Announcing ‘North American Cycle Sport’
“Making your cycling world better!”
New national entity promises lower fees for participants, better support for race promoters and local associations and stronger backing of grassroots cycling.
Rutland, Vermont – A new cycling organization promises to support bicycle riders, promoters of cycling events and local associations that coordinate bike racing.
North American Cycle Sport (NACS) will provide cyclists with a variety of membership packages for competitive and non-competitive events across the United States. One-day memberships, a special “5 for $35” program for individuals and families, and an unlimited membership package are among the group’s initial offerings.
“We want people to be out on bikes,” said NACS Chief Executive Officer Tod Manning. “We will measure our success by increasing the number of riders who participate in cycling events across North America, while creating a sense of community amongst all cycling disciplines.”
NACS has already established a business association with BikeReg (www.bikereg.com) to be the group’s official technology provider. A three-year partnership with BikeReg will provide NACS members with membership and event registration, event results and rankings, and on-line permit applications for promoters.
NACS will also focus on helping event directors by minimizing permit costs, easy permit process, and reasonably-priced insurance, including a robust and inexpensive insurance program.
“Event directors are key members of the cycling world,” Manning said. “We want to help them minimize their overhead and reduce the time and expense that goes along with obtaining an event permit. We will also provide them access to comprehensive, reasonably-priced insurance. One of the most robust features of our liability insurance is that it includes motor vehicles and motorcycles for no additional cost.”
The nearly three dozen Local Associations which cultivate the sport in specific areas of the United States will also benefit from NACS through a substantial revenue sharing model.
“Local Associations that support us on a non-exclusive basis will not only receive significant financial benefits, but they will also have ability to help shape the direction of grassroots cycling in North America,” Manning said “But Local Associations do not have to recognize or support NACS directly to receive financial benefits, albeit at reduced levels. ”
Manning stresses that NACS will operate with integrity and transparency.
“Our mission is to provide the highest quality services and programs to operate and advance cycling sporting events in a cost-effective and transparent manner,” he said. “We are going to do some great things for our sport.”
More details about NACS can be found on its official website, www.nacs.bike. The organization will also be active on social media channels such as Facebook (www.facebook.com/NACSbike), Instagram (instagram.com/nacs_bike) and Twitter (twitter.com/NACS_bike).