Club Sport of the Week: Cycling Team

cycle

The CSM Cycling Team has grown into a perennial powerhouse in collegiate cycling since its rebirth in 2005. In the last decade, the team has brought home the 2007 Mountain Bike team Omnium National Championship, 7 individual National Championships, 8 team podium appearances and 28 individual podium appearances at the National Tournament.

The CSM Cycling Team is a co-ed club sport that races competitively in races all over the mid-west. The team consists of about 80 members with 35 active racers. In the fall, the team competes in mountain bike races across Colorado. In the spring, the team competes in road races across Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Members who qualify also get to compete at mountain and road nationals that are held across the U.S.

The team has two main fundraisers throughout the year. In the fall, there is a mountain bike race at Sol Vista. In the spring, there is a road race in Golden. In 2011, the race brought around 250 competitors to battle it out in a time-trial up Lookout Mountain.

This semester, the team has competitions starting in March and lasting through May. The team starts their competitions in Colorado Springs and Boulder on March 10 and March 11. Following these trips is a home race on March 17 and a race at DU on March 18. To end off March, the team travels to Grand Junction, Wyoming, and Greeley. The first weekend in April finds the team in Fort Collins, followed by a weekend at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. The team caps off their season with Conference Championships in Durango, CO on April 21 and 22 and the Collegiate National Championships in Ogden, UT from May 4th to May 6th.

The CSM Cycling Team is always looking for new members. An orientation meeting is held every semester so that students can learn about the club and how to join. Any questions regarding the team can be sent to club-cycling@mines.edu.



'Club Sport of the Week: Cycling Team' has no comments

Be the first to comment this post!

Would you like to share your thoughts?

Your email address will not be published.

Copyright © 2017 The Oredigger Newspaper. All Rights Reserved.