Beginning of the Year Info!

Screen Shot 2014-01-20 at 1.27.16 PMFirst, WELCOME NEW WILDCATS! We’re super excited to meet you and go on epic rides this fall!

I want to make it clear that everyone is welcome on the UA Cycling Team from P-R-O riders to casual and everything in between. Road, mountain, cross, BMX, track- if it has two wheels and rolls, you’re in! We aim to provide a welcoming environment where everyone can learn, grow, and push their limits. And if you have a need for speed, we have a pretty solid racing squad as well.

So! How do you get started?!
Join the team Facebook page (restricted to Arizona e-mails) and the e-mail list (directions on the About page). All information is posted on these two sources.

All club rides start on 8/24. Most meet at 6:30am at the flag pole by Old Main (west side of the building) and are no drop unless otherwise stated. A helmet, water, and functioning bike are required. We’re trying something new this year and making our fall rides geared to help riders get prepared for the 100 mile El Tour de Tucson (more on that later).

Monday Mosey- a nice easy 15 mile or so ride. Most likely will have a skill component to it. Ride leader: Joey
Tuesday Worlds- a fast romp through the Tucson Mountains. 35 miles in about 1.5 hours, this is a drop ride. Leader: Joey
Tuesday weights- meet at the Rec Center at 5pm (subject to change). Leaders: David Greif and Bilal Lulu
Wednesday Whirl- a longer, endurance (15-18 mph) ride. Typically around 2 hours. Leader: Jenny Quijada
Thursday: Cafe Ride! A casual ride to the Mercado de San Augustin to get coffee and pastries. Casual clothes and campus bikes totally fine.
Friday Freewheeling- Similar to Wednesday in length and pace. Leader: Sam Gross
Saturday: Race, Shoot Out (a super quick 60 mile ride) or David will be longer (3 or so hour) endurance ride.
Sunday: As posted

Mountain bike specific rides:
Ando has been leading some awesome skill rides as well as rides on Lemmon. Mountain bike rides can be a bit tricky since campus is a bit of a ride from the nearest trail. If you have a car and are willing to drive, please let us know!

Cyclocross specific rides:
This will come later, around October and will be lead by several of us.
Of course, if you can’t make the scheduled rides, you can always post one on FB and on the e-mail list if you’d like company.
Our first team meeting is on Thursday, 8/27, at 5pm in the Copper Room of the Student Union. If you can’t make that, we’ll be at Meet Me at the Rec on Monday, 8/24 from 6-8pm.

As always, let me know if you have any questions. I’m looking forward to some epic rides and good times this fall! I’ll see you all on two wheels soon!