RideClean Responds to Ongoing Doping Crisis in Sport
Organization Created by Amateur and Professional Cyclists Responds to
Ongoing Doping Crisis in Cycling and Competitive Sport.
PR9.NET May 27, 2009 - Phoenix, AZ – Reports this month on tests confirming the use of performance-enhancing drugs by the cycling silver medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics have again shocked and motivated lovers of this great sport. In response to the ongoing doping crisis in the world of competitive cycling, a growing national grassroots movement is aggressively promoting drug-free cycling and sport in U.S. cities and states across the country.
RideClean is a national organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. Founded in 2006 by top cyclists passionate about their sport, RideClean is leading a growing movement for a drug-free culture in professional and amateur cycling. A wide variety of effective RideClean programs reinforce positive, clean-sport role models for youth and professionals in cycling and in sport.
"I am proud to support RideClean and race as a member of the RideClean team," said two-time U.S. Olympic Track Cycling Team member Jame Carney. "Through its dedicated efforts, the RideClean movement has grown to be a strong presence in cycling road racing across the U.S., and has reached out to thousands of athletes and kids to support a positive competitive racing culture and drug-free sport."
RideClean is run by a board of directors, has a title sponsor for its racing team in Patentit.com, and has carried out numerous cycling road racing and program outreach activities in states across the country, including Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Utah.
"As a sports medicine physician, I completely support RideClean's goals. My role is to counsel and promote the safe use of approved pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements, and warn athletes about the potentially serious dangers posed by illicit performance-enhancing drug use," said John Kearney, Jr., MD, specialist in sports medicine, Arizona Sports Medicine Society. "The testing and scientific methods to detect illicit performance-enhancing drug use in sport are constantly evolving, but the pharmaceuticals abused by some athletes are also continually changing as new drugs such as CERA come into use. This is our challenge: to fight doping by continuous testing, but also by advocating for culture change."
RideClean is an LLC corporation that runs educational outreach programs and manages a cycling team officially sanctioned by USA Cycling. RideClean operates nationally from headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. Its governing board members are: Steve Lisa, Doug Loveday, Tanja Loveday and Marten Ryerson. The RideClean mission is to promote clean sport, raise awareness of drug-free competitive cycling, and support clean athletes. For more information, please visit www.ridecleanteam.com/press-room and www.rideclean.net.
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Please email or call the RideClean contacts listed above to receive a DVD of high-resolution RideClean b-roll video footage.
The RideClean b-roll is available for viewing online at www.ridecleanteam.com/content/rideclean-b-roll-footage.
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