Online voting for the USACycling elections is in progress and you can vote until August 15. Running for Eastern Trustee are the incumbent Jim Patton and Mike Fraysse.

To vote, login to your USACycling account. Then go to MyUSACycling.

Take time to read the candidates’ statements.

I have been involved in bicycle racing for more than 30 years. I started racing in New Jersey and migrated deeper into the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to racing, I have contributed as a promoter, team manager (I helped create the US Naval Academy Cycling Team), and official. I have been involved in my Local Association since it was created more than 20 years ago. My involvement with cycling continues today at the local, regional, national and international levels.

Jim Patton’s statement.

Additional information about Jim can be found in his blog.

1976 and ’84 US Olympic Team Manager and 19-time World and Pan American Championship coach Mike Fraysse has been involved with the sport of cycling all his life. A fourth-generation cyclist whose grandfather founded what is today the United States Cycling Federation, Fraysse was a world-class racer with a National Championship title to his credit before moving into the coaching role. Fraysse has had a hand in the development of such riders as Mike Friedman, Bobby Lea, Greg Lemond, Ron Kiefel, Alexi Grewal, Andy Hampsten, Davis Phinney, Betsy Davis, Connie Carpenter, Rebecca Twigg, Beth Heiden, Eric Heiden, Lance Armstrong, and Steve Woznick, to name just a few. For his contributions to the sport, in 1998 Fraysse became one of the only Americans ever to receive the prestigious Merit Award from the UCI, cycling’s world governing body, and later that same year he was inducted into the US Bicycling Hall of Fame.

Mike Fraysse’s statement.