USA Cycling Combines NRC and NCC Calendar for 2016


USA Cycling announced that the National Racing and Criterium Calendars (NRC and NCC) will be joined as a single calendar of domestic professional road events beginning in 2016.

“Combining the NRC and NCC into a single calendar is an positive move heading into next year,” said Micah Rice, USA Cycling Vice President of National Events. “This change, decided from feedback given by race directors and U.S.-based teams at October’s National Symposium, will allow us to tighten up the schedule and regularly showcase our top domestic road talent.”

The 2016 calendar will bring all American road racing together and promote it as a whole. A ranking system, which will be released in the near future, is being designed to give value to all the participating races, be it a criterium, road race, omnium, or stage race to showcase the leaders in American racing.

The National Racing and Criterium Calendars:

April 2 Sunny King Criterium, Anniston, Ala. – Criterium
April 3 Anniston Fort McClellan Road Race, Anniston, Ala. – Road Race
April 6-10 Redlands Bicycle Classic, Redlands, Calif. – Stage Race
April 21-24 Joe Martin Stage Race, Fayetteville, Ark. – Stage Race UCI 2.2
April 30 Charlotte Criterium, Charlotte, N.C. – Criterium
April 30 10th Annual Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling, Dana Point, Calif. – Criterium
May 4-8 Tour of the Gila, Silver City, N.M. – Stage Race, UCI 2.2
May 14 Wilmington Grand Prix, Wilmington, Del. – Criterium
May 29 Winston-Salem Classic Criterium, Winston-Salem, N.C. – Criterium
June 3 The Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic, Oklahoma City, Okla. – Criterium
June 10-12 Saint Francis Tulsa Tough, Tulsa, Okla., – Criterium Omnium
June 11-12 Air Force Association Cycling Classic, Arlington, Va. – Criterium Omnium
June 15-19 North Star Grand Prix, Minneapolis, Minn. –  Stage Race
June 25-26 Tour of America’s Dairyland, Milwaukee & Wauwatosa, Wis. – Criterium Omnium
July 16 Andersen Banducci Twilight Criterium, Boise, Idaho – Criterium
July 20-24 Cascade Cycling Classic, Bend, Ore. – Stage Race UCI 2.2 women
July 23 Intelligentsia Cup, Lake Bluff, Ill. – Criterium
Aug. 6 Littleton Criterium, Littleton, Colo. – Criterium
Aug. 13 Rochester Twilight Criterium, Rochester, N.Y. – Criterium
Aug. 27 Chris Thater Memorial, Binghamton, N.Y. – Criterium
Sept. 2-5 The TSG Realty Gateway Cup, St. Louis, Mo. – Criterium Omnium
Sept. 10 Reading 120, Reading, Pa. – Road Race UCI 1.2
Sept. 11 Thompson Criterium of Doylestown, Doylestown, Pa. – Criterium
Sept. 17 TD Bank Mayor’s Cup, Boston, Mass. – Criterium