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Covid 19 Update
March 10, 2020

NEBRA would like to pass along some updates related to the Covid-19 outbreak. From USA Cycling: Due to the wide ranging events and jurisdictions involved, USA Cycling is not preemptively requiring the postponement or cancellation of events. Rather it is up to each organization to work with their local government agencies and health providers to […]

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NEBRA Annual Meeting Vote Results
February 6, 2020

The results of the NEBRA Board Election are as follows: The members elected Colin Reuter, Michael Rowell and Brian Wolfe to the Board of Directors for a term of 2 years. 27 out of 39 (70%) of the membership voted. NEBRA’s 2019 Financial Documents are also posted now: 2019 Balance Sheet 2019 Profit & Loss

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My reasons for running for the NEBRA Board of Directors can be summed up in a few words. I love this sport, road racing in particular, and I’d like to continue to give back to it at a regional level. My racing career started in 1981 at Wells Avenue, and concluded at Ninigret Park in […]

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Candidate Name: Brian Wolfe Current Position: Events Director Organization: The CT Cycling Advancement Program Education: B.S. – Sport Management, University of Connecticut Candidate Statement: My commitment to sport, cycling in particular, began at a young age. From racing in local criteriums to racing at Junior National Championships in Bend, Oregon, I spent a lot of […]

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I came onto the NEBRA board this past spring as a replacement for Dave in his unfortunate passing. Throughout the year I’ve tried to lend insight to the board from the areas that I have experience and visibility into. Those areas are primarily as a masters cyclocross, mountain bike, and road racer but also as an event […]

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I, Colin Reuter, should be on the NEBRA board for the following reasons: 1) I’ve raced 30 bike races or more every year in New England for the last 10 years, across all three disciplines, so I have a lot of experience participating in the New England racing scene in its current form. 2) I […]

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About

The New England Bicycle Racing Association's mission is to advance, develop and support the bike racing community and the sport of cycling in New England. We are dedicated to fostering an environment that provides lifelong opportunities in the sport for all participants, promoters and supporters.

NEBRA is the USA Cycling Local Association for the New England states, administering permits, upgrades and officials for sanctioned bike racing in the area.  We also allocate grants, curate rankings, and work with promoters, officials and racers to generally make their bike racing experience better than if no one was in charge.   Any USAC-registered cycling club in New England is eligible to join NEBRA, which grants the club a vote in the annual election of board members.

Current Officers and Directors:

Colin Reuter, President

Kim DuBord

Alex Grabau

Lydia Hausle

Joseph Rodrigues

Mike Rowell

Brian Wolfe

Treasurer: Leslie Timm

Administrator: JD Bilodeau

NEBRA Conflict of Interest Policy

In order to encourage trustworthy decision-making and prudent behavior on the part of all those associated with The New England Bicycle Racing Association (NEBRA), the Board of Directors hereby adopts the following policy regarding conflict of interest.

Preamble
NEBRA’s effectiveness depends upon maintaining the highest levels of credibility, confidence, and trust with the communities it serves and all parties with whom it works. It is essential to protect the organization’s reputation for objectivity and fairness by identifying and appropriately dealing with actual, potential, and perceived conflicts of interest. All persons associated with NEBRA are reminded that the decisions and activities of the Board of Directors (“Board”) and staff, whether or not addressed in this policy, are governed by an overriding requirement of honesty, good faith, and fiduciary responsibility for the organization and to the communities it serves.

Definition of Conflict of Interest
A conflict of interest exists when a covered person (as defined below)
– has a financial interest in an ongoing or new transaction or project under consideration by the Board of Directors or a committee of NEBRA or
– proposes to act on any issue, matter, or transaction in which NEBRA has an interest, and in which the covered person may have an interest separate from that of The Trustees.
A conflict of interest may also exist in situations when a covered person
– may be perceived to be utilizing, for their own benefit, inside information that is proprietary to NEBRA
– is acting in their own interests rather than the best interests of NEBRA
– has the ability to exercise undue influence over NEBRA’s decisions, or
– is receiving favorable treatment by NEBRA because of their status as a covered Person.

Covered Persons
This policy applies to the following people and to their close relatives (including spouse, domestic partner, child, sibling, parent, stepparent, parent- or sibling-in-law, grandchild, or grandparent):
-full- and part-time employees
-members of the Board of Directors
-members of Board committees or advisory committees
-major contributor (for the purposes of this policy a major contributor is defined as a person who has made contributions of $10,000 or more in a single year)
-individuals such as volunteers or former employees who, because of their continued involvement with NEBRA, either have access to inside information that could place them in a conflicted situation or could give the appearance of having the ability to unduly influence NEBRA.

General Guidelines
All covered persons shall avoid conflict of interest involving their duties to NEBRA and any other interest or organization to which they have a duty, or any other activity in which they are financially or otherwise interested. While conflicts of interest will arise from time to time and be subjected to this policy, it is expected that persons subject to this policy will conduct themselves under strict rules of honesty and fair dealing between themselves and NEBRA. Such persons shall not use their position or knowledge gained during their association with NEBRA for their private benefit nor to obtain an unfair advantage over any aspect of their dealings with NEBRA.

Obligations of Covered Persons

Each covered person is obliged:
1. To disclose to the president or the existence of any actual, potential, or perceived conflict of interest.
2. To abstain from discussing with Board members or employees any issue, matter, or transaction in which they have an actual, potential, or perceived conflict of interest unless specifically asked by the Board or a Board committee to give information on the issue, matter, or transaction.
3. To absent themself from Board discussions on any issue, matter or transaction involving a conflict of interest, unless requested by the Board or committee to give information on the issue, matter, or transaction. The minutes of any such meetings or discussions shall note the covered person’s absence.
4. To abstain from voting on any such issue, matter, or transaction. The minutes of any meetings shall note the covered person’s abstention.
5. When requested by the Board, to resign from the Board of Directors until such time as the matter giving rise to the conflict of interest has been resolved. When, in the opinion of the Board President, the matter has been sufficiently resolved, the director may be invited to rejoin the Board.
6. To disclose any attempt by another covered person to influence NEBRA on a matter that may be of personal interest to that person.

Obligations of the Board of Directors in Conflicted Situations

When a transaction, contract, or project of NEBRA involves an actual, potential, or perceived conflict of interest with a covered person, the Board of Directors shall act as follows:

1. Approve such transaction, contract, or project only after making specific findings that:
(i) The transaction, contract, or project is fair and benefits NEBRA and its objectives; and
(ii) The transaction, contract, or project is approved with the Board’s full knowledge of its financial or other benefit to the covered person who has the conflict of interest; and
(iii) When the covered person serves on the Board of Directors the director or committee member did not participate in the vote approving the transaction, contract, or project and was, in fact, absent both during the discussion of the transaction, contract, or project and when the Board voted on it; and
(iv) A more advantageous arrangement could not have been obtained with reasonable effort.

2. When warranted by the nature and magnitude of the conflict of interest, request that a conflicted member of the Board of Directors, Board committee, or other committee resign.

NEBRA Promoter Tools and Calendar Access Policy

The NEBRA Promoter Google Group and its associated shared resources folder is available to all USA Cycling Event Directors in the New England region and on an individual case by case basis. To join the Google Group please email NEBRA Administrator JD Bilodeau through the contact form here.

Participation in the NEBRA Planning Calendar is open to all USA Cycling sanctioned events in the New England region and on a case by case basis. To submit events for consideration please use the webform found here.

Public calendar listing on the NEBRA website is offered to all USA Cycling sanctioned events in New England. NEBRA may also choose to include other events on a case by case basis. NEBRA will keep the online calendar as up to date as possible. The Road Season calendar will be announced to the public in early February and the Cyclocross Calendar in April.

Participation and Calendar inclusion for events sanctioned outside of the USA Cycling framework:

As USA Cycling’s contracted Local Association in New England we strongly urge all events to sanction through USA Cycling. We believe USA Cycling sanctioning adds substantial value to an event and thus is the best choice for our community. This value includes trained officials, nationally consistent rules, event standards such as upgrade points and resources to support promoters and athletes. Price alone should not be the determining factor in choosing a sanctioning body. While there might be a minor cost savings to not sanctioning through USA Cycling, it comes at the expense of your local community and Local Association.

NEBRA recognizes that events may not be ready to commit to USA Cycling sanctioning or that in rare cases that USA Cycling sanctioning may not be appropriate. In an effort to support the larger New England cycling community NEBRA will consider standalone events for inclusion in the NEBRA Promoters Google Group, the Planning Calendar and the public event listings. Interested event directors can contact NEBRA Administrator JD Bilodeau through the contact form here.

 

Policy created 1/24/17

 

NEBRA Schedule of Fees

Membership Fees: 

Voting Membership in NEBRA is restricted to USA Cycling licensed Clubs and Standalone Race Directors with a licensed address in one of the six New England States- Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The Fee for Voting Membership is $25. Membership fee will be waived for individual Race Directors, or USA Cycling licensed clubs who sponsor/organize an active USA Cycling permitted event or program that furthers the advancement of cycling, and is open to members outside that club, in the New England States.

More on Voting and Membership here.

Rider Day Fees:

As the contracted Local Association for USA Cycling NEBRA collects a per rider day fee on competitive events permitted though USA Cycling. These fees help support the costs NEBRA’s administration and programming.

The per rider day fee for competitive events is $1 on race entries with a price greater than $20.

Bylaws of the New England Bicycle Racing Association (NEBRA)

 


Bylaws of the New England Bicycle Racing Association (NEBRA)

 

ARTICLE I: OFFICES

 

Section 1. PRINCIPAL OFFICE. The principal office of NEBRA, hereinafter entitled the Corporation, shall be in the Town of South Portland, Maine or such other place as designated by resolution of the Board of Directors of the Corporation.

 

Section 2. OTHER OFFICES. The Board of Directors may also elect to open other offices of the Corporation both within and without the State of Maine to conduct the business of the Corporation.

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