Lots in store as USA Cycling ramps up for Summit Season


Lots in store as USA Cycling ramps up for “summit season”
Fall might be the season where bike racing slows down across the country (other than cyclo-cross of course), but here at USA Cycling - fall time is referred to as “summit season,” and it’s chock-full of action.
The first annual Sport Committee Summit got things off to a good start earlier this month. 
Here’s the low-down on what’s coming up next:
Junior and High School Cycling
Summit season continues at the end of October with two events aimed at developing USA Cycling’s younger members. Both events take place in Morgantown, West Virginia.
  • On October 21, a High School Cycling Summit will feature discussions about best practices for developing or growing a high school cycling program. The day will also include talks from leaders of noteworthy programs like the Texas High School Cycling League and the Sierra Nevada High School Race Series, among others.
  • Following the gathering of high school cycling leaders, the topic of developing future generations will continue with USA Cycling’s Junior Cycling Conference, Oct. 22-23. The conference will be led by Kristen Dieffenbach, PhD and co-author of Bike Racing for Juniors. Among the topics to be covered are talent ID and development, effective junior coaching, and holistic junior training. For more on this conference, click here.
Local Associations
For the seventh year in a row, representatives from USA Cycling’s Local Associations (LA) will gather for a three-day summit at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Nov. 4-6. As the sport’s grassroots leaders, the LA reps will discuss opportunities and obstacles, successes and failures, and best practices for growing the sport at the local level.  To learn more, visit USA Cycling’s Local Association webpage.
Race Directors Summit
This year, the fifth annual USA Cycling Road and Mountain Bike Race Director Summit is headed to Salt Lake City, Nov. 11-12. National calendar and UCI-level race directors, as well as representatives from UCI teams, will gather to network and brainstorm on topics such as sponsorship and new media.  To learn more, visit USA Cycling’s Race Director webpage.

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