USA Cycling Launches New $25,000 Grant Program for Race Directors


In its inaugural year, the Event Organizer Advancement Fund will offer a total of $25,000 in grant funding.  

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (February 12, 2024) — USA Cycling announces the launch of the Event Organizer Advancement Fund, a new grant program designed to support cycling events across the United States. This new grant program is designed to foster growth, creativity, and engagement within the cycling community while strengthening the relationship between USA Cycling and event organizers.

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The Event Organizer Advancement Fund is open to all USA Cycling-sanctioned events. It offers event organizers a platform to share innovative concepts and a vision for the future of bicycle racing in the United States. USA Cycling will provide funding to initiatives that have the potential to make a meaningful impact on the cycling community through innovation and participant growth. In its inaugural year, the program will offer a total of $25,000 in grants.

Key highlights of the fund include:

  • 25 grant awards worth $1,000 each.
  • Support for grassroots and national-level events in all cycling disciplines.
  • Opportunities for event organizers to introduce creative elements to events.
  • A platform to contribute to the growth of bicycle racing in the United States. 

Applications are open from February 12, 2024, to March 31, 2024. Event organizers are invited to apply and outline their strategies for advancing their events and the sport of cycling.

In order to qualify, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • The event organizer is in current and good standing with USA Cycling.
  • The event organizer is compliant with USA Cycling’s Safe Sport program.
  • The event is currently, or will be, sanctioned with USA Cycling with a valid permit number.
  • The event organizer is willing and able to implement new and creative concepts with a focus on driving participation to grow the sport of bicycle racing.
  • The event follows compliance with all USA Cycling rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Any event with an event date prior to April 30, 2025 is eligible.

For more information and to apply, visit


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