Creating and implementing consistent and sustained development programs for young American bike racers

USA Cycling was founded in 1920 as The Amateur Bicycle League of America and evolved through the decades to become United States Cycling Federation in 1975 and ultimately USA Cycling, Inc. in 1995. One of 45 recognized Olympic national governing bodies in the United States, USA Cycling is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

USA Cycling oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, BMX Racing, and BMX Freestyle, five of which are Olympic Sports.

With a mission to develop the sport of cycling in the United States and achieve sustained international success, USA Cycling supports cycling for all ages and skill levels, from enthusiasts just getting started to seasoned professionals.

Our Impact

Developing world-class cycling athletes takes significant resources, and most competitive nations receive government funding for Olympic sport development—yet the United States is the only major industrialized nation without this benefit. Achieving international success requires dedicated philanthropic support from corporations, foundations, and generous individuals like you.

  • ENERGIZE and expand opportunities in American bike racing
  • ATTRACT and retain members with enriching and rewarding membership opportunities
  • DELIVER international racing success with strategic athlete development programs
  • SUPPORT current and future generations of champions with a variety of fundraising initiatives
  • DIVERSIFY our membership and fan base with new programs, initiatives, and participatory opportunities

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Funds & Grants


Providing year-round support to elevate American athletes to the highest level of cyclocross, the MudFund is defined by a culture of excellence and is dedicated to inspire integrity, purpose and leadership qualities within athletes. The core programming includes international racing opportunities, domestic skills camps and holistic athlete coaching and services.

Cyclocross is an accessible entry point into bike racing for many riders, and it is instrumental in developing technical, physiological and mental skills which translate across all disciplines in cycling. These skills are critical to the success of any athlete’s journey, positioning cyclocross as one of the key disciplines for growing competitive cycling in the USA.

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Champions Club

Supporting Development

USA Cycling’s Center of Excellence designation is awarded to select junior and Under-23 development club teams which excel in the organized development of young cyclists. To qualify for designation and potential grant funding USA Cycling clubs with a central component of junior or U23 program development must consistently demonstrate the ability to develop young riders into competitive athletes. Clubs must annually field riders to USA Cycling Regional and National Competitions, and support riders selected for USA Cycling National Development activities.

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Grant Awards

Since the program’s inception 17 years ago, the USA Cycling Foundation has distributed over $750,000 in grants directly to these grass-roots development efforts. Center of Excellence Grants are made possible by the generous donations to the USA Cycling Foundation.

Travel & Training Support

The Weisel High Performance Grant program supports travel, training and equipment needs for junior, U23 and Elite cyclists, awarding money directly to qualifying athletes to fund travel for regional and national development camps, and for use as travel aid to specific national and international racing events with the National Team Program. These awards are based on athletic merit and financial need.

Wyatt Weisel, a great friend, athlete and member of the USA Cycling community, passed away in 2017 after a long battle with Lupus. Wyatt loved the challenge, camaraderie and teamwork required for bicycle racing. He was a great competitor, accomplished bike racer and a member of the 2008 Masters Team Pursuit National Champions.

His illness took away his racing, but did not diminish his drive to help others. Wyatt served as Chairman of the Northern California Cycling Foundation for 11 years. He successfully mentored 48 junior athletes through the NCCF/ Team Specialized program. During this time, the team produced 34 National Championships, participated in 38 European trips, and for all 11 years was awarded the USA Cycling Center of Excellence designation.

Wyatt’s family established the High Performance Grant Fund in his honor.

Our Team

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Chief of Corporate Development

Scott Usher is the Chief of Corporate Development for USA Cycling. In this role, he oversees all of USA Cycling's sponsorships and the USA Cycling Foundation. Scott brings experience as a club, collegiate, pro and Olympic athlete and has more than 10 years' experience in Foundation and Sponsorship work generating more than $50 million in revenue. Born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska, he earned his bachelors from the University of Wyoming and his MS in Sport Studies from Miami University. During 2004-08 Scott qualified for the 04’ Olympics, and the 04’ 05’ 06’ & 07’ World Championships for swimming.

Usher lives in Colorado Springs, CO, with his wife, Shannon, and three sons Grant, Benjamin and Luke.

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Director of Donor and Program Services

Steve has been with the Foundation since inception in 2000, working donor development, special events and overall operations. During his tenure with USA Cycling, Steve has also managed Collegiate Cycling and Regional Athlete Development Camps, launching USA Cycling’s Junior athlete programming in Europe in 2006. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Pan American Cycling Confederation as the Vice-President of the Northern Zone, and has assisted USA Cycling with International Relations for the last 15 years. Steve is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder with a B.A. in Spanish Literature.

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Regional Gift Officer

Lauren Hall graduated from Mississippi State University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. She was a Division I soccer player for MSU, leading to a season in professional soccer following her undergraduate. Lauren also attended culinary school and worked professionally in childhood nutrition education while simultaneously completing a master’s degree in management. Lauren took up cycling at the age of 28. What started as a hobby soon became a full-time, life-consuming passion. Within two years she turned pro, and has competed at the highest levels, in dozens of countries. She was a member of the USA Cycling National team for five years, raced in four world championships, and a 3-time National Champion on the track. She was a member of the USA Cycling winning Giro Rosa team, the most prestigious women’s race in the world, and also won the Gent Wevelgem. She was a team captain for the last five seasons before retiring in 2018. In addition to her new role as Regional Gift Officer for USA Cycling based out of Salt Lake City, Lauren volunteers her time with the Homestretch Foundation, High Desert Devo, Little Bellas, and El Gruppo Cycling. She is a board member on MTB Afghanistan and a mentor for Amy D. Foundation.  More information about Lauren can be found at



Regional Gift Manager, World Champion, Olympic Medalist


Erica Berthou
New York, NY
John Bucksbaum
Chicago, IL
Michael D. Cole
Ridge, NY
Robert L. Emery
San Francisco, CA
David Helfrich
San Mateo, CA
Michael Linn
San Francisco, CA
Jonathan McNeill
Weston, MA
Jan Silverberg
Mercer Island, WA
Bob Stapleton
San Luis Obispo, CA
Robin Thurston
Boulder, CO
Thomas Weisel
San Francisco, CA
Priscilla Woods
Hailey, ID
Steven van der Zwan
New York, NY
Thomas L. Kempner, Jr. Emeritus
New York, NY