See the BARR page for the full schedule of BARR and championship events for 2015.
We’ve just launched a new WSBA calendar format on WSBARacing.org which includes as many of the competitive cycling events in our region as we could identify. Also with this update there are now direct links to an event’s website or flyer.
Events that do not have direct links are events that are not yet permitted or do not have websites locations for us to link to.
If you are a promoter of one of these non-linked events, please email me when the permit and/or website is available so we can update your event on the WSBA calendar.
A huge thank you to Richard Bankhead & Russell Stevenson for helping to identify all the events and figuring out the technology to create this more robust WSBA calendar.
If you’d like your event to be considered for a WSBA Championship designation in 2015, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the name of your event and which championship you’d like to be considered for.
Please review the categories listed below to confirm that your event schedule has the ability to handle these groupings.
Road & Criterium Championship Races are needed for Senior, Junior & Master categories.
The preference is to include as many "unique" categories in the race schedule as possible. However, the reality is that some fields will need to be combined. They must be scored separately as listed below.
Senior Championship Events need to include these categories:
Men -1/2, 3, 4
Women 1/2, 3, 4
Master Championships need to include these categories
Master Men 30-39 Cat 1/2/3
Master Men 30-39 Cat 4/5
Master Men 40-49 Cat 1/2/3
Master Men 40-49 Cat 4/5
Master Men 50-59 All Cats
Master Men 60+ All Cats
Master Women 30-39 Cat 1/2/3
Master Women 30-39 Cat 4
Master Women 40+ Cat 1/2/3
Master Women 40+ Cat 4
Junior Championships need to include these categories
Junior A: age 17 - 18 M/W
Junior B: age 15 - 16 M/W
Junior C: age 13 - 14 M/W
Junior D: age 10 - 12 M/W
Bike racing doesn’t readily happen without officials present and we need more folks willing/interested in giving back to the sport to support the WSBA race calendar.
Once you are a licensed official, the WSBA will reimburse you for the cost of your first annual officials license (or the add-on fee if you’re also a licensed racer) and we will reimburse you the cost of one USAC official’s shirt after you’ve worked two race assignments.
Teams: Please consider sending 1 or 2 folks to this class so that you can tap into their skill set for your own team races while also having some ‘rulebook’ expertise available on your team to answer the numerous questions that come up during the year/season.
Please email Al Cronin at email@example.com to reserve your class space.
January 31st, 2015
Redmond REI Community Room – 2nd Floor
7500 166th Avenue Northeast, Redmond, WA 98052
WSBA Town Hall meeting
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Redmond REI Community Room – 2nd Floor
7500 166th Avenue Northeast, Redmond, WA 98052
At the annual meeting in December, there were a number of conversations/questions about race calendars, what the WSBA can do to assist/support racing (all disciplines) in the region, and other assorted topics that we weren’t able to fully address/discuss. As promised at that meeting, a follow up has been scheduled solely focused on getting input from the membership on these and any other topics we can address in a 2 hour window.
We hope to see a full room of members, race directors, and officials to help us focus on improving competitive cycling opportunities in our region. East region, North Sound, and South Sound folks: your Board representatives are working to create similar opportunities closer to your locations. Stay tuned for these dates/locations.
In recent months the WSBA has considered participation in unsanctioned cyclocross races for category upgrade eligibility. However, in order to balance our USAC obligations and to clearly communicate what events are eligible for upgrades the WSBA Board has determined that category upgrades shall be processed in accordance with the published USAC upgrade guidelines and the USAC Rulebook. Both state that upgrade points earned in unsanctioned races are not eligible to be utilized for USAC category upgrades.
Effective February 1, 2015, the WSBA Upgrade Coordinators will not consider unsanctioned cyclocross races as part of the upgrade process.
Individuals who submit an upgrade and are denied by a WSBA Upgrade Coordinator may appeal this decision directly to the USAC membership group and/or USAC Regional Coordinator. Contact information for this appeal process will be included upon notification of the upgrade denial.
Rider upgrade rules and regulations can be found in the USAC Rulebook Section 1E.
Additionally the USAC has published upgrade guidelines which can be found at:
Please let us know if you have any questions,
WSBA Cyclocross Director
The WSBA uses the USAC renewal process to capture your membership data, but we are left with the task of getting numbers out to riders in a timely and cost efficient manner. We have approximately 1,500 numbers to process and distribute and have to be sure our data aligns with USAC so that race registrations & results correspond to your name. This takes time.
In order to have your WSBA number available for the first road events of 2015, you must submit your membership payment via the USAC website by January 25, 2015.
For all memberships received by midnight January 25, 2015, WSBA race numbers will be delivered in the following manner.
Renewals received after January 25 will be processed in the order received, after all memberships received for the January 25 deadline have been processed. Turnaround time will depend on the volume of late renewals, but race numbers for renewals received after January 25 and before February 27 will be shipped approximately mid March. Renewals purchased after February should expect a minimum 3 week turnaround time.
Numbers returned due to incorrect addresses will be resent after we have caught up from the initial influx of memberships. Any member who has a number returned for an incorrect address more than one time will be subject to a handling fee of $5.00. Please verify your address on file with USAC is correct!
If you aren’t renewing with USAC for 2015 or if you’ve never had a USAC membership, you can still join the WSBA.
If you’ve ever created a USAC membership account, USAC says you can renew your WSBA membership without purchasing a USAC license. We’ve been unable to test this statement; please contact me if you cannot create a WSBA membership through your expired USAC account.
If you’ve never created a USAC membership account and don’t intend to buy a USAC license but would like to be a WSBA member and receive a fabric number (Residents of Oregon, British Columbia, etc.), we are developing a process for you to join the WSBA online. We will soon have a page on the WSBA website where you’ll be able to order a WSBA standalone membership, and we will send a follow-up email when that option is available.
Team leaders, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and me the name and address of the individual who will receive delivery of the bulk shipment of your teams race numbers by January 20.
Please note if you purchase a membership after June 1st you should email email@example.com indicating your purchase or your purchase may not be processed due to so few purchases made in this time frame.
As you’ve likely seen, the 2015 USAC annual license sales have begun. There are a few nuances to this year’s purchase process we wanted to make sure WSBA members are aware of:
WSBA membership renewal: When you renew or buy your USAC annual license, there is a check box to allow you to add on your WSBA membership. Distribution details aren’t yet final, but the sooner you renew your WSBA membership, the sooner you’ll receive your race numbers.
Code of Conduct: Upon logging into your USAC account to renew/buy your license, you will see a red message flag somewhere on your account home page.
Address/Emergency Contact Information: Confirm your address and emergency contact information within your USAC account
Have a great Holiday season
- Gina Kavesh
Thanks for coming out to the annual WSBA meeting yesterday. There was great discussion and good energy as we plan for next year. Before introducing next year Board I would like to give a big thanks to the outgoing board members that have contributed so much to the WSBA. They include,
Eastern Washington Regional Director, Marla Emde. Marla has been instrumental in growing the sport in Eastern Washington, incorporating Northern Idaho into the WSBA, and being the membership coordinator. Thank you Marla for everything you’ve done.
Junior Development Director, Trisha Lawrence. Trisha is the silent ninja that’s been on the board since its inception. She’s been the treasure for countless years keep things finically in order and has taken the lead on a number of junior initiatives. We are going to miss her has a board member however it will be wonderful to see her at more races and the Larry Kemp Junior Camp. Thanks Trisha for everything you’ve done.
Vice President, David James. David served has the first CX Director and became the VP last year. He laid the ground work developing WSBA’s Cross in a Box and being the voice of the cross community at our board meetings. He also led the charge in finding someone to replace him as the CX Director who is doing a great job. Thanks David for everything you’ve done.
Without further ado the 2015 WSBA Board is;
Gina Kavesh – President
Ted Chauvin – Vice President
Al Cronin – Treasure
Martha Walsh – Secretary
Junior Development Director – Joe Holmes
USAC Officials Director - Al Cronin
Cyclocross Director - Jim Wood
Track Director - Eric Johnson
Southwest Region Director - Erik Anderson
Northwest Region Director – Ivy Audrain
East Region Director – Jerry Long
East Region Director - Ted Chauvin
West Region Director - David Hills
West Region Director - Martha Walsh
The new board will be in touch soon about 2015 membership, BARR racer, and State Championships. See you on the road everyone.
Just a reminder that the WSBA annual meeting is this Saturday, December 13, at 3:00 pm at the Redmond REI store, 7500 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052 (Redmond Town Center).
All members are encouraged to attend, and it is important that each team send at least one representative. Agenda items include election of board members, updates from USA Cycling, BARR awards, and the 2015 road calendar.
There's been lots of discussion about racing, scheduling, and team requirements on Facebook recently; come to the annual meeting and be part of the WSBA. Make the dialogue "real"!