Founded on April 14, 1900, in Paris, France, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the world governing body for cycling. Its mission consists of developing and overseeing cycling in all its forms, for all people,from a competitive sport, as a healthy recreational activity, as means of transport and just for fun. The UCI governs eight disciplines of the sport of cycling: road, track, mountain bike, BMX, para-cycling, cyclo-cross, trials, and indoor cycling. The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup was created in 1991. Races take place in cross-country Olympic and downhill, on several continents and in several age classes.