Membership

Summit Velo is a USAC road racing Club. We are somewhat unique in that we define our Club not only by our members racing but in giving equal status to non racers who help support racing by their contribution to putting on races and in supporting the Arizona racing community. We have members who race a lot, some who race every once in while, and some who never race. But all of our Team members are expected to support racing and this can be accomplished by racing, working to help put on events, or some combination of the two.

The Board is constantly evaluating our membership policies in order to keep them in line with the goals of our club and to ensure the long term viability of the Club. The Board also believes strongly that an important component of being on a Team is a sense of belonging to the group which is expressed by contributing to the work of the Team.

With this in mind, we are announcing some changes in our membership policies and dues structure. We believe these changes will promote both the long term viability of the Club and improve the equity in the way members contribute to the Club’s success.

The heart of our Club and how we are able to put on our events and fulfill our mission of supporting racing in Arizona is through our Team members.  All members who hold an annual USAC license must list Summit Velo as their Road Team. And all Team members are expected to fulfill the obligations which are shown below.

  • Summit Velo Team Member Yearly Commitment

    • Membership Dues: $100 for 2018

      • Includes Team Kit (Bib or shorts and Jersey, Pactimo Ascent Vector line)

      • Any Upgrades to kits are member’s responsibility at time of order

    • List Summit Velo as Club and Road Team on USAC License

      • Also, select primary discipline as “Road”

      • Wear Team Kit while racing or riding, whenever possible

    • Complete Volunteer Commitments as specified by board

      • Race- Support Races, Summit Velo’s primary financial engine

        • Support a minimum of 50% of Summit Velo Race Events

        • Current Minimum of 2 races to be a “Conforming member”

      • Team – Team/Recreational efforts providing significant value to the team and to member satisfaction

        • Facebook Coordinator/Photographer, SV Website maintenance, Kit/Sponsor coordinator or assistant, Plan or co-coordinate a Team Special Event/Party/Clinic

        • Secure Team Sponsors ($500+), Secure 2 new “conforming” Team Members

        • SV Team Ride Coordinator (ensure ride leaders available each week), Ride leader: Lead a minimum of 10 scheduled weekly rides

        • Other: As approved by SV Board Member

  • Current Team Member Benefits:

    • USAC Sanctioned Race rebate. $100 max. (After-season refund when member commitments met/exceeded)

    • Food at 1702 social nights, Team Holiday Event and other social events

      • Guest/Spouse/significant other included

    • Camp/Clinic Attendance

    • Coaching discount from the team’s Power Certified Coach (Rob Fleckenstein)

    • Special, Team-only Sponsor Deals (including equipment) – Specialized

    • Discount at Team Bike Shop; Currently Sabino Bikes 10%

    • Summit Velo Water Bottle and Socks for new members

    • SV Development Series for new racer/rider awareness (in development)

    • Special kits or jerseys for race performance or Team service

Spouses and partners of Team members need not join unless they also have a USAC license and list Summit Velo as their road club. Spouses and partners are welcome to attend our 1702 evenings and other social functions as guests of the member. We also welcome their help at our club events although there is no requirement for their participation.

Going forward, any Team member who is unable to fulfill their obligations of membership during a season will be suspended for the following season. As there may be special circumstances, any suspended member can appeal their suspension to the Board. The purpose of this policy is not to punish members but rather to assure that the Club can accomplish its goals in an equitable manner among its members.

Summit Velo Membership Application

Dues may be sent to our Postal mail address.
Summit Velo
P. O. Box 64303
Tucson, AZ 85728

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