March Communiqué


March 2, 2012

Feature Story: How can yoga benefit you as a cyclist? Read what renowned yoga instructor and USA Cycling-certified coach Sage Rountree has to say on the matter.

MEMBERS: What can amateur racers expect when it comes to anti-doping? Elite racers aren't the only ones to get tested. Masters and juniors can be tested by USADA too, at any time and in any place.

TRAINING: Why is mountain biking great cross-training for roadies? Well, on singletrack, you can push the limits of what you and your bike can do without the same consequences you'd get on the pavement.

TRAINING: Follow your heart: Using heart rate to gauge fatigue. Check out this article for a better understanding of how to use feedback from your heart in your training.

TRAINING: Avoiding training burn-out. This season, notice the early signs of training burnout and make sure you're getting enough time off the bike!

CLOTHING: The 2011 Masters Worlds jersey makes a great souvenir or gift! Did you or a loved one race in a 2011 Masters World Championship event? If so, make sure you get the commemorative team jersey.


USA Cycling offers various educational opportunities to its members. Right now, you can sign up for the following through your My USA Cycling account.

Recertification for Level 3 coaches

Level 2 Coaching Clinics

USOC Blood Chemistry webinar (open to all members)


View the complete cycling coverage schedules for Universal Sports and the NBC Sports Network.

Do you still have access to Universal Sports Network's great cycling coverage?
Click here to find out more about the network's recent changes and how you can encourage your cable provider to offer Universal!


Are you making the most of your membership? Our Member Benefit Providers offer discounts on products and services that you use everyday! As a USA Cycling member, you're entitled to a variety of valuable discounts. In addition to the ones highlighted below, check out your more than 30 member benefits or take advantage of them now through your "My USA Cycling" account. Be sure to use these benefits when shopping for others, too!


Introducing a new discount code for expanded flight options, available in the Member Benefits tab of your My USA Cycling account.


All USA Cycling members can receive a FREE indoor training DVD from Endurance Films. (just pay S&H)


USA Cycling members can receive 10% off their entire order at


Members save 10% off Premium Personal Editions and USA Cycling coaches can get Professional Edition discounts.


Receive a FREE annual digital subscription and also save 25% off the price of annual (six issues a year) print or gift subscriptions.


Members of USA Cycling get a 20% discount off components and ceramic bearings


USA Cycling members can get a 10% discount off their entire Road ID order.


Xtreme Get a FREE USA Cycling Special Edition Xtreme Sports ID wristband with 90 days of free service and 10% off all other products.


Get a 10% discount off all non-custom socks and a 5% discount off custom products for cycling clubs.


Benefit offers are subject to availability, certain restrictions, and can change at any time. USA Cycling Voluntary Insurance Benefits are provided directly from USA Cycling's Member Benefit Providers to athletes/members, and not from USA Cycling. USA Cycling is neither a party to nor responsible for the performance of the independent insurance contracts.

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