The only multi-event multi-discipline national Juniors cycling series in the country that provides Junior cyclists with the most effective structure to enjoy and develop in the sport of cycling. The structure consists of a competitive format, reliable calendar, exceptional support, and meaningful recognition.
CATEGORIES: The series caters to Juniors, male and female, racing age 15-16 and 17-18.
CALENDAR: The series has selected 7 multi-day multi-discipline national level events, and the plan is to expand the series in subsequent years to include additional national and local/regional level events.
POINTS SYSTEM: The top 12 results, from a total of 20 results available, will count towards the overall championship. This system provides riders the opportunity to be in contention without being forced to do all events and promoting a responsible budget.
NATIONAL EVENTS. The series has selected the following 7 multi-day multi-discipline national level events:
1. February 4-5, Swamp Classic, Gainesville, FL (RR, TT, CRIT)
2. February 17-19, Valley of the Sun Stage Race, Phoenix, AZ (RR, TT, CIRC)
3. May 5-7, Golden State, Sacramento, CA (TT, CRIT, CRIT)
4. May 6, Hincapie Granfondo, Chattanooga, TN (RR)
5. May 26-28, TONGA, Clarkesville, GA (CRIT, RR, TT, RR)
6. June 21-25, Tour of Americas Dairyland, WI (5 CRITs)
7. October 21, Hincapie Granfondo, Greenville, SC (RR, Grand Finale & Awards Ceremony)
REGIONAL and LOCAL EVENTS: To be added in 2024.
EDUCATION: The series provides educational clinics and mentorship opportunities.
SCHOLARSHIPS: The series provides financial support for any Junior in financial need.
SUBSIDIES: The series provides participation packages at substantially subsidized prices.
COVERAGE: The series will create and gather engaging and motivational content to distribute through the combined digital and social media channels.
CELEBRATION: The series will organize at select events tents or facilities for everyone involved to gather and celebrate Juniors racing in the USA. This setup will also serve as the ideal time to create and gather content, and to present Juniors the opportunity to build a community, meet celebrities and receive education.
AWARDS: The series will provide awards ranging from recognition, cash, products, our to be famous cup trophies, and much more.
The USA Juniors CUP will operate under a sound management and financial structure to ensure it has the impact and longevity envisioned.
Leadership Committee: This committee will be responsible for providing direction of the series, and it shall be comprised of 5 members representing Founders, Juniors, Parents, Coaches, and Promoters.
Operating Committee: This committee will be responsible for the execution of the series, and it shall be led by 4 members to handle Funding, Calendaring, Marketing & Communications, Recognition & Awards.