USA Cycling cuts ribbon on new conference center
USA Cycling President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Johnson led a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included USA Cycling Board of Directors members, as well as presentations to Nor’wood Development Chairman David Jenkins and President Christopher Jenkins, and El Pomar Foundation Vice President and General Counsel Kyle Hybl. Both companies were instrumental in helping secure the building and contribute to its improvement.
Also in attendance for the celebration were 1984 Olympic bronze medalist Davis Phinney, 1996 Olympian and 2001 world cross-country mountain bike champion Alison Dunlap, reigning UCI World Cup cyclo-cross champion Katie Compton, and 2012 Olympians Timmy Duggan and Lea Davison.
“The grand opening celebration for our national conference center marks the final phase of construction at our national headquarters,” Johnson said. “We are extremely grateful to Nor’wood Development Group and the El Pomar Foundation, without whose support this project would not have been possible. The new conference center will serve hundreds of our stakeholders each year and allow us to host locally our annual summits for officials, coaches, race directors and Local Associations.”
In addition to the 150-seat conference center and its enhanced audio/visual capabilities, other improvements to the USA Cycling headquarters include full-size wall photos by photographer Casey Gibson, and display cases created by Studio Tectonic which feature each of the five disciplines and historic artifacts. Items displayed are:
- GT Mountain bike ridden by Alison Dunlap during her 2001 UCI Mountain Bike World Championship as well as her UCI World Championship jersey from that event
- Yamaguchi track bike raced by Mike McCarthy, along with his 1992 UCI World Championship gold medal, world championship certificate, and helmet worn during his victory
- Replica of Kyle Bennett’s 2008 Olympic Team BMX bike and the actual helmet, jersey and pants worn by Bennett during the Olympic debut of BMX racing in Beijing
- Raleigh Team bike raced by Connie Carpenter to a gold medal in the 1984 Olympic Games
- Oakley Factory Pilot sunglasses worn by Davis Phinney for the 7-Eleven Pro Cycling Team in 1984, as well as his national team jersey from the 1984 Coors Classic.
- Time trial helmet worn by Kristin Armstrong during her first Olympic gold medal ride in 2008
- Trek Ion CX bike ridden by Katie Compton during her 2013 U.S. national championship, as well as the World Cup leader’s jersey she won for the 2012-13 UCI Cyclo-cross season
See photo gallery from the reception.
###(March 11, 2013) -- USA Cycling hosted a reception on March 6 featuring supporters and Olympic athletes to celebrate the opening of the USA Cycling Conference Center within its headquarters.
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