Officials' Recognition & Awards

  • In order to recognize the hard work and dedication of our community of officials, USA Cycling created the Officials’ Hall of Fame, and recently revamped the Official of the Year program.
    • The USA Cycling Officials’ Hall of Fame exists to honor and recognize those officials who embody the spirit of officiating. Moreover, the honorees have made extraordinary contributions to the sport of cycling and its officiating community. Not only have they committed their lives through outstanding and dedicated service, they also delivered those services at a consistently high level of talent and expertise, and demonstrated those qualities at local, national, and international events.
    • The Official of the Year program is set up to recognize those individuals who best represent what it means to be an outstanding official. Within that definition, USA Cycling selects one or more officials who excel in several areas. While technical skills are a consideration, it is just as important that this official works to maintain the continued excellence of the entire community of officials, through mentoring, volunteerism, and a consistently high work ethic.

USA Cycling Official of the Year Program Guide

Eve Ben Ora


Golden Stopwatch – 5+ Years of Service

As a junior parent, Eve Ben-Ora expressed an interest in officiating, and she quickly became a well-respected official across a variety of disciplines and positions. Her peers and race directors praise Eve for her competent and calm disposition while working in pressure-packed events. She possesses a strong knowledge of results management. To become a better all-around official, Eve sought out learning opportunities to increase her knowledge and skillset, and is now certified as a Motor P, Track Secretary, and Track Starter. Recently, Eve has taken a more direct role in improving the local officiating experience. With a background in education and ministry, she organized, updated, and teaches the regional C class for the Northern California/Nevada Cycling Association (NCNCA). She posts content on the NCNCA Facebook page to highlight officiating activities and accomplishments and has created a curriculum for new and experienced officials. She also has formalized a mentorship program for NCNCA.

Chassie Kirbie


Silver Stopwatch – <7 Years of Service

While relatively new to her role as an official, Chassie Kirby is quickly gaining the experience and skills needed to advance to the next level. She serves as the president of the Arkansas Bicycle Coalition (ABC) and spends hundreds of hours keeping cycling organized and healthy in the state. She actively pursues intern opportunities at bigger regional and national events. When she is not officiating or managing ABC, Chassie volunteers her timing skills at local gravel events, and still finds time to race her bike. Chassie clearly demonstrates a high level of commitment to her cycling community.

Frank Mackzum


Bronze Stopwatch – Honorable Mention

Frank Mackzum is on a very short list of USA Cycling’s leading Motor Referees. He accrued thousands of miles – and hours – officiating bicycle races at local, national, and international events. Moreover, he shared his knowledge by helping to develop and teach the A, B, and C Level Motor Training seminars. He provided mentorship for new officials with a passion to become motor referees. Instrumental across all levels of the sport, Frank was involved with the development of the Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association, and he served as its president for several years. Frank recently announced his retirement from officiating, but because of his efforts for many decades, his positive impact on the sport he loves will continue for many more years.