USA Cycling announced the election of four athlete representative members to its Board of Directors effective December 1, 2021. They include:
- Cari Higgins, Boulder, CO — A 23-time U.S. National Champion on the track. Higgins represented Team USA on numerous occasions during her career, including seven medals in the Pan American Championships between 2009/12.
- Alison Tetrick, Petaluma, CA — After a lengthy career racing on the road at the highest level, including a Bronze medal in the Team Time Trial at the 2014 UCI World Championships, Tetrick became a pioneer in gravel cycling. She won the 2017 DK200 and continues to be a contender in races across the U.S. She has served on the USA Cycling Board since 2015.
- Meredith Miller, Boulder, CO — A longtime road professional who represented Team USA at the 2009 UCI Road World Championships and at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships from 2010/16. Miller retired from racing but has stayed close to the industry through roles at Rapha and Shimano.
- Maddie Godby, Colorado Springs, CO — A longtime star of American track cycling, Godby holds national records, has won multiple UCI Track World Cup events, won two medals at the Pan American Championships, and, most recently, represented Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the Keirin and Sprint.
Higgins will also represent USA Cycling on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s (USOPC) Athlete Advisory Council (AAC.) In this role, she will provide the USOPC Board of Directors input and advocacy from the perspective of USA Cycling’s elite athletes.
Tetrick will serve as the AAC Alternate representative.
“We’re grateful for the willingness of this incredible group of women to represent athletes on our Board of Directors,” said USA Cycling Chairman of the Board Brendan Quirk. “We place enormous weight on our responsibility to serve our elite riders, and I’m excited they’ll be guiding us in those efforts. They represent 33.3 percent of our Board seats and will be in a position to make a big impact. Our Board composition as a whole is now approaching 50 percent women representation. This is a big step forward in our efforts to champion inclusion and to maximize the positive impact inclusion can make to cycling in America.”
The Athlete Representatives will serve through 2024.