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Racers: Licenses

Individual Licenses

Every ECCC racer must have a current USAC Collegiate license, which is good for all seasons throughout the year. If you'll be doing several races you should purchase an annual license, but if you just want to try things out you can also purchase a 1-day license.

The Men's B lead group at the 2010 Yale Crit.
The Men's B lead group at the 2010 Yale Crit. (:by Chatura Atapattu:)

In general, you should purchase an annual if there's any chance you'll do more than a day of racing. Note that 1-day licenses cover exactly that, one day, so you need two to do a full weekend of ECCC racing. It therefore makes sense to buy an annual even if you're just doing two weekends of racing at any point in the year.

If you will be doing any non-collegiate racing, i.e., over the summer, you should purchase a standard license and get the free collegiate add-on. Otherwise you'll wind up paying the collegiate fee and the standard fee if you change your mind later. Due to the embedded nature of ECCC CX races, cyclocross racers must have a standard license for their category (may be a UCI license at some events) in addition to their collegiate license!

Funds from license purchases go to a variety of uses:

More information about how license funds are spent is available in the collegiate license breakdown.

Boston College and Boston University duke it out on the USMA circuit race hill, 2010.
Boston College and Boston University duke it out on the USMA circuit race hill, 2010.
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