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USA Cycling Awards Inaugural Club Safe Sport Program Recipients

April 1, 2021

Six USA Cycling Clubs have been awarded their USA Cycling Safe Sport Level following the first round of applications

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –  USA Cycling’s new Club Safe Sport Program allows clubs to demonstrate their commitment to creating a safe and enjoyable environment for all club members through implementing, enforcing and monitoring USA Cycling’s Club Safe Sport Program. The Program was introduced in September 2020, with applications accepted on a bi-annual basis – June and December each year. To receive a Safe Sport level, clubs must demonstrate that they satisfy specific criteria. Clubs are being encouraged to join the Program and work their way towards Gold status, representing the most significant measures taken to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for club members.

Following the inaugural round of applications, USA Cycling is excited to award Safe Sport levels to the following six clubs:

Gold

  • Boulder Juniors (Boulder, Colo.)

Silver

  • GS Andiamo (Redlands, Calif.)

Bronze

  • Boost CycleSport (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • CT Cycling Advancement Program (CCAP) (Middletown, Ct.)
  • Downtown Asheville Racing Club (DARC) (Asheville, N.C.)
  • Jerry Bakers Juniors (Redmond, Wash.)

*Click here to view the criteria the clubs met to earn their USA Cycling Club Safe Sport Program level.

USA Cycling encourages parents to look for the Safe Sport level badge and consider the measures of protection that clubs have implemented when determining where to embed their minor athlete in the cycling community.

If your club is interested in becoming a part of the Club Safe Sport Program, the next application cycle will begin June 1, 2021. This is a completely voluntary and no-cost program for all USA Cycling clubs aimed at showcasing a club’s commitment to creating a safe and positive environment for club members.

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 Kelsey Erickson at [email protected]

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 2021. In 1921, 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.