Run for the Club President position on the Collegiate Committee


USA Cycling is currently accepting nominations for 13 different positions on its sport committees, including the club president position on the collegiate committee. If you are a current club president with an interest in taking your involvement with collegiate cycling to the next level, this is a great opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. What does the collegiate sport committee do? The committee’s primary role is to serve in an advisory capacity and work with USA Cycling staff to develop competition rules and consider issues relevant to their respective discipline. The committee also nominates and elects a representative to the USA Cycling Board of Directors. The Committee has an annual in-person meeting at USA Cycling headquarters (usually late October), and also hosts monthly conference calls along with regular email communication with other committee members and USAC staff.

The outgoing club president on the committee, Sophy Lee (Harvard Cycling) had this to say: "I had the opportunity to serve on the collegiate committee for two years and thoroughly enjoyed it. Each year, USA Cycling committee and board members (including you) get flown to Colorado Springs to hammer out initiatives, broad and specific, within the sport. The rest of the year, the committee meets via teleconference. If you're interested in understanding how decisions are made in USA Cycling, consider running for the position. If you want a hand in impacting decisions that affect all of collegiate cycling, definitely run for the position. The best part of this committee is that collegiate cycling is very much the "wild west" of this sport--which means a ton of potential for growth and a fertile field for new ideas (maybe yours?)."

To be nominated for the club president seat on the collegiate committee, you must be listed as your club’s president, have an active collegiate license, and collect the signatures of five USA Cycling members. These signatures must be received by USA Cycling (mail, scan/email, or fax) no later than June 28th. Nomination forms and additional information are available here. (Keep in mind that all five signatures do not need to be on the same form: for example, if your teammates are spread out all over the country, they can each simply mail, scan/email, or fax a form with your name on it and their signature in one of the boxes to USA Cycling.) You’ll just need to coordinate those five individuals and make sure they send in the paperwork before June 28th. Shortly after that, elections will begin and collegiate club presidents will be able to each vote for this position.

Good luck!

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