The Jacquelyn Crowell Memorial Women’s Cycling Fund supports the women’s development programs of USA Cycling.
Women’s programming includes junior and U23 age-group endurance programming on the road and track, domestic training and preparation camps, European racing blocks, World Cup and World Championships. USA Cycling has emerged as one of the top-5 nations in women’s Olympic cycling, building world-class development programs with generous funding from individual donors to the USA Cycling Foundation. All gifts to the Women’s Cycling Development fund are restricted to these programs.
Jackie Crowell began racing her bike as a junior rider with USA Cycling, qualifying for the U.S. National Team in 2006 and attending the UCI Junior World Road Championships in Spa, Belgium. Jackie remained a U.S. National Team development rider for the next seven years. During this time she was enrolled at the University of Florida, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2011. She won four National Championships in her cycling career, including the U23 Individual Time Trial in 2009 and the Points Race on the track in 2012. Jackie also raced professionally for the UHC and Twenty20 teams, and later became a USA Cycling Certified Coach and Training Peaks coach, working with junior riders at the Dick Lane Velodrome. She was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in October 2013 and underwent surgery and subsequent treatment for the next five years. Jackie also competed in the Amgen Tour of California and was a spokesperson for the Breakaway from Cancer initiative. Jackie passed away on April 25th, 2018.