At the regional and state levels, the planning for 2012 is well underway and features a very full schedule. MABRA's schedule can be viewed here and the Virginia Cycling Association can be viewed here. Racers will notice that there is very little white space on the calendar and -- for the first time -- it includes an aggressive track schedule. Details about track and, of course, cyclocross are forthcoming.
To make it all a reality, new officials are needed! Desperately!
According to Jim Patton, MABRA Officials' Coordinator, last year's "response was outstanding and the class of 2010 was one of the best we've ever had." Despite this quality, nearly 50% of the clinic attendees never worked an event due to the transient nature of the MABRA region. Thus, there is always a need for new recruits. This year there is a special need for help in the following areas to help keep promoters' costs down: north in the I-95 corridor (especially Delaware); north in the Frederick and Hagerstown areas; and west along the I-66 corridor.
The entry level USA Cycling Official's training takes one day plus a little study preparation -- and there is NO cost to the new official. The first Entry Level Official's clinic is scheduled for February 4 in Odenton, MD -- and there will be other options for training. Check out this link to learn all you'll need to know and send any candidate information directly to Jim Patton. He'll make it easy for you to make it easy for racers to make it hard on race day.