USA Cycling & UnitedHealthcare promote cycling's health benefits
USA Cycling, the sport’s national governing body, today announced that UnitedHealthcare will begin serving as an official sponsor to help support the future of American cycling. As a sponsor of USA Cycling, UnitedHealthcare will have an active presence at USA Cycling National Championship events to promote cycling’s health and wellness benefits.
“We’re extremely pleased that a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company has chosen to support the active lifestyle of our membership,” said Steve Johnson, president & CEO of USA Cycling. “Our partnership will help the future of both our sport and all of those who are encouraged to follow an active, healthy path.”
UnitedHealthcare’s sponsorship acts on the company’s commitment to support and encourage healthy lifestyles for people of all ages. In addition to sponsoring USA Cycling, UnitedHealthcare supports a variety of cycling programs and events, including a men’s professional cycling team, and Ride 2 Recovery, which organizes indoor and outdoor cycling events to support injured veterans recovering from physical and mental wounds suffered in combat.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.
About USA Cycling
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.
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