The 2010 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar
- March 25-28: Redlands Bicycle Classic – Redlands, CA www.redlandsclassic.com
- April 11: Dana Point Grand Prix – Dana Point, CA www.danapointgrandprix.com
- April 17: Sunny King Criterium – Anniston, AL www.sunnykingcriterium.com
- April 28-May 5: SRAM Tour of the Gila – Silver City, NM www.tourofthegila.com
- May 6-10: Joe Martin Stage Race – Fayetteville, AR www.joemartinstagerace.com
- May 22: Wilmington Grand Prix – Wilmington, DE www.wilmgrandprix.com
- May 23: Kelly Cup – Baltimore, MD www.bikejam.org
- May 26: Basking Ridge Twilight Grand Prix – Basking Ridge, NJ www.libertycycleinc.com
- May 31: Tour of Somerville – Somerville, NJ www.tourofsomerville.org
- June 3: Richmond Twilight Grand Prix – Richmond, VA www.288sportsgroup.com
- June 4-6: Tulsa Tough – Tulsa, OK www.tulsatough.com
- June 6: Liberty Classic – Philadelphia, PA www.procyclingtour.com
- June 12: Clarendon Cup – Arlington, VA www.arlingtonsports.org
- June 13: Tour de Winghaven – St. Louis, MO www.tourdewinghaven.com
- June 16-20: Nature Valley Grand Prix – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN www.naturevalleygrandprix.com
- June 27: Manhattan Beach Grand Prix – Manhattan Beach, CA www.mbgp.com
- July 2-5: Fitchburg Longsjo Classic – Fitchburg, MA www.longsjo.com
- July 3: Two Bridges Criterium (Marion Classic) – Marion, IN www.marionclassic.com
- July 10: Meijer Grand Cycling Classic – Grand Rapids, MI www.grcyclingclassic.com
- July 17: Boise Twilight Criterium – Boise, ID www.boisetwilightcriterium.com
- July 20-25: Cascade Classic – Bend, OR www.breakawaypromotions.com
- July 25: Chicago Criterium – Chicago, IL www.chicagocriterium.us
- July 30-Aug. 1: Tour of Elk Grove – Elk Grove, IL www.tourofelkgrove.com
- Aug. 7: Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium – Charlotte, NC www.charlottecriterium.org
- Aug. 18-22: Tour of Utah – Salt Lake City, UT www.breakawaypromotions.com
- Aug. 28-29: 1.2 Chris Thater Memorial – Binghamton, NY www.bcstopdwi.com
- Sept. 6: US 10K – Atlanta, GA www.us10k.org
The 2010 National Racing Calendar is pared down a bit from what was announced for the 2009 season — but, since several 2009 events were canceled — the 2010 NRC has about as many events as this year’s.
Next year the NRC will include 27 events in 22 states, comprising 15 criteriums, eight multi-day stage races, two one-day road races, one circuit race and one omnium.
While there is no series prize list, the combined prize lists from the individual events totals $981,000. Events must offer a certain level of prize list and meet other requirements to be part of the calendar.
The overall prize list for the 2010 is down nearly $400,000 from last year’s initial NRC, which included seven more events. The 2009 NRC however lost seven events and nearly $250,000 of that prize money.
Of the 2010 total, $719,000 is up for grabs to the men, while the overall women’s purse is $262,310.
The Basking Ridge Twilight Grand Prix in New Jersey, the Richmond Twilight Grand Prix in Virginia, and the Meijer Grand Cycling Classic in Michigan are all first-time NRC events for 2010.
(Related: National Racing Calendar standings)