||Founded and maintained by athletes for athletes, the United States Race
Series is a unique event production company dedicated to providing exciting
and safe events for athletes of all abilities.
Join our adventure and race the U.S. with us!
Ryan Dawkins, President
Ryans successful racing career has given him an unmatched familiarity with
the racing arena. As a triathlete, cyclist, collegiate swimmer, marathoner
and former semi-pro mountain biker, Ryan has not only been involved in
high-level competition, but also the business aspects of event promotion and
production. In 2003, Ryan and three cycling teammates took 2nd place in Race Across America, a 24hr a day competition from San Diego to Atlantic City, finishing in just over 6 days.
Ryan managed the Health Management department at Montgomery Securities/Banc
of America Securities and was involved in the production of a variety of
events and coordinated relations with numerous athletes and organizations
including members of the US Ski Team, national charity organizations such as
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Juvenile Diabetes and the Aids Foundation.
Following Banc of America Securities, Ryan joined Salomon Smith Barney as a
Financial Consultant before returning to the sports arena in 2002.
Since 1999, Ryan also founded a health care start-up and has consulted extensively
in corporate relationships, development and management. In 2002, Ryan
founded Areté Racing, an elite cycling organization. Through Areté,
he recruited top athletes and negotiated and managed relationships with
corporate sponsors such as; The Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee,
Kiehl's, Cytosport, Rudy Project USA, and Clif Bar and oversees interaction with many other team sponsors. He also coordinates all public relations,
including media packages, sponsorship proposals, and press conferences.