We would like to thank Bill Keen and The Keen Wealth Advisors for their ongoing support of the KCA. In 2013 his donation of $1,000, with a KCA match resulted in Junior entry fee’s being limited to $5 which will continue into 2014.
The KCA and Mr. Keen are discussing how to use his 2014 donation of $1,000. If any KCA members have suggestions on possible uses please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attached is the 2014 approved KCA budget
2014 KCA Budget
As you prepare for the 2014 racing season, please consider the following rules when deciding if you will purchase a one day or annual license. Also, one day license riders are not eligible to earn points in the KCA Kansas Best All Around Rider and Kansas Best All Around Cyclocross Rider competitions. If you do purchase an annual license, please designate your correct club (and team, if applicable) for each discipline. The KCA downloads its racer data directly from USAC. If your data is not correct in USAC records, it will not be correct in KCA records.
(c) One-day Beginner licenses may be purchased online through the USA Cycling registration system or onsite at any USA Cycling sanctioned event and are valid for a single day of racing. One-day beginner licenses may only be purchased by the lowest category of racer for that discipline; i.e., category 5 men for road, track, and cyclo-cross, category 4 women for road, track and cyclo-cross, and category 2 or 3 for MTB. One-day licenses may not be used for Championship events. No rider may purchase a one-day beginner license if he or she ever held an annual license with a category higher than any of the aforementioned.
(5)You may apply the cost of your one-day trial competitive license ($15) to the cost of your annual adult membership ($70). To receive the $15 discount, the one day license receipt must be attached to the annual license application at the time of purchase. The one day license and annual license must be for the same rider. The one day license application must have been purchased within three months of the annual license purchase. For an online annual license purchase, the one day license application must be mailed to USA Cycling and a refund will be issued. Only one discount per adult annual license per year will be granted. The discount does not apply to International, Collegiate, or Junior licenses.
Please designate your correct club and team, if applicable, on your USAC account page when ordering your 2014 annual racing license. The KCA database obtains its racer data directly from USAC records. Therefore, if your USAC data is incorrect, your KCA data for registration, results and series scoring will also be incorrect.
KCA Year to 8.31.13 Financial Statement is here. Note that a portion of the surcharge income is from 2012 races and the official’s payments are incentives for 2012. The supplies expense is primarily two new laptops, related software for registration and results system and repairs to printing stop watches. The medals expense is for KBAR and KBCXR for four years (cost effective to bulk purchase). Questions regarding the financial statement should be sent to David Romisch, KCA Treasurer, email@example.com.
The KCA now syncs its racer data with USAC data. This is done via a download before each race weekend. Consequently, if you want your club/team changed in the KCA database, you need to change it with USAC. Please see the link below to Club Membership FAQs, including how to change your club/team affiliation after you have purchased a license. Please remember that you need to designate to USAC the correct club and team for each discipline you race: road, cx, mountain, etc. in order for this information to be accurate in the KCA results and series points. The KCA will send each club president a list of the club’s current members and their club/team affiliation. Club presidents can use this list to update club/team information with USAC.
How do I change my club affiliation in my account after I have purchased my license?
If you don’t need a physical license mailed to you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-434-4200 to have your club affiliation updated in your account. If you would like your club affiliation updated and a physical license mailed out, you can “reissue” your license under the “license” tab of your account for $15.00. One of the steps will ask you to update your club and team.
Congratulations to the 2013 Kansas State Category Road Race and Criterium Champions!
The KCA is pleased to announce the 2013 $1,000 donation from The Keen Wealth Advisors has been matched with $1,000 from the KCA to promote junior racing. For 2013 Cyclocross and 2014 Road Races, the KCA will subsidize race promoters who are members in good standing of the KCA, per the KCA Bylaws, $5.00 per junior entry in a junior (not category) race. The payment will be made by the KCA within thirty days of the KCA Treasurer’s receipt of the number of junior entries in the race via either the Chief Referee Report or official results. The KCA Board recognizes that, per USA Cycling, race entry fees are set in a free market at the discretion of the organizer. However, it is the KCA Board’s hope that promoting clubs and race directors, in order to promote junior racing, will charge junior entry fees of $5.00 which will be paid by the racer. The $5.00 paid by the KCA will result in an actual entry fee of $10.00. Further, per the KCA surcharge policy, the $1.00 surcharge is not assessed on entries with a fee of $10.00 or less. Official race fliers will include a statement that junior entry fees are sponsored by The Keen Wealth Advisors and the KCA.
Keen Wealth Cup Championship
Congratulations to GP Velotek, winner of the 2013 Keen Wealth Cup! The traveling Cup will be presented to GP Velotek by The Keen Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors at the KCA’s Annual Banquet.
Kansas Best All Around Teams Announced
Congratulations to the winners of the Kansas Best All Around Team Competition posted here! The winning teams will receive their traveling trophies at the KCA’s Annual Banquet.
Kansas Best All Around Riders Announced
Congratulations to the Kansas Best All Around Riders posted here! First place finishers will receive their jerseys and second and third place finishers will receive their medals at the KCA’s Annual Banquet.