Home Race!

Get pumped! Our home race on 9/20-21 is coming up soon! More info here:

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We’re excited to bring another event to the town of Oracle and to work with the state park system! Hopefully this is the start of a strong relationship between state parks and mountain bike events.

Last weekend, riders competed in Angel Fire, NM at the Back 2 School Special. Kyle Trudeau took home the win in the Men’s A XC event and Alex Alvarez won the Men’s C. David Carlson, last years omnium winner, raced did his first down hill race and finished third, a handful of seconds behind teammate and winner Andrew Keller.

Up next is the Horny Toad Hustle!

Back 2 School Special

The mountain bike team is in action this weekend at the Back 2 School Special in Angel Fire, NM! Riders will be competing in XC and Downhill races. We’ll have an update on results on Monday!

Also, stay tuned for a final roster announcement! We have a great squad shaping up for 2014-15 and the Wildcats are poised to dominate mountain, cyclocross, and road this year!

Welcome back Wildcats!

If you are a student at the UA and love bikes then you have come to the right place! UA Cycling is all about bikes: road, mountain, cyclocross, touring, track- if it rolls and requires pedaling, we like it! We have interests ranging from aspirational pro cyclists to the casual rider who wants to explore the Sonoran desert- what ever your speed, we embrace it!

You can find out more about the club by exploring this website and joining the Facebook page and e-mail list. You can also find us out on the mall Mon-Thursday the first week of class from 10 am – 2pm. Our first meeting is Thursday, August 28th at 6pm in the Ventana Conference Room of the Student Union. Come learn about one of the best cycling teams in the state and country! We’re excited to meet you, ride with you, and learn from you!

Fall 2014 Road Ride Schedule

Here are this fall’s road rides. Rides will begin the first day of classes on the 25th:

Monday Mosey: Primary- Liz Schmitt. Skill portion: Drew Dinsmore and Max Rich

Tuesday Morning Fast Ride: Joey
Tuesday women’s ride: Leslie Sullivan

Wednesday Worlds: hills or Slay the A: Primary- Allison. Assisting: Ryan Brown and David Greif

Thursday Thrill:
Quinn and Max

Friday Freewheelin:
Max

Saturday (Shoot Out):
Joey, or just a posting

Sunday Funday:
Brett and Greif

All rides start at 6:30 am from the flagpole by Old Main, except for the Tuesday Morning Fast Ride at the Shootout (6am at the Starbucks on University). Rides will move back with the sunrise.

New Sponsor: Bookmans Sports Exchange

UA Cycling is proud to announce a new sponsorship with Bookmans Sports Exchange!

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Bookmans buys and sells new and used sporting equipment, including bikes! They make it quick and easy to try out different sports or to stay involved with the one you love. We’re proud to work Bookmans for the 2015-16 year!

New Team Member- Taylor Skinner

TUCSON, AZ- Taylor Skinner of Anthem, Arizona will be joining the University of Arizona’s cycling team this fall. Taylor joins a growing list of new riders who have joined prior to the start of the 2014-15 school year! Taylor is an experienced cyclist who has had numerous wins in the Arizona circuit while riding for Tribe- including the AZ junior individual time trial championship in 2013. He plans on majoring in neuroscience and will focus on road racing.

The team is incredibly excited about the growing list of riders who have reached out to us over the summer! The 2014-15 school year is shaping up to be one of the best! Look for more roster announcements as the summer rolls on- including highlights from our returning members!

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New Recruit- Kaylee Rakowski

TUCSON, AZ- Kaylee Rakowksi of Sahuarita, Arizona will be joining the University of Arizona’s cycling team starting in Fall 2014. Rakowski joins the Wildcats from Pima Community College where she played volleyball for the Aztecs. She plans on majoring in nutritional sciences and will focus on racing road for the Wildcats.

“Kaylee expressed interest in joining us last fall and it is great to have her join our team this year,” said president Joey Iuliano. “With her volleyball experience she brings a lot of athletic talent and mental toughness which will transfer over well to cycling. She’ll be able to learn a lot and grow quickly as a rider on the team.” Rakowski is excited to compete in events this coming fall and spring.

Team is looking for 2014-15 Sponsors

The UA Cycling Team is in the process of solidifying our sponsors for the 2014-15 school year! We are looking to work with companies who share our vision of creating the best collegiate cycling program in the nation while helping create a better cycling environment in the Tucson area. If you, or someone you know, might be interesting in sponsoring our team, please check out our sponsorship package for more information: UA 2014 Sponsorship Package

If you are an alumni who would like to support your Wildcat’s quest to be the best, you can donate here: UA Foundation All donations can be used as a tax deduction and every amount helps. We’ve set a goal to raise $15,000 before the start of the semester and already have a generous donation from Claris Eye Care!

Help us close the gap to our goal! Bear Down!

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Road Nationals 2014

The University of Arizona cycling team sent eight members—Joey Iuliano, Max Rich, David Carlson, Quinn Keogh, Andrew Keller, David Greif, Jake McLaughlin, and Allison Alterman—to Richmond, VA for the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships.

The team focused special training efforts on the Men’s Team Time Trial this year, holding weekly practices where Iuliano, Keogh, Rich and Carlson took turns pulling the team around the river path each week.  The hard work paid off in Richmond where they placed eighth—only five seconds short of a podium—compared to their seventeenth place result in 2013.The TTT Squad Greif, Keogh, Keller, Rich and Alterman participated in the technical and hilly downtown criterium the following day.  Greif, a first-year racer and freshman, showed great promise in the race, holding onto the pack for a majority of the laps.  Keogh, a former pro, held good position until a mechanical forced him to withdraw.  The Wildcats’ best crit result came from Rich who, despite a mid-race crash, finished nineteenth in a field of 110.

The road race course was a ten-mile loop featuring many sharp turns, short climbs, and two sections of cobble.  The women raced five laps, and the men raced seven.   166 men started the road race, and the pack quickly strung out.  Some crashes up the road left several UA men chasing the field, in valiant efforts that, in the end, were made in vain.  Rich’s crash the previous day prevented him from starting, and Carlson experienced a mechanical.  Keogh pulled through, however, with final sprint into 33rd.Libby HillOverall, UA Cycling is pleased with the improvements they saw in their results this season, and look forward to doing even better in Ashville, NC in 2015.

New Recruit- Shane Scoggin

TUCSON, AZ- Shane Scoggin of Reston, Virginia has committed to University of Arizona’s cycling team.

Scoggin plans on majoring in geology and selected the University of Arizona for their academics and the excellent riding in the region. Scoggin will focus on road and cyclocross for the Wildcats.

“We’re very excited to have Shane join; I’m glad to see he’s chosen to earn his degree and race bikes at the University of Arizona,” said president Joey Iuliano. “He is a talented rider with high goals and a great base to build upon.”

Scoggin has raced for several years and has earned several top finishes, including a win at the Poolesville Road Race and 7th place in the Tour of the Gila time trial in 2013.
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For the 2014-15 year the UA Cycling team will be announcing new team members via press releases. Look for more over the summer and for a big release the first week of school after our recruitment meeting. We’ll also be debuting a roster page in the fall as well!