1D2. Road Upgrades (a) Guidelines and Notes by Category:
5-4: Experience in 10 mass start races
. Local Associations may also establish policies where upgrade credit is given for taking a sanctioned rider education clinic.
4-3: 20 points in any 12-month period; or experience in 25 qualifying races with a minimum of 10 top ten finishes with fields of 30 riders or more, or 20 pack finishes with fields over 50. 30 points in 12 months is an automatic upgrade
3-2: 25 points in any 12-month period 40 points in 12 months is an automatic upgrade
2-1: 30 points in any 12-month period** 50 points in 12 months is an automatic upgrade USA Cycling may add additional requirements for upgrading