USA Cycling's National Development Pathway: Step-by-Step


How do you get into USA Cycling’s National Development Program and get started on your pathway to success?

  1. Get a racing license and join a local club.
  2. Find a race near you and get pedaling!
  3. After you’ve found a supportive club or team and have a few local races under your belt, find and enter a Road Development Race Series or American Mountain Bike Challenge (AMBC) event near you.
  4. When you are ready to make the next step check out one of USA Cycling’s Regional Talent ID Camps or enter the national championship for your discipline and age group.
  5. From there you may qualify for one of USA Cycling’s National Talent ID Camps, be selected to represent the U.S. in an international competition, or attend one of USA Cycling's European Race Camps.
  6. With a lot of hard work you may just end up at Le Tour or winning Olympic gold for the USA!
USA Cycling's National Development Program Pathway

For more information on USA Cycling's National Development Program, please contact the appropriate person in the Athletics Department:

  • Jim Miller – Vice President of Athletics (Road & Track questions)
  • Jamie Staff – Director of BMX
  • Marc Gullickson – Mountain Bike & Cyclo-cross Program Director
  • Kevin Dessart – Coaching Education & Athlete Development Director (Regional Talent ID Camps)

About USA Cycling’s National Development Program
With one of its dual missions being to achieve sustained success in international cycling competition, USA Cycling maintains development programs for all disciplines of competitive cycling, including men’s and women’s espoir and junior road; mountain bike; track (endurance and sprint); and BMX programs. These programs provide a structured pathway to the top tier of the sport through athlete development that begins with junior racing series, regional development camps and racing and moves through to international competition.