USA Cycling Inc.

Meet the Sport Committees

The role of the sport committees 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. Each sport committee will also nominate and elect representatives to the USA Cycling Board of Directors. Representation on sport committees is based on membership categories rather than by region, allowing all of the stakeholders in our sport to have a more relevant and consistent role in the development and growth of each specific discipline.

The sport committees meet once a year face to face, usually at the fall meeting in late October or early November. They also conduct conference calls as needed. The sport committees advise staff on matters pertaining to their respective disciplines, including racing rules. Sport committee terms are for two years for non-athletes and four years for athletes, and the positions are staggered such that there are elections for various positions held every year.


In 2011, the USA Cycling Board of Directors approved a revised organizational governance structure with the goal of ensuring the bylaws and operating principles of the company accurately reflect the current business models of the sport today and for the foreseeable future. The current governance structure is designed to clarify roles and responsibilities and eliminate ambiguity in the original documents when USA Cycling, Inc. was created in 1995.

The seven sport committees are: Road, Mountain Bike, Professional, BMX, Collegiate, Track, and Cyclo-cross.

Current Sport Committee Members

BMX Committee

USA BMX Representative — B.A. Anderson
At-large — Clayton John
Commissarie — John David
Coach — Kenneth Fallen
Eligible Athlete (M) — Justin Posey
Eligible Athlete (F) — Arielle Verhaaren
Industry — Steve Spencer

Board of Directors Athlete Representative on the BMX Committee: Arielle Martin Verhaaren
BMX Committee Representative to the Board of Directors: B.A. Anderson

Collegiate Committee

At-large — Jame Carney
At-large — Gary Hunter
Eligible Athlete (M) — Joseph Iuliano
Eligible Athlete (F) — Erica Clevenger
Commissaire — open
Club President — Jennifer Quijada
Varsity Team Director — Dean Peterson

Collegiate Committee Representative to the Board of Directors: Dean Peterson

Cyclo-cross Committee

Commissaire — Thomas Nee
At-large — Adam Myerson
UCI Race Director — Brook Watts
Coach — Charles Townsend
Local Association Representative — Tom Mains
Eligible Athlete (M) — Jeremy Powers
Eligible Athlete (F) — Katie Compton
Masters Athlete — Pete Webber
Industry — Stu Thorne

Cyclo-cross Committee Representative to the Board of Directors: Brook Watts

Mountain Bike Committee

UCI Race Director — Don Edberg
Endurance Race Director — open
Gravity Race Director — Neko Mullaly
Team Director — Jon Rourke
Industry — Dorothy Pacheco
Gravity Athlete — Joanna Petterson
Commissaire — Cyndi Smith
At-large — Robert "Bob" Saffell
Coach — Leonard "Jason" Tullous
XC Eligible Athlete (M) — Russell Finsterwald
XC Eligible Athlete (F) — Lea Davison

Board of Directors Athlete Representative on the Mountain Bike Committee: Stephen Ettinger
MTB Committee Representative to the Board of Directors: Dorothy Pacheco

Professional Committee

UCI Race Director — Jenn Andrs
At-Large (Elected) — James Stanfill
At-Large (Appointed by Pro Committee) — Sean Petty
NRC Race Director — Bruce Dunn
Eligible Athlete (M) — Brent Bookwalter
Eligible Athlete (M) — Jesse Anthony
 UCI Pro Team Director — Jackson Stewart
UCI Team Director — Danny Van Haute
International Commissaire — Dot Abbott
Women's Team Director — Rachel Heal
Eligible Athlete (F) — Alison Tetrick

Board of Directors Athlete Representative on the Professional Committee: Alison Tetrick
Professional Committee Representative to the USA Cycling Board of Directors: Sean Petty

Road Committee

At-large — James Kramer
Industry — Karen Bliss
Local Association Representative — Gina Kavesh
Commissaire — Bonnie Walker
Race Director — Ashley Travieso
Coach — Sean Wilson
Masters Athlete — Randy Warren
Eligible Athlete (female) - open
Eligible Athlete (male) - open

Road Committee Representative to the Board of Directors: Gina Kavesh

Track Committee

Commissaire — Andrew McCord
Eligible Athlete (F) — Beth (Newell) Hernandez
Eligible Athlete (M) — David Espinoza
At-large — Sue Meinerz
Race/Venue Director/Manager — Travis Smith
Team Director — Nicola Cranmer
Coach — Andy Lakatosh
Local Association Representative — Mike Barman

Board of Directors Athlete Representative on the Track Committee: Beth (Newell) Hernandez
Track Committee Representative to the Board of Directors: Andy Lakatosh