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    Racing Internationally

    Seems the search feature is all screwy for me today, sorry if this has been covered before.

    Are there any great guides/websites that describe what is needed when racing internationally? Essentially if I want to race up in Canada (I have a domestic US license) do I just purchase an international licenses, show up and race? Other paperwork needed? I know it depends on the province/territory, I am talking mostly about Ontario/Quebec.

    Also, going the other way. What would a Canadian racer need to race in the US?

    I have searched around USA-Cycling a bit with no luck, same with Ontario Cycling. Quebec's is all in french so that didnt help me much.

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    canada isn't part of the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    canada isn't part of the US?
    We dont want it
    Please remember that all statements unless quoted, are strictly my opinion of what happened. That there are as many opinions as there are spectators attending. I just choose to publish mine on this forum. And would NEVER intend to purposely hurt or discredit any other cyclist.... With that said... HTFU!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfrogge View Post
    We dont want it
    we did 194 years ago.

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    We only invaded a few times, some successfully

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    http://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=2727

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    Licenses may be upgraded to international at any time during the season and only the difference between the cost of the international and the domestic licenses will be charged. Similarly, MTB can be added to a road/track/CX license or vice versa at anytime.

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    You may also still need to get a "Foreign Permission Letter" for each country you plan to race in. See the paper version of the international license app: https://www.usacycling.org/forms/intl_license.pdf

    IIRC, once your int'l license is processed you can request FPL's online through yoru "myusacycling" page. If you need one quick you should just call them or send an email to your regional rep at USAC.
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    We purchased an Ontario Provincial Cycling license and raced all summer. But that's in the small Windsor-Detroit market. We never went to TO and tried it.

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    You gotta get a UCI license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
    You gotta get a UCI license.
    USAC Int'l License plus the FPL is a UCI license. For some parts of canada and mexico you don't need one, but you probably have to call USAC to ask. And if you're a foreign resident (e.g. living in Canuckistan) you might just be able to get their local license and be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bitingduck View Post
    USAC Int'l License plus the FPL is a UCI license. For some parts of canada and mexico you don't need one, but you probably have to call USAC to ask. And if you're a foreign resident (e.g. living in Canuckistan) you might just be able to get their local license and be good.
    UCI License is a lot easier to type than USAC International License. It is the same thing. And it sounds cooler. I've got one and looks pretty much the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
    UCI License is a lot easier to type than USAC International License. It is the same thing. And it sounds cooler. I've got one and looks pretty much the same.
    yeah, but when someone is trying to figure out what to look for and how to get it it adds confusion.

    I've had international licenses a few times, but don't race outside the US enough to do it every year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    we did 194 years ago.
    Funny quote from that link:

    "After the British fired one shot from their gun, the Americans, taken by surprise, surrendered."

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