Membership

Membership in the Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team is very rewarding. We welcome all riders who are interested in competitive cycling and racing regardless of experience level. Membership provides you the opportunity to ride, train and race with other riders who share the same commitment to excel in a local organization and in regional cycling events. In addition to camaraderie of the team atmosphere, membership with the team provides access to a wide variety of sponsor discounts and other benefits.

Please consider that ABRT is a racing team and not a social bicycle club. While not all of our member race or are required to race, and we do ride together in non-racing situations and have social events, the rides are competitive and typically quite fast. If you are looking for a more recreational experience, there are other cycling clubs in the area that are more appropriate such as Potomac Pedalers and the Annapolis Bicycle Club.

2017 Membership Information

  • The membership fee is $50 for adult members.
  • The membership fee is $25 for Junior (18 and under) members.
  • 2017 Jerseys are not included in the membership fee.
  • All members are required to purchase at least one 2017 ABRT jersey from the team store to wear when racing in 2017.
  • Team clothing will be offered through Pactimo Team Stores which will be opened periodically throughout the year.
  • Each adult member is obligated to work at 2 ABRT events in 2017.
  • The junior team is obligated to works one event as a group (Junior registrants please chose that, but are welcome to volunteer at other events).
  • Members will receive a discount on items purchased at our sponsoring store, Parvilla Cycle and Multisport.
  • Members are eligible for race fee reimbursements.

2017 Tiered Race Reimbursements are as follows*:

Junior members:

  • ABRT will reimburse you at $10 a race, with a maximum of $150 total for the year.
  • There is a 5 race minimum, i.e., you must race 5 times to be eligible for reimbursement.

Category 4/5 members:

  • ABRT will reimburse you $10/race (<5 races)/$20/race (5 or more races)
  • Maximum of $300 total for the year
  • Bar Bonus: 1st place $250, 2nd place $150, 3rd place $100
  • Bar winners jerseys will be bought by the team for the following year with the proper MABRA logos

Category 1/2/3 members:

  • ABRT will reimburse you $15/race (<8 races)/$30/race (8 or more races)
  • Maximum of $600 total for the year
  • Bar Bonus: 1st place $500, 2nd place $300, 3rd place $200
  • Bar winners jerseys will be bought by the team for the following year with the proper MABRA logos

If you are unsure of what ABRT is about and would like more information on riding with the team, either for training or as a team member, please contact us at abrtmembership@gmail.com

* Masters racers are reimbursed based on their USAC category. Reimbursements will be made at the end of the season.

Membership Signup

ABRT Membership is done online through BikeReg: 2017 Membership Form on BikeReg

Team Terms of Membership and Code of Conduct

All members must agree to the following terms and code of conduct.

In consideration of accepting application for membership and being permitted to participate in any activities of the Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team, you need to review and agree to the following:

  1. I acknowledge that as a member of the Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team, I will race exclusively for ABRT and at all times knowingly represent the team, the sponsors, and the sport of cycling in a professional manner. Therefore, I must maintain a presentable appearance, operate a mechanically safe bicycle and wear a helmet at all times. I will also represent our sponsors (including, but not limited to, East Bay Media or Parvilla) in a responsible, law-abiding, respectful manner during training, racing and any other team-related activities. Failure to do so will result in: 1) A warning for first offense, 2) $100 fine for second offense, 3) Expulsion/suspension from the Team. Insubordination to a Team Captain, Director, Board Member or Sponsor will result in immediate dismissal from the Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team.
  2. I will forward any of my top 10 racing results to my designated Team Captain within 2 days of the official results being posted. I understand that I must race in a current year ABRT team kit at all USAC and team events.
  3. I acknowledge that the Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team supports a “drug free” policy. Use of illegal performance enhancing (WADA, USAC lists) and controlled recreational substances are forbidden and will result in immediate dismissal, forfeit of reimbursements and return of any Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team sponsorship products.
  4. I acknowledge, agree and represent that I understand the nature of bicycling activities/ training rides/races and that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such activities. I further acknowledge that certain activities will be conducted over roadways and facilities open to the public during the activities, upon which the hazards of traveling are to be expected.
  5. I fully understand that (a) bicycling activities/rides/races involve risks and dangers of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis and death (“RISKS”); (b) these risks and dangers may be caused by my own actions, or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the activity, the condition in which the activity takes place, or the negligence of the (“RELEASES”) named below; (c) there may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs and damages I incur as a result on my participation in the activities of the Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team.
  6. I hereby release, discharge and covenant not to sue the Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team, their administrators, directors, agents, officers, volunteers, and employees, other participants, and sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which activities/rides/races take place, (each considered one of the RELEASES herein) from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the RELEASES or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations; and I/we further agree that if, despite this RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT I/we, or anyone on my/our behalf, makes a claim against any of the RELEASES, I/we will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the RELEASES from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim. I/we have read this agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I/we have given up substantial rights by signing it and have signed it freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect