From Steve Johnson
President and Chief Executive Officer
August 22, 2011
To my fellow cyclists in the great state of Colorado!
As many of you know, I have been actively involved in competitive cycling for more than 30 years. During this time, I
have met many wonderful people, made many friends and accumulated countless memories that will endure for the
remainder of my life. Like most of you, I spent much of this time in the sport just worrying about my own racing
experiences, never giving the process of managing the sport a second thought. My how times have changed!
Today we find ourselves embroiled in a discussion of the relative merits of USA Cycling versusthe ACA as
a preamble to some sort of “vote” by the clubs to determine whether or not Colorado racing should join USA
Cycling and the national family of 33 other local bike racing associations, or remain an autonomous organization
without any affiliation to the national or international sport structure. Based on discussions I have had with
many of you, I suspect a large number of Colorado racers really don’t care much one way or the other, while
an even larger number can’t figure out what all the brouhaha is about. However, for those of you who find
yourselves wondering how we got to this point and are actually concerned about the future of Colorado bike
racing, I would like to take a few minutes of your time to discuss this important and timely issue.
Read the full statement from USA Cycling
This is in response to the ACA Position Statement on USA Cycling Relationship