After the UCI and Swiss authorities recently confirmed the Road Cycling World Championships were to continue as scheduled in September, USA Cycling has cancelled the 2020 National Championships scheduled for mid-June and July. This includes the Road Nationals at the pro, amateur and masters levels. Track and Mountain Bike Nationals have been cancelled as well. USA Cycling released this statement:
This update comes after months of working through numerous plans and options and is written with disappointment, as we are unfortunately forced to announce the cancellation of multiple National Championships for the 2020 season. Throughout this time, we have worked to create alternative dates in the hopes that COVID-19 cases would decrease, sought alternative locations where needed, and looked to modify our events in order to mitigate risk and meet local regulations and requirements.
As we have gotten closer to decision dates, it has become clear that many of the challenges in conducting safe and fair Nationals are insurmountable. In the end, we do not feel confident that we can ensure the safety of our participants, volunteers, staff, and host communities.
While we are seeing a return of local rides and races in some areas, Nationals draw a large number of people from around the country. When combined with the challenges of obtaining local permissions and permits, having to heavily modify event formats, and facing financial concerns within both our organization and local organizing committees, we have had to make the very difficult decision to cancel the following events for 2020:
USA Cycling Pro Road National Championships
USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships
USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships
USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championships
USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships
USA Cycling Elite and Junior Track National Championships
USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships
We want to thank all of the partners who worked with us over the last three months as we explored options to hold these events. They were also looking forward to hosting you and they have been incredibly supportive of date changes and flexible with format changes.
We are continuing to work through options for our fall Collegiate events, Marathon MTB, and Cyclocross Nationals and will continue to communicate the status of these events.
We have already begun to plan next year’s Nationals and will be releasing dates and locations shortly. In addition, we will allow those current National Champions who are otherwise eligible to continue to wear the Stars and Stripes jerseys through the 2021 event.
We understand this news has been difficult to read, and it has been hard to write. It is difficult to fully express our disappointment in how this season has developed for everyone. Please be safe and enjoy some time on the bike, we remain committed to the future of National Championships and look forward to seeing you at next year’s events.
Event Original Event Date Status New Date Next
Decision Date 2020 USA Cycling Pro Road National Championship June 18-21 Cancelled 2020 USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championship June 25-28 Cancelled 2020 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championship June 30-July 5 Cancelled 2020 USA Cycling Para Track National Championship June 30-July 5 Cancelled 2020 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championship July 6-12 Cancelled 2020 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship July 19 Cancelled 2020 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championship July 20-26 Cancelled 2020 USA Cycling Junior Track National Championship July 20-26 Cancelled 2020 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championship July 30-August 2 Cancelled 2020 USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championship September 10-13 Unchanged at this time July 31 July 31 2020 USA Cycling Freestyle BMX National Championship TBA No additional info at this time July 31 TBA 2020 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championship October 15-18 Unchanged at this time July 31 TBA 2020 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championship September 12 Postponed November 14 July 31 September 1 2020 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championship December 8-13 Unchanged at this time July 31 September 15