mmba.org: MiSCA update – fostering youth racing as the future of the sport.

Update from the Directormountain biker
Here it is April and it is prime time to get your teams and clubs started back up in preparation for the fall race season. I thought this would be a good opportunity to update you on some of the things that MiSCA has been working on and what to expect for 2013.

First, I want to say thank you to everyone that participated over the last few years to help MiSCA get going, whether that be as a volunteer, coach, rider, parent or sponsor. We couldn’t have done it without you.

MiSCA is now an independent non-profit organization which means we are no longer under the umbrella of the MMBA. It also means we no longer enjoy any financial or organizational support from them either. We rely 100% on donations, sponsors, and race entry fees to support our existence. This is also true for how we run MiSCA, everything is done through volunteers, unlike some other race organizations. But the MiSCA board is finding it increasingly difficult to continue to devote the time necessary for MiSCA due to personal and work obligations. We need your support, particularly in the area of fund raising and race organization and management. Please consider volunteering to help MiSCA grow.

In 2013 we have a number of changes planned for the races, from race categories, venues, rules, and cost and team structures. We will continue to partner with USAC, the official cycling race organization in the United States.

Changes for 2013 include: