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.

2017 USA Cycling National Championships
2017 USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National ChampionshipJanuary 3Hartford, CT
2017 USA Cycling Fat Tire National ChampionshipJanuary 28Grand Rapids, MI
2017 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National ChampionshipMay 7Arkadelphia, Ark
2017 USA Cycling Masters & Para-Cycling Road ChampionshipJune 1Columbia County, GA
2017 USA Cycling Masters National Track Cycling ChampionshipJune 20Rock Hill, SC
2017 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National ChampionshipJuly 19Snowshoe, WV
2017 USA Cycling Hill Climb National ChampionshipAugust 12Colorado Springs, CO

2016 USA Cycling National Championship Summary Table
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Over 60 Men Over 70 Women Over 60
2016 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championship 1319 224 271 72 53
    Percent   100%   17%   21%   5%   4%
2016 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championship 541 136 145 51 31
    Percent   100%   25%   27%   9%   6%
2016 USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championship 722 116 88 7 7
    Percent   100%   16%   12%   1%   1%
2016 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championship 226 34 34 7 5
    Percent   100%   15%   15%   3%   2%
2016 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championship 67 9 15 6 1
    Percent   100%   13%   22%   9%   1%
2016 USA Cycling Fat Tire National Championship 66 12 10 3 2
    Percent   100%   18%   15%   5%   3%

2016 USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championship Ashville, NC January 4-10
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Cyclo-Cross Non-ChampionshipMen50+JW Miller 62
Cyclo-Cross Non-ChampionshipMen45-49Eneas Freyre96
Cyclo-CrossMen40-44Matthew Timmerman85
Cyclo-CrossMen45-49Peter Webber105
Cyclo-CrossMen50-54Victor Sheldon83
Cyclo-CrossMen55-59Jay Trojan86
Cyclo-CrossMen60-64Randall Root52
Cyclo-CrossMen65-69Fred Wittwer29
Cyclo-CrossMen70-74Whitney Fanning6
Cyclo-CrossMen75-79Marshall Gordon1
Cyclo-CrossMen80+Frederic Schmid1
Cyclo-CrossWomen40-44Melissa Barker36
Cyclo-CrossWomen45-49Tanya Bettis31
Cyclo-CrossWomen50-54Karen Brems20
Cyclo-CrossWomen55-59Karen Tripp22
Cyclo-CrossWomen60-64Karen Purtill3
Cyclo-CrossWomen65-69Maurene Sweeney1
Cyclo-CrossWomen70-74Nancy Brown1
Cyclo-CrossWomen75+Gracela Val2

2016 USA Cycling Fat Tire Championshp Ogden, UT February 27
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Fat TireWomen40-49Tory Canfield3
Fat TireWomen50-59Chrissy Gove6
Fat TireWomen60-69Kim Bear3
Fat TireMen40-49James Stull22
Fat TireMen50-59David Zink17
Fat TireMen60-69Paul Gossi12
Fat TireMen70+John Adamson3

2016 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championship (MEN) Indianapolis, IN Aug. 9-17
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Individual PursuitMen40-44Dean Phillips13
Individual PursuitMen45-49Patric Warner13
Individual PursuitMen50-54David Casper20
Individual PursuitMen55-59Lawrence Nolan22
Individual PursuitMen60-64James Host11
Individual PursuitMen70-74Jack Kelso8
Individual PursuitMen75-79James Kloss4
Individual PursuitMen80-84David Ellifson3
Individual PursuitMen85+Carl Grove1
Points Race - Cat 1/2/3Men40-44Jeromy Cottell8
Points Race - Cat 1/2/3Men45-49Patrick Warner16
Points Race - Cat 1/2/3Men50-54David Casper18
Points RaceMen65-69Steve Worley9
Points RaceMen70-74John Elgart4
Points RaceMen75-79James Kloss3
Points RaceMen80-84David Ellifson2
SprintMen40-44Joseph Lacour11
SprintMen50-54Brian Abers17
SprintMen55-59Kurt Sato12
SprintMen60-64Richard Voss13
SprintMen65-69Bill Ziegler10
Scratch Race - Cat 1/2/3Men45-49Patrick Warner22
Scratch Race - Cat 1/2/3Men50-54David Klipper21
Scratch Race Men55-59Stanley Terusaki13
Scratch Race Men60-64Steve Burton10
Scratch Race Men65-69Paul Mack11
Scratch Race Men70-74John Elgart6
Scratch Race Men75-79James Kloss2
Scratch Race Men80-84David Ellifson2
Flying Time TrialMen40-44Eric Swaidner11
Time TrialMen40-44Karl Baumgart14
Time TrialMen45-49James Lawrence13
Time TrialMen55-59Brian Moore16
Time TrialMen60-64Raymond Gildea18
Time TrialMen65-69Bill Ziegler12
Time TrialMen70-74James Kinsinger7
Time TrialMen75-79James Kloss5
Time TrialMen80-84David Ellifson3
Time TrialMen85+Carl Grove1

2016 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championship (WOMEN) Indianaopolis, IN Aug 9-17
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Individual PursuitWomen45-49Jenette Williams6
Individual PursuitWomen50-54Charlene Yarnall13
Individual PursuitWomen55-59Elizabeth Heller6
Individual PursuitWomen60-64Linda Elgart2
Individual PursuitWomen65-69Jan Palchikoff4
Individual PursuitWomen70-74Bonnie Woodbury1
Individual PursuitWomen75-79Barbara Gicquel2
Points Race - Cat 1/2/3Women40-44Cheryl Fuller-Muller4
Points Race - Cat 1/2/3Women45-49Kira Maximovich8
Points Race Women55-59Elizabeth Heller4
Points Race Women60-64Linda Elgart4
Points Race Women65-69Lynn River3
Points Race Women75-79Julie Lockhart1
Scratch Race - Cat 1/2/3Women40-44Cheryl Fuller-Muller4
Scratch Race - Cat 1/2/3Women45-49Kira Maximovich7
Scratch Race - Cat 1/2/3Women50-54Francine Haas9
Time TrialWomen40-44Camie Kornely5
Time TrialWomen45-49Gea Johnson11
Time TrialWomen50-54Lisa Nutter14
SprintWomen40-44Camie Kornely5
SprintWomen50-54Lisa Nutter6
SprintWomen55-59Diane Sudduth1
SprintWomen60-64Karen Purtill1
SprintWomen65-69Lynn River2
SprintWomen70-74Bonnie Woodbury1
SprintWomen75-79Barbara Gicquel2
Scratch RaceWomen55-59Elizabeth Heller4
Scratch RaceWomen60-64Linda Elgart4
Scratch RaceWomen65-69Lynn River3
Scratch RaceWomen75-79Julie Lockhart1

2016 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championship (MEN) Winston-Salem, NC May 24-28
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
CriteriumMen40-44Matthew Adams52
CriteriumMen45-49Daniel Martin82
CriteriumMen50-54Hunter East57
CriteriumMen55-59Curtis Southern57
CriteriumMen60-64Mark Sommers38
CriteriumMen65-69Wayne Watson20
CriteriumMen70-74Whitney Fanning8
CriteriumMen75-79Stan Swallow7
CriteriumMen80-84Robert Paganini2
Road Race Tandem 110+Men55-59Davis/Lofton10
Road Race Tandem 90+Men45-49Ingis/Ingis4
Road RaceMen40-44Ken Vida93
Road RaceMen45-49Nick Theobold113
Road RaceMen50-54Hunter East97
Road RaceMen55-59Dan Shore80
Road RaceMen60-64Paul Curley53
Road RaceMen65-69Hank Pfeifle27
Road RaceMen70-74John Elgart17
Road RaceMen75-79Stan Swallow10
Road RaceMen80-84Robert Paganini4
Time Trial - Tandem 110+Men55-59Bickel/Hall12
Time Trial - Tandem 90+Men45-49Nicol/Toutenhoofd8
Time TrialMen40-44Matthew Gates48
Time TrialMen45-49Daniel Bryant38
Time TrialMen50-54Brendan Sullivan 39
Time TrialMen55-59Brian Batke34
Time TrialMen60-64Peter Miller42
Time TrialMen65-69Wayne Watson19
Time TrialMen70-74S Durwood Higgins9
Time TrialMen75-79Scott Tucker11
Time TrialMen80-99David Ellefson4

2016 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championship (WOMEN) Winston-Salem, NC May 24-28
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
CriteriumWomen40-44Arden Stelly8
CriteriumWomen45-49Debbie Milne12
CriteriumWomen50-54Kimberley Pettit21
CriteriumWomen55-59Lynne Anderson11
CriteriumWomen60-64Sue Lloyd8
CriteriumWomen65-69Jody Twer4
CriteriumWomen70-74Melinda Berge1
Road RaceWomen40-44Kathleen Giles12
Road RaceWomen45-49Dana Walton17
Road RaceWomen50-54Mary Higgins21
Road RaceWomen55-59Sara Sauvayre13
Road RaceWomen60-64Kimberley Nelson14
Road RaceWomen65-69Diana Correa5
Road RaceWomen70-74Melinda Berge1
Time TrialWomen40-44Kathleen Giles11
Time TrialWomen45-49Anne Valta 8
Time TrialWomen50-54Barb Lotze17
Time TrialWomen55-59Lynne Anderson18
Time TrialWomen60-64Ann Marie Miller14
Time TrialWomen65-69Mary Ellen Allen5
Time TrialWomen70-74Melinda Berge1
Time Trial - Tandem 90+Women45-49Axelrod Angres/Elgart2

2016 USA Cycling Mountain Biking National Championship Mammouth Lakes, CA July 13-17
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Cross Country Cat 1/2Men40-44Justin Thomas22
Cross Country Cat 2/3Men40-44Anthony Solliday5
Cross Country Cat 1/2Men45-49Mike Donahue24
Cross Country Cat 2/3Men45-49KC Mares10
Cross Country Cat 1/2Men50-54Victor Sheldon27
Cross Country Cat 2/3Men50-54Dave Hackett9
Cross CountryMen55-59Zan Treasure16
Cross CountryMen60-64Frank Winters16
Cross CountryMen65-69Allan Marvin5
Cross CountryMen70-74James Wagner6
Cross CountryMen80-84Frederic Schmid1
Downhill Cat 1Men40-44Chance Gibson4
Downhill Cat 1Men45-49Mark Kugel5
Downhill Cat 1Men50-54Joseph Picchiottino4
Downhill Cat 1/2/3Men55-59Cheri Haringer7
Downhill Cat 1/2/3Men60-64Scott Skelton3
Dual Slalom Cat 1Men40-44Randy Lawrence8
EnduroMen40-49Ryan Hughes8
EnduroMen50-59Greg Turner9
EnduroMen60-69Russell Asleson2
Cross Country Cat 1/2Women40-44Genevieve Evans4
Cross Country Cat 2/3Women40-44Sara Wheeler2
Cross Country Cat 1/2Women45-49Heidi Volpe4
Cross Country Cat 2/3Women45-49Amy Chatowsky1
Cross CountryWomen50-54Laura Trace6
Cross CountryWomen55-59Kelly Crawford6
Cross CountryWomen60-64Lesley Jensen3
Cross CountryWomen65-69Cindi Toepel1
Downhill Cat 1Women40-49Brandy Wirtz1
Downhill Cat 1/2/3Women55-59Ellen Guthrie1
EnduroWomen40-49Christina Probert3
EnduroWomen50-59Cameron Urban1
EnduroWomen60-69Margie LaPoint1

2016 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championship Columbia County, GA June 4
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Marathon Mountain BikeMen40-44Adam Engel12
Marathon Mountain BikeMen45-49Troy Delbert14
Marathon Mountain BikeMen50-54Jeff Clayton8
Marathon Mountain BikeMen55-59Randy Kerr9
Marathon Mountain BikeMen60-64Greg Turner7
Marathon Mountain BikeMen65-69Rick Sederberg3
Marathon Mountain BikeMen70-74Whitney Fanning4
Marathon Mountain BikeMen75-79Steve Agronick1
Marathon Mountain BikeMen80+Frederic Schmid1
Marathon Mountain BikeWomen40-44Beata Wronska4
Marathon Mountain BikeWomen45-49Marsha Williams1
Marathon Mountain BikeWomen50-54Kim Wik1
Marathon Mountain BikeWomen55-59Karen Tripp2
Marathon Mountain BikeWomen60+Nancy Waddell1

2016 USA Cycling Mountain Hill Climb National Championship Colorado Springs, CO August 13
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Mountain Hill ClimbMen40-49Mark Aasmundstad32
Mountain Hill ClimbMen50-59Kevin Metcalf33
Mountain Hill ClimbMen60-69Wayne Watson18
Mountain Hill ClimbMen70+S Durwood Higgins9
Mountain Hill ClimbWomen40-49Jennifer Cubillas5
Mountain Hill ClimbWomen50-59Barb Lotze8
Mountain Hill ClimbWomen60+Suzanne Evans3

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