Golden, Colorado. The Club Council, Board of Directors, and staff of the American Cycling Association (ACA) is announced on November 19th that the ACA will serve as the Local Association in 2012 for USACycling (USAC) for the state of Colorado and eastern Wyoming. This decision was reached at a special Club Council Meeting on November 18, 2011, and ends thirteen years of division for amateur road, track and cyclocross racing in Colorado.
“We are incredibly pleased to be a part of USAC for the first time in over a decade,” said Clint Bickmore, Vice President of the ACA Board of Directors. “We see great opportunity for growth as the Local Association of USAC. With a coordinated race calendar, one set of rider rankings, the increased potential to bring national-level events to Colorado, the integration with collegiate racing, the ability to create exciting ancillary events with the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, and the shared power of two great organizations, this decision will immediately improve the competitive cycling community in Colorado.”
The ACA, which is governed by a dedicated board of directors and employs five part-time employees, will continue to support Colorado cycling with the great programs and exceptional customer service that its members, clubs, officials, race promoters, and other stakeholders expect and deserve. “The fundamental principle guiding this decision is that we must remain an exceptional organization for our sporting community. With this agreement in place, we can continue to deliver our programs and services while being part of the national organization,” said Chris McGee, ACA Executive Director.
Established in 1976 as the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC), the American Cycling Association (ACA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that supports, promotes and sanctions competitive bicycle events in Colorado and southeast Wyoming. The ACA provides an array of programs, including an extensive junior development program, to both attract new members and teach existing racers how to enjoy the sport of bicycle racing. The ACA has more than 3,000 members and features 120 events annually. Please see www.AmericanCycling.org for more information.