Getting Started in Bicycle Racing

Bicycle racing in the United States is governed by USA Cycling, the national governing body for the sport.

USA Cycling offers racing memberships, coaching, events and national championships for all disciplines, including road, track BMX, mountain bike and cyclocross.

USA Cycling is committed to engaging new riders, and in 2024 has created a special discount for beginners.

  • 2024 discount for new USAC Race members
  • INTROMEMB24 is the coupon code
  • Creates a $49 membership
  • $61 off!
    • Valid for 1st time Members only
    • Only can be used on Adult Race memberships
    • Expires 12/31/24

Please see the USA Cycling website to get your Race membership and for more information about how to get involved in our great sport!



Bicycle Colorado and USA Cycling

We are very pleased to continue our pioneering paired membership relationship between Bicycle Colorado and USA Cycling (USAC). This paired membership will continue in 2024!

This paired-membership model includes a Racing Membership with Bicycle Colorado ($40 value) with your purchase of a RACE or RACE+ Membership with USA Cycling! This new membership model delivers immediate benefits to participants, who save money and time with this simplified one-stop shopping experience. Athletes will be automatically included in local event update emails and will be eligible for Colorado State Championships.

Go to USA Cycling to purchase your individual RACE Membership. USAC will share relevant information with Bicycle Colorado.

Clubs are not included in this paired membership model. We offer Club Memberships at $100 for the calendar year.

Please see our Clubs and Teams Page for more information. 

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