Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club

Special Events Reimbursement Fund (SERF)
and Race Rewards Programs

The Race Rewards Program and Special Events Reimbursement Fund (SERF)are funds allocated by the Board of Directors (BOD) to assist club members in meeting their individual racing goals. The Race Rewards program is designed to provide partial reimbursement for every race entered. The SERF program is targeted towards larger out-of-district events which require travel and overnight stays. Both programs are open to all club members who meet eligibility requirements including volunteering for club events and wear an up to date complete LGBRC kit (jersey and shorts) while racing. The season for both programs runs from December 1 to November 30 and all racing disciplines (road, track, cross,

To participate in the Race Rewards program, submit a bio (it's mandatory), then e-mail your race results to the race rewards coordinator (Barry Gordon bgordonfnace@gmail.com). The required information include race name, date(s), race category, field size and your placing. All results must be entered by December 1. The final amount you are reimbursed depends on the total budget allocated by the BOD, the number of people participating in the program, and the number of points you accrue during the year. Points are awarded every time you race (finishing a race is not a condition), and bonuses are given for particularly good performances. All categories are treated the same; upper categories do not receive preferential treatment. You will be asked at the end of the program if you want to receive your check or have your award donated back to the club as a charitable donation.

The SERF program can provide up to $100 per day up to $300 per event to cover the costs of travel, lodging and entry fees for out-of-district events. The actual amount you receive will depend on the total budget allocated by the BOD and the total number of requests received throughout the year. Qualifying events are out-of-district races that are sufficiently far from the Bay Area to require overnight stays. You are encouraged to participate in the program, and you can apply as often as you like. To participate in the SERF program fill out this FORM and send it by email to the SERF coordinator at least two weeks before the event. In the form you will describe the event, where it is located, how much you expect it to cost, and why you want to do the event. After the event you must send IN your receipts. 

Reimbursements are calculated in December with the goal of distributing Race Reward and SERF checks early the following year.

Barry Gordon, Race Rewards/SERF Coordinator