April Communique


April 4, 2012

Feature Story: Encouraging Female Riders to Race Members of CAWES/iFractal, USA Cycling's 2011 Women's Club of the Year, talk about their start in the sport and offer some advice to other women who'd like to give racing a try

TRAINING: Gearing Down: Using early season force to build cycling endurance Combining force work with steady endurance training in the early season will help lead to better form and overall endurance

JUNIORS: How to start a junior club
We asked the leaders of successful junior programs for some tips on how to get started. Keep reading if you are passionate about getting kids on bikes!

RACING: Should you ever quit a race? For many racers, DNF can be like the scarlet letters. So when should you rack the bike and when you should just push through?

TRAINING: How to ride singletrack Singletrack requires a more refined set of skills than pedaling through a local park. Read on to learn how to ride it by using gears, anticipation, and your body.

WORD: How is your performance affected by a gluten-free diet? Take this survey to help UCCS learn more about the effects of gluten-free diets on athlete performance and be entered to win a $50 REI gift card!


Registration open now for USA Cycling's 2012 Regional Development Camps

Are you a young cyclist (or the parent of one) who has what it takes to one day compete at the Olympic Games or the Tour de France? If so, a USA Cycling Regional Development Camp could very well be the next step toward a career in professional cycling!

Read more about the regional camps here!


April 4-8: UCI Track World Championships: Racing will stream live at www.universalsports.com for $9.95. Click here for details.

April 21: Sunny King Criterium: Races will stream live from noon to 9:30 p.m on the event's website.

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



Be sure to take advantage of these money-saving member benefits as you prep you for 2012! 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!


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


Get a discount off bike racks and cargo management products from Cequent Performance Products.


Receive 10% off banners, course signage, vehicle decals, and other services.


Get 5% off your next bike shipping order placed with High Country Shipping.


Save 10% on bike shipping overnight, 2-3ay and 3-day express orders with Luggage Forward.


Save 15% opn Hertz rentals, plus $15 off weekend or $20 off weekly rates.


Save 10-15% on certain domestic and international flights with United Airlines.


Show off your USA Cycling pride with the only card that helps support USA Cycling programs at no additional cost to you.


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


Benefit offers are subject to availability, certain restrictions, and can change at any time.

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