THE NEW RIDE MEMBERSHIP IS FOR EVERYONE WHO LOVES TO RIDE.
YOU CAN DIRECTLY SUPPORT THE ATHLETES OF TEAM USA CYCLING AND RECEIVE A RANGE OF GREAT BENEFITS THAT HELP YOU GET MORE OUT OF THE SPORT YOU LOVE.
USA Cycling is now offering a $50 annual Ride Membership, which offers recreational cyclists benefits including event accident medical coverage and a subscription to Bicycling.
“The 12-month Ride Membership allows cyclists to support Team USA Cycling and enjoy USA Cycling benefits, including: $25,000 of accident medical coverage at fun rides and gran fondos; a year-long Bicycling Magazine subscription; Team USA t-shirt, phone pouch and sticker; one-day racing license; insider tips and advice from Team USA Cycling coaches and athletes; and discounts with USA Cycling partners,” the organization said.
The Ride Membership package is also available as an add-on for existing members for $30.
“USA Cycling as an organization is about more than just traditional racing. We want to support the growth of cycling more broadly,” said USA Cycling CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall. “Gran fondos and fun rides are growing in popularity, and this is a fantastic trend we want to continue by supporting these events in the same way we do traditional bike races. Racing is at the core of what we do, and we are committed to improving our racing members’ experience, but broadening our membership is the right thing to do to support the growth of our sport. This inclusive membership reflects how millions of Americans ride.”
RIDE WITH US. JOIN THE TEAM.
We all love to ride, and now there’s a new package of benefits specifically tailored to make your ride even smoother, all while supporting the future Olympians of Team USA Cycling.
Why did we create this new membership? Because we know that cycling is about more than just the race: even Olympic cyclists love to just cut loose and RIDE. Whether that means cruising down a country gravel road or joining thousands of your closest friends at one of the countless Gran Fondos or fun rides around the country, the new Ride membership lets you join the movement while helping Olympic athletes attain their dreams for Team USA.
Here’s an extra bit of good news: the Ride membership is valid for one year from date of purchase, no matter when you join, so you’ll have 365 days of benefits from the day you sign up. Keep in mind, though, that the Ride membership is NOT A RACING LICENSE. Sorry, but you’ll still need a separate annual racing license (more info here) to race year-round. If you only want to try racing out, though, you’ll get a one-day racing license included in your Ride membership starting on January 1, 2016. Plus, if you fall in love with racing (don’t worry, you will!), you’ll be able to add on a Race license for a discounted price starting December 1st.
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