One of WUCA’s most important jobs is maintaining the rules and standards for assuring the continued growth and success of ultracycling. For cyclists (and their crew), the most important rules will be those that focus on the safety. In addition to the rules published for each event, WUCA is compiling a comprehensive guide to ensuring riders and crew have the benefit of the collective experience of those who have accumulated many thousands of miles of racing. For promoters, WUCA has developed a detailed set of rules and guidelines. Promoters will establish their own event rules, consistent with local regulations and [...]
Our sport is growing fast—on nearly every continent, our calendar fills with new races in which to enter. In 2021, WUCA is introducing new, automated ways to input your data and update the standings in our various competitions. In many races, athletes are supported by crews in their pits. Sometimes its just someone’s partner or spouse, in a few cases, there can be two or three people. In 2021, WUCA is offering crew memberships and new, special content to help them help their athletes.
YES! In 2021, COVID-permitting, WUCA championship races are planned in North America, Europe and, we hope, in Asia. Championship races are selected among the many different WUCA-sanctioned races and offer you the chance to be the champion in 6-hour, 12-hour, 24-hour, and ultra-distance events (typically 500+ miles). Male and female overall winners receive one-of-a-kind WUCA jerseys and bragging rights until the next year!
First, while WUCA membership is not required, we strongly encourage it! Your membership will open the door to lots of valuable information on how to make your first event successful. Second, you need to be prepared with the level of fitness and training appropriate to the demands of your first event-whether the race is 6 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours, 500 miles or more! Third, you want to prepare the nutrition, hydration, and spare equipment you may need to stay fueled and operational during the event. Our Member Forum has lots of information on that topic. Most ultracycling events include [...]
Absolutely yes! Once you join WUCA, our volunteer leadership and our members will be ready, willing, and able to help you make the right connections to learn more and become part of our growing global community.