DEI Announcement
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Meet USA Cycling’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force

By: Kelsey Erickson  July 07, 2020

The DEI Task Force is comprised of 5 USA Cycling employees and 12 external members

USA Cycling is honored to announce the initial composition of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Task Force. The following individuals have agreed to be part of the group and will be meeting over the next weeks, months and years to steer USA Cycling’s DEI efforts. We are thankful for each individual who has agreed to be a part of this critical group and our DEI efforts moving forward.

Mission: Grow cycling community - internally and externally - to better reflect the diversity of the country. Create a community where every individual feels welcome, safe, celebrated, supported and embraced.

The DEI Task Force has two primary goals:

1. Increase diversity on USAC Board & Staff

2. Increase diversity in American cycling community

    Collectively, the Task Force will determine the strategies necessary to achieve our mission.

    Sponsored by: Rob DeMartini (CEO & President)

    Leader: Kelsey Erickson (Executive Director of Athlete Health & Wellness)

    Internal Members

    Kelly Clarke (Product Manager)

    Valecia Frasier (Event Services Manager)

    Jade Johnson-Masuen (HR Manager)

    Tom Mahoney (Marketing Operations Manager)

      External Members

      Rahsaan Bahati (Zwift & The Bahati Foundation)

      Amy Charity (Steamboat Gravel)

      Andrea Dvorak (Athlete)

      Ed Ewing (Founder, Major Taylor Project)

      Ashland Johnson (The Inclusion Playbook)

      Lien Johnson (Outride)

      Ayesha McGowan (Athlete)

      Izzy Sederbaum (WTF Bike Explorers)

      Sarah Swallow (WTF Bike Explorers)

      Pete Taylor (Star Track Cycling)

      Chelsea Wolfe (Athlete)

      Amy Zirneklis (Wrestle Like A Girl)

        The Task Force will be meeting monthly in order to advance our efforts and achieve our mission.

        Please continue to send all comments, questions and concerns related to USA Cycling’s evolving DEI efforts to: Members of the Task Force will regularly review the emails and discuss the content in our standing meetings.

        Thank you in advance for supporting this important initiative.