About the Northampton Cycling Club
The Northampton Cycling Club was founded in 1999 John Frey, JD Bilodeau and Adam Myerson as an “elite development” program for local bike racers. During the period of 1999-2005, NCC’s support was instrumental in launching the careers of many well known professional cyclists such as multi-time U.S. Cylocross National Champion, Jeremy Powers, Masters Mountain Bike National Champion and renowned coach, Al Donahue.
In 2006 after the initial leadership of the club had disbanded, due to relocation and other reasons, an entirely new board of directors took over NCC and recast its mission to support expansion of the entire cycling community as opposed to just elite development. Under the new board, NCC offered beginner rides, bike safety programs, Jr. cycling grants, race participation rewards and a triathlon team as well as the introduction of NCC’s flagship community event, BikeFest which is a community celebration of cycling for cyclist of all levels.
Our mission statement: The Northampton Cycling Club is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote fun, fitness, and health through the sports of cycling and triathlon to athletes of all ages and abilities in the Pioneer Valley.
A little bit of NCC members in action:
The club is run by a board of directors comprised of President, Clerk, Treasurer & up to nine other members. We operate under our bylaws, which were revised in 2015 and approved by the membership. The board of directors meets once per month. Meeting minutes can be viewed here.
Board of Director Members as of January, 2017:
- Tim Cary- President (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Scott McConnell- Treasurer
- Kathryn Slater- Clerk
- Jonathan Brody
- Alec Donahue
- Holly Graham
- Bryant Johnson
- Charlie Bailey
- Sam Verla
Interested in joining this awesome group of dedicated directors? Check out the recruitment document for details on what we do.
The NCC is fully volunteer run- none of the directors get paid. We rely on sponsors and members to fund and produce our events. In addition to being a member, you can help the NCC simply by going to http://smile.amazon.com and choose us (Northampton Cycling Club) as your designated charity. 0.5% of every eligible purchase you make is donated to us by Amazon!
Not from the local area? No Amazon? Don’t want to be a member, but want to help out even more? We accept donations any time via Razoo- a third party that makes it easy for you to donate! Just enter the amount you wish to give and go!