USAC recognizes ten clubs

Based on race promotion, membership composition, instructional clinics and seminars, club...

Based on race promotion, membership composition, instructional clinics and seminars, club activities, charitable contributions and racing performance, USA Cycling recognized ten clubs, from 2,139 registered clubs, for outstanding programs throughout 2007. All will receive complimentary registration fees for the 2008 season.

Three primary clubs were recognized based on membership size among three divisions while seven additional clubs were awarded with the Club of the Year designation based on specific categories – mountain bike, collegiate, track, new club, women's, master's, and junior/high school.

Division I winner Velo Club LaGrange Westwood, with 458 members, exemplified a model cycling club across several categories including bicycle race promotion, the hosting of clinics and seminars, community service, programs dedicated to junior, women and master riders. The club promotes the West Los Angeles Grand Prix, holds introductory track classes at the Encino Velodrome, leads regular training rides including some as charitable fundraisers and administers a scholarship fund. Six-time national champion Coryn Rivera is among the most well-known members, but in total, club members won 37 races this year including 11 state championships as well as 94 podium finishes and 244 top-ten performances.

Virginia Beach's Tri-Power Cycling Club earned Division II top honors. The club promotes the Conte's Cycling Classic, the Amphibious Assault Criterium and the Mt. Trashmore Cyclo-cross as well as hosts educational clinics and seminars and participating in the charitable rides and organization.

North Carolina's Cross Creek Cycling Club won the Division III and Master's Club awards after winning the Best New Club award in 2004 and Master's award in 2005.

2007 USA Cycling Club of the Year Recipients

Division I (76 or more members): Velo Club LaGrange Westwood – Santa Monica, California, www.lagrange.org
Division II (30 to 75 members): Tri-Power Cycling Club – Virginia Beach, Virginia, www.teamtripower.com
Division III (Less than 30 members): Cross Creek Cycling – Fayetteville, North Carolina, www.crosscreekcyclingclub.org
Mountain Bike: Black Bear Cycling – Sussex, New Jersey, www.blackbearcycling.com
Collegiate: Colorado State University – Fort Collins, Colorado, www.ramscycling.com
Track: Hammer Racing Team – Littleton, Colorado, www.hammerracingteam.com
Best New Club: Project Velo Racing – Troy, Ohio, www.projectveloracing.com
Women's: Northeast Bicycle Club – Billerica, Massachussets, www.northeastbicycleclub.org
Master's: Cross Creek Cycling – Fayetteville, North Carolina, www.crosscreekcyclingclub.org
Junior/High School: National Capital Velo Club – Washington, D.C., www.ncvc.net

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