Officials of The Year 2013
Normally, we wait until our annual officials’ meeting to announce the Official and Motoref of the Year awards. However, I didn’t want USAC to beat us to the punch, so here our winners for 2013:
2013 Official of the Year – Hoby Lowe
2013 Motoref of the Year – Larry Norris
2013 Rookie Official of the Year – Chris Wrenn
Please join me in congratulating each of these very deserving officials. Also, please congratulate Larry Norris on his recent Cat B upgrade on the road.
Thank you for all of your hard work.
CCA is now a part of the USA Cycling Race Clean Program
If you would like more information about the program, please click the image below. It will take you to the USA Cycling Race Clean program page.
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Congratulations to our 2013 CLUB OF THE YEAR winners!
Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 16, 2013) -- USA Cycling is excited to announce the winners of its 2013 “Club of the Year” awards! Three clubs earned overall “Club of the Year” honors in divisions I, II, and III and an additional seven clubs earned special awards in the junior/interscholastic, masters, women’s, new club, mountain bike, cyclo-cross, and collegiate categories.
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In addition to bragging rights, the winning clubs will receive a trophy and complimentary renewal fees for 2014. Congratulations to our winners!
Division I – xXx Racing (Chicago, Ill.)
Division II – Northwest Cycling Club (Houston, Texas)
Division III – Riptide Cycling (Cream Ridge, NJ)
Junior/Interscholastic - Team Velosport Club (Irvine, Calif.)
Masters - Cross Creek Cycling (Fayetteville, N.C.)
Women – Sound VELO Cycling Club/Team Group Health (Seattle, Wash.)
Best New Club – Paradise Garage Racing (Columbus, Ohio)
Mountain Bike – Whole Athlete (Woodacre, Calif.)
Cyclo-cross – Western Howard County Cycling (Woodbine, Md.)
Collegiate – Marian University (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Winning clubs were chosen for exhibiting excellence in several areas including race promotion, membership composition, instructional clinics and seminars, club activities, charity work, and race performance.
Women's Development Update December 2013
The PDF file in the link is the Women's Development Update that was presented by Marianne Holt on December 7th at the annual CCA meeting. Also, here is the link to the programs Facebook Community page.
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ATTENTION WOMEN: USA Cycling needs the input of female cyclists!
USA Cycling is working to grow women's cycling and we're interested in hearing from female cyclists, whether they're USA Cycling members or not.
Please encourage your female club members and fellow cycling enthusiasts to complete this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FemaleCyclist. It should only take about 10-15 minutes!
Winter training time is almost here!
A new women's only winter bike league has been formed in the Upstate of South Carolina. The purpose of the league is to provide an environment in which current female competitive cyclists can train and invite other female cyclists with an interest in racing to join us. For additional information, contact Elizabeth Brady at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page: Women's Only Upstate Winter Bike League Facebook Page.
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RACE DIRECTORS: Here are updates for anyone permitting an event in 2014
TO PERMIT EVENTS IN 2014, CLUBS MUST HAVE CERTIFIED RACE DIRECTOR: Up until 2014, member clubs have been able to permit events with or without a certified race director as a club contact. However, beginning on Jan. 1, clubs wishing to permit events must have a Level C Certified Race Director listed as a club contact. Each club can still receive one comp'd race director license at no additional cost.
TWO-YEAR LICENSE OPTION: Because race director certification lasts for two years, race directors now have the option to purchase either a one-year OR a two-year race director license.
If you have any questions regarding USA Cycling's Race Director Certification and License program, please contact Tara McCarthy.
2013 SE Regional Series Handbook
For anyone working the Southeast Regional Series, we have been provided an excellent handbook. This is good for anyone involved in the event and provides some good detailed information. It is in Adobe PDF format for ease of viewing and printing.Here is the handbook link.
A Note About Permitting Guidelines
As we started the process of cleaning up the rule book in 2013, one change we made was the removal of the permitting guidelines and policies without republishing them anywhere else. After several local associations and race directors asked us for clarification on some specific items, we made a decision that since these are not rules per se, but instead of policies that we would publish them online in the policies and guidelines section as Policy VI – Race Permits and Race Directors Responsibilities. The included link will take you directly to the policies. https://www.usacycling.org/policy-vi-race-permits-and-race-director-responsibilities.htm. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, working with us on getting this updated, and for your patience. As always, please let our membership staff know of any questions you may have.
Thanks for all you do for the sport of cycling!
Vice President of Membership Services USA Cycling
210 USA Cycling Point, Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80919
719-434-4205, 719-434-4305 (fax) email@example.com
Members can now claim results with unreported license numbers!
USA Cycling has incorporated a new claim results function which allows members to claim results that are posted to USA Cycling's website, but lack the proper license number. This option allows members to take matters into their own hands and secure the proper results and ranking they deserve.
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Important Information about USAC On-line Registration System
Dear LA Permit Coordinators,
Effective December 1st, 2010, USA Cycling’s online registration product will be offered to promoters. For the event permits that will be utilizing the registration tool, the permit coordinator will need to complete 2 steps (these 2 steps will show up as 2 support requests on your “My USA Cycling page”): 1. Opening of event registration (this step needs to be completed within 24 hours). 2. Normal event permit approval.
During the recent Local Association Summit, a large number of Local Associations requested approval permissions for online registration to open. Currently, all Permit Coordinators profiles are set to require the Permit Coordinator’s approval for online registration to open. If you do not wish to have this approval capability, please let me know so that we can make the adjustment. If you do not want the approval capability, the registration will open on its own, and you will only receive 1 support request.
Flyer Information and Help
We would like to get word to race organizers and promoters about some things that would help on their flyers.
- List physical address for each event for users of GPS, Google Maps, Mapquest, etc.
- The flyer needs to show that the event is being held under USA Cycling Permit or that the USA Cycling permit is pending. We will post a link to the "official/final" event flyer that is listed on the USA Cycling website once it is available there. In some cases and by exception only, will we post an event flyer that is not yet approved or in a pending status and not available elsewhere (Usually only if the event is within a couple of weeks of the current date and or the permit was delayed for some reason). The event flyer must be approved by the CCA Permit Coordinator.
- If it is determined that an event flyer is to be posted to the CCA website because of short notice event or other reasons, the flyer submitted to upload the the CCA website should be in PDF format and if possible optimized not to exceed 500 kb in size.
- Make sure flyers are finalized before asking for them to be uploaded. We have had quite a few changes to flyers (some small like sponsors and some larger).
- We prefer that you upload or link your flyer in the USA Cycling website and provide us that link.
- The flyers must be the same at all online locations. This means, if you upload or link a flyer on USA Cycling and send us an updated version, you are responsible to submit the update to USA Cycling as soon as possible.