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Published March 21, 2012

Scott Cropper joins Panache Cyclewear • USA Cycling to distribute $421k to local programs • Tour of Utah opens volunteer registration • Chain reaction voted number one by Experian Hitwise

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Wednesday March 21 2012 4:02 PM MT— Panache Cyclewear has hired Scott Cropper to fill the newly created position of e-commerce manager, the company announced Wednesday. Cropper will maintain and develop Panache's website and the hundreds of custom apparel e-stores that run on the company’s MyTeamStore online ordering platform.
Cropper was most recently one of the lead web developers for Competitor Group Inc. where he guided development for all of the web sites including VeloNews, Triathlete and the Rock & Roll marathon series.Prior to working at CGI, he was a software engineer at Identity Automation in Houston, Texas. He has held manager positions at Pedal Power bike shop in Lexington, Kentucky and Red Rocks Cyclery in Morrison, Colorado. He also served eight years in the Marine Corps.  

USA Cycling to distributes nearly $3 million to grassroots initiatives

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) Wednesday March 21 2012 4:09 PM MT— USA Cycling announced Wednesday that based on 2011 license sales, it will distribute $421,170 back to its 34 Local Associations.

With the 2011 payout, USA Cycling has now delivered nearly $3 million to its Local Associations since the program’s 2003 inception.

“The LA Payout Program represents a major reinvestment of membership dollars back into racing at the local level,” Steve Johnson, USA Cycling's president and CEO said. “These monies are then allocated by the Local Associations to fund specific programs in their state or region, thereby ensuring our resources are used as efficiently as possible to grow cycling in all parts of the country.”

Having the largest group of USA Cycling members, the Northern California/Nevada Cycling Association claimed the biggest payout for 2011, receiving a total of $40,070 from USA Cycling. The NCNCA was followed by the Southern California/Nevada Cycling Association which received $35,540. The New England Bicycle Racing Association earned $31,595 while the Texas Bicycle Racing Association received $28,680 and the New York State Bicycle Racing Association was fifth, earning $26,490.

Tour of Utah opens volunteer registration

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (BRAIN) Wednesday March 21 2012 4:13 PM MT— Volunteers are needed to fill more than 600 positions at this summer's Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Event organizers opened registration Wednesday, accepting applications online at the official web site,

Early registration is focused on two areas – week-long volunteers and individual stage course marshals.

In 2010, there were 500 individuals from more than 15 states who provided their time and expertise throughout the six days of racing in Utah. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and must sign a waiver. Requests for other volunteer opportunities will be available later this summer.

Chain Reaction Cycles voted number one by Experian Hitwise

(BRAIN) Wednesday March 21 2012 4:15 PM MT— Chain Reaction Cycles has been ranked the number one cycling website in the UK according to Experian Hitwise.

The awards are based on market share of visits among all the UK websites in the Hitwise Sports-Cycling industry throughout 2011. Using a sample of more than eight million UK internet users, Hitwise take usage data from a wide range of ISP networks and opt-in panels from users in the home, work, educational establishments and public access terminals.

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