Archive for July, 2009

The USCF Rule Changing Process — Time to VOTE!

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Do you have a USCF rule that bothers you?  This is the time of the year that the USCF Trustees examine the rules that YOU think should be changed during our Fall USCF Trustee meeting.  We need your help to identify where YOU would like to see the rules of racing improved.  Send me an e-mail or give me a call,

 While your thinking about rules, the USA Cycling Trustee election is about half over.  If you haven’t voted, this would be a great time to log onto  click on My_USA_Cycling and vote.  I’d appreciate you considering voting for me to continue serving your needs.

Jim Patton
Candidate for Re-election, USCF Trustee, Eastern Region

What does a trustee do?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

E-mail from Michael in New Jersey:

What does a trustee do?

Is this {election} NJ specific?

What are your key message points for the coming election?

Thanks, Michael from New Jersey



 The country is broken into three regions. You are in the Eastern Region — Maine to Florida, including NJ.   So the position is not NJ specific, but I do cover the interests of riders in New Jersey.

Trustees are directly responsible for the Rules of Racing.   In my case, the USCF Trustee monitor and improve the Road, Track and Cyclocross Rules.   Our goal is to fix the rules that riders identify that are less than perfect :).

In addition to the formal rules responsibility, we have influence through the USAC Board of Directors to solve other policy issues and improve the sport of cycling.

Details on my plans for the next three years on the Trustee Board are contained in earlier posts and my candidate statement at

Thanks for your questions and interest, Jim

USA Cycling Election Opens — Vote for Jim!

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

See election details and how to vote by clicking here:

I appreciate your support and vote in the Eastern Region, Jim

Vote for Jim — USCF Trustee, Eastern Region

Monday, July 13th, 2009

The USCF Trustee election opens on Wednesday, July 15.  Vote for Jim in the Eastern Region.

Vote for EXPERIENCE — 30+ years in Cycling

  • Racer
  • Promoter
  • Team Manger (founder US Naval Academy Cycling Team – 1981)
  • USA Cycling Official
    • Motor Referee
    • Cyclocross Official
    • Track Secretary

Positions in Cycling:

  • USCF Trustee 2003-2009
  • USAC Board of Directors 2004-2009

Goals — working with Boards of Trustees and Directors

  • Focus on solving racing rules issues identified by Eastern Region riders and officials
  • Improving quality of USA Cycling Championships
  • Continued emphasis on improving communications with members
  • Simplifying USA Cycling permit and licenses processes
  • Continued improvements in USA Cycling license value

Thanks for considering voting for Jim to continue representing you in the Eastern Region.

Voting instructions will be posted Tuesday.