USA Cycling announces High School Cycling Festival

September 18, 2020

USA Cycling to host a new High School Cycling Festival, collegiate fair and High School Mountain Bike National Championship as part of the commitment to support youth cycling at all levels and across all disciplines.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Cycling today announced a new High School Cycling Festival to take place July 8 – 11, 2021 in Winter Park, Colorado. The festival, open to all high school riders and their families, will provide opportunities to participate in ride events, seminars, and clinics; meet college and university representatives; and represent their schools in the High School Mountain Bike National Championships.

Championing the Growth of Cycling in the United States

USA Cycling believes in being a champion for the future of cycling in the US, and by making youth riding a priority, USA Cycling is stepping up to support the popularity and growth of the sport for future Olympians and World Champions.

As USA Cycling looks forward to the Olympics in Tokyo, the organization is embarking on new strategic initiatives to champion all riders, racers and fans.

“Youth cycling is a major initiative for USA Cycling, and we are excited to embrace and leverage our position as champions for the sport to produce an event that supports high school riders in charting their path forward”, said Rob DeMartini, CEO of USA Cycling. “Adding the High School Cycling Festival to our calendar is an important step forward in USA Cycling’s mission to provide events, opportunity and development for young riders.”

The High School Cycling Festival

The event will take place July 8 – 11, 2021 in Winter Park, Colorado. Special ride events for high school aged riders and their families will take place throughout the weekend alongside the High School Mountain Bike National Championship where riders will contend for individual and team titles. The event will include a collegiate fair with nation-wide participation from colleges, universities, and collegiate conferences, giving families the chance to learn about collegiate cycling programs and opportunities. Families and riders of all disciplines, levels and abilities are invited to attend and participate.

Visit USACycling.org for more information on the athletes, events and membership programs, and follow @USACycling across all channels for the latest on Team USA.

For more information, contact Tara McCarthy at tmccarthy@usacycling.org

ABOUT USA CYCLING (usacycling.org)

USA Cycling is a proud member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC). Within the United States, USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. With a mission to develop the sport of cycling in the United States and to achieve sustained international racing success, USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to seasoned professionals. The organization not only identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition, but also supports amateur bike racing through grassroots development programs and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing.

USA Cycling is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. In 1920, the organization began as The Amateur Bicycle League of America and evolved to become the United States Cycling Federation in 1975 and ultimately USA Cycling, Inc. in 1995. USA Cycling’s 100,000+ members are comprised of racers and cyclists of all ages and abilities, coaches, officials, mechanics, and race directors.