES & CALENDARS
PRO ROAD TOUR
The USA Cycling Pro Road Tour (PRT) showcases the premier domestic road calendar events in the U.S., including criteriums, road races, stage races and omniums. Over six months and spanning from coast to coast, the PRT will include overall individual and team rankings for men and women, crowning PRT Champions following the 17-event calendar. The Pro Road Tour features the nation's top road events and is open to both professional and amateur cyclists.
american road calendar
The purpose of USA Cycling's American Road Calendar (ARC) is to recognize top domestic events and provide them with the opportunity to achieve future recognition on the UCI or PRT calendars. Featuring some of America's best regional races - this series serves as a stepping stone for future talent.
TRACK SERIES & CALENDARS
AMERICAN TRACK CALENDAR
Created in 2012 to feature the country's preeminent velodromes, the USA Cycling American Track Calendar (ATC) recognizes the best track cyclists in the United States. The American Track Calendar(ATC) consists of all UCI Track Cycling Events that are hosted in the United States.