USA Cycling announces revised eligibility for Elite Track National Champs.


Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 24, 2011) — USA Cycling has announced a revision to qualification for its USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships. USA Cycling will be discontinuing the Velodrome Championships which have previously been used as qualifying races for the USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships.


Category restrictions on riders who may participate in the USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships remain in place. Men who wish to contest a mass start event must be at least a category 2 while women must be at least a category 3 rider. Riders who fall below that certification may participate in an individual pursuit or a time trial event.




About USA Cycling

Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 70,000 licensees; 2,400 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,900 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year, manages 17 national championship events and is responsible for fostering the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit



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2011 ATRA NCS Schedule

The American Track Racing Association's 2011 National Championship Series Schedule


The American Track Racing Association(ATRA) will be continuing it's ATRA National Championship Series(NCS) for 2011. The second year national series hopes to bring together a collective of the best track races in the US for the best racers in the US to compete head to head for the chance to be named ATRA's National Championship Series winner. Track racing in the US of recent years has seen a myriad of different races and small regional series operating independently and the goal of ATRA's NCS is to bring all of those events to a national stage and highlight some of the great work being done a ATRA's member velodromes around the country.


The goal of ATRA's NCS is to collectively bring together velodromes around the country and highlight their major events and bring additional media exposure for those events. A side benefit of bringing those velodrome's and their events to the forefront of the cycling community nationwide is creating more awareness of the American Track Racing Association and it's mission and goals as an organization. ATRA's mission is to advance the sport of track cycling, the capital improvements of our facilities and for the promotion of track riding and racing.


The NCS will feature Individual Overall Champions for Men's events, Women's events and best overall Team for the team that gains the most points over the course of the season. Championships will also be awarded for both Men's Sprint and Endurance, and Women's Sprint and Endurance. Each one of the races that is held at NCS events will count points towards the championship and the results will be tallied on ATRA's website, and at the end of the year National Championship Series jersey's will be awarded to the winners of each category.


2011 ATRA NCS Schedule


Date                    Race                                                Velodrome                    Location

05/21-22               Matrix Cup                                        Superdrome                    Frisco, TX

06/10-12               Fixed Gear Classic                            National Sports Center       Blaine, MN

06/24-26               UIV/IVBP 3 Day Madison Cup             Bloomer Park                  Rochester Hills, MI

07/01-02               Testarossa Velodrome Challenge         Hellyer                           San Jose, CA

07/08-09               Outback Bikes presents 'The Omnium'*  Dick Lane                     East Point, GA

07/15-17               Alpenrose Challenge                            Alpenrose                      Portland, OR

07/22-23                Marymoor Grand Prix                          Marymoor                      Seattle, WA

07/26                    Bob Pfarr Memorial Points Race*          Kenosha                        Kenosha, WI

08/04                    Roger DeLanghe Trophy Race*             Ed Rudolph                    Northbrook, IL

08/13                    Regional Championships**                   Dick Lane                       East Point, GA

09/10-11                Far West Championships                    Encino                           Encino, CA

TBD                    Elaine Nekritz Trophy Race**                 Ed Rudolph                    Northbrook, IL

TBD                    Amy Tremelling Keirin**                        Kenosha                         Kenosha, WI

*Points for Men Only

**Points for Women Only




2011 Mellowdrome Cup Race Schedule

Courtesy of Asheville VeloSports and the Asheville Bicycle Racing Club, here are the details for their 2011 Mellowdrome Cup race series:



NSC 2011 Schedule and the return of the Fixed Gear Classic

The National Sports Center Velodrome has released it's 2011 season schedule on it's website, and also had this to say about the 2011 Fixed Gear Classic:

Fixed Gear Classic returns for another year! FGC pits professional and elite amateur track cyclists in fast-paced sprint and grueling endurance events. The 2011 MN Fixed Gear Classic will feature a unique dual omnium program that showcases separate competitions for sprinters and endurance specialists. Cross-over races will bring sprinters and distance racers together in search of omnium points.

2011 Season Schedule Here

Fixed Gear Classic Info here:


Deadline to register 2011-12 UCI track trade teams March 10

Attention potential 2010-11 UCI registered track teams: The deadline to file all necessary paperwork to USA Cycling is Thursday, March 10.

This year, USA Cycling will oversee more aspects of the UCI registration process, similar to the registration of UCI continental road teams. The official deadline for USA Cycling to submit registration materials to the UCI is March 14. Therefore, USA Cycling needs to receive all of the necessary documentation by March 10.

For a complete guide to the registration process visit the 2011-12 UCI Track Trade Teams page:


Help the Dick Lane Velodrome Win $2500 For Their Kids

The Dick Lane Velodrome has the opportunity to win a $2500 grant from Liberty Mutual's Responsible Sports grant program. Head over the Dick Lane's website for the full details of how everyone in the track cycling community can help:

The more "credit's" they get, the better the chance of being one of the 7 winning applicants.