Supporting the
Ultracycling Community

  • International Event Calendar

  • Internal Challenges

  • Guinness World Record Certifier

  • World’s Largest Records Archive

  • Event Organizing Assistance


Who We Are

World Ultracycling Association (WUCA)

WUCA is the global, non-profit organization setting the standards for excellence and accomplishment in ultracycling. We invite anyone who rides a bike to be part of Ultracycling–any gender, any age, and any bicycle type.

Join WUCA Now

Regular membership – Get unlimited access to:

  • WUCA forum

  • Record submissions

  • 10 yearly Challenges

  • Event Calendar

  • New Articles

Membership Levels
  • Regular Membership – $45

  • Officiant Membership – $20

  • Event Sponsor – FREE

New Member Special:

Sign up after Oct 1, get membership for remainder of year and all of the next year.

WUCA Global Reach

A Global Leader

WUCA is recognized as the world leader in Ultraycycling Events

Guinness World Records

WUCA is an official consultant to Guinness World Records

WUCA Records

Any qualifying WUCA record is automatically submitted for our members to GWR

WUCA holds the largest repository of ultracycling records in the world.

Main Categories

  • Cross County
  • Cross State or Territory
  • Specialized Point-to-Point
  • Circumnavigation
  • Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly TTs

Road, Track and Velodrome Categories

  • 6, 12, & 24 hour categories
  • Metric and English distances from 100 to 1000 (Miles or Km)

Age Groups

  • <18
  • 14-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80+


  • Handicap
  • Supported
  • Unsupported
  • Virtual

Bike Types

  • Upright (std or TT)
  • 2, 3, or 4 wheel recumbent
  • 2, 3, or 4 wheel HPV
  • Unicycle
  • Elliptigo
  • Handcycle
  • Penny Farthing
  • Unconventional


  • Male Solo
  • Female Solo
  • Other


  • Male
  • Female
  • Mixed
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • 8x


All WUCA Challenges:

  • Riders must be active members to participate and view results
  • All members are automatically entered in all challenges.
  • WUCA presents a physical award to the top male and female for each Challenge

All WUCA Challenges Except Year Rounder:

  • There all also Age group and Bike type category winners for all challenges,
  • All events must be on the WUCA calendar
  • A successful record attempt may be used for one of your events


The Year Rounder Challenge has 2 Flavours. Male and female high mileage awards for most miles from centuries in a year. Virtual and road riding acceptable. Also, members who ride at least one century every month for a year qualify for the Larry Schwartz Award.


The 12-hour Challenge takes the total mileage from your best 3 12-hour races during that calendar year. Overall Male and Female riders will be the Champs.


The 24-hour Challenge takes the total mileage from your best 3 24-hour races during that calendar year. Overall Male and Female riders will be the Champs.


The WUCA Ultra-Distance Challenge will compute your average speed of your 2 fastest races of at least 500 miles (or 750km) long. Overall Male and Female riders will be the Champs.


At the pinnacle of competitive ultra-cycling, the World Cup is the competition for racers who want to be recognised as the best ultra-cyclist in the world.

World Cup competitors must complete a minimum of four events:

  • One 12-hour event
  • One 24-hour event
  • One event of 750-1,500km
  • One event of 1,500-3,000km OR one of 3,000+km

Points are assigned based on finisher ranking in each competitive event, with the racer accumulating the most points in these four events becoming the winner of the World Cup. Note that additional bonus points are awarded for continental and world championship events.  See the event calendar for more info on which races enjoy this distinction.

2024 Male and Female European and North American Championship Events

Male and Female winners of each event receive a custom WUCA Jersey and bragging rights for the next year

12 Hours Timed

  Mid-Atlanitc Ultra 12-hr
  Cro-Ultra 12hr (Croatia)

24 Hours Timed

  Psycho 48 (Bayboro, NC)
  Cro-Ultra 24hr (Croatia)

Ultra Distance

  HooDoo 500 (Utah)
  Race Across Italy (Italy)

Your Event?

Contact us if you would like your event to be considered for next year.