The work of the ICA includes helping to train and retain local officials to help raise the quality of our events as well as helping to keep our overall event promotion costs lower (by using locals). Everyone familiar with our local officials is keenly aware of how talented and capable they are. Unfortunately as time goes by our number of talented local officials drops slowly. To that point we now find ourselves in a bit of a crunch and occasionally have to bring in officials from outside our region to fill gaps we may have.
So we really need to have more people step up to be trained so they can fill those roles for us in the future. Local racing depends on it. It has been the position of the ICA for a long time to encourage every club
A class has been scheduled for the south side of Chicago. The Officials 101-C class will take place Friday March 22 5-9 pm and then continue Saturday 23 8-11 am, attendance is required to both days. The preliminary location is 3301 Flossmoor Road. If you are still interested in attending the course please express your interest by using our contact form. If you know of anyone else that may be interested in becoming a cycling official please pass on this information and have them get in contact with me. Thanks. I look forward to meeting you and then working with you at a race.
There is a Chief Referee Workshop in the same location Sat, March 23, 12-5 PM and Sun, March 24, 8 AM-12 PM. If interested please contact us using this form’s contact page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org