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Old 02-23-15, 12:06 PM
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How did CBR (California Bicycle racing) got sucked under USCF?

I guess I missed when and how it happened.. Anyone knows how did CBR (California Bicycle racing) got sucked under USCF?
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Old 02-23-15, 10:14 PM
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Beginning of the 2014 racing season.

USAC stopped honoring results from CBR races to count toward upgrades. They did that in the 2013 season. Chris held out for a year, but decided it was about the racers, so drank the kool-aid for us.
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Old 02-24-15, 12:39 AM
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USAC strong arm. Like they did to Colorado.
Oregon is still holding out..
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Originally Posted by mkadam68 View Post
Beginning of the 2014 racing season.

USAC stopped honoring results from CBR races to count toward upgrades. They did that in the 2013 season. Chris held out for a year, but decided it was about the racers, so drank the kool-aid for us.
So upgrades points killed it.. I wonder how important those upgrade points for the racers, especially considering that CBR had their own State Championships few years ago, and if someone wanted USCF points they could have gone and raced plenty of USCF races..

Ok, next question, what happened to El Dorado park racing series? How did Chris loose that one?
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Originally Posted by Rumpled View Post
USAC strong arm. Like they did to Colorado.
Oregon is still holding out..

There an excellent article about Not renewing USCF licenses for Enduro or MTB races:

The Angry Singlespeeder: A Year without USA Cycling - Mtbr.com


I’ve been a cardholding member of USA Cycling since 1996, the year USAC took over NORBA. Is it a coincidence that 1996 also happened to be the year when the popularity of mountain biking went careening off a rocky cliff? I think not.

In the last five years, mountain bike racing has dusted itself off from a long downhill tumble and is once again climbing in popularity. People are coming back, legendary races like the Downieville Classic, Breckenridge Epic and Whiskey Off-Road are selling out and *gasp!* promoters are having huge success putting on races without USA Cycling getting their grubby little hands in the mix. Imagine that. There’s a reason why so many great mountain bike races these days aren’t USAC sanctioned; because USAC no longer adds value to an event.


Of course the folks in Colorado Springs can’t just sit idle on the sidelines and watch the sport they supposedly oversee with exorbitant fees and paralyzing bureaucracy leave them with a roost of dirt on their faces. Therefore, in order to prevent themselves from falling into the chasm of complete and utter irrelevance, USAC is playing the absolute last card they have.

In case you haven’t heard, USAC is suddenly enforcing an arcane UCI rule that has existed for years but has never been enforced. UCI 1.2.019 rule states “No license holder may participate in an event that has not been included on a national, continental or world calendar or that has not been recognized by a national federation, a continental confederation or the UCI. Breaches of articles 1.2.019 or 1.2.020 shall render the license holder liable to one month’s suspension and a fine of 50 to 100 Swiss francs.”

Basically, if you are professional mountain biker on a UCI registered team, you are not allowed to race any independently sanctioned races in the US or you will be fined and/or suspended…in Swiss francs no less. Since 99.99999 percent of us mountain bikers are not Pro UCI license holders on a registered team, why should we even care what USAC is doing?
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Originally Posted by 53x11 View Post
So upgrades points killed it.. I wonder how important those upgrade points for the racers, especially considering that CBR had their own State Championships few years ago, and if someone wanted USCF points they could have gone and raced plenty of USCF races..

Ok, next question, what happened to El Dorado park racing series? How did Chris loose that one?
I don't know the gritty details, but guy who's doing it now knew someone in the bureaucracy, bad-mouthed CBR, and city went with the new guy. Something like that. (I've never ridden Eldo--too much of a commute for this North LA County guy.)
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Sad news. CBR was the last one and the organizer's zero tolerance of drug cheats was admirable.
I don't know the details, but it's too bad if he was forced to do it.
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IDK, No One else would underwrite the Event Liability insurance , so USCF is the only fall Back?.
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IDK, No One else would underwrite the Event Liability insurance , so USCF is the only fall Back?.
no that's not the issue, without upgrade points attendance was dwindling and not enough racers to cover the costs of putting on the race
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