Helena United Cycling is a cycling team representing Helena, Our team is committed to:
Provide a welcoming, friendly and safe environment for members and guests of all skill levels to pursue their health, fitness and competitive goals.
Provide and pursue learning opportunities for our members to advance their knowledge of cycling and thereby enhance their performance, fitness and health.
Promoting a safe, friendly social atmosphere and environment in which our members can build friendships and network with fellow cyclists of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Cycling advocacy by promoting safety and raising awareness in the community at large regaring cycling related issues.
Engaging in all forms of cycling; Recreational, Road, Mountain Biking, Cyclocross, Trail riding, Road and Triathlon.
Actively competing is not a condition of membership. There are three levels of individual membership available:
As an associate member of the HUC team you are part of a community of cyclists interested in promoting cycling and cycling events in the Helena area. Associate members pay no dues but still receive the benefits of being part of the community and being in the know of upcoming events and opportunities to ride with other passionate cyclists.
A basic membership is $20. Fees are due annually and are used to support local races put on by the Helena United Cycling team. Basic members are encouraged to volunteer at events during the year but are not required to do so.
Being a racing member of the Helena United Cycling team provides additional benefits over a basic membership. You get discounted coaching services. In addition to all the benefits of an associate and basic level memberships, as a racer when you participate in races you have the opportunity to earn back a portion of your race registration fees. Race fee reimbursements are paid out at the end of the year and are subject to meeting the following requirements:
- Required: You must attend and start the race
- Required: Purchase and maintain a current team kit (jersey and shorts)
- Required: Register as a member of the HUC team and wear the team kit during the race.
- Required: Volunteer to support at least one HUC event during the year.
- Optional: Associate your USAC license with Helena United Cycling. Note USAC events require an annual or one day license. HUC puts on at least two USAC events per year.
Your first step is to signup for the Helena United Cycling Team's Slack community group and introduce yourself. Slack allows HUC members to chat in real-time and keep up with all the latest happening in the Helena cycling community from trail days to group rides and events. After you join Slack, simply attend one of the monthly team meetings (on the second Monday of each month--see the slack #meetings channel for upcoming meeting location and info). You may pay your annual membership fee and inquire about ordering your team kit required for Basic or Racer levels of membership.