COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 30, 2002) - USA Cycling announced Wednesday a new business partnership with Global Reach Sports, the parent company of BikeResults.com. Global Reach Sports will create a new web-based software package for USA Cycling that will better serve the needs of members and event organizers, providing a higher level of customer service.
The new on-line functionality will give members the ability to purchase and renew licenses on the USA Cycling website, check their rankings and create a personalized race resume. The new results system will be similar to that of BikeResults.com and the rankings will incorporate USA Cycling's more sophisticated ranking programs.
With this new system, event organizers will be given the on-line tools to sanction events and create race announcements and customize event homepages. Event organizers will also be provided with a more efficient process to reconcile post-event reports.
"We are very excited to be working with Global Reach Sports," said USA Cycling CEO Gerard Bisceglia. "USA Cycling conducted an extensive search this past summer to find an Internet programming company that we felt would provide outstanding service products for our membership and event organizers. Global Reach Sports has a passion for cycling that's matched by their technological savvy."
"We're listening to the needs of our members," said Bisceglia. "Our goal with this project is to give our riders the best services possible, and to give our event organizers the tools they need to organize cycling events of the highest level."
USA Cycling's new system will allow riders to create an on-line competition resume that contains their results and ranking history. Riders will be able to customize their web pages by uploading photos and listing sponsors. Riders' race resumes and rankings will be automatically updated each time race results are submitted by promoters.
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase Global Reach Sports' capabilities with USA Cycling," said David Ross, President of Global Reach Sports. "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."
"We have dedicated the past four years to building and testing our SportsPower technology at BikeResults.com and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide these capabilities to USA Cycling," said Ross.
Recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling promotes American cycling through its 45,000 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, contact Director of Communications Deborah Engen at (719) 866-4867 or visit www.usacycling.org.
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 (802) 879-4800, DavidRoss@globalreachsports.com or Epic Sports Marketing at (719) 473-6691, firstname.lastname@example.org.