Tour of KC – USAC Junior Road Development Race Series Event

The Tour of Kansas City has been chosen to be a part of the USA Cycling’s Road Development Race Series. As part of the development series, The Tour of Kansas City will serve as an automatic qualifier for USA Cycling Regional Talent ID Camps. Junior racers will compete for series medals and a chance to participate in one of the regional camps. Top-performers at the regional camps will be considered for an invitation to an annual USA Cycling National Talent Identification Camp.

Program Goals

  • Grow and support road racing opportunities for juniors and U23 riders across the country
  • Identify and recognize potential cycling talent among junior and espoir athletes
  • Serve as an automatic qualifier for USA Cycling Regional Talent ID Camps

USA Cycling Regional Talent ID Camps

The focus of USA Cycling’s Regional Talent ID Camps is skill development along with classroom sessions geared to improving the rider’s training. Camp staff usually includes a camp manager, a lead coach, assistant coaches, athlete alumnus, a mechanic, and ride leaders.

Each USA Cycling Regional Road Camp includes five days of activities, including field testing and other selection activities.

TKC is working on keeping costs as low as possible for junior participants to help remove barriers to youth participation. Junior entry fees will be very low and we have worked out low-cost housing at a local university for youth participants who are traveling in from out of town. Check back for more information as details are confirmed and announced.

Photo via Roger Harrison