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The Bethel Spring Series is one of the most popular race series in the Northeast and is the traditional season opener for many riders. TrueSport.com caught up with co-race promoters Gene Pringle and Aki Sato for this exclusive interview.
Adam Hodges Myerson is one of the most respected riders and promoters in New England. A former Collegiate National Cyclo-Cross Champion, Adam and his company Cycle-Smart are the promoters of the Verge New England Cyclo-Cross Series and are raising the bar of 'cross races in the United States. TrueSport.com caught up with Adam for this exclusive interview.
Len Pettyjohn has a rich history in U.S. cycling and when he's in charge of something you know it's going to be a success. When Len was the Team Director of the Coors Light Professional Cycling Team they dominated the domestic racing circuit. Now Len has turned his attention to race promoting and in just a few short years he has turned the Saturn Cycling Classic into one of the nation's premier one-day races.
Ken Mills has been an active race promoter in New Jersey for a number of years but he is most well known as the promoter of the Mt. Holly Grand Prix. In just a few short years this "invitation only" race has become one of the premier events in the Northeast. The 96 mile event is unique in that the 12 mile circuit is completely flat. While the trend is to make races as hilly as possible, Ken has taken a different approach and has laid out a "kermesse style" circuit. The wide open course features plenty of wind and a technical final kilometer gets the riderís attention. In fact, the race has only once finished in a fieldsprint. TrueSport.com caught up with Ken Mills for this exclusive interview.
John Eustice is a true pioneer of cycling in the United States. As a cyclist he was the first U.S. Pro Champion. As a race promoter he was the founder of Sparta Cycling Inc. and he introduced one-day "classics" such as the Housatonic Cycling Classic and the Univest Grand Prix. TrueSport.com asked John a few questions in this exclusive interview.
Tym Tyler of TeamCOLUMBUS is one of the leading race promoters in the Midwest putting on a race in the Ohio area almost every weekend from March to November. TrueSport.com caught up with Tym and asked him a few questions about racing and promoting.
TrueSport.com wants to post your race results and reports. You can either send us the results/reports in a text file or you can send a link to your URL. Pictures are also welcome. It's a great way to publicize your race and let the riders know you appreciate their participation. Use the contact form to find out how to send us your race results, reports and pictures.
Welcome to the Promoters Zone, TrueSport.com's on-line resource for race promoters.
Have you ever heard this from a rider: "I mailed my check last week! What do you mean you didn't get it!?" Have you had checks bounce or do you hold your breath hoping they won't? Has a rider forgot to sign their name on a check they mailed in? Or had the check payable for the wrong amount? Race promoters have a tough job and TrueSport.com is here to make your life easier. Online registration simplifies your life by having all the entries collected in one place. Instant authorization means that the rider has the funds to purchase the entry. If the credit card is denied the entry will not be issued. Period. You can keep track of how many riders are signing up for your race with just a few clicks. Concentrate on putting on the race, not cashing every check. Racers love online registration and you will too!
When you register your event on TrueSport.com, you have access to your own secure and private "My Page". Your "My Page" allows you fast, easy access to you event's vital information and up to the minute stats. From who's signed up to how much money you have earned, it's all there!
Promoting your race is in our best interest as well as yours. We want racers to know about your event so of course we are going to use our proven marketing tools:
TrueSport.com is the largest free listing site on the web with over 1,000 races listed. However, we are more than just a race listing website. We are the source for amateur racing news in the United States. Serious racers visit our site to read featured interviews, race diaries from top riders around the country, team profiles, race reports and results as well as training and racing articles written by some of the finest coaches in the country. What does all this add up to? TrueSport.com has riders visiting our site daily and our number of visitors doubles every few months. It's simple - we give riders a reason to check out TrueSport.com each day. What does this mean for you? The more riders that visit our site the more riders that will find your race. The more riders who know about your race the more riders who will likely register. We are the best promotional vehicle for your race!
Of course we'll continue to list races that do not use TrueSport.com for their online registration. Why is this important? Unlike other registration sites that only list races that are using their services, TrueSport.com will continue to draw a large viewing audience. Again, it all goes back to what we said earlier - the more riders that visit our site the more riders that will find your race. The more riders who know about your race the more riders who will likely register.
We use VeriSign, the industry leader in secured transactions. Our payment process is completely integrated with VeriSign, the only trusted name in internet security. This will give you the peace of mind that your riders' sensitive information is kept safe. And it reflects well on you as a promoter, as your riders will take notice of the extra security we provide. We are the only online cycling registration system taking these steps.
Our business is limited to services only. We do not sell products.
We do not charge the promoters a dime! It's totally FREE. However, in order to encourage participants to register online we encourage promoters to charge a $5 minimum late fee for race day registration. Some promoters choose to offer a discount to participants who register online.
TrueSport.com charges a modest transaction fee for processing online registrations. The transaction fee is on a sliding scale dependent on the entry fee. The higher the entry fee, the lower the percentage.
No, we do the work for you. TrueSport.com processes all credit card transactions through our secured VeriSign server.
No, a website is not necessary. When you create your race flyer on TrueSport.com all your registration information will automatically appear online. Your online race flyer is fully customizable. The race information you want to include is up to you. If you have a website a link can also be included.
When you sign up you will be issued a password and user name for your private "My Page". Your "My Page" allows you fast, easy access to you event's vital information and up to the minute stats. From who's signed up to how much money you have earned, it's all there!
Absolutely! The lists of the riders who have signed up for your race will be broken down by category and you can print a copy out using nothing more then your browser.
In your private "My Page" you can enter the names of the riders who have mailed in their entries. This will allow you to print out one complete list of all entries you have received.
Yes, this is the feature promoters and racers most appreciate as it significantly expedites the registration process on race-day. We provide completed Rider Release Forms for USA Cycling (USAC), American Bicycle Racing (ABR), and American Cycling Association (ACA) sanctioned events. When online registration closes TrueSport.com will email you a pdf document that includes completed rider release forms. The release forms are completed online but an original signature is required. It is your responsibility to have riders sign the entry release forms and make certain all personal information is correct on the day of the race.
In order to expedite the payment process we submit all entry fees that have been collected directly to your banking account on the next businees day after online registration closes so there is no waiting for a check to arrive in the mail and no need for you to drive to your bank to make the deposit. In most cases you will receive the funds in your account on the next business day after the deposit has been issued.
Need your entry fees before online registration closes?
No problem. We can periodically make deposits to your account while online registration is open. Just let us know how often you would like to receive payments.
Yes. refunds for entries received within the last 60 days will only be granted after the event director has given approval. Once approval has been received from the event director a refund will be processed, less the amount of the transaction fee, to the card on which the initial registration took place. Mass refund requests are processed once the promoter has sent us the composite list of those entries that require refunds. Refunds for entries received more than 60 days from the date of the refund issuance will be the responsibility of the promoter.
First you need to register your race with us. Click here to begin and thanks for choosing TrueSport.com!!!