Congratulations to USA Cycling's four new National Commissaires
The clinic included instruction, as well as testing, and was taught by international commissaires Randy Shafer, Andy McCord, and Noreen Landis-Tyson.
USA Cycling’s National Commissaire title is the highest level bestowed upon road and track officials by the national governing body. The designation qualifies an official to work as Chief Referee at USA Cycling National Championship events and at National Racing Calendar (NRC) races, as well as work at international races in the United States. It is also the pre-requisite for becoming an International Commissaire.
Congratulations to the following officials who can now proudly call themselves National Commissaires:
Paula Mara (Davis, Calif.)
George Knight (Boise, Idaho)
Jeff Helgerson (Brooklyn Center, Minn.)
Bill Nicholson (Kiel, Wisc.)
Officials are the backbone of a bicycle race, and often the first representative of USA Cycling that a rider meets. The basic categories for road and track officials start with level C. From there, an official can upgrade to level B, level A, National Commissiare, and International Commissaire. There are also specialties such as motorcycle referee, track starter, and race secretary.
If you’re interested in becoming an official, you’ll need to attend a Level C clinic, purchase an official’s license, and take an open book exam. For more information on this process, please visit the USA Cycling’s OFFICIALS WEBPAGE. Earlier this month, four cycling officials earned the title of National Commissaire by completing USA Cycling’s National Road and Track Commissaire clinic, March 27-April 1, at USA Cycling’s headquarters in Colorado Springs.
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