Congrats to the 8 officials who graduated to level A this month!


Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 11, 2012) – Eight officials graduate from level B to level A this month after attending the USA Cycling Level A Officials Clinic in Columbus, Ohio. The clinic was held Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 and was led by International Commissaire, Phil Miller (Redmond, Wash.).
By reaching level A, these cycling officials have made the transition from the local and regional level to the national level. This gives them access to higher level races, as well as opportunities to work at national championships, UCI races, and NRC races.   
Congratulations to the following new level A officials:
Track Cycling
Emma Weiss (Milwaukee, WI)
Loch Miwa (Crestwood, IL)
Ugur Tosun (St. Paul, MN)
Road Cycling
Tim Burgess (Castro Valley, CA)
Emma Weiss (Milwaukee, WI)
Mark Manzella (Maplewood, MN)
Marsha Kapinus (Chenango Forks, NY)
Mitch Beckner (Troy, OH)
Adrian Sarkozy Fear (Milford, MI)

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.

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