Jastrab and Ryan receive Grants for Olympic Efforts

February 9, 2021

The USA Cycling Foundation has distributed grants from the Kelly Catlin Fund to Olympic Long Team athletes Megan Jastrab and Kendall Ryan.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The USA Cycling Foundation continues its efforts of directly supporting athletes to develop American cycling and achieve international success, awarding grants to Megan Jastrab and Kendall Ryan from the Kelly Catlin fund, created in honor of the late National Team athlete.

The Catlin Fund exists in part to support development efforts in women’s track cycling. The grants have been distributed to Megan Jastrab and Kendall Ryan to assist in their pursuit of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Both Jastrab and Ryan are members of the Olympic Long Team and are training to make the final team that will be announced in June 2021. The women have been at the Olympic Training Center, following COVID-19 protocols, in Colorado Springs training for the Women’s Madison and Team Pursuit.

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and USA Cycling do not receive government funding like most foreign national governing bodies competing at international events. With the postponement of the Games, many athletes are doing everything they can to make ends meet while their striving for their Olympic dreams. Donations to the USA Cycling Foundation go directly toward the athletes who need it most as they represent their country at the world’s largest events. Please consider making a donation today in support of the future of American cycling at usacycling.org/foundation/donate and follow Team USA on their #RideToTokyo.

Visit USACycling.org for more information on the athletes, events and membership programs, and follow @USACycling across all channels for the latest on Team USA.

For more information, contact Angelina Palermo at apalermo@usacycling.org

ABOUT USA CYCLING (usacycling.org)

USA Cycling is a proud member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC). Within the United States, USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. With a mission to develop the sport of cycling in the United States and to achieve sustained international racing success, USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to seasoned professionals. The organization not only identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition, but also supports amateur bike racing through grassroots development programs and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing.

USA Cycling is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. In 1920, the organization began as The Amateur Bicycle League of America and evolved to become the United States Cycling Federation in 1975 and ultimately USA Cycling, Inc. in 1995. USA Cycling’s 100,000+ members are comprised of racers and cyclists of all ages and abilities, coaches, officials, mechanics, and race directors.