Mid Season Update!

Whoa! So much has happened since our last post! Let’s get you up to speed:

UA Crit:

The 2013 BioPark Blast was a HUGE success! Well over 300 riders throughout the day- we were blown away by the attendance! Results can be found here: 2013 results

We had a large number of collegiate racers in the Men’s and Women’s fields (sadly, the NM schools missed out on the fun!)

New for this year, the Flapjacks TT added collegiate categories to help make it a full weekend of racing! While attendance was high for the event overall, collegiate riders were a little sparse- 3 in the Men’s A, 1 Men’s B, a couple of Men’s C, and 3 Women (come on SWCCC…we can do better than that!). The Men’s A TT was won by UA rider Joey Iuliano and thanks to his 3rd place at the crit took the lead for the Men’s Omnium! Maya Cross-Killingsworth (UA) won the Women’s B TT as well!

Joey with the leader’s jersey prior to the ASU crit

ASU Crit and McDowell Mountain:

The following weekend the UA club was back at at the ASU crit and McDowell circuit race.

The results in the Men’s A/B/C race looked similar to the UA Crit with Spencer Crites (ASU) taking the win, Nathan Franklin (NAU), and Iuliano (UA) in 3rd. Max Rich (UA) took the win in the Men’s C in commanding fashion with Andrew Keller (UA) rounding out the podium in 3rd.

In the Women’s race, Maya, Shelby, and Allison took on the ASU and NAU ladies, taking 3rd, 5th, and 6th respectively.

On Sunday the team headed to McDowell Mountain Park for a non-collegiate race. The course was a challenging 1.3 mile circuit with a gradual climb and quick descent- not much time to rest! In the Men’s 5, Max Rich took 3rd and in the Cat 2 race Joey Iuliano took 3rd as well.

The team enjoyed a weekend off last week and is looking forward now to the 2nd Avondale Crit on 2/24.



UA Cycling is proud to announce the addition of Aerocat bikes to the family of sponsors!

Aerocat is a small frame designer located in Portland, Indiana. Aerocat takes pride providing a unique quality product to each customer and UA Cycling is excited to be working with them! Look for the Wildcats to be on Aerocats in the future!

UA Crit

The UA Crit is right around the corner (2/2/2013)! And we want to welcome you to our new venue at the UA BioPark (southwest of 36th and Kino Parkway)! We have been overwhelmed by the support from the community for our event- this is truly a well-loved event and we are pleased it was able to continue at a new home! We hope you’ll join us- either on the bike or on the sidelines- on Saturday!

If you are interested in racing, head on over to the UACrit page on this site or go to:
La Roue D’or for more info and registration.

Buying your USA Cycling License

So, how do you get said awesome USAC license? I don’t like reinventing the wheel and this club does an excellent job describing the differences:

Just sub in University of Arizona where ever they talk about Shipenburg.

Step by step:
1.) Go to usacycling.org, click sign in
2.) Fill out the info on the left side name, d.o.b, hit continue
3.) It’ll ask for some more info, an e-mail, username, pass, etc.
4.) Then you sign in with your newly created account. yay!
5.) License time! Click the license button, then purchase new license
6.) Select either collegiate (just remember you can ONLY race collegiate then…so this is not recommended) or select Road Primary and then collegiate as an add-on (its free)
7.) Say yes to the waivers
8.) Select University of Arizona for your clubs (unless you have a different club you will ride for in non-collegiate events)
9.) pay
10.) done! Your license will arrive in about a week or so. In the mean time on the homepage you can print an “Authorization to Ride” which shows you can race your bike. You can also pull this up on a smartphone (USA cycling has an app too).

Any questions or problems, let me know and I’ll do the best I can to help.

Big News and Important Updates

President – Ben Elias
Vice-President (in a British Parliamentary sort of way) – Russ Edge
Race Coordinator – Joey Iuliano, joining us from Purdue
Treasurer – Danny Pagano (also assisting in the kit redesign)
As of this afternoon, I have paid for the order received by Chris Ramsey at Fairwheel. If you were in this order, I have your stuff but if you ordered a bike it will still be at Fairwheel and bikes need to paid for directly to Fairwheel, it will be under your name. If you haven’t received your stuff, email me, call me, I want you to have your gear. You need to pay me preferably by cash or check.
For those who ordered kits and have not received them, contact me. If you didn’t order a kit, we still have extras and they are for sale. $60 for a jersey, $70 for bibs. We also have a limited number of higher quality Women’s Summit line bibs. Let me know if you are interested in those as well.
We have secured permits to be on the mall to recruit new members for our club. We will be on the mall Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week leading to our first meeting on Thursday. Every one of those days I will be setting up a tent, table, info and a trainer for the club to use. We will plan on being out there from 9am to around 3pm. For Tues/Wed, we will have to be out on the Alumni Plaza in front of the Admin building but on Thursday we have prime placement right in front of the Student Union. I will also bring our kits so members can buy them if they want. I can also bring the Specialized Order so those who need to pick up their stuff can. Let me know if you can help volunteer or bring a trainer. Although it is still cold out, come out, bring your bike and spin to keep warm, answer questions for new members and help recruit to build a bigger, better, more active cycling club!
Our first meeting of the semester will be a more formal meeting in a conference room at Campus Rec. We want to welcome new members and give the scoop on upcoming events. Following meetings will most likely be held at a campus eatery such as No Anchovies and will be more informal but it will be a great opportunity to hang out and stay connected with the club. The first meeting will be held in the North Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Rec Center at 4pm on Thursday, Jan 17. If you don’t know where this is go to the Rec website and look at the floor plan.
Next weekend is the first collegiate road race of the season up at ASU with the UA Crit following the next week on Feb 2nd. Our new course is at the UA Biopark. For those interested in racing, please come to the tent on the mall, the meeting on Thursday or email me or Joey to get more details. Please stay updated with the facebook page, that is where we post most of our rides. This last week we had a great introduction to the cornering skills you need to know for crit races out at the UA Biopark course where the UA Crit is this year. Here is the event page by the way: http://www.facebook.com/events/509834992389887/
Any additional questions? Feel free to email or call. Thanks.
Ben Elias
UA Cycling Club, President


Find us on the Mall!

Wanna find out more about the UA Cycling Club? Just want to stop by and chat about bikes? Ready to just sign up now?! Come find us on the mall this week! We’ll be there Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, starting around 9 am until about 3. We’re excited to met you!

New year, new semester, new people, new crit course…that’s a lot  of new!

We’re gearing up for our spring recruitment and call-out- check back here for more details! Our spring riding times will be posted shortly too!

If you’re looking for more information on the club, then feel free to join our e-mail list and our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/297266963717684/

We’re excited to meet each new member and get started on 2013- its going to be a great year!