As a competitor Ernie as a Silver Medalist in the 1945 Junior Nationals and the 1951 Senior Nationals. He was the NY Champion in 1951 and was the winner of the 1952 Tour of Somerville.
He is past president of the USCF (1971-1975) and served as an elected Director for over 30 years. He has also served as Vice-president, Secretary and Technical Chairman. He has been a member of the USCO Executive Board since 1973 and currently is chair of the Athletes Insurance Committee. Ernie was president of the organizing committee for the 1978 Junior World Championships and has chaired committees organizing junior and masters national road championships in Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain, New York including the 1993 Jr. Nationals. He is past president and life member of the German Bicycle Sports Club in NYH and, in January of 1991, was awarded life membership on the USCF Board of Directors. For the 1992 Olympic Games of Barcelona, Ernie was appointed Chief de Mission by the US Olympic Committee.