USA Cycling announces inaugural NRC Promoters Summit

USA Cycling has announced plans for the first-annual National Racing Calendar (NRC) Promoters Summit in Colorado Springs Nov. 14-16, 2008. The three-day event will be open to all 2009 NRC race promoters.
 
The objective of the NRC Promoters Summit is to improve communication and promote dialogue between USA Cycling and representatives of the season-long, nationwide, Pro-Am road racing circuit. As the calendar gets set to enter its 13th season next year, all promoters that are selected to be a part of the 2009 NRC are encouraged to attend. The summit will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas on a variety of topics as competitive cycling in America continues to grow at the professional and amateur skill levels. 
 
As demand for inclusion on the calendar grows, USA Cycling is seeking input from its NRC promoters in order to better define what the NRC should be for athletes, teams, sponsors, host communities, promoters and various other stakeholders. The policies and procedures that exist to bring a level of prestige and consistency to the NRC will be examined, as will the application and bid process. Ultimately, the 2008 NRC Promoters Summit will provide an open forum in which USA Cycling and NRC event representatives can exchange ideas and share thoughts on what works and what doesn’t from their experience in event promotion and operation.
 
“After 12 years, it’s important to get a fresh perspective on different elements of the NRC from those who know the events best,” explained USA Cycling National Events Director Justin Rogers. “Each year we receive valuable feedback from our promoters which is in turn used to improve various aspects of the calendar. By bringing everyone together to collectively discuss the successes and challenges they’ve experienced over the years, we’re ensuring that the NRC will continue to thrive for years to come at the level it was intended when it was first created.
 
For more information contact Justin Rogers at jrogers@usacycling.org.
 
 
About USA Cycling   
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross.  As a membership-based organization and sanctioning body, USA Cycling consists of 64,000+ members, including 57,000 competitive cyclists, 1,500 coaches, 4,000 student-athletes, 2,200 officials, 350 professional cyclists, and 200 certified mechanics. USA Cycling also sanctions 2,500 competitive and non-competitive organized cycling events throughout the United States annually, as well as 1,800 clubs and teams. Associations of USA Cycling include the United States Cycling Federation (road, track & cyclo-cross), the National Off-Road Bicycle Association (mountain bike), the BMX Association, the National Collegiate Cycling Association and the United States Professional Racing Organization.  USA Cycling is also responsible for the identification, development, support and promotion of American cyclists through various athletic initiatives and programs including the USA Cycling National Development Team, the USA Cycling Women’s National Team, the USA Cycling Junior Development Team, Talent Identification and Regional Development Camps, domestic and international race calendars, direct athlete funding and support programs, and educational camps and seminars. USA Cycling also fields and supports U.S. National Teams for various international events, including the Olympic Games, World Championships, Pan American Games, Continental Championship and World Cups across all levels and disciplines of competitive cycling.  USA cycling further supports grass roots and locally-based initiatives through its 32 Local Associations and comprehensive network of licensed and certified coaches and officials. Additionally, USA Cycling conducts National Championship events for amateur and professional cyclists, awarding more than 600 national titles annually to men and women in junior, U23, masters, elite, professional and paralympic categories throughout the various disciplines of competitive cycling. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org. For media-related or general inquiries, please contact USA Cycling Director of Communications, Andy Lee at 719-866-4867 or alee@usacycling.org.   
 


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