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Why you should choose

Who we are

NABRA is special because everyone involved in our sport believes in our community. We all understand that we rely on each other- from the racers, to the officials, to the promoters, to the sponsors to everyone involved in our little corner of the world. We truly care about each other. This ethos is driven from the top. We strive to create value for our community and provide a welcoming environment for racing.

Involvement

We encourage people to get involved with their community. Not only do we encourage racers to get involved, but we get involved ourselves. NABRA is directly involved with bicycle advocacy organizations, IMBA and other great organizations. We believe in leading by example!

Competitions

We are working on creating a national level competitive framework that ranks in an organization-agnostic manner. Racers in independent organizations or non-USA Cycling sanctioned events will see their races count!

Our Community

This video epitomizes the depth of our community.

We are great at what we do

NABRA’s roots started in Oregon with OBRA. OBRA has been the foundation for the racing community In Oregon, SW Washington and parts of Northern California. They serve as the glue between racers, promoters, officials and sponsors. NABRA contains the same DNA- and believes that racing is all of us- the sum of all of our parts. NABRA will succeed because the leadership understands that we rely on each other and understand the importance of all of our roles. NABRA will strive to make it easier to put on events and races.

Who we are

  • 5,000+ participants
  • 80+ promoters
  • 6 volunteer board members
  • 2 part time employees
  • 1 full time employee
  • and tons of spectacular sponsors and volunteers!

Core Services

  • Calendar

    NABRA is working to provide a nationwide, comprehensive calendar for races throughout the nation. When people looks for bike races, they will go to NABRA.org.

  • People

    NABRA is growing to be a powerhouse in grassroots bicycle racing associations in the United States. When you join NABRA, you get to become part of an awesome community- a vibrant, colorful and amazing group of people who love to race. You help support an organization that believes in helping provide some of the best racing experiences in the United States.

  • Officiating

    We are working to create a national officiating structure. We plan on providing referee and judging to our races to ensure that events go off without a hitch, results are timely and that races are run fairly.

  • Logistics

    We have an extremely talented staff that can help make your race a success. We also provide insurance and equipment at a very competitive cost.

  • Results

    We pride ourselves in ensuring that results are provided in an accurate and timely manner. Our belief is that everyone should be scored. Whether 1st or 121st, people love to see their name in the results. We also provide a platform for competitions that keep racers coming back.

Board of Directors

The business and affairs of NABRA are managed by its Board of Directors. The directors shall in all cases act as a board, and they may adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of their meetings and the management of NABRA as they deem proper, provided such rules and regulations are not inconsistent with the Bylaws and the laws of the state of Oregon. There are six members of the Board of Directors.

  • Michelle Bazemore

    Michelle Mercer is a marketing and P.R. consultant in Bend, Oregon, and the marketing director for Sun Country Tours. She works with small and mid-sized organizations, helping them connect with their clients, community and other businesses. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Michelle graduated from Butler University with a degree in Journalism. She worked in the radio industry for more than 14 years, most notably as the program director of KPWR-FM in Los Angeles. Michelle moved to Bend in 2007, and started the non-profit Bend Velodrome Project in 2010. In addition to serving on the boards of the Bend Velodrome Project and OBRA, Michelle also serves as a board member for Visit Bend. Michelle has enjoyed racing in multiple cycling disciplines including road, mountain, track and cyclocross.

  • Russell Cree

    Russell is an avid cyclist and OBRA member since 1995. He has been active in racing many disciplines including road, mountain bike, track, and cyclocross. While born and raised in Oregon, he has traveled the country for cycling and education and has a special appreciation for the cycling community in Oregon. Russell attended Central Oregon Community College for an AS in Human Performance, Northern Arizona University for a BS in Exercise Science, University of Wisconsin for Masters in Physical Therapy, and Temple University for hid Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He was fortunate to be able to race his bike along the way and experience racing in all regions of the nation. Beyond racing, Russell is involved in health and wellness with his career. This began as a cycling coach, then Physical Therapy focusing on endurance and performance, and then to healthcare innovation focusing on wellness and performance service and technology.

  • Glen Gann

    Glen was born and raised in Southern Oregon. He has a journeyman’s license in HVAC and has worked in the trade for over twenty years. Glen has owned the Central Point RV service and repair shop since 2006. He has been racing bicycles since 1985 and races or has tried most every discipline of cycling including CX, MTB, Track, Tandem and Road with a fondness for criteriums. Besides racing he has promoted, volunteered services and officiated bike races for over 15 years. Glen has served as President of the Siskiyou Velo bike club and has been serving on the OBRA board for the past eight years. He stays involved in the local community and serves on the School Board budget committee.

  • Meg Mautner

    Meg Mautner is a teacher in the Beaverton School district. She currently teaches middle school math and algebra. Meg started racing bikes in the mid 1990’s and found a sport she is passionate about. While track cycling is her favorite discipline, Meg has raced road, crits, time trials, cyclocross, and even a few short track races. In addition to racing, Meg is the lead instructor for the Alpenrose Track Development classes. She has served on OBRA’s board of directors for the past 9 years.

  • Mike Murray

  • John Wilson

    John Wilson is a R&D Engineering Manager at Hewlett Packard, and has been a Board member of OBRA since 2011. John has been a racing enthusiast most of his life including 10 years motorcycle racing and 15 years of bicycle racing. He carries his passion for cycling, along with his organizational and management skills into Junior Development. In 2009 John created the OBRA Junior Cyclocross Series that has helped lift Oregon up to the highest junior participation levels in the country. John followed up with the creation of a High School Cyclocross League helping to introduce cycling beyond racing families to the general public. John continues to provide administrative leadership to both the Junior and High School CX series, and is working with OBRA to extend the model into other disciplines. 2015 marks John’s 6th year coaching a Junior Cycling team. He was a co-founder and vice president of the Willamette Valley Cycling team. John graduated with a degree in Physics from University of California Davis, and completed graduate work at the University of California, San Diego.

  • Candi Murray

    Candi Murray has been a long time member of the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association’s community. She is OBRA’s Assistant Director and is in charge of their officiating program. She is also a founder of OBRA. She brings a wealth of knowledge in terms of recruiting and training officials.