The Unattached Rider Fee is permissible within the rules set by USA Cycling, in all cases, the Ohio Cycling Association regards the fee to be an antiquated holdover and discourages race promoters from collecting such a fee. The fee does not go to USA Cycling or to the Ohio Cycling Association.
An Unattached Rider is one who has not joined a club or listed said club through their account at www.usacycling.org. Need to join a club to avoid the fee? Contact either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for a list of clubs taking new members.