From esports to cyclocross, here’s the 2024 USA Cycling National Championship schedule

2024 will see 18 National Championships across road, mountain track, cyclocross, gravel, BMX and esports cycling disciplines

Starting line of the US amateur nationals
(Image credit: Kit Karzen)

 Starting in January with the esports championships on Zwift, USA Cycling has announced its 2024 lineup of national championship events that will be held for all disciplines and in nine different states. 

The full lineup includes 18 different championships events across the road, mountain track, cyclocross, gravel, BMX and esports cycling disciplines as well as the junior, collegiate, elite, para and masters levels.  

“The 2024 National Championships will be a testament to the passion and dedication of our members. They offer opportunity for everyone,” says USA Cycling's President and CEO, Brendan Quirk. 

“To some, it’s an act of courage and ambition to merely participate. To others, Nationals are a critical step towards Olympic and World Championship dreams. Nationals are where lifelong memories are made, and we’re excited to showcase our most important events in such phenomenal communities,”

Unlike previous years, the Pro Road National Championships will now be held in tandem with the Junior 17-18 and Under-23 events. The remaining Junior events and the entirety of the Masters events (ages 11-16 and 35+) will be held together in Augusta, Georgia. in late July.

Also new for 2024 is the elimination of a Cat 1 Men’s Road Race, Criterium and Time Trial field at the amateur championships. USA Cycling says that historically, many Cat 1 racers have competed at both the Amateur Road and Pro Road Nationals, and thus the category has been done away with. However, Cat 1 racers will still be eligible to compete in Pro Road as part of a Domestic Elite Team or through a petition process.

The season’s first opportunity to win a coveted stars-and-stripes jersey comes as early as January 6, at the national esports championship held on the Zwift platform. BMX competitions take place in March and the road championships for collegiate, pro and elite racers will be held in May. The summer is reserved for mountain bike and track events as well as Masters and Junior road cycling. Lauren Stephens and Keegan Swenson will get a chance to defend their gravel titles in September and the season ends with the national cyclocross championships in December. 

The 2024 USA Cycling National Championship schedule:

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January 6-7Esports CyclingZwift
March 1-3Collegiate BMXSpringfield, Mo.
March 17Elite BMXRock Hill, S.C.
May 3-5Collegiate RoadAlbuquerque, N.M.
May 14-19Pro RoadCharleston, W.Va.
June 15Marathon Mountain BikeAuburn, Ala.
July 10-14Elite & Para-Cycling TrackCarson, Calif.
July 17-21Cross-Country Mountain BikeMacungie, Pa.
July 22-28Masters and Junior RoadAugusta, Ga.
July 31 - August 4Gravity Mountain BikeHenderson County, N.C.
August 6-11Masters TrackRock Hill, S.C.
August 15-17Junior TrackRedmond, Wash.
September 8GravelGering, Neb.
September 15Gran FondoFrederick, Md.
September 18-22Collegiate TrackBreinigsville, Pa.
October 10-13Collegiate Mountain BikeHenderson County, N.C.
November 15-16Madison TrackDetroit, Mich.
December 9-15CyclocrossLouisville, Ky.

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