I'm wondering if there's anyway around the upgrade status from Cat 5 to 4. The USA Upgrade Guidlines state in order to advance you have to have 10 mass start races. I've been told that I would do really well with racing and probably outperform the cat 5 category. I'd like to make cat 4 and do the tour of Gila this year!
They also state: "USA Cycling sanctioned and approved rider education clinics (at least half day), will count as three qualifying races for category 5 to 4 upgrades up to a maximum of 5 qualifying races" I cannot find what or where these are. I rather not travel lots of places and do Crits just to get the minimum mass starts.
Anyone have any info?