The UltraMarathon Cycling Association (UMCA) was founded in 1980, and is the leading international organization dedicated to ultracycling.
Members can earn points toward placement in the World Cup of UltraCycling, and the UMCA 6, and 12, and 24 hour, 100-mile, and 200-mile Ultracup challenges.
The UMCA offers the Year-Rounder Mileage Challenge, which is a year-long bicycle mileage challenge that recognizes consistent performance in ultracycling throughout the season. Participants may earn credit by riding in centuries, double centuries, 12-hour races, 24-hour races, UltraCycling Cup events, and other ultra rides.
The organization also sanctions UltraCycling Records, including national, state, timed and distance records. The UMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and welcomes donations and sponsorships to help fund our charitable programs.
The Maryland Endurance Challenge is proud to be associated with the UltraMarathon Cycling Association (UMCA).
The Maryland Endurance Challenge 6-hour and 12-hour mileage results for UMCA members will be included in the World Cup of UltraCycling 12-hour series called the Ultracycling Cup.