October 2012 Communiqué


October 3, 2012

FEATURE STORY: Would racing a new discipline help you to become a better cyclist? Each discipline of cycling can give you a unique set of strengths. What benefits could you reap if you were to try out, say, a BMX track or velodrome?

NUTRITION: Cyclists & Iron: A Powerful(ly Misunderstood) Combination - Do you understand the role of iron in your body and your performance as a cyclist? Healthy iron levels can reap great rewards during a race.

TRAINING: A Tale of Two Crits (plus a Head Case Intervals Workout): By studying the power files of two very different riders during the 2012 Tour de Quebec, we can learn a lot about energy conservation.

WOMEN: Women in cycling:The thoughts and experiences of a female bike mechanic -Bicycle race mechanic and IMBA staffer Marty Caivano talks discusses her thoughts on being a woman in the sport of cycling.

JUNIORS: The Focus is on Juniors in Washington state: One of the leaders in junior development programming puts a one-of-a-kind stage race in Washington state that focuses on juniors


WEBINAR: Drugs in Sports - presented by Sean Wilson, PhD, at 4 PM MTN on Oct. 11

WEBINAR: Strength Training for Handcycling - presented by Hector Torres at 4 PM MTB on Oct. 25

LOCAL ASSOCIATION SUMMIT - Nov. 2-4 at USA Cycling headquarters. Click here for more information.

WEBINAR: The Winning Mind - presented by Ileana Sisson, PhD at 4 PM MTN on Nov. 8

RACE DIRECTOR SUMMIT - Nov. 8-12 at USA Cycling headquarters. Click here for more information.

WEBINAR: Improving Cycling Performance on an Indoor Trainer - presented by Tyrone Holmes at 4 PM MTN on Nov. 15

You can see a complete schedule of webinars here or register for one from your My USA Cycling account.


Beginning on October 9, you can watch the Tour of Beijing LIVE at universalsports.com. Click here for more information.


Check out these cost-saving benefits you're eligible for as a USA Cycling member! As a USA Cycling member, you're entitled to a variety of other 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 can book rooms at exclusive, discounted rates at any participating IHG hotel.


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


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


EZ Bike Products offers 10% discounts on their EZ Bike Stand and other accessories.


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


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


USA Cycling members can receive 10% off all Rack Stash orders.


Save 25% off your purchase with Genuine Innovations, manufacturer of CO2 powered tire inflation technology.


Members can receive 15% discounts on race numbers and other race supplies.


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

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