Dirt Sweat & Gears organizers announced the addition of Singlespeed USA (SSUSA), "a cross country and quite possibly a cross-dressing event for the singlespeed freaks of the world."
Both the singlespeed and 12 hour events are set for the first weekend of May in 2008. SSUSA will begin on May 2, 2008, a day before the 12 hour event, with a race on the grueling and technical Cotton Mill Preserve.
Singlespeed 24 hour world champion Dejay Birtch said, "It'll be like the Stanley Cup of the singlespeed world." Director Clay Higgins added that he would share the singlespeed love by passing the event around the US to other promoters.