What are Local Associations?
Beginning in 2003, in an effort to better serve our membership, USA Cycling began cultivating relationships with established Local Associations (LA). Currently, there are 34 Local Associations that serve specific areas of the United States. Each Local Association is a non-profit organization consisting of a board of directors elected by the local members.
USA Cycling reinvests a portion of the rider license sales to each Local Association. The Local Association appropriates the funds to support racing programs where they live and race. The program allows the Local Association to decide where to reinvest their financial allocation from USA Cycling. They establish priorities to best meet the needs of their members. USA Cycling recognizes that the Local Associations are in the best position to know what works for their area, and by reinvesting funds in those associations we hope to grow the sport at all levels.
Local Associations are made up of passionate members and volunteers who are the hands-on representatives that drive grassroots bicycle racing across the United States.
Local Association Responsibilities
USA Cycling's Local Associations are structured to serve the local population's best interests in regards to licensing, events, and officials.
The LA is one of your best resources for information regarding your local cycling community. Your LA can assist you in the upgrading/downgrading of your license, the approval of your permit, assigning officials for your event, finding a club to join, finding a race schedule, and networking with fellow riders.
This Article Published July 11, 2011 For more information contact: