The U.S. Paralympics Cycling Classification Policies & Procedures fall under the U.S. Paralympics national classification strategy. General documents that are applicable for all sports may be found here.

 Classification is a physical examination by a three personal panel, to assess physical ability and ensure athletes are competing in the appropriate class against athletes with similar levels of ability.  Athletes may be classified at the U.S. Para Cycling Road Nationals Championships each year.  This is the primary domestic opportunity for classification.  Additionally, athletes may be classified at any event on the UCI Para Cycling Calendar.

If an athlete wishes to be classified at an event, this will need to be arranged at the time of entry submittal.

The U.S. Paralympics Cycling national classification database includes all athletes in the respective sport whose classification information is on file with either the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) and/or the respective sport IF and/or U.S. Paralympics (the National Paralympic Committee in the USA).  Athletes who have been nationally or internationally classified as per the Code and/or the U.S. Paralympics Classification Policies and Procedures are automatically included in this database.  Information will be updated regularly and historical research to compile accurate athlete classification data is still ongoing.

National Classification Opportunities
All athletes with a physical impairment who have never been classified, have a national review (NR) or a fixed review date (NR 2019 or earlier) must go through a classification evaluation.  Athletes should request classification by emailing Bryce Boarman at and filling out the U.S. Paralympics Medical Diagnostics Form.

Visual Impairment (VI) National Classification

  • Athletes with visual impairments may obtain a national classification throughout the year.  To obtain a National VI classification, athletes must have their Ophthalmologist fill out the forms in the link below and return to Bryce Boarman 4 weeks prior to the competition they intent to compete at.  Once the forms are received by Bryce, they are reviewed by a VI Classifier.  They will inform Bryce of the classification outcome and Bryce will notify the athlete.  The classifiers may require additional tests or information which may delay the outcome.  VI athletes must complete this process and be listed in the Classification Database to compete in the Tandem events. 
  • Guide to fill out National Visual Impairment Classification forms
  • National VI Classification forms- Submit to when completed