Racing takes dedication, training, practice, sometimes requires teamwork and acceptance from the field. For a racer to just "jump in" and race a few seems lazy or sandbaggy (if they are cat'ing down). But all that comes to an end this year as USAC will stop selling one day license to anyone who has held a license in the past. It's unclear what problem this new rule is trying to solve but this new rule will cut down on a lot of peopling thinking, "ya I might do the Koppenberg and Lookout Hill Climb this year" Either commit or don't commit to racing seems to be the objective.
Thanks to a reader for bringing this to our attention
This information was in the BRAC newsletter for March. If I'm interpreting
it correctly, if you ever held a USAC license, you will never be allowed to
race again on a one day. That seems really harsh. I have friends who did
not buy license this year, but still thought they might pick up a race or
two. What about individuals who raced years ago and are just getting back to
the sport, same problem, they have to buy a full license?
USA Cycling has changed the rules regarding ONE-DAY (Beginner) licenses
ONE-DAY USA Cycling licenses are $15.
ONE-DAY USA Cycling licenses are no longer available for any riders racing as
a men's 4,3,2,1, or Pro or for women 3,2,1, or Pro.
ONE-DAY licenses are also no longer available for anyone who has ever
possessed a USAC license.