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    NORBA Licence. WTF?

    Renewed my licence on the 8th. My card was dinged for $60 on the 16th. USA Cycling website shows I have no licence. It looks like I'll have to buy a Cat 1 one day licence for two days this weekend. I'm thinking of reversing the CC charge and paying as I go. Any advice from an insider?
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    NORBA hasn't existed for like 10 years. And, paying for one-day license fees for 6 races will have you at the tipping point. After that, you should have bought the license.

    Not to mention, renewing is only $30/year, I believe.

    Been a while since I've interacted with USA cycling, though. Oregon (OBRA) does away with all of that silliness.

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    You cannot buy a 1 day license for CAT 1

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    If you purchased your license online, you should have gotten a verification email and the last screen of the process is a permit to ride, that you can print to present at registration until your license arrives in the mail.

    If that didn't happen, reverse the original charge and renew again.

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    The Angry Singlespeeder: A Year without USA Cycling | Mountain Bike Review

    It is do-able in some places, but around these parts (Mid Atlantic region), it is not that easy.
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    The license is $60 a year, which I think is a bunch of $hit, the privilege to race for $60 a year, you don't even get "Norba News" anymore. I try to justify it and say "hey its only $5 a month" the $60 doesn't put me in the poor house, its just the idea, what does USA cycling do for us amatuers? crappy start times, bad racing days ( on Fridays at some national events) so we can support a bunch of "pro's" race their bikes here and abroad? personally, I don't give a rats arse about the current crop of "pro's...remember Tomac, Overend, DeMattai, Furtado, that was real.
    I know that they offer supplemental insurance...
    BTW, I race Cat 1 50+

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    Regionally they are also matching funds raised for drug testing, so open your wallet again. --> USA Cycling announces

    Our regional series wants to do this, but they want the racers to raise the money. $6,000 among maybe 600 racers. They asked for feedback, but have not gotten much either way, which tells me they will add a fee somewhere.

    I just renewed my license today too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manicmtbr View Post
    Regionally they are also matching funds raised for drug testing, so open your wallet again. --> USA Cycling announces

    Our regional series wants to do this, but they want the racers to raise the money. $6,000 among maybe 600 racers. They asked for feedback, but have not gotten much either way, which tells me they will add a fee somewhere.

    I just renewed my license today too.
    I'm not to happy with the USAC affiliation with MASS. I understand why they did it but hope after Nationals leaves the northeast in 2 years they drop the affiliation and go back to being an independent series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    The license is $60 a year, which I think is a bunch of $hit, the privilege to race for $60 a year, you don't even get "Norba News" anymore.
    $60 bucks, that is cheap, I don't think licenses have ever been that cheap in BC. My license was a cool $140 this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    The license is $60 a year, which I think is a bunch of $hit, the privilege to race for $60 a year, you don't even get "Norba News" anymore. I try to justify it and say "hey its only $5 a month" the $60 doesn't put me in the poor house, its just the idea, what does USA cycling do for us amatuers? crappy start times, bad racing days ( on Fridays at some national events) so we can support a bunch of "pro's" race their bikes here and abroad? personally, I don't give a rats arse about the current crop of "pro's...remember Tomac, Overend, DeMattai, Furtado, that was real.
    I know that they offer supplemental insurance...
    BTW, I race Cat 1 50+
    Would have never guessed you're a Baby Boomer, the I want something for nothing crowd. Your fees should be going to develop junior riders, nobody cares about the 50+ CAT 1 either (and I'm in my 40s but unlike the Boomers I can see a picture outside of my own narrow scope).

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    You missed my point, but that's ok

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    Race cross in the fall make it worth the price even more.

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