We love our alumni

UCSD’s first alumni ride was a success! It was great seeing some familiar faces out on the road.  We cannot thank everyone that participated enough for attending, the turnout was considerable. For those of you who were unable to make the ride this year, plan ahead for next year’s ride around the first or second week of October. Hope to see you all there!

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UCSD Alumni Ride

The leaves are changing colors and school is in session. You know what that means! Eggnog lattes and pumpkin scones are back at Starbucks! Kidding. Why have Starbucks when you can have Skratch Labs drinks and J&L Pie? Anyway, the arrival of autumn means the arrival of this year’s Alumni Ride! Check your tire pressure and fill your bottles because this is one ride you’re not going to want to miss.

Mark your calendars for 8:30 am on Saturday, October 11th at the UCSD Bike Shop. Please bring your properly working bike loaded with your essential ride equipment (i.e. spare tube, CO2 or pump, water, food, ID, money).  We will be stopping for food and drink and a little bit of chitchat at the turnaround point.  We are big on safety so helmets are REQUIRED.  You will not be able to ride with the group if you do not have a helmet.  The ride will be easy paced and no drop, about 25 miles, up to Encinitas and back, returning no later than 11:30 am.  We look forward seeing familiar faces!

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USAC Track National Championships Roundup

The track team made a bold statement with an assortment of neon Rudy Project aero helmets in Indianapolis, Indiana at the USAC Collegiate Track National Championships this year. The team placed 7th overall in the D1 team omnium, 5th in the women’s team pursuit, and 9th in the coed team sprint.

Individually, Eric Geier now reigns national champion over match sprints with a first place finish.  Eric also placed 5th in the men’s kilo and 6th in the men’s omnium.  For the women, Esther Walker placed 8th in the pursuit, 13th in the points race, 15th in the omnium, and 17th in both the sprints and the scratch race.  To round it all out, Ian MacNeill placed 18th in the men’s sprints.

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WCCC Job Openings

The WCCC is currently looking to fill the positions of Conference Director and Conference Coordinator.  This is the perfect opportunity to get involved in promoting collegiate cycling on the West Coast.  Both positions are integral parts in helping the WCCC function.  Good leadership does a world of difference.  If you would like to help sustain collegiate cycling and give back to the organization that gives us all so much, consider a position or spread the word among friends, family, and alumni.

For further information, refer to the following link:

https://www.usacycling.org/job-openings.htm

Tour de Donuts

Congratulations to all the local doughnut lovers with a biking problem. The Tour de Doughnuts is back hosted by UCSD Cycling Team, UCSD Triathlon Team, Campus Bike & Skate.

May 24th, 9 am at Campus Bike & Skate on Gilman Dr.
Helmets and indomitable stomachs required. Bring water and other ride essentials.

This year, in addition to all the doughnut stops, we have a short time trial stage planned, as well as a pie bonus stage sponsored by J&L Pie Company. We can smell the fresh donuts and pie gently wafting from the windowsill.

Prizes include pride, pies, and the coveted Tour de Donuts Jersey to the glutinous champion.

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WCCC Road Conference Champs

USCD just finished competing in the 2014 WCCC Conference Championships and deserves a huge round of applause. At last posting, we were ranked 5th in the conference. However, we’re waiting on the official announcement of the final points totals after this weekend.

We would like to individually congratulate Andrew U., Chris J., Daniel Z., and Drew L. for qualifying for Collegiate Road Nationals in Virginia. Andrew and Chris have had top finishes all season and Daniel and Drew managed slip in at the last minute with their own strong personal performances. We wish them luck.

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We had many top finishers at conference who put in awesome performances.

  • Road Women’s Cs: Esther – 1st, Elisa – 2nd, Rachel – 3rd, Matea – 6th
  • Road Men’s Cs: Michael – 7th, David – 9th
  • Road Women’s As: Gretchen – 2nd (special note Gretchen was a C at Boulevard and has worked her way up all season)
  • Road Men’s As: Chris – 4th, Andrew –  5th, Drew – 7th
  • Crit Men’s Ds: Sean – 4th, Chris – 7th
  • Crit Women’s Cs: Esther – 2nd, Rachel – 6th, Matea – 8th
  • Crit Men’s Cs: Chris – 7th
  • Crit Men’s As: Drew – 5th, Daniel – 8th, Ben – 9th, Chris – 10th

UCSD Track Races at the San Diego Velodrome

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UCSD Cycling Team and UC Cyclery Inc. are hosting the May 10 and May 17 upgrade races at the San Diego Velodrome. Everyone should come out whether to race or to spectate (THE tamale cart will show up).

Online pre-reg available at https://www.usacycling.org/register/2014-838

Reg @ 5pm
Racing @ 6pm
Endurance omniums for Cat 1-4, Cat 4/5, Women, Juniors
Upgrade Keirin for Cat 1-4 (Yes, the keirins will count for upgrades points with a field of 10 or more)

—-Registration—-
$25 pre reg, $30 day of
Juniors are $5 pre reg, $10 day of
Extra omniums (incl. keirin) are $5, day of reg only

We STRONGLY encourage Women and JRs to pre-reg to ensure that we can host those categories.

—-May 10 Schedule (subject to change)—-
Cat 1-4: Point a lap 4k, Scratch 6k, Points 10k
Cat 4/5: Scratch 6k, Snowball 3k, Points 8k
Women: Scratch 6k, Snowball 3k, Elimination
Juniors: Point a Lap 2k, Points 4k, Scratch 4k
Cat 1-4: Keirins

—-May 17 Schedule (subject to change)—-
Cat 1-4: Scratch 10k, Tempo 4k, Win n Out 4k
Cat 4/5: Scratch 7k, Elimination, Win n Out 3k
Juniors: Tempo 2k, Scratch 4k, Elimination
Women: Scratch 6k, Point a Lap 3k, Win n Out 3k
Cat 1-4: Keirins

New Sponsor: J&L Pie Company

We would like to announce a wonderful new sponsorship with J&L Pie Company!!!

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If there’s one thing we love more than burning calories on the bike, its smashing whole pies at the dinner table (or any table really, am I right trackies?). So if you’ve got that sweet tooth, go out, get a pie and think of UCSD Cycling and J&L Pie Company as you eat your training away, or as we like to call it, “active recovery”.

Website Maintenance

For our dedicated website readers, you will notice some issues with the site for a short period of time. Recently we transferred servers and updated from a super ancient version of word press to a new version. The site is a little bare bones right now, but we will be bringing back some of your favorite features as well as generally trying to improve the organization and quality of the site.

 

Stay tuned!!! In the mean time, head on over to the UCSD Cycling Facebook page to get your fix.