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News and trends in cycling around the world at the start of 2024

The year 2024 has begun, and the world is full of new changes, trends, and accomplishments in the world of riding. From ground-breaking technology advances to the rise of new cycle powerhouses, the sport is going through a time of rapid growth and change. This piece talks about the most important events, trends, and people in the world of riding in 2024.

Using new technology in cycling

Technology keeps getting better, which is good for riding because it improves speed, safety, and viewer involvement. Some important innovations are: read more


US Anti-Doping Association

Given the current status of the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs(PEDs) in cycling at both the Professional and Amateur levels, GBRA is taking a close look at implimenting a drug testing program, and an education program. The beginning of our education program will be highlighting some important information from USADA, so please follow the links below to learn more.
USADA Website
Learn about Substances:
Testing Procedures:
Info on Supplements:
USADA FAQ’s: read more

2014 Fouche Gap Cancelled

GBRA is sad to announce cancellation of

the 2014 Fouche Gap

2015 GBRA Board Nominations are OPEN!

2015 GBRA Board Nominations are Open!

If you would like to join the board for 2015, or would like to submit someone’s nomination for 2015, you can submit your nomination to us at HERE


2014 GCS Award Podiums will be presented at the
final race on the 2014 GBRA Road Calendar
the 2014 Six Gap Criterium p/b Mission Source

Congratulations to the GCS Award Winners
P1 – Jordan Heimer, Phil O’Donnell, Dave Gearhardt
Cat 2 – Fletcher Lydick, Dillon Swaim, Brandon Pruett
Cat 3-  Ryan Collins, Calvin Cheung, Greg Spaeth
Cat 4-  James Todd, Jeremy Spafard, Eric Palacio
WP1- Morgan Brown, Vanessa Drigo, Cheryl Fuller-Muller
W2 – Abigail Aldridge, Elizabeth Lee, Diana Ramos
W3 – Kim Campione, Megan Heath, Diana Nelson
W4 – Jane Tullis, Michele Gillman, Isabella Nguy
35+ – Brian Teipen, Marek Lipold, Christopher Costantin
45+ – Theron Colucci, Brad Harper, Kirk Corsello
55+ – Charles Seward, Patrick Flautt, Richard Mauney
JR M – 17-18 – Willem Kaiser, Ethan Sanders, Luke Broadwell
JR W – 17-18 – Rachel Gideon, Diana Ramos, Abigail Aldridge
JR M – 15-16 – Gabriel Mendez, James Todd, Ian Schirmer
JR W – 15-16 – Sophia Broadwell, Megan Heath, Isabella Poore
JR M – 13-14 – Davis Branyon, W. Harrison Nguy, David Heath
JR W – 13-14 – Annalise Oestreich, Jane Tullis, Lily Peck
JR M – 11-12 – Reece Latham, Sam Tullis, Lance Davidson
JR W – 11-12 – Emily Lundstrum, Makena Gates, Paula Rivera
JR M – 9-10 – Ryan Hoppenfeld, Stephen Heath, Owen Braunecker
JR W – 9-10 – Alexa Hoppenfeld, Esha Shakthy, Elizabeth May read more

Marek Lipold Fundraiser

Marek Lipold, loving husband, father, friend, hockey coach, cyclist…Marek had a serious crash, on Aug.2, during the Downtown Duluth Crit and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Marek’s medical bills are mounting.
Marek is one of us.
If you care to support the fundraising efforts, click the link below:

2015 GBRA Board

Welcome the 2015 GBRA BOARD

Congratulations to Ryan Collins, the new Rider’s Rep!

The 2015 GBRA Board

Ryan Collins, Rider’s Representative
Kent Wheeler, Club & Team’s Representative
Jeff Clayton, Promoter’s Representative
Betty Hodges, At-Large Representative
Jeff Hopkins, Velodrome Representatve
John Patterson, Official’s & Coaches Representative

Special USAC License Offer for New or Expired Licensees

Are you an expired or potentially new USAC licensee?

Think you might like to race a couple Cyclocross races this season,
but don’t really want to pay a new license fee or renew your license for just a few weeks?

Well, no one could blame you, but GUESS WHAT?? USA Cycling has a special offer, JUST FOR YOU!!
Purchase your 2015 license NOW and get the remainder of 2014 for FREE*!!

GBRA Welcomes Mike Barman to the 2015 Board of Directors

With the departure of Jeff Hopkins for greasier pastures, Mike Barman will stepping in to fill the role of velodrome rep on the 2015 GBRA Board.  Mike brings with him over 25 years of experience in the bicycle racing community as racer, coach, and administrator. Please join us in welcoming Mike to the 2015 GBRA Board of Directors!

2014 GCS Winners’ Jerseys in Stock!

The 2014 GCS Winners’ Jerseys have arrived from Starlight and will be mailed out the address listed on the licenses of their respective winners.  Do you want to win one of these sweet jerseys this year?  Well, we’d better see you at the Tundra TT this weekend in Cumming!