COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 26, 2002) - USA Cycling announced the signing of an agreement with Global Reach Sports, the company behind the BikeResults.com web site. Under the agreement, BikeResults.com will create on-line event registration, membership, results and rankings programs for the National Bicycle League (NBL), USA Cycling's BMX association.
"We are excited about working with Global Reach Sports. They will help USA Cycling deliver increased value to our BMX racing community," said USA Cycling Chief Operating Officer Steve Johnson. "Global Reach Sports brings a unique combination of technological expertise, a deep understanding of grassroots sports and a passion for bike racing."
Under the agreement, Global Reach Sports will launch on-line event registration for NBL events. The new system will interface directly with the NBL's existing event management software. Global Reach Sports will also bring its real-time online results and rankings system to the NBL BMX community.
The new system also offers NBL members the opportunity to create on-line competition resumes. Members can share their accomplishments and information with family, friends and sponsors. Through the Global Reach Sports system, rider resumes will be automatically updated with current and past results. BMX teams will also be able to create their own web pages.
"We know our members cannot wait to see their names, results and rankings in our monthly magazine, BMX Today. I can only imagine how excited the racers will be to find our enhanced web results and rankings will also give them the capacity to develop a personal race resume. This will be a great opportunity for our riders to gain exposure and to also support their sponsors," said Bob Tedesco, NBL's executive director. "BMX tracks are the backbone of the National Bicycle League, so we are pleased to be able to give them programs that add value for their racers and improve their efficiency."
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase Global Reach Sports' capabilities with USA Cycling," said David Ross, Global Reach Sports' President. "We saw an immediate increase in participation and satisfaction when we launched our Nastar.com ski racing web site and we hope to see similar results for USA Cycling. Our software, SportsPower, is highly customizable and can provide a National Governing Body with member-friendly, organizer-friendly, tailored solutions for results, rankings, membership and other services."
Recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling promotes American cycling through its 80,000 members and 2,000 annual events. USA Cycling associations include the National Bicycle League (BMX), National Off-Road Bicycle Association (mountain bike), U.S. Cycling Federation (road/track) and the U.S. Professional Racing Organization (professional men's road). For more information, visit www.usacycling.org.
The NBL, founded in 1974 and headquartered in Hilliard, OH, is the largest, non-profit sanctioning body of bicycle motocross (BMX) in the World. Over 3,000 races are sanctioned all over the U.S. each year, which attracts more than 400,000 racers and spectators of all ages and skill levels. The NBL conducts their annual 32 event National series, their Regional series in each of the four regions of the U.S., their State series in 25 states, and numerous weekly local races at various NBL tracks. Learn more about the NBL at www.nbl.org. For more information, please contact Christine Spangler at (614) 777-1625 or email her at email@example.com.
Global Reach Sports (GRS) provides internet services to National Governing Bodies and sports organizations enabling them to manage on-line membership, event registration, competition results and rankings. These programs and services create community-focused web portals that are engaging to members and attractive to sponsors. GRS also provides sports with on-site event management software. Global Reach Sports manages the BikeResults.com web site and clients include US Ski and Snowboard Association, NASTAR and USA Cycling. For more information contact David Ross at (802) 879-4800, DavidRoss@globalreachsports.com.
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