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FRAZIER CYCLING PARTNER RULE BOOK

Frazier Cycling Management

Index

Frazier Cycling's Race Team Code of Conduct

Frazier Cycling Junior Race Team Rules

FCP Ride Rules

Partner Qualification Rule

FCP Ride Leader Rule

FCP Club Mileage and Ride Credit

Frazier Cycling Year Chart (shows the start date and number of weeks for each fiscal year from 1992 to 2030)

FCP Course Record Rules

FCP Fast Ride/Club Rules

FCP Points Rules

Frazier Cycling Partners' Awards Party

Top FCP Honors

FCP Crash Points

FCP Recruiter Points Rules

 

Frazier Cycling will add or change rules as necessary; therefore, members are responsible for regularly reviewing this rule book.

 

All Frazier Cycling Members and/or parents/guardians must read, sign, and submit our "Participant Agreement, Release and Assumption of Risk (The Agreement)".

 


 

Race Team Code of Conduct

It is a privilege to participate as a member of the Frazier Cycling Race Team.  All Race Team Members and Junior racer parents, friends, and family must abide by the following Code of Conduct.

 

  1. I will respect and abide by all FCP Rules.
  2. I will encourage my teammates to abide by FCP Rules.
  3. I will show the upmost respect to my teammates, my coaches, officials, competitors and parents.  I will treat my teammates, my coaches, officials, competitors, and parents with upmost consideration, regardless of how they treat me.
  4. I will encourage my teammates to show respect to teammates, coaches, officials, competitors, and parents.
  5. I will be a team player. I will put the interests of the team above my personal interests.
  6. I will arrive on time and prepared for all Frazier Cycling events.
  7. I understand that I am responsible for making sure that I have all of my equipment in good working order for all Frazier Cycling events.
  8. I will encourage my teammates and competitors.
  9. I will be an advocate for my teammates.
  10. I will not complain or whine.
  11. I will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any teammate, coach, parent, competitor, official or other attendee under all circumstances.
  12. I will discourage my teammates from engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct with any teammate, coach, parent, competitor, official or other attendee.
  13. I will not engage in any behavior that would endanger the health, safety or well-being of any coach, parent, competitor, official or other attendee.
  14. I will discourage my teammates from engaging in any behavior that would endanger the health, safety or well-being of any coach, parent, competitor, official or other attendee.
  15. I will not use drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products.
  16. I will discourage my teammates from using drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products.
  17. I will not engage in the use of profanity or other offensive language without exception.
  18. I will discourage my teammates and any other person in the use of profanity or other offensive language.
  19. I will refrain from mocking others and using insulting names.
  20. I will discourage my teammates from mocking others and using insulting names.
  21. I will do my best to represent the best of Frazier Cycling at all times.
  22. Juniors - I understand that school is my primary responsibility. As such, I understand that if I fail to maintain a B average or if I get into trouble at school, I may be suspended from the team at the discretion of the coaches.

*The penalty for any Code of Conduct violation can be a suspension or a fine.

Parents and non-Junior Race Team members may discuss item #15 with Frazier Cycling administration for further clarification.

 

Frazier Cycling Junior Race Team Rules

  • All Frazier Cycling Junior Race Team Members must exclusively use the services of Frazier Cycling Coaches for cycling; otherwise, they will be immediately dismissed from the team.  The use of other cycling coaches is prohibited for Frazier Cycling Junior Team Members.

  • Frazier Cycling Junior Race Team Members may race in only those cycling races on Frazier Cycling's Junior Team Race Schedule (see Members Page) unless approved by Frazier Cycling. 

  • For race events, Frazier Cycling Junior Race Team Members must report to the team director or coach an hour before and after his/her event. 

  • For race events, every Frazier Cycling Junior Race Team Member must report directly, without delay, to "roll-out" according to USA Cycling officials' requirements for every race. 

  • During race events, Frazier Cycling Junior Race Team Members must stay among Frazier Cycling team until released from the race/event by the team director or coach.  The team director and/or coach will release an individual Frazier Cycling Junior Race Team Member from the race/event once all of his/her post-race activities are finished.

  • Frazier Cycling Junior Race Team Members will attend warm-ups, pre-race and post-race discussions with Frazier Cycling team members only.  Guests and other team members will be provided an area (usually a tent) by Frazier Cycling for socializing with Frazier Cycling Juniors after they have been released by the Frazier Cycling team director or coach.

  • All Frazier Cycling Junior Race Team Members will not share pre-race and post-race discussions with anyone except Frazier Cycling coaches and teammates unless permitted by Frazier Cycling Team Management.

  • All Frazier Cycling Junior Race Team Members must maintain a USAC racing license.

  • All Frazier Cycling Junior Race Team Members must abide by USAC racing rules.

  • All Frazier Cycling Race Team Members are required to offer/share prize money earned in Category races with teammates who participated in the same race.

  • All Members' category upgrades must be approved by the Frazier Cycling administration before submission to USA Cycling.

  • All Frazier Cycling Junior Race Team Members must meet the USAC gear restrictions for juniors.  Furthermore, FC Juniors' bikes must comply with the following gear chart:

 

700C Wheels
Maximum Chain-ring teeth Minimum Cassette teeth
50 or 52* 14
 
650C Wheels
Maximum Chain-ring teeth Minimum Cassette teeth
50 13
 
24-inch Wheels
Maximum Chain-ring teeth Minimum Cassette teeth
50 12

 

  *Frazier Cycling Coaches or management must verify that junior bicycles with 52-tooth front chain-ring meet rollout requirements before these bicycles can be used in competition.
  • Frazier Cycling Coaches include:

    • Staff coaches:

      • Coach Ralph Frazier

      • Coach Kelli Rogan

    • Frazier Cycling Accredited Coaches:

      • Coach David Goodman

      • Coach Andrew Hodges

    • Frazier Cycling Junior Coaches:

    • Other coaches who are referred by Coach Frazier to individual team members for specialty training.

  • Frazier Cycling's Junior National Team

     

    • Frazier Cycling's Staff Coaches will select our Junior National Team Representatives based on the athlete's ability and performance in classification and/or category races.

     

    • Frazier Cycling's Junior National Team minimum qualifications for consideration:

      • U15: Must have raced in at least five USA Cycling sanctioned races including at least one time trial, one road race, and one criterium.

      • Ages 15 - 18: Must be at least a Category 3 racer (Men's or Women's).

 

FCP Ride Rules

The objective of our FCP Ride Rules is to provide exceptional safety, cooperative group atmosphere, solid predictability, and poised leadership for the best cycling experience. 

  • Every FCP Ride Participant must wear a "bicycle helmet" that meets or exceeds the impact standards for bicycle helmets set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or the Snell Memorial Foundation.

     

  • Every FCP Ride Participant must wear Road ID at all times during our rides, races, and events.

     

  • Every FCP Ride Participant must operate his/her bicycle upon a roadway as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable, except when turning left or avoiding hazards to safe cycling, when the lane is too narrow to share safely with a motor vehicle, when traveling at the same speed as traffic, or while exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction (Georgia Code 40-6-294).

     

  • While riding in the group, FCP Ride Participants must not overlap wheels. 

     

  •  FCP riders should pass slower vehicles on the left side of the lane.  FCP riders must avoid passing other cyclists on the right side. 

     

  • Track stands are not allowed when a group is stopped by a traffic light.

     

  • Cyclists are not to use their aero clip-on or aerobars while riding within the group, except when leading a pace-line and/or during practices for team time trials.

     

  • Pace-line Drafting is encouraged. 

    Single pace-line: When pulling at the front of the group, the lead cyclist should maintain pedaling action.  The lead cyclist should signal: turns, stops, traffic lights, and any obstacles in, or along, the roadway.  When the lead cyclist is finished pulling, he/she should signal with his/her right elbow and then move to the left to allow the next (second positioned) cyclist to fill the lead position.  Once the cyclist has relinquished the lead position, he/she should drift back to the end of the pace-line.  When the new leader moves to the front, this cyclist must maintain the same speed/pace; thereby avoiding an "accordion effect" on the group.  Uses of speedometers and/or cadence monitors are very helpful in maintaining a constant group pace. 

     

    Double pace-line: The rules apply the same to the lead cyclists on the left side of a double pace-line.  Additionally, the same rules apply to the lead cyclist on the right side, except when the lead cyclist on the right side is finished pulling, he/she should signal with his/her left elbow and then move to the right to allow the next second positioned cyclist to fill the lead position.  Once the cyclist has relinquished the lead position, he/she should drift back to the end of the pace-line.  Although, it is legal by Georgia Code (40-6-294-b) to ride two abreast (double pace-line), many, if not most, Georgia law enforcement officials are unaware of this fact in the traffic law code: "Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than two abreast except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles."  This language in the Georgia Code was adopted from the Uniform Vehicle Code (used by most states).  The reason behind the law is for cyclists' and motor vehicle safety and improved traffic flow.  If you encounter an officer who commands the group to ride single file, do so, even though it is lawful and safer.  Cyclists should be aware that local jurisdictions, i.e. cities, towns, or counties, may have traffic codes that conflict with the Georgia state traffic code.

     

  • FCP Ride Participants are expected to be considerate, cautious, and serious for the safety and enjoyment of others.  FCP cyclists should not crowd or force other vehicles into any obstacles.  Dangerous riding and hostile riding are not permitted - violators are subject to fines, penalties, or even termination from the group.  First offense penalty is a two week suspension from rides and club activities.  The second offense penalty is $50 fine plus a two-week suspension.  The third offense penalty is banishment from the club and related activities.

     

  • FCP Ride Participants are responsible for attending rides for which they are capable of performing according to the average speed, distance, and topology.  FCP Ride Participants are expected to attend the rides within their capability in consideration to all other attendees.

     

  • Every FCP Ride Participant must adhere to the "NO DROP RULE" during such designated rides. The "NO DROP RULE" means that the group will slow (or wait when necessary) for "struggling" cyclists as many times as necessary to drag 'em home!  Coach Frazier or the FCP Ride Leader can order faster participants to shift to their small chain-rings and/or lower gears to maintain group consistently.  "No Drop" rides have this primary objective: Allow the stronger riders to support the less powerful riders to improve the spirit of teamwork and cooperation, thereby enabling the group to attain the highest average speed in a safe manner.  It is important for experienced riders to demonstrate teamwork and cooperation.  These attributes are shared, and as a consequence, learned by all participants. 

  • In the case of an accident, the group will wait nearby until receiving instructions for the course of action by Coach Frazier or the FCP Ride Leader.

     

  • By mixing "the experienced" with "the inexperienced", "the expert" with "the novice", and "the top performer" with "the typical", there is a natural transfer of discipline, work ethic, knowledge, example, and so forth.  Frazier Cycling enforces the "no drop rule", to ensure that those who are fitter or more gifted will assist those who are striving for higher levels.  This method establishes teamwork and discipline, and it produces exceptional results. 

  • FCP Ride Participants must obey orders by Coach Frazier and/or the FCP Ride Leader to keep the ride safe and efficient. 

     

  • Confusion regarding authority must be avoided for the safety and integrity of the group.  Consequently, only Coach Frazier or the FCP Ride Leader can issue directions, permissions, orders, or penalties. Other participants must refrain from issuing orders or penalties, or otherwise assuming and/or usurping authority without permission from Coach Frazier or the FCP Ride Leader.  Violation of this rule can lead to penalties.

     

  • Ride Participants should avoid unnecessary "chit-chat" during FCP rides. Safety is of the utmost importance during group rides.  Ride Participants must realize that traffic can be dangerous.  Communications about important aspects such as road conditions, traffic, directions, awareness, and situations involving the group have priority over all other conversation.  All participants are responsible for ensuring that all important information is conveyed throughout the group.  Intentional misinformation involving ride or participants is prohibited.   Violation of this rule will lead to penalties and/or fines.  There are too many potential dangers for either "jokes" or pranks. 

     

    • FCP Ride Participants are prohibited from using audio playback devices (Walkmans, MP3 players, headphones to iPhones, etc.) during Frazier Cycling rides.

    • Texting during FCP Rides is prohibited and illegal while cycling by Georgia law.

     

  • If a cyclist needs a "personal" stop, he/she should inform the FCP Ride Leader (or Coach Frazier) of the need.  The cyclist will be allowed to breakaway and the group will permit a reasonable gap for his/her stop, thus not disturbing the group's pace.  Another member may be allowed to break with this cyclist for insurance when rejoining the group.

     

    • If any FCP "Non-Junior" Ride Participant needs to leave the ride, stop, or drop back, he/she should inform the FCP Ride Leader, or Coach Frazier.  Additionally, any junior will require an adult accompaniment assigned by the FCP Ride Leader, or Coach Frazier.

     

  • During FCP rides, if a cyclist experiences a mechanical failure, such as a flat tire, all members of the group must stop unless otherwise directed by Coach Frazier and/or the FCP Ride Leader.  Normally, the group will remain together for safety and efficiency. 

  • Frazier Cycling Youth Partners (FCYP) (Non-competitive Age Group 15 -18) must receive FCP Group Ride Certification prior to riding FCP rides.

     

  • FCP Ride Participants must not ride more than two abreast (Georgia 40-6-294).  Although, it is legal by Georgia Code to ride two abreast (double pace-line), many, if not most, Georgia law enforcement officials are unaware of this fact in the traffic law code: "Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than two abreast except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles."  This language in the Georgia Code was adopted from the Uniform Vehicle Code (used by most states).  The reason behind the law is for cyclists' and motor vehicle safety and improved traffic flow.  If you encounter an officer who commands the group to ride single file, do so, even though it is lawful and safer.  Cyclists should be aware that local jurisdictions, i.e. cities, towns, or counties, may have traffic codes that conflict with the Georgia state traffic code.

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  • Every FCP Participant must ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practical, except when turning left or avoiding hazards to safe cycling, when the lane is too narrow to share safely with a motor vehicle, when traveling at the same speed as traffic or whole exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction (Georgia Code 40-6-294).  This implies that the participant stays as near to the cyclist on the right when in the left side of a double pace-line.  Also, this rule has the same implication for a cyclist who is drifting back to the rear of a single pace-line or the left side of a double pace-line.

     

  • FCP Ride Participants and members must abstain from using obscene gestures, obscene language, and/or any profanity during races, our rides, practices, and/or events.  The penalty is assigned by Coach Frazier or the FCP Ride Leader.  The first offense penalty is a two week suspension from rides and club/team activities.  The second offense penalty is $50 fine plus a two-week suspension.  The third offense penalty is banishment from the club, the race team, and all related activities.

  • Every FCP Ride Participant while riding at nighttime must be equipped with a front light that emits a white light visible from a distance of 300 feet and with a red taillight that is visible from a distance of 300 feet to the rear.

( also refer to Georgia Motor Vehicle Code 40-6-296 )

 

Frazier Cycling Partnership Qualification Rule

Each Frazier Cycling Member is eligible to become a Frazier Cycling Partner (FCP) in accordance with this rule.  To earn Partnership, the cyclist must comply with the following:

As a Partner, the member can earn FCP Points throughout the season for various cycling categories as defined within the FCP Points Rules section.  The points are tallied and FCP Point Standings are posted monthly from March until November.  After December 31 of each year, the points accumulated during the year for all categories are finalized.  These numbers are not published until after the annual Frazier Cycling Partners' Awards Party.  During the annual Frazier Cycling Partners' Awards Party, awards are presented for the point leaders of the individual cycling categories.

Note: Associate members can not earn FCP Points.

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FCP Ride Leader Rule

  • To qualify as a FCP Ride Leader, the member must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Full Frazier Cycling membership for at least two (2) years with over 12,000 FCP career miles.

  • Full Frazier Cycling membership for at least one (1) year and a USA Cycling Certified Coach or USA Triathlon Certified Coach.

  • Must be at least 19 years of age*

  • A FCP Ride Leader is assigned by Ralph Frazier.

  • A FCP Ride Leader agrees to his/her assignment. 

  • A FCP Ride Leader acts as a representative of Frazier Cycling during rides and events.

  • Only those rides/workouts that appear on this website's Ride Schedules or Special Events Schedules qualify for FCP credit.

  • A ride and/or workout led by a FCP Ride Leader qualifies as an official FCP ride when two or more FCP members attend (including the FCP Ride Leader).  The FCP Ride Leader must record and report all appropriate ride data including attendance, distance, time, and course details.

  • The FCP Ride Leader must adhere to and enforce all FCP Ride Rules.

  • Cyclists joining rides and/or workouts led by a FCP Ride Leader will receive credit for FCP mileage, FCP speed, etc.

  • FCP Ride Leaders are eligible for special awards presented at the Frazier Cycling Partners' Awards Party Also, FCP Ride Leaders are eligible for FCP Event discounts.

  FCP Junior Ride Leader Rule

  • To qualify as a FCP Junior Ride Leader, the member must meet the qualifications of a FCP Ride Leader, except the age requirement.

  • A FCP Junior Ride Leader must be between 15 and 18 years old.

 

FCP Ride Leader Points are based on a formula that includes the number of riders and the total miles for each group ride. 

 

Ride Points = (total miles 100) x number of riders

FCP Ride Leader Points = (sum of all Ride Points) + (10 x number of rides)

 

Note: 1) The ride must be at least 1 mile long to receive any points.  2) All FCP Ride Leaders receive 3 points toward Partner of the Year.  3) For Partner of the Week, each FCP Ride Leader receives 1 point per ride led during the week.

 

Frazier Cycling Youth Partner (FCYP) Group Ride Certification Rule

FCYP members (non-competitive club membership for Ages 15-18) must complete the Basic Training Lessons before eligibility to ride in FCP rides.

 

 

FCP Club Mileage and Ride Credit

To receive club mileage and/or ride credit:

  1. A member participating in any ride, event, or race appearing on Frazier Cycling's ride schedule, event schedule, or race schedule will receive mileage and ride credit as long as the at least one mile is completed and the corresponding data is reported to Frazier Cycling (via email to Coach Frazier or by means of Strava per rule #4 below).  The data must include the name of the ride, event, or race, the rider's name, distance, elapsed time of the ride.  Note: Usually this data is reported by a FCP Ride Leader; however, if the ride, event, or race does not have a designated FCP ride leader, the member must supply the proper information to receive club credit.  Rides less than 9 km, excepting the 3.2-mile individual time trial, do not qualify for speed records.  Rides less then 9 km do not qualify for course or club temperature records.

  2. A member can receive mileage and ride credit for Frazier Cycling indoor rides/practices that appear on one of our schedules or when announced by email from Frazier Cycling.

  3. Any member with a Frazier Cycling Training Peaks account will receive mileage and ride credit for all corresponding cycling workout files uploaded to Training Peaks.

    • Indoor trainer/rollers mileage and rides are qualify for mileage and ride credit but do not qualify for "fast rides" and/or club speed records.

  4. As of December 28, 2013, any active member with a Strava account who joins Strava's Frazier Cycling Club can receive mileage and ride credit for any corresponding Strava cycling ride that is followed by Coach Frazier. The Strava cycling ride should have the cyclist's corresponding "upload" file on the Strava  website.  Please note that prior to December 28, 2013, any ride leader with a Strava account could receive mileage and ride credit for any corresponding Strava cycling ride that is followed by Coach Frazier.

    • Indoor trainer/rollers mileage and rides are qualify for mileage and ride credit but do not qualify for "fast rides" and/or club speed records.

  5. Any member with a Strava account can receive mileage and ride credit for any corresponding Strava cycling ride updates on rides with a ride leader who is followed by Coach Frazier.

    • Indoor trainer/rollers mileage and rides are qualify for mileage and ride credit but do not qualify for "fast rides" and/or club speed records and/or temperature records.

Note: A "ride leader" is either a FCP Ride Leader or a FCP Junior Ride Leader.

 

Frazier Cycling Year Chart

Frazier Cycling Partners' mileage, rides, other statistics, and records are collected and arranged for each "fiscal" according to the following chart.

YEAR

1st day of fiscal year

# of weeks

1992

1/4/1992

52

1993

1/2/1993

52

1994

1/1/1994

52

1995

12/31/1994

52

1996

12/30/1995

52

1997

12/28/1996

52

1998

12/27/1997

53

1999

1/2/1999

52

2000

1/1/2000

52

2001

12/30/2000

52

2002

12/29/2001

52

2003

12/28/2002

53

2004

1/3/2004

52

2005

1/1/2005

52

2006

12/31/2005

52

2007

12/30/2006

52

2008

12/29/2007

53

2009

1/3/2009

52

2010

1/2/2010

52

2011

1/1/2011

52

2012

12/31/2011

52

2013

12/29/2012

53

2014

1/4/2014

52

2015

1/3/2015

52

2016

1/2/2016

52

2017

12/31/2016

52

2018

12/30/2017

53

2019

1/5/2019

52

2020

1/4/2020

52

2021

1/2/2021

52

2022

1/1/2022

52

2023

12/31/2022

53

2024

1/6/2024

52

2025

1/4/2025

52

2026

1/3/2026

52

2027

1/2/2027

52

2028

1/1/2028

53

2029

1/6/2029

52

2030

1/5/2030

52

FCP Course Records Rules

To qualify a course as a FCP record eligible course:

1. The course must be at least 15 km with one exception, the 3.2-mile individual time trial (out-and-back or loop) course.

The accumulation of multiple shorter loops that total at least 15 km qualify the total distance for FCP course records.

2. If the course is between 15 km and 100 miles, Coach Frazier or a FCP Ride Leader must ride the course at least 10 times before it is record eligible.

3. If the course is 100 miles or more, Coach Frazier or a FCP Ride Leader must ride the course at least first times before it is record eligible.

4. The "Course Ride Temperature" is the average temperature from beginning to end.  Records are based on this average.

 

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FCP Fast Rides/Clubs

To qualify for a FCP Fast ride/club:

1. The average speed for the ride must be at least 24 mph - no rounding up.

2. The ride must be at least 15 km long.  The average speed for the 3.2-mile individual time trial does not qualify.

3. The ride must appear on the FCP schedule or is qualified by the FCP Club Mileage and Ride Credit rule.

4. If the cyclist finishes the ride alone, he/she must provide proof of distance and time.

5. Qualification for each mph club requires the rider to exactly meet or exceed the specified mph - no rounding up!

6. Exceeding a specified mph qualifies for all lower mph's.  For example, a 25 mph ride qualifies as both a 24 mph and 25 mph ride.

 

Frazier Cycling Partner (FCP) Points Rules

  • The "Frazier Cycling Partner Points System" awards points for the leaders of specific FCP Categories - refer to the chart below.

  • The male, female, boy, and girl members accumulating the most points by year's end are entitled to receive the distinguished "Cycling Partner of the Year" Award.  These awards are presented at the annual Frazier Cycling Partners' Awards Party.

  • Coach Frazier is the sole authority on point assignment and tracking.

  • If there is a tie among Partners within a particular category, then the points are split. For example, if there is a two-way tie for most Rides 24 mph and over, each Partner receives 4.5 points. If it is a three-way tie, then each Partner receives 3.333 points. The same division applies for ties for second and third place.

  • Frazier Cycling Team owners and Frazier Cycling Team Coaches are not eligible for Partner of the Year

1st PL

2nd PL

3rd PL

Ride Leader Points

30

15

5

Most Partner Miles

12

8

5

Fastest FCP Ride less than 40 miles

6

3

1

Fastest FCP Ride 40 miles or more

6

3

1

FCP Partner Records

6

3

1

FCP 50-milers and longer rides

6

3

1

FCP 3-mile Individual Time Trial*

6

3

1

Best Teammate

6

n/a

n/a

FCP Rides 24 mph and over

3

2

1

FCP Rides 25 mph and over

3

2

1

FCP Rides 26 mph and over

3

2

1

FCP Rides 27 mph and over

3

2

1

Best Mountain Climber

3

2

1

Best Mountain Descend-er

3

2

1

Toughest Cyclist

3

n/a

n/a

Most Improved Cyclist

3

n/a

n/a

Comeback Cyclist of the Year

3

n/a

n/a

FCP Ride Leader Bonus Points*

3

n/a

n/a

Most Popular Puller

1

n/a

n/a

Best Drafter "Wheel Sucker"

1

n/a

n/a

Most Injuries

1

n/a

n/a

Most Crash Points*

1

n/a

n/a

*All FCP Ride Leaders receive 3 points.

 

FCP Ride Leader Award Categories

1st PL

2nd PL

3rd PL

Most Total Miles Led

6

3

1

Most Total Participants

6

3

1

Most Rides Led

3

2

1

Special Awards are presented to our FCP Ride Leaders.  All FCP Ride Leaders, who have led at least one FCP Ride, receive 3 FCP Points toward Partner of the Year.

 

FCP Recruiter Award Categories

1st PL

2nd PL

3rd PL

Based on top Recruiter Points

6

3

1

A Special Award is presented to the top FCP Recruiter

 

Note: Associate members can not earn FCP Points.

 

Frazier Cycling Partners' Awards Party

 

The Frazier Cycling Partners' Awards Party is scheduled during the second Saturday of January of every new year.  The awards party was created to recognize Partners for their special accomplishments, record performances, and ride participation during the previous year.  Also, the party is a social gathering for members and Partners to enjoy friendships, to share cycling experiences, and to discuss future cycling endeavors.

 

The party includes a buffet dinner, a prize drawing for Partners, and a game with prizes for guests.  After these proceedings, awards and honors are presented by Coach Frazier.  The awards and honors are based on FCP Points accumulated during the previous year. 

 

Top FCP Honors

Male Partner of the Year - The award is presented to the male Partner with the most accumulated FCP Points at the end of the year.

Female Partner of the Year - The award is presented to the female Partner with the most accumulated FCP Points at the end of the year.

Comeback Partner of the Year - The award is presented to the Partner who has made the largest relative improvements within the FCP Categories following a year of reduced participation or absence. 

Newcomer of the Year - The award is presented to the first-year Partner who has the best standings within the FCP Categories compared to other first-year Partners.  (A FCP Newcomer is an experienced cyclist - more than one year, but a first-year Frazier Cycling Partner.)

Rookie of the Year - The award is presented to the FCP Rookie who has the best standings within the FCP Categories compared to other FCP Rookies.  (A FCP Rookie is a beginner cyclist, i.e. new to the sport of cycling.)

Teamwork Award (2006) - The award is presented to the Partner who has repeated assisted and encouraged other participants to excel while safeguarding the recipient's dignity.

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2001 Partner of the Year Rule: At the conclusion of the year, all Partners within 1 point of the leading total are recognized as Co-Partners of the Year.  In 2001, Joe Saliceti (37.33 points) and Bill Murphy (36.67 points) established this precedence.  Bill led Joe by 0.33 points until nine days remained in the year when Joe was struck by a car.  The crash afforded Joe an additional point.

Both Partners were equally outstanding.  Considering that a certain few awards are subjective (and we do not want "crashing" to become incentive to attain our distinguished award); hence, a one-point spread is the designated "tie" allowance.

Crash Points - Frazier Cycling Partners practice safe riding habits and attempt to avoid unsafe situations.  Even so, according to USA Cycling, careful cyclist crash every 4,500 miles, on the average.  Hence, crashes are inevitable.

For the "Most Crash Points" award, each FCP Member accumulates the following "crash points" as defined here:

 

Cycling Crash Result

Points

Broken bones, major injury

6

Loss of skin (road rash), minor injury

3

Crash with another cyclist or vehicle

2

Fall alone, without injury

1

 

3-mile/3.2-mile Individual Time Trial Point Scoring

Points are awarded for only the top time trial performance (average speed) by a Partner; therefore, a Partner can score only once for this category.  The scoring for the time trials differs from the "fast rides" scores where the Partner who has any or all of the top three performances can score for each performance.

 

 

The FCP Recruiter Points

 

Beginning on August 1, 2005, FCP Members will receive FCP Recruiter Points for every new recruit who joins Frazier Cycling.  Recruiter Points are based on the Recruit Membership Level (refer to the FCP Recruiter Points Table).  The FCP Recruiter Points Standings Page will show the list of Recruiters and their recruiter points for the year.  The top three Recruiters for a given year will receive awards at the Frazier Cycling Partners' Awards Party

 

FCP RECRUITER POINTS AND REWARDS TABLE

 

Recruit Membership Level Points Current Member's Reward

FC Kid 3-month Registration

6

1 month membership extension

Full Annual FC Member Registration

5

1 month membership extension

Full Annual FC Associate Registration

1

 

 

New recruits and new members are those who have never registered as Frazier Cycling Partners or Frazier Cycling Kids in the past.  Family members are eligible as new recruits.  Renewal of annual sponsorships meet eligibility for membership extensions and recruiter points.