Schedule of Fees

revised: 12/5/18

Membership & License Fees

**Please note that some prices will be going up on January 4th, 2019**
Membership
2019
BASIC Membership $20
SILVER Membership $65
GOLD Membership $175
Race Licenses(1)
(includes race license of same type)
Adult Domestic Race $75(2)
Junior Domestic Race (18 and younger on 12/31/2019) $40
Collegiate Race $45
Collegiate Add-On (to domestic/international license) $10(3)
SILVER Add on $45
GOLD Add on $155
Women and Continental Men Professional Road $260
Pro Continental Men Professional Road $360
World Tour Men Professional Road $410
Domestic Pro MTB $75
International Adult Race $200
International Junior Race $100
International (for foreign riders - i.e. non-U.S. citizens) $200
One-Day Race Licenses
Beginner One-day Race/Ride license $10(4)
Experienced One-day Race license $25(5)
Beginner One-day Collegiate Race license $10 (4)
Non-Competitive (including Training Rides, Camps and Clinics, excluding Gran Fondos) One-day license $10(6)
Other Licenses
Official’s License (first time official only) $25
Official’s Level C renewing $50
Official’s Level B $75
Official’s Level A $100
Official’s Nat Comm & Elite Nat Comm $125
Official’s Int Comm $150
Mechanic’s License $50
Coaching License - 1 year $95
Coaching License - 2 year $170
UCI Support License $200
Domestic Driver License $25(7)
Race Director License $150
Other Fees
24-hour priority processing of application $25
24-hour priority processing of application And Express Return service $50
Printed License - Waterproof paper $5
Printed License - Credit card style $10



Anti-doping Surcharges
Professional Road $50
Pro MTB and Cat 1 Road/Track/Cyclo-cross $25
Cat 1 MTB and Cat 2/3 Road/Track/Cyclo-cross $5



Club Fees

Club/Team Registration Pricing
Standard Club/Teams $200
Collegiate Clubs $100, Free first year
Junior-only Clubs $100
Interscholastic Clubs $100
Women's Domestic Elite Teams $400 + $350 RaceClean fee
Men's & Co-ed Domestic Elite Teams $500 + $450 RaceClean fee
Women's UCI Teams $2000 + $1000 RaceClean fee
Men's Continental UCI Teams $4000 + $1000 RaceClean fee
Men's Pro Continental UCI Teams $2000 + $500 RaceClean fee
Men's Pro Tour UCI Teams $4000

Permit Fees

Event Category
MTB Permit Fee
Road/Track/Cyclocross Permit Fee
A No fee 5% of total event prize list
B No fee 5% of total event prize list
C No fee 5% of total event prize list
D No fee $75 per day
E No fee $50 per day
F (Gran Fondos/Gravel Rides)
N/A $50 per day
G (Non-competitive) $50 per day$50 per day
Collegiate only No fee $50 per day
Collegiate + non-collegiate USAC No fee Pay standard Road/Track/Cyclocross event fee
Series - 1-3 Days No Fee $50
Series - 4-30 Days No Fee $100
Paper Processing Fee $50 $50
Permit Late Fee - less than 8 weeks out $25 $25
Permit Late Fee - less than 4 weeks out $100 $100
Permit Late Fee - less than 2 weeks out $200 $200
Set-up day $50 $50
Practice Day for A Events $250 per day $50 per day
Practice Day for B Events $200 per day $50 per day
Practice Day for C Events $150 per day $50 per day
Practice Day for D Events $125 per day $50 per day
Practice Day for E Events $100 per day $50 per day
Fine for inadequate numbers Greater of 7% of prize or $50 Greater of 7% of prize or $50
Cancellation Fee $50 $50
Post-event Late Fee - 22-30 days $25 $25
Post-event Late Fee - 31-60 days $100 $100
Post-event Late Fee - 61-90 days $200 $200



Insurance Pricing & Surcharges

Insurance Product
Fee
Competitive rider surcharge $4.00 per rider per day
Gran fondo/gravel rider surcharge $4.00 per rider per day
Non-competitive: training rides/clinics/camps rider surcharge $3.50 per rider per day
Non-competitive: fun rides/tours/charity rider surcharge $3.25 per rider per day
Additional insured certificate $13 per certificate
Special endorsements on insured certificate $75 per certificate
Hired/non-owned automobile insurance $45 per auto
Hired/non-owned motorcycle insurance $85 per moto for the first 5; $50 per moto each additional
Umbrella insurance for 5,000 or more participant days $1,875
Umbrella insurance for 1,000-4,999 participant days $1,250
Umbrella insurance for 250-999 participant days $950
Umbrella insurance for 100-249 participant days $675
Umbrella insurance for 1-99 participant days $425
Umbrella insurance for 10,000 or more spectators $2,500 additional
Coaches Insurance  $350 for domestic coverage; $450 for international coverage
Mechanics Insurance $350 for domestic coverage; $450 for international coverage
Club Insurance: 1-10 Members $325
Club Insurance: 11-25 Members $350
Club Insurance: 25-60 Members $375
Club Insurance: 51-100 Members $425
Club Insurance: 101-250 Members $450
Club Insurance: 251-500 Members $650
Club Insurance: 501-1000 Members $1,350
Club Insurance: 1,001+ Members $2,000
Discipline Item
Fee
Protest Deposit$20
Discipline Complaint$300 (per Policy III)
Hearing Deposit$300
Hearing Panel Member pay$50/day
Hearing Panel Foreperson pay$80/day

In the case of a protest, if the protest is upheld the deposit will be returned.

Officials' Fees

(a) Daily fee.
The organizer shall pay licensed officials a daily fee based on the race category. The fees are based on the highest race category for that day, plus the cost of reasonable and necessary travel. The tables below shows the minimum fee based on the race category.
For the tables below, the race day is considered to be one hour before the first race starts until one half hour after the last race finishes1.

Half-Day Race (5 hours or less)(1)
Race Category
Chief Referee
Chief Judge(2)
Other Officials
PRT/NC/UCI (*) $120 $85 $70
A $110 $90 $70
B $90 $75 $60
C-E $75 $50 $50
* note that these fees apply to officials assigned by USA Cycling


Full-Day Race (Between 5 and 9 hours)(1)
Race Category
Chief Referee
Chief Judge(2)
Other Officials
PRT/NC/UCI (*) $200 $140 $115
A $175$125 $100
B $140 $110 $90
C-E $120 $100 $80
* note that these fees apply to officials assigned by USA Cycling


This figure assumes that the official was onsite and working an hour before and until a half hour after. Officials who arrive late or are released earlier will use their actual onsite and working time to determine their hours worked.
Also Starter, Secretary, and Judge/Referee in track events, Chief Timer in time trials, Chief Judge in mountain bike races, commissaires that are part of the jury for International road and track races who are not assigned by the UCI, and Assistant Chief Referees in road events when assigned by USA Cycling. At UCI calendar races in the United States when there is a foreign Chief Commissaire, one American official will be designated to be the liaison with USA Cycling and receive the Assistant Chief Referee fee.

Overtime Race
For any race that goes over 9 hours, officials will be paid for the time over 9 hours at a rate of $20 per hour, paid in increments every 15 minutes.

For stage races, the daily fee shall be paid for each day, beginning with the prologue.

Officials who are required to be at an event for a non-competition day, such as registration, team meetings, or stage race rest days, will receive half day fees. For track events that take place in two sessions, an official who works only one of the sessions will be paid half day fees.

(b) Site Visits.When deemed necessary by USAC or a Local Association, the organizer will pay the Chief Referee or another designated official $50 for a pre-event venue inspection, in addition to travel expenses.

(c) Expenses. In addition to the daily fee, the organizer shall provide each official with the following:
    (1) Round trip transportation from the official's home and during the race, or reimbursement for the transportation according to the published rates of USA Cycling (see part 10, below);
    (2) In one-day races that take place during the lunch hour, either lunch or $15 additional; for races of more than one day when an overnight stay is required, $35 per diem;
    (3) Basic housing when overnight lodging is necessary before, during, or after the race;
    (4) Reimbursement for any other expenses that are reasonable and necessary for the official's duties.

(d) Cancellation. If it is necessary for any reason to cancel a race after the officials have begun their travel, the Organizer will pay each official for their actual expenses and at least half of the daily fee.


Travel Expenses

Individuals traveling on approved official business on behalf of USA Cycling shall be reimbursed normal and actual documented expenses. Transportation expenses shall be reimbursed at the IRS published rate for travel by personal vehicle but shall not exceed the cost of the lowest practicable airfare. The CEO may specify a more restrictive arrangement.

Membership & License Fee Policies

All licenses expire on December 31 of the year they are purchased. Beginning December 1st, memberships and licenses can be purchased that will expire on December 31st of the following year. The fee for replacing any USA Cycling license (older than 30 days) is $20. There are no refunds for memberships or licenses.

(1)International licenses are required to participate in events outside of the United States, including Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Domestic licenses are valid only within the United States. Racers competing in UCI races in the United States must hold an international license.

(2)You may upgrade your domestic race license to international at any time during the season and pay only the difference between the cost of the international and the domestic license.

(3)If you have an annual domestic or international race license, the collegiate license can be a $10 add on at the same time as purchasing the domestic or international race license. If you are a collegiate race member only and another racing license is added later, the rider will only need to pay the price difference of the two. Collegiate race licenses are only valid for use in collegiate events.

(4)Beginner one-day race licenses are valid only in the following categories:

  • Men's category 5 road/track/cyclocross
  • Women's category 5 road/track/cyclocross
  • Category 2 and 3 mountain bike

An annual race license is required for entry into all other category races. You may apply the cost of your beginner one-day race license to the cost of your annual adult race membership. To receive the discount, the one day license receipt must be attached to the annual membership application at the time of purchase. The one day license and annual membership must be for the same rider. The one day license application must have been purchased within twelve months of the annual license purchase. For an online annual membership purchase, the one day license application must be mailed to USA Cycling and a refund will be issued. Only one discount per adult annual membership per year will be issued. The discount does not apply to International, Collegiate, or Junior licenses. Mountain bike race directors will receive $5 for every beginner one-day sold for their event during the post event period.

(5)Any former member with a racing category excluded by the Beginner One-day Race license is eligible to purchase an Experienced One-day Race license once per year.

(6)One-day licenses are optional for Gran Fondos, Gravel rides, Fun Rides, Charity Rides, and Tours, but USA Cycling's excess medical coverage is only provided with purchase of a one-day license or annual membership. One-day licenses or annual memberships are required for Training Rides, Camps, and Clinics.

(7)Required to drive in caravan at UCI event- only accepted for domestic UCI events.


Event Permit Policies

General Permit Policies

(a) Road, Track, and Cyclocross permit fees for multiple day races, including stage races, omniums, or other races conducted on consecutive days with cumulative results are based on the highest overall payment on a single category, including general classification, team prizes, KOM’s, etc. No permit fees are required for Mountain Bike events.

(b) National Championships and international races are category A races.

(c) Non-championship final trials for Olympic, Pan American, and World Championship teams are at least category C races.

(d) State Championships and regional championships are at least category D races.

(e) Training Race Series Permit –A training race series is a sequence of race meets of the same kind conducted on a regular basis at the same location, time, and day of the week. State Championship series are not eligible. A prize list of less than $499 per day may be offered. Each rider must have an annual license or one-day license and must sign USA Cycling’s event waiver. The competitive per rider, per day insurance surcharge is applicable for all participants. Event Directors must submit payment for insurance surcharges and post event reporting to USA Cycling within 21 days following their event.

(f) Insurance certificates will be issued for the event director and each sponsoring club free of charge. If another party is required to be named as additionally insured, the additional insured certificate fee will apply for each party. This fee will also apply each time your certificate needs to be reissued or updated. We encourage you to make sure the information is accurate including spelling, addresses, and the required way to list the insured on the certificate prior to making the request.

(g) If a special endorsement is required, the special endorsement fee will apply for each party. Please contact your Event Services Coordinator to request special endorsements.

(h) Competitive Events. The event category for Road, Track, and Cyclocross is determined by adding the total cash and retail value of merchandise prizes for the entire event (all categories) . In Mountain Bike events the event category is determined by total number of anticipated participants in all classes and categories. Each rider must have an annual license or one-day license and must sign USA Cycling’s event waiver. The competitive per rider, per day insurance surcharge is applicable for all participants. Event Directors must submit payment for insurance surcharges and post event reporting to USA Cycling within 21 days following their event.

(i) Non-Competitive- Training Rides/Clinics/Camps. Event days need not be consecutive, but must be determined in advance and listed on the permit application. Each rider must have an annual license or one-day license and must sign USA Cycling’s event waiver. The Training Rides/Clinics/Camps per rider, per day insurance surcharge is applicable for all participants. Event Directors must submit payment for insurance surcharges and post event reporting to USA Cycling within 21 days following their event.

(j) Non-Competitive- Fun Rides/Tours/Charity Rides. Each rider must sign USA Cycling’s event waiver. The Fun Rides/Tours/Charity Rides per rider, per day insurance surcharge is applicable for all participants. Event Directors must submit payment for insurance surcharges and post event reporting to USA Cycling within 21 days following their event.”

(k) Gran Fondos and Gravel Events. Gran Fondo and Gravel events are timed events open to all riders. Each rider must sign USA Cycling’s event waiver. The Gran Fondo/Gravel per rider, per day insurance surcharge is applicable for all participants. Event Directors must submit payment for insurance surcharges and post event reporting to USA Cycling within 21 days following their event.

(l)Event Cancellations: The USA Cycling Event Cancellation Protection Program provides entry fee refunds when an event is cancelled due to extreme weather, natural disasters, or terrorism. The Event Cancellation Program is automatically provided at no cost to events using USA Cycling’s online registration system only. Entry fee refunds will be given to all riders that have pre-registered online and Event Directors can keep the registration fees collected through the USA Cycling online registration system. Late fees are non-refundable.

(m) Hired Non-Owned Automobile and Motorcycle Insurance (optional): USA Cycling provides liability insurance for automobiles and/or motorcycles (excluding durneys and motorcycles while used within a velodrome) on a per vehicle basis. The Hired Non-Owned automobile and motorcycle coverage is excess in nature. The automobile and motorcycle’s primary coverage pays first. The Hired Non-Owned insurance only covers vehicles driven by officials and marshals during the event on the event course (i.e. as a pace or follow vehicle). Only automobiles, motorcycles and drivers scheduled and paid for on USA Cycling’s Hired Non-Owned application and event permit will be covered. Automobiles may carry a maximum of 8 persons. If this insurance purchase is declined or not purchased, and an automobile or motorcycle is used in the event that is not listed on the application or permit, the automobile or motorcycle will not receive insurance coverage through USA Cycling.

Road, Track, and Cyclocross Event Categories 

The overall event category is based on the total payout for the highest individual race category. Minimum prize amounts are given below for events that are part of track events, single day road race events, and road race series. Certain races may be placed higher than their prize list qualifies for, as shown in the footnotes.

Minimum Prize List of Class:


Category

Road/Track/Cyclocross Prize list

A

$10,000

B

$5,000-$9,999

C

$2,000-$4,999

D

$500-$1,999

E

$0-$499


Mountain Bike Event Categories

Mountain Bike events are categorized based on the following criteria:
Total number of anticipated participants in all classes and categories

Category

Mountain Bike # of Anticipated Participants

A

1,000+

B

500-999

C

100-499

D

50-99

E

1-49



Entry fees

(a) Free Market. Entry fees, late and/or post-entry surcharges may be set at the discretion of the Event Director.
(b) Late entries may be charged a surcharge provided that an official race announcement that states the surcharge has been distributed, as required by the Racing Rules.
(c) When an Event Director requires the use of an online entry service, the existence of surcharges for this service must be disclosed in the race announcement.
(d) UCI World or U.S. National Champions who pre-register for category A, B or C races (except National Championships) by the specified closing date shall be refunded their entry fee provided that they are eligible to wear their championship jersey in the race, and do so (see Rule 1H4(g)).

Membership & License Fees

**Please note that some prices will be going up on January 4th, 2019**
Membership
2019
BASIC Membership $20
SILVER Membership $65
GOLD Membership $175
Race Licenses(1)
(includes race license of same type)
Adult Domestic Race $75(2)
Junior Domestic Race (18 and younger on 12/31/2019) $40
Collegiate Race $45
Collegiate Add-On (to domestic/international license) $10(3)
SILVER Add on $45
GOLD Add on $155
Women and Continental Men Professional Road $260
Pro Continental Men Professional Road $360
World Tour Men Professional Road $410
Domestic Pro MTB $75
International Adult Race $200
International Junior Race $100
International (for foreign riders - i.e. non-U.S. citizens) $200
One-Day Race Licenses
Beginner One-day Race/Ride license $10(4)
Experienced One-day Race license $25(5)
Beginner One-day Collegiate Race license $10 (4)
Non-Competitive (including Training Rides, Camps and Clinics, excluding Gran Fondos) One-day license $10(6)
Other Licenses
Official’s License (first time official only) $25
Official’s Level C renewing $50
Official’s Level B $75
Official’s Level A $100
Official’s Nat Comm & Elite Nat Comm $125
Official’s Int Comm $150
Mechanic’s License $50
Coaching License - 1 year $95
Coaching License - 2 year $170
UCI Support License $200
Domestic Driver License $25(7)
Race Director License $150
Other Fees
24-hour priority processing of application $25
24-hour priority processing of application And Express Return service $50
Printed License - Waterproof paper $5
Printed License - Credit card style $10



Anti-doping Surcharges
Professional Road $50
Pro MTB and Cat 1 Road/Track/Cyclo-cross $25
Cat 1 MTB and Cat 2/3 Road/Track/Cyclo-cross $5



Club Fees

Club/Team Registration Pricing
Standard Club/Teams $200
Collegiate Clubs $100, Free first year
Junior-only Clubs $100
Interscholastic Clubs $100
Women's Domestic Elite Teams $400 + $350 RaceClean fee
Men's & Co-ed Domestic Elite Teams $500 + $450 RaceClean fee
Women's UCI Teams $2000 + $1000 RaceClean fee
Men's Continental UCI Teams $4000 + $1000 RaceClean fee
Men's Pro Continental UCI Teams $2000 + $500 RaceClean fee
Men's Pro Tour UCI Teams $4000

Permit Fees

Event Category
MTB Permit Fee
Road/Track/Cyclocross Permit Fee
A No fee 5% of total event prize list
B No fee 5% of total event prize list
C No fee 5% of total event prize list
D No fee $75 per day
E No fee $50 per day
F (Gran Fondos/Gravel Rides)
N/A $50 per day
G (Non-competitive) $50 per day$50 per day
Collegiate only No fee $50 per day
Collegiate + non-collegiate USAC No fee Pay standard Road/Track/Cyclocross event fee
Series - 1-3 Days No Fee $50
Series - 4-30 Days No Fee $100
Paper Processing Fee $50 $50
Permit Late Fee - less than 8 weeks out $25 $25
Permit Late Fee - less than 4 weeks out $100 $100
Permit Late Fee - less than 2 weeks out $200 $200
Set-up day $50 $50
Practice Day for A Events $250 per day $50 per day
Practice Day for B Events $200 per day $50 per day
Practice Day for C Events $150 per day $50 per day
Practice Day for D Events $125 per day $50 per day
Practice Day for E Events $100 per day $50 per day
Fine for inadequate numbers Greater of 7% of prize or $50 Greater of 7% of prize or $50
Cancellation Fee $50 $50
Post-event Late Fee - 22-30 days $25 $25
Post-event Late Fee - 31-60 days $100 $100
Post-event Late Fee - 61-90 days $200 $200



Insurance Pricing & Surcharges

Insurance Product
Fee
Competitive rider surcharge $4.00 per rider per day
Gran fondo/gravel rider surcharge $4.00 per rider per day
Non-competitive: training rides/clinics/camps rider surcharge $3.50 per rider per day
Non-competitive: fun rides/tours/charity rider surcharge $3.25 per rider per day
Additional insured certificate $13 per certificate
Special endorsements on insured certificate $75 per certificate
Hired/non-owned automobile insurance $45 per auto
Hired/non-owned motorcycle insurance $85 per moto for the first 5; $50 per moto each additional
Umbrella insurance for 5,000 or more participant days $1,875
Umbrella insurance for 1,000-4,999 participant days $1,250
Umbrella insurance for 250-999 participant days $950
Umbrella insurance for 100-249 participant days $675
Umbrella insurance for 1-99 participant days $425
Umbrella insurance for 10,000 or more spectators $2,500 additional
Coaches Insurance  $350 for domestic coverage; $450 for international coverage
Mechanics Insurance $350 for domestic coverage; $450 for international coverage
Club Insurance: 1-10 Members $325
Club Insurance: 11-25 Members $350
Club Insurance: 25-60 Members $375
Club Insurance: 51-100 Members $425
Club Insurance: 101-250 Members $450
Club Insurance: 251-500 Members $650
Club Insurance: 501-1000 Members $1,350
Club Insurance: 1,001+ Members $2,000
Discipline Item
Fee
Protest Deposit$20
Discipline Complaint$300 (per Policy III)
Hearing Deposit$300
Hearing Panel Member pay$50/day
Hearing Panel Foreperson pay$80/day

In the case of a protest, if the protest is upheld the deposit will be returned.

Officials' Fees

(a) Daily fee.
The organizer shall pay licensed officials a daily fee based on the race category. The fees are based on the highest race category for that day, plus the cost of reasonable and necessary travel. The tables below shows the minimum fee based on the race category.
For the tables below, the race day is considered to be one hour before the first race starts until one half hour after the last race finishes1.

Half-Day Race (5 hours or less)(1)
Race Category
Chief Referee
Chief Judge(2)
Other Officials
PRT/NC/UCI (*) $120 $85 $70
A $110 $90 $70
B $90 $75 $60
C-E $75 $50 $50
* note that these fees apply to officials assigned by USA Cycling


Full-Day Race (Between 5 and 9 hours)(1)
Race Category
Chief Referee
Chief Judge(2)
Other Officials
PRT/NC/UCI (*) $200 $140 $115
A $175$125 $100
B $140 $110 $90
C-E $120 $100 $80
* note that these fees apply to officials assigned by USA Cycling


This figure assumes that the official was onsite and working an hour before and until a half hour after. Officials who arrive late or are released earlier will use their actual onsite and working time to determine their hours worked.
Also Starter, Secretary, and Judge/Referee in track events, Chief Timer in time trials, Chief Judge in mountain bike races, commissaires that are part of the jury for International road and track races who are not assigned by the UCI, and Assistant Chief Referees in road events when assigned by USA Cycling. At UCI calendar races in the United States when there is a foreign Chief Commissaire, one American official will be designated to be the liaison with USA Cycling and receive the Assistant Chief Referee fee.

Overtime Race
For any race that goes over 9 hours, officials will be paid for the time over 9 hours at a rate of $20 per hour, paid in increments every 15 minutes.

For stage races, the daily fee shall be paid for each day, beginning with the prologue.

Officials who are required to be at an event for a non-competition day, such as registration, team meetings, or stage race rest days, will receive half day fees. For track events that take place in two sessions, an official who works only one of the sessions will be paid half day fees.

(b) Site Visits.When deemed necessary by USAC or a Local Association, the organizer will pay the Chief Referee or another designated official $50 for a pre-event venue inspection, in addition to travel expenses.

(c) Expenses. In addition to the daily fee, the organizer shall provide each official with the following:
    (1) Round trip transportation from the official's home and during the race, or reimbursement for the transportation according to the published rates of USA Cycling (see part 10, below);
    (2) In one-day races that take place during the lunch hour, either lunch or $15 additional; for races of more than one day when an overnight stay is required, $35 per diem;
    (3) Basic housing when overnight lodging is necessary before, during, or after the race;
    (4) Reimbursement for any other expenses that are reasonable and necessary for the official's duties.

(d) Cancellation. If it is necessary for any reason to cancel a race after the officials have begun their travel, the Organizer will pay each official for their actual expenses and at least half of the daily fee.


Travel Expenses

Individuals traveling on approved official business on behalf of USA Cycling shall be reimbursed normal and actual documented expenses. Transportation expenses shall be reimbursed at the IRS published rate for travel by personal vehicle but shall not exceed the cost of the lowest practicable airfare. The CEO may specify a more restrictive arrangement.

Membership & License Fee Policies

All licenses expire on December 31 of the year they are purchased. Beginning December 1st, memberships and licenses can be purchased that will expire on December 31st of the following year. The fee for replacing any USA Cycling license (older than 30 days) is $20. There are no refunds for memberships or licenses.

(1)International licenses are required to participate in events outside of the United States, including Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Domestic licenses are valid only within the United States. Racers competing in UCI races in the United States must hold an international license.

(2)You may upgrade your domestic race license to international at any time during the season and pay only the difference between the cost of the international and the domestic license.

(3)If you have an annual domestic or international race license, the collegiate license can be a $10 add on at the same time as purchasing the domestic or international race license. If you are a collegiate race member only and another racing license is added later, the rider will only need to pay the price difference of the two. Collegiate race licenses are only valid for use in collegiate events.

(4)Beginner one-day race licenses are valid only in the following categories:

  • Men's category 5 road/track/cyclocross
  • Women's category 5 road/track/cyclocross
  • Category 2 and 3 mountain bike

An annual race license is required for entry into all other category races. You may apply the cost of your beginner one-day race license to the cost of your annual adult race membership. To receive the discount, the one day license receipt must be attached to the annual membership application at the time of purchase. The one day license and annual membership must be for the same rider. The one day license application must have been purchased within twelve months of the annual license purchase. For an online annual membership purchase, the one day license application must be mailed to USA Cycling and a refund will be issued. Only one discount per adult annual membership per year will be issued. The discount does not apply to International, Collegiate, or Junior licenses. Mountain bike race directors will receive $5 for every beginner one-day sold for their event during the post event period.

(5)Any former member with a racing category excluded by the Beginner One-day Race license is eligible to purchase an Experienced One-day Race license once per year.

(6)One-day licenses are optional for Gran Fondos, Gravel rides, Fun Rides, Charity Rides, and Tours, but USA Cycling's excess medical coverage is only provided with purchase of a one-day license or annual membership. One-day licenses or annual memberships are required for Training Rides, Camps, and Clinics.

(7)Required to drive in caravan at UCI event- only accepted for domestic UCI events.


Event Permit Policies

General Permit Policies

(a) Road, Track, and Cyclocross permit fees for multiple day races, including stage races, omniums, or other races conducted on consecutive days with cumulative results are based on the highest overall payment on a single category, including general classification, team prizes, KOM’s, etc. No permit fees are required for Mountain Bike events.

(b) National Championships and international races are category A races.

(c) Non-championship final trials for Olympic, Pan American, and World Championship teams are at least category C races.

(d) State Championships and regional championships are at least category D races.

(e) Training Race Series Permit –A training race series is a sequence of race meets of the same kind conducted on a regular basis at the same location, time, and day of the week. State Championship series are not eligible. A prize list of less than $499 per day may be offered. Each rider must have an annual license or one-day license and must sign USA Cycling’s event waiver. The competitive per rider, per day insurance surcharge is applicable for all participants. Event Directors must submit payment for insurance surcharges and post event reporting to USA Cycling within 21 days following their event.

(f) Insurance certificates will be issued for the event director and each sponsoring club free of charge. If another party is required to be named as additionally insured, the additional insured certificate fee will apply for each party. This fee will also apply each time your certificate needs to be reissued or updated. We encourage you to make sure the information is accurate including spelling, addresses, and the required way to list the insured on the certificate prior to making the request.

(g) If a special endorsement is required, the special endorsement fee will apply for each party. Please contact your Event Services Coordinator to request special endorsements.

(h) Competitive Events. The event category for Road, Track, and Cyclocross is determined by adding the total cash and retail value of merchandise prizes for the entire event (all categories) . In Mountain Bike events the event category is determined by total number of anticipated participants in all classes and categories. Each rider must have an annual license or one-day license and must sign USA Cycling’s event waiver. The competitive per rider, per day insurance surcharge is applicable for all participants. Event Directors must submit payment for insurance surcharges and post event reporting to USA Cycling within 21 days following their event.

(i) Non-Competitive- Training Rides/Clinics/Camps. Event days need not be consecutive, but must be determined in advance and listed on the permit application. Each rider must have an annual license or one-day license and must sign USA Cycling’s event waiver. The Training Rides/Clinics/Camps per rider, per day insurance surcharge is applicable for all participants. Event Directors must submit payment for insurance surcharges and post event reporting to USA Cycling within 21 days following their event.

(j) Non-Competitive- Fun Rides/Tours/Charity Rides. Each rider must sign USA Cycling’s event waiver. The Fun Rides/Tours/Charity Rides per rider, per day insurance surcharge is applicable for all participants. Event Directors must submit payment for insurance surcharges and post event reporting to USA Cycling within 21 days following their event.”

(k) Gran Fondos and Gravel Events. Gran Fondo and Gravel events are timed events open to all riders. Each rider must sign USA Cycling’s event waiver. The Gran Fondo/Gravel per rider, per day insurance surcharge is applicable for all participants. Event Directors must submit payment for insurance surcharges and post event reporting to USA Cycling within 21 days following their event.

(l)Event Cancellations: The USA Cycling Event Cancellation Protection Program provides entry fee refunds when an event is cancelled due to extreme weather, natural disasters, or terrorism. The Event Cancellation Program is automatically provided at no cost to events using USA Cycling’s online registration system only. Entry fee refunds will be given to all riders that have pre-registered online and Event Directors can keep the registration fees collected through the USA Cycling online registration system. Late fees are non-refundable.

(m) Hired Non-Owned Automobile and Motorcycle Insurance (optional): USA Cycling provides liability insurance for automobiles and/or motorcycles (excluding durneys and motorcycles while used within a velodrome) on a per vehicle basis. The Hired Non-Owned automobile and motorcycle coverage is excess in nature. The automobile and motorcycle’s primary coverage pays first. The Hired Non-Owned insurance only covers vehicles driven by officials and marshals during the event on the event course (i.e. as a pace or follow vehicle). Only automobiles, motorcycles and drivers scheduled and paid for on USA Cycling’s Hired Non-Owned application and event permit will be covered. Automobiles may carry a maximum of 8 persons. If this insurance purchase is declined or not purchased, and an automobile or motorcycle is used in the event that is not listed on the application or permit, the automobile or motorcycle will not receive insurance coverage through USA Cycling.

Road, Track, and Cyclocross Event Categories 

The overall event category is based on the total payout for the highest individual race category. Minimum prize amounts are given below for events that are part of track events, single day road race events, and road race series. Certain races may be placed higher than their prize list qualifies for, as shown in the footnotes.

Minimum Prize List of Class:


Category

Road/Track/Cyclocross Prize list

A

$10,000

B

$5,000-$9,999

C

$2,000-$4,999

D

$500-$1,999

E

$0-$499


Mountain Bike Event Categories

Mountain Bike events are categorized based on the following criteria:
Total number of anticipated participants in all classes and categories

Category

Mountain Bike # of Anticipated Participants

A

1,000+

B

500-999

C

100-499

D

50-99

E

1-49



Entry fees

(a) Free Market. Entry fees, late and/or post-entry surcharges may be set at the discretion of the Event Director.
(b) Late entries may be charged a surcharge provided that an official race announcement that states the surcharge has been distributed, as required by the Racing Rules.
(c) When an Event Director requires the use of an online entry service, the existence of surcharges for this service must be disclosed in the race announcement.
(d) UCI World or U.S. National Champions who pre-register for category A, B or C races (except National Championships) by the specified closing date shall be refunded their entry fee provided that they are eligible to wear their championship jersey in the race, and do so (see Rule 1H4(g)).