SJBC Reimbursement Policy

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

Eligibility Requirements for Committed Racers:
1. Commit to race at least 10 race days as SJBC
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 12 hours per year at any club events (Winter Series, Tuesday Night Crits, Memorial Day Weekend, and Vuelta de San Jose). See your current accumulated volunteer hours for 2015 here.
5. USAC Licensed as club/team = SJBC
6. Have history of racing 7 or more races in previous years
7. Riders eligible for race reimbursement will occasionally be asked to submit race reports by using the Race Submission Form
8. Elite Race Team Only - participate in mentorship program focused on developing racers in the Development/Women/Junior programs

Fine Print
Date Range: January 1 - December 31
a. Eligible races are USAC Road Races, Criteriums, Time Trials, Cyclocross, MTB, and Track
b. Only one race each day counts towards 10 race day requirement
(2 crits on the same day = 1 race day)
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. Racer must meet the minimum number of races and volunteer hours required in a particular reimbursement round otherwise no race/uniform reimbursement or placement/team incentives will be issued.
f. Category is category on USAC License - upgrades can be prorated
g. Participate in club events (Winter Series, Tuesday Nights, Vuelta de San Jose)
h. 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 25 or more
· Incentive is $20 for each team member if a teammate wins the race
· Applicable to road races and crits only


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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

Reimbursement amount is based on rider category as of January 1st for the 1st round reimbursement, and June 1st for the 2nd round reimbursement.

Note: No race reimbursement, uniform reimbursement, or placement/team incentives will be issued until racer has completed at least 50% of their required volunteer hours in the 1st reimbursement round (Jan1 - May31) and 100% of their required volunteer hours in the 2nd reimbursement round (Jun1 - Dec31).

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


Rider will receive 50% of the above uniform reimbursement amount per reimbursement round (i.e $100 for Cat 4, $50 for Cat 4, etc). 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
· List your club as SJBC
· USAC Licensed as club/team = SJBC
· Volunteer at club events: (Mt Hamilton Classic, Memorial Day Criterium, Winter Series, Tuesdays, Vuelta) totaling a minimum of 12 hours per year
· Participate in club events (Winter Series, Tuesday Nights, Vuelta de San Jose)
· 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




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

Maximum Reimbursement Per Year

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



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



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