Online registration closes December 1 for Cyclo-cross Nationals

The 2010 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships is just a few weeks away! Are you registered to ride for a Stars-and-Stripes jersey?

Now is the time to sign up and take advantage of discounted online registration fees. Online registration will close on Wednesday, December 1, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

From December 8 to 12, the 2010 Cyclo-cross Nationals will take over Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill District — featuring a new course, BikeYoga classes, a warm-up area with LeMond Revolution trainers, and the Cross Culture: Art+Bike Festival.

Rule update reminders

Singlespeed National Championship
At the recent Board of Trustees meeting, the addition of Singlespeed as a championship discipline was approved. The Singlespeed National Championship will be open to all rider ability categories (there will not be any category restrictions). Riders must have a freewheel, one cog, and drop bars. Mountain bikes and straight bars will not be allowed.

Tire width rule
The new 33mm tire width rule will only apply to Elite, U23 and Juniors 17-18 years old competitors.

Riders competing in the non-UCI categories of Masters, Singlespeed, and Collegiate will not have the new tire width rule enforced. However, they must have no larger than a 35mm tire and compete on a cyclo-cross bike.

There are no bike restrictions for Juniors 16 years old and younger.

Online Registration

In an effort to streamline your registration process, we’ve created the USA Cycling online registration system. To sign up for nationals, simply visit your My USA Cycling page or go to the event website.

Current fees per race (until Dec. 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST)

  • Juniors — $60
  • Collegiate — $50
  • U23/Masters/Elites — $90
  • Non-championship — $85

On-site registration fees per race

  • Juniors — $75
  • Collegiate — $85
  • U23/Masters/Elites — $105
  • Non-championship — $100

Please note: Unlike previous years, your registration time has no bearing on your start line seeding order. All Masters, Juniors and Singlespeed classes will have a short time trial for seeding purposes the day before their championship race. There is no separate entry fee for the time trial — all registrants in classes that have a time trial will be automatically given a start time. For information on eligibility and call-up procedures, click here.

Save time and money by registering early! On-site registration and packet pick-up will open on Tuesday, December 7. On-site registration must be completed the day before your race. There is no day-of registration!

Click here for a schedule of events, including packet pick-up and on-site registration.

For FAQs about USA Cycling’s new online registration system, click here.

Travel and Accommodations

There are six preferred lodging sponsors very close to the competition venue that are offering special lodging rates for Cyclo-cross Nationals competitors, spectators and vendors: Mount Bachelor Village Resort, Oxford Hotel, Phoenix Inn Suites, Pine Ridge Inn, Riverhouse Hotel, and Shilo Inn Suites. VisitBend.com has more information on how to reserve your room.

As you’re making your travel plans, keep in mind that USA Cycling members are eligible for travel-related discounts on airfare, lodging and bike shipping from partners such as United Airlines and Hertz rental cars, among others. Check out your My USA Cycling page to learn more about these savings opportunities.

For eligibility rules, schedule of events and venue information, go to the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships website.

Please contact the National Events Director, Kelli Lusk, at klusk@usacycling.org with any questions.



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