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USA Cycling Announces New Slate of Athlete Representatives to its Board of Directors

December 1, 2021

All four Athlete seats will be held by women for the first time in USA Cycling history.

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – USA Cycling is pleased to announce the election of four new Athlete Representative members to its Board of Directors effective December 1, 2021.

  • Cari Higgins (Boulder, CO.) A 23-time US National Champion on the track, Cari represented Team USA on numerous occasions throughout her career, including 7 medals in the Pan American Championships between 2009-2012.
  • Alison Tetrick (Petaluma, CA.) After a lengthy career racing on the road at the highest level – including a Bronze medal in the Team Time Trial at the 2014 UCI World Championships – Alison became a pioneer in gravel cycling. She won the 2017 DK200, and continues to contend for victory and the toughest gravel races across America. She has served on the USA Cycling Board since 2015.
  • Meredith Miller (Boulder, CO.) A longtime road professional who represented Team USA at the 2009 UCI Road World Championships and at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships from 2010-2016. Since her retirement from racing, she has stayed close to the industry through roles at Rapha and now Shimano.
  • Maddie Godby (Colorado Springs, CO.) A longtime star of American track cycling. She holds a number of national records, has won multiple UCI Track World Cup events, won two medals at the Pan American Championships, and most recently represented Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in both the Keirin and Sprint.

Higgins will additionally represent USA Cycling on the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s (USOPC) Athlete Advisory Council (AAC.) In this role, she will provide the USOPC Board of Directors input and advocacy from the perspective of USA Cycling’s elite athletes. Tetrick will serve as the AAC Alternate representative.

“We’re grateful for the willingness of this incredible group of women to represent athletes on our Board of Directors,” said USA Cycling Chairman of the Board Brendan Quirk. “We place enormous weight on our responsibility to serve our elite riders, and I’m excited they’ll be guiding us in those efforts. They represent 33.3% of our Board seats, and will be in a position to make a big impact.”

Quirk added, “Our Board composition as whole is now approaching 50% women representation. This is big step forward in our efforts to champion inclusion – and to maximize the positive impact inclusion can make to cycling in America.”

Eligibility to run for an Athlete Representative Board seat is determined by the USOPC. The pool of candidates and voters is limited to “10 Year Athletes.” These are athletes who have represented the United States in an event such as the Olympic Games, UCI World Championships, or Pan American Games in the previous 10 years.

The Athlete Representatives will serve through 2024.

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 Tom Mahoney at communications@usacycling.org.

ABOUT USA CYCLING (usacycling.org)

USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. USA Cycling’s mission is to champion accessibility, participation, and excellence in the sport of cycling to make more Americans healthier, happier, and better on two wheels while achieving sustained international racing success. USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to international caliber racers. The organization identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition through the support of kids’ and interscholastic programs, amateur bike racing and grassroots development programs, and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. USA Cycling has a membership of 100,000, annually sanctions over 2,500 events, and is a proud member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).