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.

2013/2014 Kits Now Available

At long last, the clothing store is open. This year we have a totally new design inspired by Sun God colors, as well as never-before-offered items such as track jackets, hats, and speedsuits.  Whether you’re a racer, recreational rider, or a fan, we have something for you.


Below is the public store link for alumni and general members of the community.


There’s a countdown clock on the top of the page, ignore it.  The store will be open at least until Friday, November 15.  Still, getting in orders earlier is better, as it makes it easier for us  and the people at JL Velo if the orders aren’t all coming in at the last minute.
Turn-around time on the orders has been quoted at 5 weeks.  We should expect delivery pretty close to Christmas/New Years.


If you placed a pre-order for the kit during the Spring, don’t worry about placing another order, we’ll take care of it for you.  If you’d like additional clothing, however, feel free to go ahead and order it through the online store.


A quick note about the State Champ Editions: These clothing items are for current California State Champions only.  We will have to verify your status with the SCNCA before filling orders for those items.


Happy Shopping.

Announcing our new partnership with UC Cyclery

The UCSD Cycling Team is very happy to announce our partnership with UC Cyclery this year. They carry an excellent range of merchandise that will help keep us on the road and outperform the competition in races.

We’re particularly happy that new cyclists who often live on campus and don’t have cars can ride a bike or even walk the short distance from campus to receive expert help.

We also have a few joint events in the works, so stay tuned. Remember to join the team and pay your dues take advantage of this partnership.

Welcome WD-40 Bike and thank you!

We’re proud to announce a new sponsor today. WD-40, known for it’s magic product that unsticks anything, has taken this expertise and branched out into bicycle lube, cleaners, and protectors with WD-40 BIKE.

We have been generously supplied with some products to use. So far we know that the products smell nice. We’ll update with our experiences as we’ve had more time to use the products.

Squats for watts

In recent news, Eric Geier has taken his man-thighs on tour during the National Track Calendar and is currently ranked 5th overall in the sprints category.

He has had 2 strong showings with a 2nd place match sprint finish in the Matrix Cup at The Superdrome in Frisco, TX. and a 2nd place finish in both the keirin and the 200 meter time trial in the Midwest Challenge at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis, IN.