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Welcome to the home of the UltraMarathon Cycling Association (UMCA), founded in 1980 by John Marino, Michael Shermer, and Lon Haldeman. The UMCA is the leading international organization dedicated to ultracycling. We offer a calendar of ultracycling events where riders can earn points toward placement in the UltraCycling Cup and the World Cup of UltraCycling, the Ultra-500 Race Series, and mileage toward the UMCA 6, 12 and 24-hour challenges.
The UMCA offers the Year-Rounder Mileage Challenge, which is a year-long bicycle mileage challenge that recognizes consistent performance in ultracycling throughout the season. Participants may earn credit by riding in centuries, double centuries, 12-hour races, 24-hour races, UltraCycling Cup events, and other ultra rides.
The organization also sanctions UltraCycling Records, including national, state, timed and distance records. The UMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and welcomes donations and sponsorships to help fund our charitable programs.
The UMCA publishes UltraCycling, our quarterly publication with expert advice on cycling, training, equipment, nutrition, race strategy, and mental preparation. UltraCycling is included with your membership. Read some of our selected SAMPLE ISSUES -- or login and view the CURRENT ISSUE (June 2014).