Team QCW Benefits Program
Written by Jonathan Spicker
Monday, 15 November 2010
Team QCW Benefit Highlights:
- Entery Fee Reimbursements
- Race QCW Events FREE
- Montgomery Cyclery Discounts
- Giant Bikes Pro-Deal Pricing.
- Montgomery Cyclery Priority Servicing
Coach Wimberg Discounted Coaching
- Infinit Nutrition Discount
- Damaged Clothing Replacements
- Free Kit For Switching Teams
- Special Junior & U23 Benefits
- Free Kits For Volunteers
QCW Members meeting all requirements of the Rider Agreement will be considered Team QCW members in good standing. They will be eligible for all sponsor deals unless otherwise restricted due to requirements of the sponsors themselves. Members not meeting the requirements will be considered inactive and ineligible for sponsorship discounts until such time as all of the requirements are met.
A) Entry Fee Reimbursement*
Team members will be reimbursed for their entry fees in the form of FREE clothing or cash as outlined in the Award Levels section.
B) FREE QCW Race Entries
Team QCW riders’ entry fees are waived for QCW promoted events. 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 current team kit is mandatory for free entries.
C) Montgomery Cyclery Discounts
Team riders are eligible for a 20% Off discount on merchandise purchased at any of the seven Montgomery Cyclery locations. The discount does not apply to bicycles, but riders are free to work with Montgomery Cyclery on specific bicycle purchases.
D) Giant Bikes “Pro-Deal” Pricing
This opportunity is typically offered once each year in the Fall. This is a program normally offered by manufacturers to Cat 1 Teams ONLY. However, Giant Bicycles and Montgomery Cyclery have partnered with Queen City Wheels to supply bicycles to our Team members at a generous discount. The agreement, also referred to as a “Pro-Deal” or “Grass Roots Program”, is normally reserved for the most elite programs in cycling circles.
E) Priority Bicycle Servicing at Montgomery Cyclery
Priority 72-hour turnaround on repairs not requiring “special order” parts.
F) Coach Wimberg Discounted Coaching
Wimberg Bike Coaching is owned by Cincinnati’s highest rated USA Cycling licensed coach Peter Wimberg. Through Wimberg Bike Coaching, the club provides FREE coaching clinics and discounted coaching programs tailored to members’ needs.
G) Infinit Nutrition
Team members qualify for a 20% discount on basic and custom blended products. In addition, Infinit Nutrition typically offers a “40% Off” discount twice annually.
H) FREE Replacement Clothing*
Team riders are eligible for replacement of one crash damaged pair of shorts and/or jersey per year. Clothing must have holes or be significantly damaged to qualify. Generally, a pair of shorts that hits the pavement is 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.
I) USA Cycling Training Camp Subsidy*
Eligible team members attending an approved USA Cycling training camp may be reimbursed for 50% of the cost (up to $250.00). Requests (submitted in advance) will be reviewed by the QCW Board of Directors on an individual basis.
J) FREE Kit for Switching Teams*
USAC Licensed Riders interested in racing for Team QCW who raced for other teams or unattached in the previous year and score at least ten Benefit Points in the prior year based on the Awards Schedule, may be eligible for a FREE Team QCW Race Kit (Jersey & Shorts). Interested riders should contact the Team Director for specific requirements. Upon approval by the Director, they will be asked to complete and sign a Rider Agreement. The number of participants is limited by calendar year. Applications will be considered and reviewed in the order in which they are received. QCW reserves the right to include other factors not stated here regarding eligibility for this program.
K) Juniors - Ages 8 to 18*
USAC Licensed Junior riders who race for Team QCW are eligible for a FREE QCW Team QCW Jersey. (Riders aged 13-18 are also eligible for FREE Team QCW Shorts.) Recipients of this benefit will also be reimbursed for their USAC entry fees as per the schedule in Awards Schedule. There is no requirement to earn Benefit Points for race fee reimbursements 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 complete a Rider Agreement. Age eligibility is determined by the age as specified on your USAC license. Depending upon the rider’s level of race activity, the FREE kit may or may not be given annually.
L) U23 Racers*
In addition to the requirements and benefits granted to Juniors, U23 riders (racing ages 19 to 22) who race for Team QCW are eligible for a FREE QCW Shorts and Jersey. Recipients of this benefit earn Benefit Points at 2x the regular rate in order to qualify for entry fee reimbursements as per the Awards Schedule.
M) Event Volunteers Earn FREE Kits*
Event Volunteers who reach the 10 Benefit Points level are eligible for one FREE kit regardless of whether they participate in any competitively scored events. They are also eligible for all other Team QCW benefits by simply achieving one benefit point from volunteering.
*These benefits are ONLY available to riders who sign and complete the current Rider Agreement and submit their racing and volunteering activity via the Benefit Points Logger.
TEAM RIDER AGREEMENT
All QCW Team Members wishing to participate in Benefit Points Awards must complete and submit a signed Rider Agreement when joining the Team and then each year thereafter in order to remain in good standing.
If you have questions concerning any of the Team QCW Rider Benefits please
2010 Rider Benefits
2011 Rider Benefits
2012 Rider Benefits
2013 Rider Benefits
2014 Rider Benefits
2015 Rider Benefits
2016 Rider Benefits
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