LA JOLLA, Calif. – May 1, 2000 – Active.com, which provides the industry’s largest and most comprehensive Internet site for recreational sports and online event registration, today was named official online registration services provider for USA Cycling (USAC). Through its partnership with USAC, the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States, Active.com will deliver web services to a cycling community that represents more than 100,000 USAC members, servicing more than 4,000 sanctioned cycling events and 3,000 clubs.
USAC will be able to offer its members, which include race organizers and licensees, automated services that reduce paperwork, speed processing time and add value. In June, through Active.com’s web services, USAC members will be able to access secure event registration, event permit registration, and membership renewal quickly and easily, via the web. Members will soon be able to access and check their rider profile information or club affiliation prior to membership renewal to ensure licenses are issued correctly based on what they approve. With Active.com’s services, USAC can enhance its communication to its members by sending timely news about permitted events in specific regions or states.
“As a product of the USA Cycling program, I’m a testament to the critical role USA Cycling plays in the ongoing development of the sport," said Tour de France winner and Active.com investor Lance Armstrong.
“I applaud new partners like Active.com for supporting the cycling community through web-enabled services that streamline the licensing, membership and registration process for USA Cycling members and participants."
Active.com, in an effort to help cyclists and coaches communicate better, will also be introducing online tools within the year that will enhance USAC’s relationship with its network of certified coaches.
“We’re excited to support the growth of this sport through web services that keep pace with the needs of the cycling community while bringing cyclists closer to their events and expanding the reach of the sport," said Dave Alberga, president and chief executive officer, Active.com.
USA Cycling Membership Director Warren Conrad agreed. “Active.com shares our respect for the needs of the cycling community and brings the proven expertise in technology and web services that will support us now and in the future. This partnership truly benefits our members, bringing enhancements in service and communication."
About USA Cycling
USA Cycling (USAC) is the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States, and has close to 100,000 members. USAC is the official cycling organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and is responsible for identifying, training and selecting cyclists to represent the United States in international competitions. The U.S. Cycling Federation (USCF, road, track and cyclo-cross), National Off-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA), National Bicycle League (NBL, bicycle motocross) and U.S. Professional Racing Organization (USPRO, pro road racing) controls nearly two dozen major events each year and permits in excess of 3,000 events annually. The major activities of USAC ensure the ongoing development and safe participation in the sport of cycling. For more information about USAC, visit www.usacycling.org.
Active.com is the largest and most comprehensive Internet site for participatory sports, providing athletes, event and tournament directors, league administrators and sports participants worldwide a range of web resources and services. The La Jolla-based company was started by athletes in search of a better way to handle the search and registration process for participating in sporting events. Active.com features the world’s largest online database of participatory sports event
60 sports, providing access to more than 150 million recreational athletes. Services include online event search and registration; event management resources; league administrator tools to manage players, rosters, divisions and referees; participatory sports calendars; community features; training tools; and more. For additional information on Active.com and its services, visit www.active.com.