Addendum to the ICA Bylaws – 7/11/16

The board is proposing an addendum to the ICA Bylaws. Input may be expressed by contacting the ICA board. This update will be voted on at our September 12th Meeting, two months from this posting date. A 2/3 vote of those in attendance, including at least three board members and three different member clubs represented are required to pass this addendum. The addendum is as follows:

2a. BikeReg is the preferred registration site for USAC races held in Illinois. The ICA currently holds a contract with BikeReg where the organization receives $0.40 per rider from races using BikeReg. These funds help maintain the camera, ink, paper, tape and all supplies essential to keep results and timing consistent and fluent across all races. We have a registration system that was designed to work with BikeReg data. We also believe that having the same registration site for all races in Illinois makes a consistent and familiar experience for racers when registering. This revenue allows us to operate without collecting a per rider surcharge in addition to the basic registration fee, as many local associations do to support operational costs. This also allows the race fee advertised to be the true cost, with no additional fees. We do not dictate race entry fees, but encourage race directors to include all fees (taxes, service charge, etc.) in the advertised price. Race directors hold the right to use the registration program of their choice, but in doing so agree to pay the ICA $0.40 per rider for use of equipment if they choose to use something other than BikeReg. Additionally, if use of the camera and registration program are required in an instance where BikeReg is not being used, a formal request must be made to either the current Director of Registration, Results and Technology (currently Jason Knauff) or an ICA Board member. If communication occurs less than seven days from the event, a $150 late fee will be incurred. This fee will be used as payment to officials or technical directors whose additional time is needed for program setup and execution and equipment transportation. These fees may be collected at the end of race day. If a race director neglects to pay the appropriate fees we reserve the right to restrict future access to the equipment and registration program.

June Events

Thursday, June 2
Madison Night
http://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/
Discipline: Track

Friday, June 3
CWEC @ Glencoe
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2016-1901
Discipline: Clinic

Saturday, June 4
2016 Glencoe Grand Prix p/b Illinois Bone and Joint Institute
https://www.bikereg.com/2016-glencoe-grand-prix
Discipline: Criterium

Sunday, June 5
Cobb Park Criterium
https://www.bikereg.com/wwwsouthchicagowheelmencom
Discipline: Criterium

Thursday, June 9
Keirin Night
http://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/
Discipline: Track

June 11-12
HILLinois Omnium (part of the Midwest Flyover Series)
https://hillinois.com/registration
Discipline: Omnium comprised of  an Individual Time Trial, a Circuit Race and a Road Race

Sunday, June 12
Spring Lake Singletrack Classic in Macomb, IL
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2016-1784
Discipline:Mountain Bike

Monday, June 13
Monthly Call-In Meeting

Thursday, June 16
Elaine Nekritz Trophy Race
http://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/
Discipline: Track

June 17-19
O’Fallon Grand Prix Omnium
https://www.bikereg.com/ofallon-grand-prix-omnium
Discipline: Omnium comprised of  an Individual Time Trial, a Criterium and a Road Race

Saturday, June 18
IL State Junior Track Championships  ** At Ed Rudolph Velodrome**
http://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/
Discipline: Track

Thursday, June 23
Tomasz Pac Points Race
http://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/
Discipline: Track

Saturday, June 25
Sprinters’ Omnium
http://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/
Discipline: Track

Thursday, June 30
Amy Tremelling and Franco Panveno Memorial Points Race & Ladies Night
http://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/
Discipline: Track

May Events

Saturday, May 7th
Monsters of the Midway
https://www.bikereg.com/monsters-of-the-midway
Discipline: Criterium

Saturday, May 7th
CWEC Vision Clinic @ Monsters of the Midway
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2016-1030
Discipline: Clinic

Saturday, May 7th
Track Fundamentals @ Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook
http://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/eventcalendar/2016/5/7/fundamental-track-cycling-clinic
Discipline: Clinic

Monday, May 9th
Number Pick Up @ Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook

Thursday, May 12th
Opening Night 6:45 pm
Track Racing at Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook
Discipline: Track

Sat-Sun May 14-15
Fox River Omnium
https://www.bikereg.com/fox-river-omnium
Discipline: Criterium

Saturday, May 14th
CWEC @ PSIMET Omnium
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2016-1672
Discipline: Clinic

Thursday May 19th
Track Racing @ Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook
Discipline: Track

Saturday, May 21st
Sprinters Omnium I @ Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook
Discipline: Track

Sunday, May 22nd
Jubilee Challenge
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2016-1444
Discipline: Mountainbike

Thursday, May 26th
10 & 5 Mile Record Attempts I @ Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook

**Every Monday @ Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook is Structured Training
Every Monday @ Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook is Open Training
http://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/
Live Updates: https://twitter.com/edrudolphvelo

April Events

Saturday, April 2nd
CWEC Skyway Classic Course Recon Ride
https://www.facebook.com/events/1528886597407321/
Discipline: Clinic

April 4-7
Half Acre Cycling’s Skyway Classic p/b Johnny Sprockets
https://www.bikereg.com/skywayclassic
Discipline: Criterium

Saturday, April 9th
Spring Super Criterium
https://www.bikereg.com/supercrit9
Discipline: Criterium

CWEC @ Spring Super Crit
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2016-710
Discipline: Skills Clinic

Monday, April 11th
ICA Monthly Call-In Meeting
http://www.illinoiscycling.org/event/april-call-in-meeting

Sunday, April 17th
Illiniwek Abermination
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2016-1127
Discipline: Mountainbike

Saturday, April 23rd
Women’s Track Clinic
https://www.facebook.com/events/1281938265156365/
Discipline: Track Clinic

Sunday, April 24th
5th Annual CICA Dirty Mudd”r
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2016-1233
Discipline: Fun Ride/Gravel

April 27-28
Weekly Monday and Tuesday Clinics begin at Ed Rudolph Velodrome
http://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/2016-schedule/
Discipline: Track Clinic

Saturday, April 30th
Alderman Cappleman’s Lincoln Park Criterium
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2016-1138
Discipline: Criterium

March Call-in Meeting

We will have a phone conference on Monday, March 14th at 7:30pm.

Topics to be discussed:
Possible committee formations
Thoughts on sponsorship to allow more support of Illinois races
Follow up items from Race Directors Meeting

Please leave us a note if you have any topics you’d like to discuss.

Dial-in: (641) 715-3272
Code: 436372

The calls are open to all, and we hope you can join us!

USAC 2016 Race Clean Initiative

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USAC’s RaceClean Program is getting revamped this year to better educate USAC members on anti-doping policies and procedures to avoid having accidental positives. The program aims to triple the amount of amateur testing done between 2015 and 2016. The primary goal is not to catch people cheating, but to create a deterrent to prevent people from cheating.

Visit the RaceClean page to learn more. Useful content will be added throughout the season.

2016 Illinois State Championship Announcement

The Illinois Cycling Association would like to announce the 2016 State Championship events. The ICA Board and State Championships Committee made the selections in part on applications received, event management experience, quality of the courses, community support & involvement, and timing of the events. The ICA would like to congratulate each of the events hosting our State Championships and wish each of our riders, good luck in 2016.

The 2016 Illinois State Championship Races

Road Race: SUN 7/17 – PSCS Willow Springs Road Race
Time Trial: SAT 8/20 – Scarlet Fire Racing (Paw Paw TT Course)
Criterium: SAT 8/27 – Bloomintgon Criterium
Mountain Bike*: SAT 9/24 & SUN 9/25 – Jersey Presentation @ Farmdale Festival
Cyclocross: SUN 12/4 Ten 27 Cycling Club & Spidermonkey Cycling / Montrose Harbor
Track: Event Dates will be shared soon.

* The Illinois State Mountain Bike Championship is NOT a one day event. It is a series comprised of 9 total races with competitors using their 5 best finishes in order to determine the State Championship winners, which are not finalized until the Farmdale Festival in September.  The nine races in the series are: 4/17: Illiniwek (FORC); 5/1 Marilla Parl (CICA); 5/22: Jubilee Challenge (PAMBA); 6/12 Sunderbruch FORC Side Thrill Ride (FORC); 7/31: Wildlife Wild (PAMBA); 8/14: Lake Shelbyville (CIMBA); 8/21 Kickapoo Fat Tire Festival (KMBC); 9/4 Mud Sweat & Gears (CORBA); 9/24-9/25 Farmdale Festival (final IHRS awards) (PAMBA).

Thank you and best wishes for a fun, challenging, and exciting 2016 racing season!

Race Director’s Meeting

Please join us on Saturday, February 27th from 10a-2pm in the Lincoln Park REI’s Community Room at 1466 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60642 for an informational meeting.

Register for free on Bike Reg. Food and drinks will be provided.

We will discuss permitting, assigning officials, registration and results. Official agenda will be posted in the next week.

UPDATE:

Remote Access to the 2016 ICA Race Directors Meeting

If you are unable to join us in person on 2/27 from 10am-2pm CST but you would still like to attend, we will have call-in and video conference options to connect via the join.me platform.

CALL IN
Call by phone: +1.734.746.0035
Conference ID: 192-451-649#
(*6 to mute/unmute your line)

VIDEO CONFERENCE
On a computer, use any browser. Navigate to this URL: join.me/illinoiscycling
On a phone or tablet, launch the join.me app and enter meeting code: illinoiscycling

The program will not connect to audio automatically. Click on the phone icon in the top left corner to either gain access to VoIP (sound through your computer) or see call-in information.

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Use the icons in the top center to chat with the group or individual participants, see participants, or exit the meeting.

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If you would like an email invitation with this information, please contact kelly.clarke@gmail.com.

Meeting Agenda

1. Welcome and Recap of 2015
2. New Board Introduction
3. ICA Financial Overview
4. Dave Fowkes (USAC Illinois Permits Coordinator)
5. Larry Martin (USAC Events Services Regional Manager)
6. Brenda Feehery (USAC Illinois Officials Coordinator)
6. Road Race Series / Calendar
7. CX Race Series / Calendar
8. State Championship Races
9. Women’s Racing / Clinics (CWEC to address some specifics)
10.Juniors Development

Additional Topics
I.ICA Supplies for Races
a.Stage
b.Truss
c.Registration program
d.Tents
II.Officials involvement
a.Camera
b.Radios
c.Lap counter
III.Payouts
a.What a race can offer
b.Prize Money
IV.Sponsorship

February Call-In Meeting

We will have a phone conference on Monday, February 8th at 7:30pm.

Topics to be discussed:
Introduce the new board
State Championship Applications
Race Directors Meeting

Dial-in: (641) 715-3272
Code: 436372

The calls are open to all, and we hope you can join us!

Local Boy Does Good: Catching up with Brandon Feehery at UCI Road World Championships

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By Jenny Kosatka

As many of you know, Richmond, Virginia, was host to the UCI Road World Championships September 19-27. I was lucky enough to experience the event in person, as I cheered on my cycling heroes while they battled it out for the coveted rainbow jersey. Fans came from all corners of the globe to do the same, and the air surrounding the course was electric with anticipation. Amidst all of the excitement, I had the opportunity to sit and chat with a pro cyclist on Astellas Cycling Team, Brandon Feehery, who had just competed in the Men’s Elite Team Time Trial World Championship race. (more…)