Elite Athletics

Athlete development

Learn what it takes to become one of Team USA Cycling's Elite Team athletes, from first race to first place.

get pedaling

Where Do I Start?

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

get specialized

find your path

USA Cycling hosts Talent ID Camps in multiple disciplines, and are the first step in the Development Pathway and Podium Programs. Select a discipline below to learn more.

If you're looking for what it takes to get selected for international events, such as World Cups or the Olympics, visit the International Events page and find your sport and event.

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