There are now UMCA members from at least 19 different countries. Some of these members said they joined the UMCA to ride on friendly, lower trafficking USA roads and have overseas adventures. Some Americans also went overseas to ride in ultra events.
Starting in 2006, the UMCA Managing Director decided to change the UMCA logo from a USA theme design to a global theme. They are working hard to make the UMCA an international organization. Recently, the World Cup program was created. This international movement was created without consulting the Board of Directors or even the organizers of the events, which comprise the UMCA's proposed World Cup. (According to the UMCA Constitution, the Managing Director is, however, allowed to do this and it's not a violation.)
Some UMCA members on both sides of the globe have expressed concern for the UMCA expanding its resources overseas. The UMCA started out as a USA-based organization with USA ideas and rules. Pushing our ideas (rules and regulations, etc.) on the international cycling culture, with vast more experience than us, may not be accepted, and possibly insulting to our neighbors overseas. This could be very counter productive to the UMCA. The known established and recognized international organizations are the ones set up to be international from the start. The UMCA was strongly advised to align itself or be an adjunct to an established international organization, rather than trying to be an international leader themselves. As far as anyone currently knows, the UMCA is ignoring the possible negative circumstances and fallout resulting from this movement.
The old logo is on the left, the new is on the right.