What is NYSBRA?

The New York State Bicycle Racing Association (herein refered to as “NYSBRA”) was formed in 2007 in order to serve the needs of the bicycle racing community in the state of New York. The initial members of NYSBRA who helped to mold and shape NYSBRA into a working entity included Dieter Drake of Cambridge, Jeff Poulin of Endicott, Todd Scheske of Rochester, and Myles Romanow of Southampton.

In February of 2008, the founding members of NYSBRA agreed to a set of by-laws for which NYSBRA was to run its daily business. Those by-laws can be found here  and are updated as needed by the members of NYSBRA. The initial Board of Directors was created which included the founding members mentioned above as well as a representative from each of the 6 regions of the state, as defined by the Empire State Games.

On March 14, 2008, NYSBRA president Dieter Drake signed an agreement with USA Cycling, the national governing body of the sport of competitive cycling in the United States, that gave NYBRA the right to administer the state of New York on a local level with financial and staff support from USA Cycling. This allows NYSBRA to maintain a statewide racing calendar and be able to serve the needs of the racers in the state, including rider category changes, event permitting, and the staffing of officials.

NYBRA secured tax-exempt status under rule 501c(3) of the IRS code in 2009. This allows NYSBRA to receive funding from USA Cycling and any other sponsorship opportunities that the NYSBRA Board of Directors should choose to pursue.

Any questions about NYSBRA can be directed to the President of the Board of Directors.


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