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2015 BRAOK official of the year. - Monday, January 25, 2016
Congratulations go out to Angela Barnes who was selected as "Official of the year 2015" from our Local Association. I just learned today that she was also selected as the "Regional Official of the year" of the mountain region of USA Cycling. This means she was selected as 1 of the 5 top officials with USA Cycling. Congratulations Angela and I look forward to working with you in 2016. 
2016 Oklahoma Racing Calendar - Friday, January 22, 2016
The 2016 race calendar has been updated and is posted under the events tab. 
State Championship Races. - Friday, January 22, 2016
Any team or club that would like to host a state race needs to be in good standing with USAC and a member of BRAOK. Information and an application is here:
http://www.braok.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=_eRWJELWKjQ%3d&tabid=172 
2016 Annual BRAOK Meeting Minutes - Tuesday, January 19, 2016
BRAOK Annual Meeting Minutes (1/17/16):

Treasurer’s report: Jack McNeal

Balance 1/1/15 5212.52
Income 2015 7667.67
Expenses 2015 8237.92

Year End Balance 4642.27

Discussion of possible future expenditures including need for storage unit for West side of LA and course marking poles…


Josh Gifford, VP East report:

East equipment base and usage good…


Tony Steward, VP West report:

Camera system upgrade needed, generator working well, basic equipment and storage needed

Officials Report: Jack McNeal

We had a total of 235 category upgrade requests. 86% were approved.
We had a total of 650 licensed racers in 2015. 565 males and 85 females.
We had a total of 33 registered clubs. Largest club in the west was OKC Velo with 88 members and largest in the east was Sound Pony with 103 members.
22 of these 33 clubs permitted a total 40 events with a total of 10,268 riders.
Oklahoma had 18 licensed officials and these worked the 40 events held last
Year. The LA official of the year was Angela Barnes.

“State of Cycling (Oklahoma)”

Women’s participation up (but not enough)
Need for more cat 4 only women’s events
Tulsa Divas example of women led and women only events
Suggestion that the licensed 85 riders from 2015 be contacted for ideas to recruit more
Good signage and clean restrooms suggested as better approach
Participation/recognition awards

More road (or circuit) races needed since already so many crits
Will OK racers support more events in new, lightly populated venues
How do we add races to ‘full and established’ calendar of events
Statement: ‘ Crits are the foundation of the American racing scene’
CX as entry point for juniors and parents
How to introduce juniors who do not have riding parents
Basic info for juniors (and family) including pinning numbers, race etiquette, etc


By-laws amendment suggestions
Since USAC no longer requires clubs to promote events, modify by-laws to be either fee of $50 OR promote event for membership in BRAOK

Tour De Dirt
This appears to be a good time to reach out and try to work more closely together.

State Championship Jersey (document modifications suggested)
Add Cat 5 jersey (not favored by most attendees)
Jerseys for 5 year increments for Masters (not favored by most attendees)
Mirror all jerseys for men and women (favored by most attendees)
Junior jerseys for 9-12, 13-14, 15 and up (favored by most attendees)


2016 officers:
Secretary Dennis Bowles
VP East Tim Carrigg
VP West Tony Steward
Treasurer Jack McNeal
President Chad Hodges
Past-President Tanner Culbreath

Race Date Calendar
To be published at BRAOK

USAC
Insurances charges to $3.60 per racer
One day license cost
$10 for entry level
$25 for higher category
 
2016 Oklahoma Racing Calendar - Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Tentative 2016 Racing Calendar:
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=f4rpfs1cu4kcv1oq8db35nvig0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FChicago
 

  
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