Category upgrade information

Each license allows for promotion to higher categories according to certain guidelines. Upgrades can be based on either experience or points, depending on the level and license type.

All rider upgrades are processed through your My USA Cycling account. The request will be sent to the person responsible for your area and/or category. You will need to follow the instructions online and provide the information about your race experience and placings.

The information you provide must include:

  • Name of event
  • Race/Event date
  • Type of event
  • Category
  • Number of participants
  • Placing (if applicable)

If the administrator approves the upgrade, your account will be changed so that when you request a new license, the category will be changed.

Only races/events permitted by USA Cycling or foreign races permitted by a UCI-affliated national federation will count for upgrading.

Officials, mechanics, and coaches have their own unique levels of license and upgrade requirements.