Fundraising success

Our spring crowdfunding campaign was a huge success! We raised $3,493 for our nationals trip! SoAZtt_Tyler_Baker

We couldn’t have done it without the generous donations from our supporters!
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Nationals

Help send the Wildcats to Road Nationals!
We’ve in the middle of a big crowdfunding campaign through the UA Foundation to send our team to nationals in North Carolina! All donations are tax deductible and any amount helps! Donations can be made quick and easy online at the UA Foundation.
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Midway through the season

The team is about midway through the 2016 road season and we have had outstanding success so far! Last weekend we raced again in Tucson at the Colossal Cave road race where we took home wins in EVERY category!
Men’s C: Thomas Valente
Women’s B: Cherry Niel
Men’s B: Bryan Little
Women’s A: Shelby Hoglund
Men’s A: David Greif

Check out some photos too!

Absolutely amazing race day on Pistol hill! Bear down!

Posted by UA Cycling Team on Sunday, February 28, 2016

Spring Semester Info

Spring Semester Info!

New to the UA or interested in cycling? This is the week for you! We’ll be hosting our spring information meeting on Thursday 1/14 at 7:30pm at the Tubac room in the Union. Come find out more about the team and how to join! Be a part of the best club in the country and join a family of alumni across the country!

We’ll also be revising our ride schedule here in a few days. All riders and other info are posted on our Facebook Page, which we recommend you join!

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A Year in Review

A Year in Review

Once again, the UA Cycling Team had a fantastic fall semester! The team started the 2015-16 school year off with a bang! When the mountain bike season started we were able to send riders to each race and in doing so won the men’s A omnium with Kyle Trudeau and the women’s A omnium with Eric Clevenger. The best part- we won the team omnium for the first time in over 5 years! At nationals, Kyle Trudeau, David Carlson, Ian Wilkey, and Bryan Little represented the team with Kyle earning a 2nd place in the cross county and 4th in the short track. It was our first podium at mountain bike nations since Chloe Woodruff won in the mid-2000s. Cyclocross was the next target and the team did not disappoint. Overall, the team won the conference title for the third straight year and David Greif won the men’s A omnium. We’ll be sending three riders to cyclocross nationals in January with good odds at another podium from David or Kyle.

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We were also involved in several community projects including continuing work on the Tucson Velodrome project, attending tutoring sessions at El Grupo Youth Cycling, and supporting local rides such as El Tour de Tucson. In the former, Erica Clevenger won the women’s 104 mile event! The team believes in giving back to the community more than we receive and work hard to find projects in which we can help out.

USA Cycling selected us as collegiate club of the year for 2015- the second year in a row we’ve been selected for that honor! It is very rare for the same team to be selected two years in a row and we are thrilled! Furthermore, we are still working towards becoming the first varsity program at a division one school. To that end, we have started working with Josh Berry and Travis McCabe, two local professional cyclists, as our coaches. We’re excited to work with Josh and Travis and their wealth of experience will help our members reach new heights.

It requires a substantial amount of capital to obtain varsity status and we receive very little funding, less than $3,000 a year, from the school. This time of year, when you are considering organizations to support, we ask you to consider supporting UA Cycling. Every dollar makes a difference in our program and no donation is too small. There are many costs we face for the upcoming road season such as entry fees, travel, lodging, and coaching fees. Below are just some of the ways a donation could help:

Support a rider for a weekend:                                             2 races                  $15 per race                    $30

Support a rider for the spring:                                               15 races                $15 per race                  $225

Support travel for a weekend:                                                                                                                $300

Support the women’s development team, 4 riders:               15 races                $15 per race, 4 riders    $900

Send the team to road nationals in Asheville, NC                                                                                $2,500

As you can see no gift is too small. Donations can made quickly and easily online at: http://uacycling.com/donate/ As a 501c3 organization, all donations are tax deductible. Your support over the previous years has helped our team reach new heights and with your renewed support we will continue as one of the best teams in the country.

Happy Holidays and Bear Down!

Joey Iuliano
University of Arizona Cycling President

Wildcats Win CX Team Title!

Wildcats win 3rd straight CX division 1 team title!

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Kyle flying over the barriers. Credit: Mary Lauderdale

Lead by Kyle Trudeau and David Greif, the Wildcats stormed to victory this past weekend at Race Around the Farm in Gilbert, AZ! On Saturday the team won nearly every race entered:
Men’s A, 1st and 2nd: Kyle Trudeau, David Greif
Women’s A, 2nd: Sarah Posner
Women’s B, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Laura Haley, Katie Emory, Olivia Boyer
Men’s B, 1st: Tom Valente
Relay: 1st (Trudeau, Greif, Valente, Haley)

Sunday saw several podiums as well:
Men’s A, 1st and 2nd: Kyle Trudeau, David Greif
Women’s A, 3rd: Sarah Posner
Women’s B, 2nd: Katie Emory

David Greif also took home the win in the men’s A individual omnium and Allison Alterman finished 2nd in the women’s. The team had a 300 point lead over second place University of New Mexico in the team omnium. Next stop, Asheville!

UA Cycling Kit Order Open

UA Cycling Kit Order window open until 12/7!
Looking to get a rad kit? Missed out on the first order window? Never fear! You can order now through 12/7!
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Support collegiate cycling by buying an official UA cycling kit! You’ll get an outstanding piece of cycling gear and the proceeds help fund our team. It’s a win-win!

UA Cycling Podiums at Mountain Bike Nationals!

For the first time in almost a decade, the Cats have returned to the podium at mountain bike nationals!

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The team was lead by conference champion Kyle Trudeau and consisted of David Carlson, Ian Wilkey, and Bryan Little. Friday saw the team take on the Short Track. Kyle made the lead group of 5 and survived several attacks to make the lead group of 4.

Kyle_stxcIn the end, Kyle finished 4th with David Carlson in 34th, Ian Wilkey 48th, Bryan Little 49th out of 80 starters.

On Saturday the team tackled the cross country race. The pace was high from the start and the lead group formed in the first few miles and consisted of 4 riders, dc_xcincluding defending champion Sepp Kuss. Trudeau was again present in the lead group, which fell apartkyle_xc on the second lap. Trudeau put in a move to chase down the leader, Kuss, but came up just short on the line. Kyle’s 2nd place marks the best finish at mountain bike nationals since Chloe Woodruff’s win in 2008! Bryan Little was 34th
Ian Wilkey, 67th, and David Calrson was 71st.

The team is now gearing up for cyclocross season and looks to defend it’s conference title for the second year in a row!

 

 

Cats WIN! 2015 SWCCC Mountain Bike Champions!

On Saturday, the men’s A team had a commanding XC race- taking 1,2, 4 and 5th (Kyle Trudeau, David Carlson, Ian Wilkey, and Bryan Little). David Greif easily won the men’s B race. Amy Burkel, in her first mountain bike race, took 3rd in the women’s B. Saturday’s success put the team within striking distance for the title- just like in 2014.

On Sunday, the men’s A team went 1-4 in the STXC (same order as Saturday), David repeated his victory, and Erica Clevenger came in 2nd in the women’s A. The team jumped to a 14 point lead over NAU going into the team relay. The relay was a must win for UA- the difference between first and second place? 14 points.

And win they did! The team relay (Trudeau, DC, Clevenger, and Wilkey) dominated from start to finish. It came down to the final race, but your University of Arizona Wildcats pulled off the upset and unseated NAU as the 2015 SWCCC Division 1 team omnium champions!
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We we’re thrilled to share the win with our long time sponsors, Dr. Keith Carlson of Claris Eye Care! Thanks for helping us reach our goals Dr. Carlson!

This week, the team- Kyle, DC, Ian, and Bryan- head out to Snowshoe, WV for nationals. Let’s bring home a jersey! BEARDOWN!

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.

Rides:
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.
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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!