About This Platform
USA Cycling on RallyMe is an online funding tool that empowers USA Cycling athletes, teams and clubs to harness the power of the Internet and their personal networks to raise funds to help offset the costs of training and travel as they seek their own athletic dreams.
What is USA Cycling?
USA Cycling or USAC, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a national governing body for bicycle racing in the United States. It covers the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclo-cross, BMX, and collegiate racing. In 2009, USAC had a membership organization of nearly 66,800 members.
USA Cycling is associated with the UCI, which governs international cycling and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The organization is also a member of the continental body Confederacion Panamericana de Ciclismo (COPACI).
What is the USA Cycling Foundation?
The USA Cycling Development Foundation (USACDF) is the non-profit fundraising arm of USA Cycling for U.S. national and Olympic team young athlete development. The USACDF was incorporated in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) to raise money for year-round support of athlete training and development, competition and travel needs. The Foundation receives no federal funding or subsidies and operates solely through private donations from individuals, corporations and other foundations. The money raised by the Foundation supports athletes in all disciplines of competitive cycling.
What is RallyMe?
Our funding tool is powered by RallyMe.com, the No. 1 crowdfunding platform for athletes, teams and organizations. CNBC called RallyMe the “gold medal standard” in athlete crowdfunding.
What is Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is a fancy term for asking many people for a small amount of financial support to achieve a clearly started goal.
Because we understand you better, will help you more,
and you will Raise More Money with us
You’re not just playing around, and neither are we. You believe that passionate participation in sports is more than just a game; it’s a damn good thing. Good for you, your kids, your neighborhood, and your community.
Sports change lives by bringing us hope while they teach us priceless lessons in character and commitment. Through sport we learn how to set goals to overcome adversity and achieve greatness. We become better, healthier humans.
It’s what we wish for our children, and our communities.
We know that for 40 million young athletes the lessons of sports can't be taught as well anywhere else, but those positive sports experiences are threatened by ever increasing costs. We’ve got your back on this. We’ve dedicated our lives to the fight.
We are parents of athletes, we are coaches, and we are lifelong athletes too. We’ve got a lot of skin in this game. RallyMe isn’t some Silicon Valley, venture-capital-funded, get-rich-quick scheme. We are here because we believe in the vision — that no athlete or team should ever have to give up their dreams because of a lack of funds — and we know how to help.
Unlike general-interest crowdfunding sites that have to serve a zillion different kinds of fundraisers, we built RallyMe specifically for you, the sports community. All the logic, the algorithms, the tools and the language is written for you and your Boosters.
The result? RallyMe simply works better than the one-size-fits-all crowdfunders. Online funding relies on connecting with your community and RallyMe helps you speak to the sports community in the language that brings results.
RallyMe's average contribution is 33% higher than contributions to general interest online fundraising sites.
There’s a reason RallyMe has been the choice of thousands of young athletes, teams and hundreds of Olympic hopefuls.
There’s a reason the top sports organizations have partnered with and endorsed us.
There’s a reason that youth sports team managers overwhelmingly prefer RallyMe.
It’s because we help more. We have to; keeping young people in sports is a battle we can't afford to lose. It’s just too important.
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