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Sunday, May 24, 2009

What Is Ultra Cycling?


The UMCA recognizes records by gender and age. Records may be set by solo riders, tandem riders and 2- or 4-person relay teams. Record setters receive a UMCA plaque and are recognized in UltraCycling magazine.

The purpose of the UMCA is to challenge cyclists to excel in one or more programs. The UMCA:

Organizes the UMCA Year-Rounder Challenge. The Year-Rounder showcases consistent performance in cycling throughout the year. The Y-R includes the Larry Schwartz award which recognizes riders who complete (at least) a century every month. Riders earn certificates, medals and plaques and top riders are recognized in UltraCycling.


Sponsors the Ultracycling Cup Competition. The UCC is a series of races to determine the best ultra racers of the season, with divisions based on age and gender. Riders earn medals and plaques and are eligible for prizes. Top riders are recognized in UltraCycling.


Certifies ultra cycling records. Setting a record is a significant achievement for an endurance cyclist and a great way to prepare for racing. Records are categorized by age and gender and may be set by solo riders, tandem riders and 2- or 4-person relay teams. Record setters are awarded plaques.


Sanctions qualifying for RAAM. Qualifying for the Race Across America is the highest achievement for an ultra cyclist other than finishing RAAM itself. RAAM-qualified riders receive a UMCA plaque.

The UMCA also sanctions the Race Across America.

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