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SJBC Reimbursement Policy

View details: Committed Racer | Team Victory | Reimbursement Scale | Uniform Reimbursement | Placement Incentives

Eligibility Requirements for Committed Racers:
1. Race at least 10 race days as SJBC. Race results must show up on USAC results page.
2. Pay standard club membership fees for the current year
3. Be a SJBC club member and be approved by Race Team Committee
4. Volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per year at any club events (Winter Series, Twilight Criterium Series, Mt. Hamilton Road Race). See your current accumulated volunteer hours here.
5. Obtain USAC license and list “Affiliation” as San Jose Bicycle Club and “Team” as SJBC.
6. Racers eligible for race reimbursement may occasionally be asked to submit race reports by using the Race Submission Form. If a race report is requested by race director, it must be submitted before any placement incentives or race reimbursement will be given.

Fine Print
Date Range: January 1 - December 31
a. Eligible races are USAC sanctioned Road Races, Criteriums, Time Trials, Cyclocross, MTB, and Track
b. Only one race each day counts towards your 10 race day requirement
(2 crits on the same day = 1 race day), excluding Stage Races. All races will count when participating in a Stage Race.
c. Should finish 60% of required races (6 of 10)
d. Wear the current San Jose Bicycle Club Uniform Kit (jersey/shorts or skinsuit) in all USAC/NCNCA events and podium shots.
e. Reimbursement applies to category on USAC License as of June 1st.
f. Participate in club events (Winter Series, Twilight Criterium Series, etc)
g. If response is overwhelming, payout amounts may be adjusted


Team Victory Incentive

· Must be a race team member
· Racer must follow all the guidelines laid out in the "Committed Racer" eligibility section
· Race must have field size of at least 25 riders for the men, and at least 15 for the women
· Incentive is $20 for each team member if a teammate wins the race (does not include the winner)
· Applicable to road races, circuit races, and crits only. Individual stages of a Stage Race count if it's a road race, circuit race, or crit.


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Race Reimbursement Scale

Racer Category Per Race day Max Number Total
One-Two $20 25 $500
Three $20 20 $400
Juniors Elite $15 20 $300
Four $10 20 $200
Five $5 10 $50

Reimbursement amount is based on rider category as of June 1st of the reimbursement year. The only exception: Cat. 5 upgrade from Cat. 4 after June 1st will be prorated.

Note: No race reimbursement, uniform reimbursement, or placement/team incentives will be issued unless the racer has completed at least 10 race days and 100% of the required volunteer hours.

Additional Reimbursement (for all disciplines):
· Pre-registration entry fees for National and District Championship events are fully reimbursed. This is in lieu of any race day reimbursement.


Uniform Reimbursement Scale

Racer Category Amount
One-Two $300
Three + Juniors Elite $200
Four $100
Five $50


Racer will receive the above uniform reimbursement amount based on their category as of June 1st of the reimbursement year. Rider must meet volunteer time and minimum race requirements to receive uniform reimbursement.

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Placement Incentives

· Race types included: USAC sanctioned Road, Criterium, ITT, Track, Cyclocross, and MTB
· The calendar year maximum is $150 per discipline and $300 per person.

Procedure:
· Wear your San Jose Bicycle Club Uniform Kit (jersey/shorts or skinsuit) in all USAC/NCNCA events
· USAC license should display your club as "San Jose Bicycle Club"
· USAC License should display your team as "SJBC"
· Volunteer at club events: (Mt Hamilton Classic Road Race, Winter Series, Twilight Criterium Series, etc)
· If a race report is requested by the race director, it must be submitted before any placement incentives or race reimbursement will be given. Visit the race report link to submit a report.


Road Races, Criteriums, Stage Races


Place Field >= 50 Field >= 25 Field >= 10
1st $25 $15 $10
2nd-5th $15 $10 $5
6th-10th $10 $5 $0



Track, CX, MTB


Place Field >= 25 Field >= 15 Field >= 10
1st $25 $15 $10
2nd-5th $15 $10 $5
6th-10th $5 $0 $0

· Race types included: USAC sanctioned Road, Criterium, ITT, Track, Cyclocross, and MTB.
· The calendar year maximum is $150 per discipline and $300 per person.
· Racer must follow all guidelines listed in “Committed Racer” eligibility section.




Maximum Reimbursement Per Year

Racer Category Amount
One-Two $800
Three $600
Junior Elite (cat 1/2/3) $500
Four $300
Five $100



· IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMBINED TOTAL OF RACE REIMBURSEMENTS AND UNIFORM REIMBURSEMENTS EXCEED THE MAXIMUM REIMBURSEMENT ALLOWED IN ANY CALENDAR YEAR.

· NO RACE REIMBURSEMENT, UNIFORM REIMBURSEMENT, OR PLACEMENT/TEAM INCENTIVES WILL BE ISSUED UNLESS THE RACER HAS COMPLETED AT LEAST 10 RACES AND 100% OF THE REQUIRED VOLUNTEER HOURS.

Note: Placement and Team incentives do not count towards the maximum reimbursement amount.



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