2016 Amateur Road Nationals to Relocate
20 Oct, 2015
USA Cycling announced that the 2016 Amateur Road National Championships will no longer be held in North Lake Tahoe, Calif. Cost, volunteer acquisition and new civic policies all play parts in the mutual decision not to host the event in North Lake Tahoe in 2016.
“While we are disappointed that the beautiful and challenging North Lake Tahoe will not be the venue for the 2016 Amateur Road National Championships, we appreciate all the work that North Lake Tahoe and the community put into the 2015 event,” said Tara McCarthy, USA Cycling National Events Manager. “We look forward to returning to North Lake Tahoe in the near future for another national championship.”
Unexpected high cost for various aspects of the five-day event, including police costs, factor into the choice to not host the event in North Lake Tahoe. That high price tag paired with new local road closure restrictions in high-season caused USA Cycling and North Lake Tahoe to mutually agree to relocate the event.
“USA Cycling was a great partner and we are disappointed not to be the host destination for many years to come,” said North Lake Tahoe Resort Association Tourism Director JT Thompson. “We thank the organizers, athletes and volunteers for their assistance in planning this event for 2015 and look forward to working with USA Cycling again in the future.”
The 2016 Championships would have been the second in a two-year contract with USA Cycling.
USA Cycling will release the 2016 national championship schedule on Friday, which will name the location of the 2016 USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships.
About USA Cycling: Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 64,000 members; 2,700+ clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions over 3,100 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit usacycling.org.