COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo (March 27) -- USA Cycling is scheduled to launch its newly designed website on Friday, March 28. The 2003 website project was undertaken primarily to provide better service to USA Cycling members and promoters and to provide easier and better navigation within the site.
With a new and dynamic graphic look, members and visitors alike can access the disciplines and resources of USA Cycling. The first, new feature that will be launched in 2003 will be the ability for members to buy or renew their licenses on line. This will expedite the entire licensing process for USA Cycling members.
"Our primary, long term goal for the website is to better serve our members," said Gerard Bisceglia, chief executive officer of USA Cycling. "While the website will have a new face, we want it to be a better resource for our members now and in the future as more and more people conduct their business on the internet."
The website will be a work in progress as new functionality and information is added during the next nine to 12 months. On line licensing is only the first of many member benefits that will eventually be offered on the USA Cycling website. In the future race promoters will be able to permit their events and submit post-race results and reports on line. Promoters will be able to build on line race flyers and communicate their race information to USA Cycling licensed riders in a targeted area via direct e-mail and USA Cycling's website.
The improved flow of information between USA Cycling and race organizers will also make the USA Cycling Results and Rankings program much more timely so that riders can track their regional and national ranking throughout the season.
Members will be able to create their own race resume' and build a race calendar and post results to their personalized site within the USA Cycling website.
USA Cycling contracted with Global Reach Sports (GRS) to design the new site and create all of the new functionality.
Recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale as the governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States, USA Cycling promotes competitive cycling through its 45,000 members and 2,000 annual events. USA Cycling associations include the United States Cycling Federation (road and track disciplines), National Off-Road Bicycle Association (mountain bike disciplines), U.S. Professional Racing Organization (professional men’s road) and the National Bicycle League (BMX disciplines). For more information, contact Communications Coordinator Kelly Walker at (719) 866-3360 or visit visit USA Cycling.
Global Reach Sports (GRS) provides Internet services to sport organizations through their SportsPower solution. This technology provides governing bodies with services for on-line membership, event registration, competition results and rankings, on-site event management software and other services. Global Reach Sports is the parent company of BikeResults.com web site and clients include the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and NASTAR. For more information contact David Ross at (828) 279-1674, DavidRoss@globalreachsports.com or Epic Sports Marketing at (719) 473-6691, firstname.lastname@example.org.