Set a cross-state record or other record! The UltraMarathon Cycling Association recognizes records by gender and age. Records may be set by solo bicycle riders, tandem cyclists and 2- or 4-person relay teams. Record setters receive a UMCA plaque and are recognized in UltraCycling magazine.
The UMCA recognizes the following types of records:
- cross state (or province) cycling records
- timed cycling records: 12- and 24-hour (track / road)
- distance cycling records: 100, 200 miles and 1000k (track / road)
- cross country cycling records
- capital-to-capital records (introduced in 2013)
- city-to-city cycling records: (Historical) New point-to-point records will be considered only for unique cases. Proponents of new endpoints will be asked to show that the new endpoints will have broad appeal beyond their personal interest. For any proposal for new endpoints for a point-to-point record, approval will only be considered for the endpoints, not for a specific route. If approval is given to new endpoints, riders will be able to choose any route between the endpoints.
- highest annual mileage record (introduced in 2014) - attempt to break the world annual mileage record of 75,000 miiles.
Process to Set a Record
Any UMCA member is eligible to establish or challenge an ultra cycling record according to established rules (revised for 2015).
The rider must have a support crew and support vehicle for any cycling record attempt. No unsupported efforts will be recognized by the UMCA.
The UMCA distinguishes the following categories:
- 49 and under
- 50 - 59
- road bicycle
- tandem bicycle
- recumbent bicycle
- human powered vehicle, i.e., a recumbent with accessories to reduce aerodynamic drag
- hand-powered bicycle
- solo racer
- tandem bicycle (male, female, or mixed)
- 4-person relay team (male, female, or mixed)
- 2-person relay team (male, female, or mixed)