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The Clubhouse - Vol. 5

By: Parker Ohlmann  August 31, 2023

What A Summer It Has Been!

As we move into the dog days of summer, we find ourselves at the crossroads of reflection and celebration. The wind in our hair, trails, and features conquered, and the bonds forged – It's time to relive the unforgettable moments and applaud the achievements on the road, track, and singletrack! USA Cycling has hosted 11 of our 18 national championships, all-seeing incredible action from your riders. On top of the nationals, there has been a solid growth in the number of riders attending sanctioned events, showing a return to racing after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This growth and incredible action at our national championships would not be possible without your work to get your members and athletes ready for race day. Thank you!

Thank you for being a part of our cycling community. We hope this newsletter is a source of inspiration and a catalyst for future endeavors. If you have suggestions for resources, poll topics, or feature stories, please send them to our Clubhouse suggestions box.


For this edition's club resource, we've put together eight steps your club should take to create a more inclusive community of cyclists. From fostering inclusion to supporting your members by lifting each other up and showing your support for all.

Save the Date: Upcoming Webinars and Events

Upcoming Webinars

Sept. 21
4 pm MT

DEI & Club Growth with Suzy Sanchez

Join Parker Ohlmann, Membership Manager, and Suzy Sanchez, Senior Manager of DEI and Community Programs, as Suzy speaks to club best practices on creating a more inclusive community of cyclists.

Past Events

USA Cycling Clubs & Teams Tool Webinar hosted by Parker

Tune into Parker Ohlmann, USA Cycling's Member Services Manager, as he gives a live demonstration of USA Cycling's new Club & Teams tool. The tool simplifies and elevates the club management experience with USA Cycling, with new features to help you engage with your current and prospective members. In addition, special guest Bonnie Walker, Technical Director of USA Cycling, will join us to go over important rule changes for 2023.

Safe Sport Program with Kelsey Erikson

Are you leveraging USA Cycling's Safe Sport Program to benefit your club? If not, you're missing out!

Join Parker Ohlmann and special guest Kelsey Erickson, USA Cycling's Senior Director of Athlete Health, Engagement, & Experience. Share what USA Cycling's Safe Sport Program includes and how you can best communicate the measures you are taking as a USA Cycling Club to ensure you are creating a safe and enjoyable environment for your club members. Join USA Cycling’s Club Safe Sport Program.

Club Spotlight

We sat down with Andrew Hoffman, a board member with Midwest Devo, to discuss how social media has allowed their club to grow and connect with their community.

Introducing: Level Up Your Ride

The Level Up Your Ride Clinic is USA Cycling’s riding and racing education program designed specifically for clubs and local event organizers.

Free for host organizations that are members of USA Cycling, the turn-key program offers a 2-hour racing fundamentals curriculum, marketing support, and all the materials you need to run a successful clinic. Plus, with a standardized curriculum offered coast-to-coast, participants, clubs, and event organizers have a baseline level of skill progression that can be used to place racers in the appropriate categories in races and group rides

Comprehensive Bicycle Insurance – Damage and Theft

As the Official Bicycle Insurance Partner of USA Cycling, BikeInsure offers piece of mind covering new or used bicycles or eBikes. Coverage includes damage from riding/racing, transit, or theft. USA Cycling teams and members are provided with an exclusive monthly rate at


In the last edition of the Clubhouse, we asked you why and how your club uses social media, and somewhat unsurprising is that most clubs use social to foster the club's sense of community. In this edition, we're asking how your club recruits new members. Vote in the newsletter!