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.

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NEW SPONSOR

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:
https://sites.google.com/site/shipcycling/home/tutorials/licensing

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.
-Joey