25 May - Lewis and Clark 12-Hour
25 May - Lewis and Clark 24-Hour
1 Jun - 12 Hours In The Canyon
1 Jun - 24 Hours In The Canyon
1 Jun - Eastern Sierra Double Century
4 May - Race Across Italy
13 Apr - Mulholland Double Century
13 Apr - Bessies Creek 12-Hour
13 Apr - Bessies Creek 6-Hour
13 Apr - Bessies Creek 24-Hour
6 Apr - Heart Of The South 200
5 Apr - Heart of the South 500
Welcome to the home of the UltraMarathon Cycling Association (UMCA), founded in 1980 by John Marino, Michael Shermer, and Lon Haldeman. The UMCA is the leading international organization dedicated to ultracycling. We offer a calendar of ultracycling events where riders can earn points toward placement in the UltraCycling Cup and the World Cup of UltraCycling, and mileage toward the UMCA 6, 12 and 24-hour challenges.
The UMCA offers the Year-Rounder Mileage Challenge, which is a year-long bicycle mileage challenge that recognizes consistent performance in ultracycling throughout the season. Participants may earn mileage by riding in centuries, double centuries, 12-hour races, 24-hour races, UltraCycling Cup events, and other ultra rides.
The organization also sanctions UltraCycling Records, including national, state, timed and distance records. The UMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and welcomes donations and sponsorships to help fund our charitable programs.
The UMCA publishes UltraCycling, our quarterly publication with expert advice on cycling, training, equipment, nutrition, race strategy, and mental preparation. UltraCycling is included with your membership. Read some of our selected SAMPLE ISSUES -- or login and view the CURRENT ISSUE (May 2013).
Join the discussion of Ultracycling-related topics at the Velocipdedsalon!
Use code UMCA2013 for 12% off any item.
Dex Tooke's Ultracup medal for 2011. Earn yours in 2012! (Entry is free with your membership.)
Congratulations to life member Michael Secrest
on his new 100-mile world record! (26.52 mph!)
Congratulations to life member Seana Hogan
on setting the 100mi, 200mi, 12-hour and 24-hour world records! (2012)
Read Cathy Cramer's story about setting
a record across Oklahoma W-E (2010)