FulGaz and USA Cycling are excited to announce the 2020 USA Cycling Invitational powered by FulGaz.

Commencing on Friday 24 July, the event will feature five epic rides from the land of the free, spot prizes for stage finishers, leaderboards and of course, dot watching for those playing along at home.

All stages will be available in a single drop, so you can binge ride and attack them all in one day, or take a more tactical race focus and challenge your friends.

Riders have 14 days to complete the series that runs from 24 July – 7 August, 2020. This is a FREE event for all FulGaz subscribers.

 

Series overview

  1. Millar Road Race loop presented by Athletic Greens
  2. Three Larches Gravel ‘n Dirt presented by TrainingPeaks
  3. Gibraltar Road Climb presented by Normatec
  4. Laguna Seca Circuit Race presented by Stages Cycling
  5. The Cheaha Challenge Highlights presented by HOTSHOT

Millar Road Race loop presented by Athletic Greens  – Charlottesville Virginia,

Miller School is one of the top high school cycling programs in the US.

The school works with a local promoter to put on a summer road race on this course. On this hilly loop, be careful trying to challenge any Strava segments as these are home roads for several local pros including Eddie Anderson, Bryan Lewis, Andrea Dvorak, and local pro tour legend Ben King!

With a total distance of 24.5kms/15m and an elevation gain of 372m/1220ft this is a fun jaunt through some green wooded areas and rolling fields.

Three Larches Gravel ‘n Dirt presented by TrainingPeaks – Missoula, Montana

At FulGaz, we love the more unique and quirky rides and Three Larches Gravel ‘n Dirt delivers this in spades!

Start with a long, steady climb on a logging road, then take on the first of three fast descents in the evening sun. The trails are narrow and twisty between the trees. Roll down through the meadows back to your starting point.

Gibraltar Road Climb presented by Normatec – Santa Barbara

Filmed in stunning 4K on a bright clear day, this is the course for the unofficial “World Hill Climb Championships” This deceptively steep climb will test your climbing ability.

It’s only 11.92kms/7.4m but there’s a steep elevation gain of 893m/2929ft.

Laguna Seca Circuit Race presented by Stages Cycling​ – Monterey California

Jump on and ride this legendary circuit at the Sea Otter Classic. This is a fast and open race loop where you’ll swap off turns in the bunch as you weave through off camber corners some some fun technical flowy sections. This route is 35.61kms/21m with 655m/ 2148ft of climbing.

 

The Cheaha Challenge Highlights presented by HOTSHOT – Alabama, USA

The Queen stage of the US Invitational, this is a really tough one. Described by one seasoned rider as ‘like riding a circular saw’ due to it’s up and down profile.

The Cheaha Challenge takes place every year on the third weekend in May in Alabama. It starts at Jacksonville State University, goes over the top of Mount Cheaha, the highest point in Alabama, and returns.

We’ve edited down this version to be shorter that the original, so we’re being nice, but it’s still not something to be tackled lightly.

Buckle up, this is gonna be a lot of fun!