Candidate Statement from Brian Wolfe
January 30, 2024

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 time on the bike. In 2010, I stepped away from cycling to play ball sports including football, baseball, and lacrosse with friends. These sports taught me the importance of being involved with a team, and having a sense of community, something that in my time as a junior, cycling lacked for me.

While attending The University of Connecticut, I re-discovered my love for cycling and became more involved with The CT Cycling Advancement Program (CCAP). After 7 years with the organization and over 200+ events, I achieved a leading role as the Executive Director. The CCAP is a huge part of my life and I take great pride in developing a positive and supportive community in Connecticut. Particularly with the focus of showing kids around the state what this beautiful sport has to offer. We pack a big punch for a small team of only 3 full-time employees (plus some part-time help) and are involved in every aspect of the sport, year-round. When I am not working with key community stakeholders or negotiating sponsorships, I can be found enjoying time with my family, riding, or racing bikes all around New England.

The New England Bicycle Racing Association is USA Cycling’s best Local Association but like any other LA’s, faces the modern-day challenges of the sport including a natural decline in competition, a shift to more experience-based events, and more. With my open-minded attitude, determination to succeed, and multi-faceted perspective of a race organizer, racer, and someone who has experience with other organized sports, I am the perfect candidate for the NEBRA Board. Together we can elevate cycling to it’s true potential in the region.