USA Cycling offers nearly 30k in rebates to MTB groups in 2013
The rebate pool, which is based on license sales and number of racer days in each organizer's state, is part of USA Cycling's effort to grow and support mountain biking across the U.S. With the 2012 rebate pool, USA Cycling has now made nearly $140,000 in direct funding available since the incentive program began in 2007.
"Our mountain bike event organizers play a very significant role in growing the discipline," said USA Cycling President & CEO Steve Johnson. "By reinvesting membership dollars back into these groups, we can help them fund programs specific to their state or region and provide a better racing experience for our members at the grassroots level."
The rebate money is used in various ways by the different organizing groups. For Illinois' Peoria State Mountain Bike Association (PAMBA), the money goes largely toward trail maintenance for its 100 miles of single track
"Our main focus and goals for hosting races is to promote the sport of mountain biking along with having funds available for building and maintenance of our fantastic trail systems," explained the group's Tony Thaller. "I would say that at least 75% of our profit from races is put back into the trails and this includes the money from the USA Cycling rebate. This year the money is helping us rebuild bridges and provide signage for two trail systems."Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 4, 2013) – USA Cycling announced today that based on 2012, 139 mountain bike groups have qualified for a rebate pool of $29,441 as part of the national governing body's mountain bike event organizer's incentive program.
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