NEBRA Transgender Athlete Policy

The New England Bicycle Racing Association has a policy of diversity and inclusion. In keeping with that policy we have adopted and support USA Cycling’s Policy on Transgender Athlete Participation.

From USA Cycling Policy VII:

Non-Elite Competition

At non-elite competition levels, a member may self-select his or her gender. Members who transition to a gender different from their gender on file with USA Cycling should contact USA Cycling to be placed in a class and category appropriate for that person’s racing resume and experience. Members will be subject to the mandatory upgrade policy, and USA Cycling may re-categorize a member based on results achieved after a gender identity change. This policy may be used to either downgrade a member who is not able to compete in a higher category, or to upgrade a member who shows exceptional results in a given category outside of normal upgrade regulations.

In the event that a question should arise about member’s eligibility to participate in a manner consistent with his or her gender, any member may file a grievance with USA Cycling following the procedures described in USA Cycling’s Policy III. In such a situation, criteria that may be used to determine a member’s eligibility in a chosen gender include evidence of one or more of the following:

  • Does the member’s gender in their “everyday life” match his or her racing gender
  • Has the member obtained civil documents with his or her racing gender identified (i.e. state I.D., driver’s license, birth certificate)
  • Attestation of gender identity from a medical professional
  • Attestation of gender identity from a certified counselor, public official, school administrator, or other academic advisor
  • Compliance with IOC guidelines

For Elite Competition and IOC Guidelines please view the full USA Cycling policy here:

Policy Adopted 6/9/2017 Updated 3/24/2020