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Written by Jonathan Spicker   
Monday, 15 November 2010

2015 Team QCW Rider Benefits:

  • FREE Jersey & Shorts for Switching Teams
  • Juniors & U23 FREE Clothing and Entry Fees
  • FREE entry to all QCW events
  • Free Replacement Clothing
  • USA Cycling Training Camp Subsidy
  • 20% Discount at Montgomery Cyclery
  • Giant Bicycle Purchase(s) at “Pro-Deal Pricing” (Fall 2015)
  • Priority Turnaround on Repairs at Montgomery Cyclery
  • Free and/or Discounted Coaching from Cinci Cycling Coach


Team QCW Membership is Open to Everyone
Regardless of whether you qualify for a free Team QCW kit, membership on the team remains open year round to anyone who races in the Team QCW kit, purchases a QCW membership, lists Queen City Wheels on their USAC license, and completes a rider bio. No rider contract is required for riders purchasing their own kit and they still qualify for all other Team QCW benefits. Riders competing in non-USAC sanctioned events such as triathlons are not required to wear the Team QCW kit in those events and may belong to other non-USAC affiliated teams.

FREE Jersey and Shorts for Switching Teams
Riders interested in racing for Team QCW who raced for other teams or unattached in 2013 and score 20 “Event Points” with their 2013 races according to the schedule below, are eligible for a FREE Team QCW race kit (jersey and shorts). Interested riders should contact th
e This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and provide a completed Free Kit - Rider Bio application, upon approval they will receive a rider contract to sign. The number of participants may be limited. Applications will be considered and reviewed in the order in which they are received. Other factors not stated here may be considered decisions concerning eligibility.

Juniors Age 8 to 12 FREE Jersey and Entry Fees (no race minimum)
Junior riders age 8 to 12 who race for Team QCW are eligible for a free Team QCW jersey. Recipients of this benefit will also be reimbursed for all of their USAC entry fees up to the standard $600. There is no requirement to earn Event Points for reimbursement, other than the volunteer requirement, which may be fulfilled by a family member or friend.

These benefits are open to any USA Cycling licensed Junior racing for Team QCW who lives in the greater Cincinnati area. Interested riders should contact
the Team Director and provide a completed Free Kit - Rider Bio application, upon approval they will receive a rider contract to sign. Age eligibility is determined by road or cyclocross racing age. Depending upon a rider’s activity level the free jersey may or may not be given annually.

Juniors Age 13 to 18 FREE Kit and Entry Fees (no race minimum)
Junior riders age 13 to 18 who race for Team QCW are eligible for a free Team QCW shorts and jersey. Recipients of this benefit will also be reimbursed for all of their USAC entry fees up to the standard $600. There is no requirement to earn Event Points for reimbursement, other than the volunteer requirement, which may be fulfilled by a family member or friend.

These benefits are open to any USA Cycling licensed Junior racing for Team QCW who lives in the greater Cincinnati area. Interested riders should contact
the Team Director and provide a completed Free Kit - Rider Bio application, upon approval they will receive a rider contract to sign. Age eligibility is determined by road or cyclocross racing age. Depending upon a rider’s activity level the free kit may or may not be given annually.

U23 FREE Kit (no race minimum)
U23 riders age 19 to 22 who race for Team QCW are eligible for a free Team QCW shorts and jersey. Recipients of this benefit earn Event Points at 2x the regular rate in order to earn entry fee reimbursement up to $600.

Interested riders should contact the Team Director and provide a completed
Free Kit Rider Bio application, upon approval they will receive a rider contract to sign. Age eligibility is determined by road or cyclocross racing age. Depending upon a rider’s activity level the free kit may or may not be given annually.


Entry Fee Reimbursement

·         Any competitive event that has official scorers and awards for finishing placing will qualify for entry fee reimbursement.

 

 

·         Each event whether race, sanctioned or unsanctioned, grand fondo or time trial will all be tracked and eligible for points.

·         Charity rides and grand fondos will qualify for points but not cash reimbursement.

·         Working a QCW event will be worth a minimum of 1 point.

·         Hosting a minimum of 10 coordinated and published rides 1 point.

·         Serve as a director or club committee 1 point.

·         Participate in 5 Cleves TT qualifies as 1 point.

·         Race Directors 5 points and TT series Coordinator 5 Points.

 

You must volunteer or have someone volunteer on your behalf at least once to qualify for benefits package. There are no exceptions since this is critical for club operations. All QCW events are still free to race in.



Entry Fee Reimbursement Schedule
10 points - Eligible for $100 in reimbursement
15 points - Eligible for $200 in reimbursements and a free kit (jersey and short)
20 points - Eligible for $300 in reimbursements and 1 free kit (jersey and short)
25 Points - Eligible for Maximum $550 in reimbursements and 1 free kit (jersey and short)
30 points - Eligible for Maximum $550 in reimbursement and 2 free kits (jersey and shorts)

  

Free QCW Race Entries
Team QCW riders’ entry fees are waived to QCW promoted events like
Ault Park, Spring Series (QCW), District Road Race and Time Trials. Riders should try to pre-register, but should NOT pay an entry fee. Check with individual QCW event promoters for how they will handle QCW rider registration. Wearing the team kit is mandatory for free entry.

Discounted Team Helmets & Free Replacement
From time to time Montgomery Cyclery and Carew International will be subsidizing the cost of Bell Gage helmets in team colors which will be made available to team members. The helmets come with an additional crash subsidy replacement where we will replace your team helmet if it is damaged due to accident. Helmets must be structurally compromised to qualify.

Free Replacement Clothing
Team riders are eligible for replacement of one crash damaged pair of shorts and/or. Clothing must have holes or be significantly damaged to qualify. Generally a pair of shorts that hits the pavement is probably going to tear, but a jersey may only be scuffed and not torn significantly. Replacements will be approved by a club director. Riders are required to turn over the damaged clothing in exchange for new clothing at the discretion of the director in charge. Normal wear and tear of clothing is not covered.

USA Cycling Training Camp Subsidy
Eligible team members attending an approved USA Cycling training camp will be reimbursed for 50% of the cost (up to $250). 

Montgomery Cyclery Discount
Team riders are eligible for a 20% discount off of merchandise at any of the seven
Montgomery Cyclery locations.  This discount does not apply to bicycles, but riders are free to work with Montgomery Cyclery on specific bicycle purchases.

Giant Bike “Pro-Deal” Pricing
This is done once in the fall on an annual basis. These are bike rewards normally only Cat 1 teams achieve! 
Giant Bicycles, administered through Montgomery Cyclery, have partnered with Queen City Wheels to supply bicycles for the race team at unheard of discounts through 2015.  The agreement also described as a “Pro-Deal” or “Grass Roots Program” is normally reserved for the most elite programs in cycling circles and are now available to our qualifying members.  Complete bicycle deals so good we can’t share all the details until you join.  All inquiries should be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Your order and payment will be due November 30th.

Priority Bicycle Servicing at Montgomery Cyclery
Priority 72 hour turnaround on repairs not requiring special order parts.

Discounted Coaching
Cinci Cycling Coach is owned by Cincinnati’s highest rated USA Cycling licensed coach Peter Wimberg. Through Cinci Cycling Coach the club provides free coaching clinics and discounted coaching programs.

Questions?
If you have questions concerning any of the Team QCW Rider Benefits please contact
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