U.S. Cup Offers Contests and Contingencies for Amateurs

us cupThe U.S. Cup presented by Specialized announced some cool series contest and contingencies available for amateur racers competing in the 2009 Kenda Cup West and Kenda Cup East series events.

Kenda Podium Kickback: Open to all racing categories, the Kenda Podium Kickback program will reimburse the race entry fee for one male and one female class winner at each of the Kenda Cup West/East series rounds.

  • Kenda staff on site at each race will randomly select one male and one female class category winner at each of the Kenda Cup West and Kenda Cup East series events.
  • If the chosen male and female winning riders have Kenda tires on their race bikes, they each will receive a check from Kenda USA refunding the cost of registration for that race. Checks will be mailed to the winners from Kenda USA.

Hayes Lucky 12: One racer at every Kenda Cup West, Kenda Cup East series round and one back up winner will be selected from the event pre registered rider list at random via sports base online computer system to receive the following:

  • Round trip airfare to Las Vegas.
  • Two nights hotel stay.
  • $250 spending money.
  • Access to Interbike show at Sands Convention Center.
  • Participate in Hayes promotion at Interbike tradeshow booth.
  • Interview with USA Cycling at Interbike tradeshow booth.
  • Free entry into the U.S. Cup unification “Shootout” round in Vegas on Sept. 26th.
  • Hayes Ride Kit-Each of the “Hayes Lucky 12” will receive a complete cross-country component package, including a Manitou R7 MRD fork, Hayes Stroker Gram brakes, and a Sun Ringlé Black Flag wheel set.
  • Pit space and Hayes technical support for winners at unification race in Las Vegas.
  • Available to riders aged 18 and up only.
  • Must pre-register for event via sports base online to be eligible.
  • Winner must be able to participate, otherwise back up winner to be chosen.

Specialized Youth Movement: The first five male and female pre registered riders 18 years and under to sign up for a Kenda Cup West or Kenda Cup East series event will be refunded the cost of registration up to $25, via a VISA check card.

  • Registration and refund value to be set at $25.
  • Winner will receive VISA Card at the day of the event.
  • Must be present on race day to claim award.
  • Rider must be in 18 year or under categories to be eligible.
  • Must pre-register for event via sports base online to be eligible.

Sho-Air U.S. Cup Ultimate Experience Essay: This 250 word or less essay contest must be submitted through the dedicated contest page on U.S. Cup website. Here riders can share their ultimate race experience at a U.S. Cup series event. One Winner from the Kenda Cup West and Kenda Cup East series will be selected at the end of the respective series dates.

  • Open to all racers competing in a Kenda Cup West or Kenda Cup East Series event.
  • Only one entry per rider/per event allowed. Rider can submit one essay for every round they attend.
  • Only entries submitted on U.S. Cup website will be eligible for contest.
  • Winner must show proof of entry to be eligible.
  • Winners from each series (Kenda Cup West/Kenda Cup East) will receive the following:
  • Round trip air fair to Huntington Beach, CA
  • Two night hotel stay $250 spending money
  • Ride day with Sho-Air/Specialized Factory team. Includes transportation in team bus to riding spot.
  • Each winner will receive: 1 Team Sho-Air Kit-Shorts, jersey, gloves, helmet, shoes, glasses.
  • Must be 18 years or older or have accompanying legal guardian to be eligible.

More information is available at the 2009 U.S. Cup website.


Like what you see? Please support independent publishing by Subscribing To Dirt Rag Magazine today.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.