Sports Competition for Adults Over 40: A Participants Guide to 27 Sports
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Cycling offers mutiple disciplines, but the four disciplines offering the greatest opportunities to adult competitors are Road Racing, Track Racing, Mountain Biking, and Cyclo-Cross. The umbrella organization that oversees all cycling competition in the United States is USA Cycling.

USA Cycling
210 USA Cycling Point Suite 100
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909
Phone: (719) 434-4200

The first table below presents the schedule for the 2018 national championships for the various cycling disciplines. The second table summarizes the number of competitors, by gender and selected age groups, in the 2017 National Championships. The next tables present the 2017 national champions in the four cycling disciplines: Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Cyclo-Cross, and Track Cycling.

2009 - National Cycling Championship Schedule
2009 National Championship Road RacesJune 28Louisville, Kentucky
2009 Mountain Bike National ChampionshipsJuly 16Granby, Colorado
2009 National Championship Track RacesAugust 18Indianapolis, Indiana
2009 Cyclo-Cross National ChampionshipsDecember 10Bend, Oregon

2008 - National Cycling Championships Summary Table
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Competitors Over 60 Men Competitors Over 70 Women Competitors Over 60
2008 National Championship Road Races 818 185 147 34 20
    Percent   100%   23%   18%   4%   2%
2008 National Championship Track Races 671 123 78 19 11
    Percent   100%   18%   12%   3%   2%
2008 National Mountain Bike Championship 291 39 12 0 0
    Percent   100%   13%   4%   0%   0%
2009 National Cyclo-Cross Championships 450 64 24 2 3
    Percent   100%   14%   5%   0%   1%
TOTAL 2230 411 261 55 34
    Percent   100%   18%   12%   2%   2%

The term "competitors" refers to the entries in each event. In cycling, a single individual may enter several events (e.g. time trial, pursuit, and various distances). For this reason, an individual may represent multiple "competitors" in this table.

2008 Masters Road Cycling National Championship Louisville, KY June 30 - July6
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
20 km time trialMen55-59Kent Bostick25
20 km time trialMen60-64Kenny Fuller25
20 km time trialMen65-69Butch Richardson13
20 km time trialMen70-74Franz Hammer8
20 km time trialMen75-79Paul Tetrick3
20 km time trialMen85-99Francis Underwood1
30 km time trialMen40-44Stephen Stanbauer37
30 km time trialMen45-49Thurlow Rogers28
30 km time trialMen50-54John Novitsky41
criteriumMen40-44Byron Nix38
criteriumMen45-49Richard Meeker29
criteriumMen50-54Aubrey Gordon35
criteriumMen55-59Wayne Stetina23
criteriumMen60-64John Elgart18
criteriumMen65-69Earl Henry11
criteriumMen70-74Franz Hammer6
criteriumMen75-79Fredric Schmid3
road raceMen40-44John Koroith50
road raceMen45-49Thurlow Rogers39
road raceMen50-54Wayne Simon51
road raceMen55-59Kent Bostick39
road raceMen60-64Kenny Fuller32
road raceMen65-69Barry Free14
road raceMen70-74Franz Hammer9
road raceMen75-79Francois Mertens4
30 km time trial /tandemMen110+Buck/Bernzny10
30 km time trial/tandemMen90+Verhuel/Coogan10
road race/tandemMen110+Elgart/Wolff8
road race/tandemMen90+Lofton/Pomeranz6
30 km time trial/tandem /mixed110+Ostenso/Paulson4
30 km time trial/tandem/mixed90+Tempsick/Hodder20
road race/tandem/mixed110+Ostenso/Paulson8
road race/tandem/mixed90+Everett/Everett8
30 km time trial/tandemWomen90+Gass/Ross4
road race/tandemWomen90+Gass/Ross4
20 km time trialWomen45-49Leigh Thompson14
20 km time trialWomen50-54Ann Marie Miller15
20 km time trialWomen55-59Elizabeth Tyrell8
20 km time trialWomen60-64Marcia Morrison7
20 km time trialWomen65-99Julie Lockhart5
30 km time trialWomen40-44Julie Foertsch13
criteriumWomen40-44Kim Ciolli11
criteriumWomen45-49Tracy Tolson9
criteriumWomen50-54Ann Marie Miller14
criteriumWomen55-59Elizabeth Tyrell7
criteriumWomen60-64Jo Johnson1
criteriumWomen65-99Julie Lockhart1
road raceWomen40-44Sonia Ross13
road raceWomen45-49Tracy Tolson16
road raceWomen50-54Ann Marie Miller12
road raceWomen55-59Elizabeth Tyrell8
road raceWomen60-64Melinda Berge3
road raceWomen65-99Julie Lockhart3
(*)The term "competitors" refers to entries in a single event. In cycling, a participant may enter multiple events (e.g. time trial, criterium, road race). Therefore, an individual may represent multiple "competitors" in these tables.

2008 Mountain Biking National Championship West Dover, VT July 17-20
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
sportMen40-44Douglas Meeghan23
sportMen45-49Ken VanBuren18
sportMen50+Lawrence Henderson16
sportWomen40+Marianne Santangelo9
sport beginnerMen40-49Tony Maffei13
sport beginnerMen50+Raymond Fortner14
sport beginnerWomen40+Michele Rivers6
dual slalomMen40+Derek Pierce4
expert cross countryMen40-44Gerald Pflug34
expert cross countryMen45-49Kevin Hines23
expert cross countryMen50-54Henry Kramer23
expert cross countryMen55-59Doug Long7
expert cross countryMen60-64Alan Moats7
expert cross countryMen65+Terry Dahl4
expert cross countryWomen40-44Julia Vollich8
expert cross countryWomen45-49Susan Lynch3
expert cross countryWomen50-54Ellen White3
expert cross countryWomen55+Lydia Barter2
expert downhillMen40-44Derek Pierce11
expert downhillMen45-49Tony Watkins4
expert downhillMen50-54Dave Herde4
expert downhillMen55-59Scott Lideen1
expert downhillWomen40-49Vicki Koch2
expert downhillMen65+Edmund Brelsford1
sport downhillMen40-49Vahe Aivazian6
sport downhillMen50+Kevin Rooney3
beginner downhillMen40-49Jonathan Jameson2
beginner downhillMen50+Michael Kast1
super D downhllMen40-49Mike Bebe18
super D downhillMen50+Timothy Messersmith15
super D downhillWomen40+Darlene Phillips6
The term "competitors" refers to the entries in a specific event. In mountain biking, a participant may enter more than one event (e.g. cross country and downhill). Therefore, an individual may represent multiple "competitors" in this table.

2008 Masters Track Cycling National Championship San Jose, CA Sept. 2-7
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
4 km team time trialMen40+Team Specialized Racing24
4 km team time trialMen50+Team Eddie B32
team sprintMen40+Team JBT27
team sprintMen50+Richardson Bike Mart27
team sprintWomen45+Webcot/Alto Velo8
points raceMen40+Brett Clare28
points raceMen45+Kevin Metcalf28
points raceMen50+Lawrence Nolan11
points raceMen55+William (Woody) Cox16
points raceMen65+Michael Williams1
points raceMen70+Bob Kaye3
points raceWomen40+Julie Nevitt11
points raceWomen45+Patty Powers4
points raceWomen50+Linda Elgart2
points raceWomen55+Donna Woods2
MadisonMen60+John Elgart11
sprintMen40+Anton Quist12
sprintMen45+Jeffrey Scott11
sprintMen50+Kurt Sato12
sprintMen55+Keith Macbeth12
sprintMen60+Randall Fried8
sprintMen65+Earl Henry7
sprintMen70+Paul Yazolino5
sprintWomen40+Cathy Keeley7
sprintWomen45+Michelle Bono8
sprintWomen50+Ann Marie Love2
sprintWomen55+Alice Church1
sprintWomen60+Linda Miller1
sprintWomen65+Patricia Baker1
3 km time trialMen40+Michael McCarthy22
3 km time trialMen45+Kevin Metcalf23
3 km time trialMen70+Curtis Tolson18
2 km time trialMen50+Larry Nolan19
2 km time trialMen55+Kent Bostick20
2km time trialMen60+John Elgart17
2 km time trialMen65+Victor Copeland12
2 km time trialMen70+Bob Kaye5
2 km time trialWomen40+Debbie Veitch9
2 km time trialWomen45+Karen Brems10
2 km time trialWomen50+Jane Rinard8
2 km time trialWomen55+Mary Ellen Allen3
2 km time trialWomen60+Marsha Macro5
1 km time trialMen40+Bobby Walthour IV21
1 km time trialMen45+Craig Parker20
500 meter time trialMen50+Lawrence Nolan26
500 meter time trialMen55+Keith Macbeth21
500 meter time trialMen60+Reid Schwartz17
500 meter time trialMen65+Victor Copeland9
500 meter time trialMen70+Paul Yazolino6
500 meter time trialWomen40+Cathy Keeley13
500 meter time trialWomen45+Lorraine Larvis11
500 meter time trialWomen50+Jane Rinard8
500 meter time trialWomen55+Allyison Vought5
500 meter time trialWomen60+Linda Miller4
(*) The term "competitors" refers to the entries in each event. In track cycling a participant can enter more than one event (e.g. sprint, madison, time trial). Therefore, an individual may represent multiple "competitors in this table.

2008 Cyclo-Cross National Championship Kansas City, MO Dec. 11-14
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Men - BMen40-99Jeffrey Welch100
Men (Unranked)Men40-44Roger Aspholm92
Men (Unranked)Men45-49Stephen Tilford85
Men (Unranked)Men50-54Edmund Overend59
Men (Unranked)Men55-59Gary Thacker26
Men (Unranked)Men60-64Phillip Bannister16
Men (Unranked)Men65-69Robert Lea6
Men (Unranked)Men70-99Walter Axthelm2
Women (Unranked)Women40-44Wendy Williams19
Women (Unranked)Women45-49Kris Walker23
Women (Unranked)Women50-54Kathy Sarvary9
Women (Unranked)Women55-59Diana Ostenso10
Women (Unranked)Women60-64Martha Iverson1
Women (Unranked)Women65-99Julie Lockhart2

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