For the Officials Out There
In conjunction with the upcoming Greenville Para Cycling Open, International Commissaire Randy Shafer will be teaching a seminar on officiating Para Cycling events. This will not only be a good introduction to the weekend of racing, but also for the upcoming World Championships to be held in Greenville in 2014.
The date of the seminar is April 19 from 12:00 noon through 4:00 pm. Location is the Hilton Garden Inn at 108 Carolina Point Parkway in Greenville. There is no cost to attend but you should RSVP with Chuck Hodge at email@example.com
Hopefully you can make the seminar and learn about this exciting part of the sport.
USAC National Commissaire
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
210 USA Cycling Point, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
719-434-4205, 719-434-4305 (fax)
CCA 2013 Junior Development Series!
The Carolina Cycling Association, in an effort to recruit, inspire and retain young riders, presents The 2013 CCA Junior Development Race Series open to young men and women. This season long series will offer 7 races beginning on March 9th at the Blythewood Criterium. Races are restricted to Boys Cat 4/5 & Girls Cat 3/4 ages 10-14 and 15-18 and trophies will be presented to the top 3 finishers in in each of the categories. Check back in the coming weeks for more details, as they develop.
If you have questions, call the CCA Junior Development Programs Manager: Alan Brookshire at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. read more ...
New Upgrade Info for 2013!
Steve Johnson has updated and put together some great info for those that are looking to upgrade this year. We encourage everyone to look it over, download the Rider Resume form (in MS Excel format) and submit your upgrade requests once you meet the requirements. The page is located here
Recent Upgrades (As of January 4th)
Cat 5 to 4
Cat 4 to 3
Cat 3 to 2
Cat 2 to 1
Joseph K Cross (road)
Kyle D Bush (road)
Shaun Groat (road)
Charlie P McKenzie (road)
Brett J Rumble (road)
Robert G Bennett (road)
Kevin M Brazell (road)
Ben Yanni (cx)
Arleigh F Jenkins (cx)
Mark R Born (cx)
Will b Barnes (cx)
Daniel R Allen (cx)
Stoney W Sanders (cx)
Mitchell D Hopkins (cx)
James H Thomas (cx)
James H Thomas (cx)
Silas J Moorefield (cx)
mansour benkreira (cx)
mansour benkreira (cx)
Shaun Groat (cx)
Chris D Culp (cx)
James C Brookshire (cx)
Joshua A Cole (cx)
Ron Swenson (cx)
Skip Johnson (cx)
Dean A Sutton (cx)
Joshua A Cole (cx)
Tomas Kelemen (cx)
Neal G Kaplan (cx)
Mark A Drogalis (cx)
Anne A Moore (cx)
Sam C Klontz (cx)
James L Pittman (cx)
|Allison R Arensman (cx)
Andrew P Crater (track)
Todd Hunter (cx)
CCA 2013 Race Calendar is Online!
Just to let you know that the 2013 Calendar is now updated and online. If you want to download it in iCal format you can click this link
or go into the calendar and click the iCal button at the top-right of the calendar.
CCA Annual Meeting & Election Results
The annual CCA Club Meeting was held on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Thanks goes out to Judy for getting the nice facility and Neal for the fantastic lunch.
The election results are as follow (please note that personal requests will be going out to fill the appointed positions):
CCA President: Judy Rhyne
VP NC: Neal Boyd
VP SC: Chris Moore
Secretary: Robert Havens
Treasurer: Robert Havens
The CCA Race Calendar was completed and the one on this website will be updated throughout the next couple of weeks. Here is the calendar in .ics format that can be imported into most calendar programs.
The file is compressed into a zip file. Since most of the events were directly imported from the online version they include links to flyers, registration, and others that will not be correct for 2013. I am just putting it out there so you all can begin planning your 2013 season.
I have finished loading the CCA race calendar into the www.usac-officials.org website for all races through the end of September. I will load in the Fall cyclocross calendar within the next few days. Please take a moment to login and select the races that you want to work. We need to begin making assignments as soon as possible for the early season races. I do not have the full schedule for the Velodrome yet, so be aware that Track events will need to be added once they establish a calendar of events. As a reminder, please be aware that we have scheduled a Track specific seminar on Feb 4 in Rock Hill to get everyone up to speed on working real Track events. I will add that seminar to the calendar so that when you are making your race requests, you can simply check the seminar if you are planning to attend.... Click the read more link for the full text of the message from Judy read more ...
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. read more ...
Online Race Assignments for Officials!
We have started using the www.usac-officials.org
website for all CCA officials’ assignments. This webpage is used by most local associations across the country. Each of you will need to go to the website and create a login and password. Also, please add yourself to the email list. This website will become our primary tool for officials’ assignments, communication, etc.
Next, you will need to review the race schedule and submit requests to work races on the schedule. You can view assignments already made. Assignments for the coming week are there.
I have started adding races to the schedule, but have not yet added any of the weeknight series races, nor have I added anything past Aug 13 at this point.
This tool allows CR’s to generate invoices and post event reports online and automatically populates the permit and officials’ info on those forms.
So, take a look at it and submit your requests for the July/August events. If you do not see the CCA logo next to the USA Cycling logo, you need to go to the Choose LA dropdown at the top right of the screen and select CCA.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
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.