2013 Team QCW Benefit Highlights:
- Free Team QCW Jersey & Shorts for Switching Teams DETAILS
- Free Team QCW Jersey & Shorts for Juniors age 10-18
- Giant bicycle purchase(s) at “pro deal pricing” (next opportunity fall 2013)
- $550 in entry fee reimbursement; Road, CX or Mountain Bike!
- U23/Juniors Program
- FREE entry to all QCW events
- USA Cycling Training Camp Subsidy
- 20% discount at Montgomery Cyclery
- Priority turnaround on repairs at Montgomery Cyclery
- Free replacement clothing
- Free and/or discounted coaching from Cinci Cycling Coach
Team QCW Membership Open to Everyone
Regardless of whether you qualify for a free Team QCW kit membership to the team remains open year round to anyone who races in the Team QCW kit, purchases a QCW membership, lists Queen City Wheels as their team 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.
Juniors age 10 to 18 FREE Kit
riders age 10 to 18 who are interested in racing 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 entry fees up to the
standard $550. This benefit is open to any licensed Junior rider living
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 your road racing age or cyclocross racing age depending on what type of racing you will be doing.
Giant Bike “Pro Deal”
This is done once in the fall on an annual basis. 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 for the next 3 years. 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
. Your order and payment must be received by November 30th.
Entry Fee Reimbursement
There are two ways to qualify for reimbursement; both require a minimum of 1 Event Point earned through volunteering:
1. Race any combination of USAC road, cyclocross and mountain bike races, for which you will earn “Event Points” based on the schedule listed below. Your total “Event Points” will determine your entry fee reimbursement level.
2. Race 10
cyclocross and/or mountain bike races and you will be reimbursed up to
$150 of your entry fees. This does NOT require scoring ANY “Event Points”
in road events. Simply ride 10 USAC cyclocross and/or mountain bike
races and you’re eligible for reimbursement regardless of whether or not
you score 20 Event Points. You must earn at least 1 Event Point by volunteering. Every 2 points you earn working our events will reduce your 10 race minimum by 1.
Entry Fee Reimbursement Schedule
20 Event Points = $150
30 Event Points = $250
40 Event Points = $350
50 Event Points = $450
60 Event Points = $550
2013 Event Points Schedule
1) Ault Park = 3 points per week
2) 5 weeks of Cleves Time Trials = 2 points (annual maximum)
3) Cincinnati races = 2 points per race see below*
4) Podium finish at Districts or Nationals = 2 points per event see below**
5) Other USAC races = 1 point per race see below***
6) Volunteer QCW time trial = 1 point per week see below****
7) Volunteer Spring 33k TT = 1 point per week see below****
8) Volunteer entire Ault Park series = 2 points per week see below****
9) Volunteer QCW Spring Series, Other QCW races = 2 to 4 points see below****
* 3 points Cincinnati races are Maderia Criterium, Hyde Park Blast and the Cincy3 cyclocross weekend.
** 2 points podium finish is defined as being a medalist in the event. Winning a district event in Indiana as a resident of Ohio does NOT qualify as a podium finish.
*** 1 point races that qualify will be any that have a USAC road, cyclocross or mountain bike race permit.
**** 2 to 4 points. Volunteers must receive approval from the event director to qualify for points at their event. You may earn Event Points by having friends or family work our events also. Event Points must be turned in to the
U/23 and Junior Team QCW Riders
U/23 and Junior riders when wearing the Team QCW kit, will earn points at DOUBLE the rate of Senior riders. i.e. Ault Park=6pts, Hyde Park Blast=4pts, other USAC races=2pts.
U/23 riders may race collegiate events in their university race kits, which also will not earn them “event points."
NOTE: Juniors age 10 to 18 participating in the FREE Kit program do not need to earn points for entry fee reimbursement, other than 1 point for volunteering.
Free QCW Race Entries
Team QCW riders’ entry fees are waived to as many QCW promoted events like Ault Park, Lionhearts Grand Prix, Spring Series, District Road Race and Time Trials as they choose. Riders should try to pre-register, but should NOT pay an entry fee. Check with individual event promoters for how they will handle QCW rider registration. It’s our hope that riders will show up in large numbers for QCW events. Wearing the team kit is mandatory for free entry.
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 six Montgomery Cyclery locations. This discount does not apply to bicycles, but riders are free to work with Montgomery Cyclery on specific bicycle purchases.
Priority Bicycle Servicing at Montgomery Cyclery
Priority 72 hour turnaround on repairs not requiring special order parts.
Free Replacement Clothing
Team riders will be eligible for replacement of one crash damaged pair of shorts and one jersey each year. 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 will be 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.
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 clincs and discounted coaching programs.
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