USA Cycling has announced the promotion of Chuck Hodge to Chief of Racing and Events. In the role, he will lead USA Cycling’s support of cycling events. This includes the USA Cycling National Championships, elite racing calendars, event sanctioning, race director support, local association services, and officiating for all competitions.
Hodge, who most recently served as USA Cycling’s Vice President of Operations, joined the national governing body in 2015 as Technical Director. Previously, he spent 25 years organizing and assisting in the production of many of the largest races in the US, including the Tour de Georgia, Tour of Utah, Tour of California, US Pro Challenge and the 2015 Richmond World Championships.
In addition, Hodge is a UCI International Road Commissaire and member of the UCI Commissaires Commission.
USA Cycling’s outgoing CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall, commented, “Chuck Hodge is one of the most respected individuals in American bike racing, with decades of experience in the sport across many different roles as a racer, an event promoter, and as an official. He knows our sport inside and out, and he has the talent and passion to lead all of USA Cycling’s efforts to ensure the American cycling community has a wide array of safe, fun and locally accessible events in which to participate.”
Chairman of the USA Cycling Board of Directors, Bob Stapleton, said, “Chuck’s promotion elevates one of the most competent leaders in the American racing community into a role where USA Cycling’s most important customers and partners will receive the best possible engagement and support.”
Chuck Hodge, added, “I am proud to take on a larger leadership role in an organization which continues to evolve and restructure itself to fit the needs of its members. I’ve dedicated the majority of my professional life to cycling, and am thrilled to have the opportunity to make an even greater impact on the sport I love.”