Tuesday, September 20, 2005
I did it and it wasn't even that difficult! I'm talking about upgrading to Semi-Pro. The United States Cycling Federation (USCF) has five levels of competition. Designated by NORBA (National Off-Road Bicycle Association), the categories are Beginner, Sport, Expert, Semi-Pro and Pro. I have been racing officially in the Expert category. My upgrade today was due to this year’s results, which I posted in a resume. I sent my resume to the USCF regional rep. He looked over my results and current national ranking. Following a quick review, he upgraded me to Semi-Pro, instantly. As of today, I am a Semi-Pro rider. With this new classification, I will be able to accept cash awards. It also means that I will be racing in a tougher group – yikes.