White Mountain Road Club

 
The White Mountain Road Club is a non-profit (501c3) organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. Founded in 1980 and since 1997 this club has been registered with the State Corporation Commission of Arizona as a non-profit club. The club is affiliated with USA Cycling which promotes professional and amateur bicycle racing in the United States The White Mountain Road Club has four main interests: * To promote cycling at all levels in the state of Arizona. * To promote White Mountain Road Club and its sponsors. * To follow the guidelines and interests of USA Cycling. * To support its membership in a friendly, encouraging team environment. The White Mountain Road Club promotes itself and its sponsors as a positive and growing organization in the cycling community, stressing a clean, competitive image at all events. We are very proud of our sponsors and display their logos on all clothing, race announcements, newsletters, and other club related material. We support cyclists of all levels and categories of racing including juniors', women's, and seniors' divisions. We develop new racers through education in training and racing and support both new and established racers with clothing and equipment discounts. We have a close relationship with our USA Cycling District Representative and USA Cycling itself, thus providing members with a good understanding of USA Cycling rules, regulations, and racing ideology. We are also proud to have been named 2001 USA Cycling Division I Club of the Year and were also awarded the 1993 District, Regional, and Sectional Club of the Year. ### Club History Two avid cyclists, Ron Malfara, Director of Sunrise Ski Area, and Jay Natali, a Pinetop attorney and civic leader, created White Mountain Road Club in 1980. Both men lived or spent a large part of their time in the Arizona White Mountains, thus the White Mountain Road Club began. As the club grew, financial needs grew and members started pursuing sponsorship. As a result, in 1982, the club approached Dick Landis of Landis Cyclery-Tempe regarding sponsorship. Taking this step created our club's first sponsorship with Landis Cyclery. Since our first days of sponsorship, Landis Cyclery has remained as the flagship sponsor for our club. ### Organizational Structure Active club members vote in the executive committee in a yearly election. The elected executive committee consists of a president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary. Together the executive committee makes sure the club follows the bylaws, remains in good standing with its sponsors, continues in good standing with the USCF, and remains not only solvent, but financially strong.