USA Cycling and the Washington Student Cycling League Announce Sponsorship to Promote Youth Cycling Development

By: David Williams  March 22, 2022

Starting for the 2022 season, points from WSCL races will begin counting towards USA Cycling results and rankings.

USA Cycling and the Washington Student Cycling League, a nonprofit organization that focuses on cross country mountain bike youth development, are pleased to announce a new sponsorship. Together, these organizations are dedicated to advancing opportunities for young mountain bike riders in Washington and Western Idaho to ensure a promising future for the sport.

Through developing youth cycling opportunities while cultivating leadership, teamwork, and community, we are able to create a lifelong passion for cycling, as we work towards a common goal of getting more kids on bikes and keeping them riding through life.

"We are excited about our newest partnership with the Washington Student Cycling League. Providing an opportunity to introduce their students to all that USA Cycling has to offer and solidifying a path forward out of high school will be a positive step forward for all involved," said Justin Evans, USA Cycling's Collegiate and Interscholastic Programs Manager.

The benefits of this commitment will be realized with:

Collaboration on connecting maturing riders with their next cycling experience.

-USA Cycling champions the development of its junior members. A huge part of this collaboration will be for USAC to show young league members all of the possibilities that come with racing and riding your bike.

    Recognition of the Washington League event results in the USAC ranking system.

    -This will facilitate Regional and National Championship call-ups and optimize the opportunity for riders to compete in a variety of events.

    -License holders and registered clubs are actively ranked in the USAC online ranking system. If WSCL athletes choose to race nationals, their call-up positions will be partially chosen by how they rank against other riders their age. Call-up positions are crucial when racing against large fields.