Established in 1992, Orlando Road Club, Inc. (ORC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization that is dedicated to developing cyclists. ORC is open to anyone with a serious interest in cycling, but its emphasis is on competitive amateur cycling and introducing the sport to Central Florida youth. ORC is managed by a board of directors elected annually from the club members. The Club has over 100 members who mostly reside in Central Florida. Many of the Club’s members are professionals who support the organization with their time and diverse talents.
ORC partners with other non-profit organizations in Central Florida, including local schools and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, to conduct organized cycling rides and events that foster cycling awareness, education and safety.
Center of Excellence
ORC is one of only nine organizations nationwide that have been awarded the USAC’s Center of Excellence certification, a unique distinction the organization has earned for the past six years in a row.
“These organizations exemplify the very best in USA Cycling club teams,” says Steve Johnson, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Athletics for USA Cycling. “They have sound structural organizations with doors open to new riders. They professionally coach their athletes to achieve their best and ultimately compete at the national and international level.”
The Club’s fundamentals include:
To be the premier road cycling development program in the United States.
- To develop an environment that will provide all cycling enthusiasts, from novice riders to elite road racers, a permanent home for pursuing their road cycling goals.
- To exceed the USA Cycling Development Foundation Center of Excellence standards.
- To represent and promote our sponsors in a positive manner.
- To contribute to the wellness of our community through the sport of road cycling.
- Be a Leader / Set the Standard
- Pride of Membership and Involvement
“Dedicated to Developing Cyclists”
To learn, we invite you to visit our website at: www.orlandoroadclub.org
The articles of incorporation were amended and restated in December, 2000. On June 1, 2001, ORC was recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax exempt, charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, a designation that only a tiny handful of bike clubs have achieved..
If you wish to make a donation or need more information about ORC, please contact us via email at MemberInfo@OrlandoRoadClub.org