In recent months the WSBA has considered participation in unsanctioned cyclocross races for category upgrade eligibility. However, in order to balance our USAC obligations and to clearly communicate what events are eligible for upgrades the WSBA Board has determined that category upgrades shall be processed in accordance with the published USAC upgrade guidelines and the USAC Rulebook. Both state that upgrade points earned in unsanctioned races are not eligible to be utilized for USAC category upgrades.
Effective February 1, 2015, the WSBA Upgrade Coordinators will not consider unsanctioned cyclocross races as part of the upgrade process.
Individuals who submit an upgrade and are denied by a WSBA Upgrade Coordinator may appeal this decision directly to the USAC membership group and/or USAC Regional Coordinator. Contact information for this appeal process will be included upon notification of the upgrade denial.
Rider upgrade rules and regulations can be found in the USAC Rulebook Section 1E.
Additionally the USAC has published upgrade guidelines which can be found at:
Please let us know if you have any questions,
WSBA Cyclocross Director