We’re raising the Women’s Cat 3/4 prizes for 2015 to be equal to the Men’s 3 prizes! We are also opening this category up to sponsorship should anyone else want to support our efforts to bring women’s prize money on par with men’s.
We plan to give out $300 to the Men’s 3 category. This year we’re committed to giving the same sized $300 to the Women’s 3/4 category.
More women finished the 3/4 race last year than in either the Masters’ 40+ or the Masters’ 55+/60+ but the prize purse was still $50 less than for the Masters ($150 for Women, $200 for each Masters category). From a business point of view alone this indicates we need to pay out more to the women.
Even though we’re a college team who uses the proceeds from this race to fund the team’s racing and introduce new riders to this sport, we’re committed to going even further in support of women’s racing by making the Women’s 3/4 payout equal to the Men’s 3 payout, no matter that it will lower our profits. This is the right thing to do.
We will do this no matter what. However, we would be very grateful if someone would like to help us in this effort and sponsor the Women’s 3/4 prizes. For $150 or more, we will name the category after you (“The [name] Women’s 3/4 Race”) and put 100% of your donation into the prize purse to make a minimum of $300. Please contact Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this opportunity.
Ever want to become a USAC official? We’ve put together a class to certify people in Southern California.
If any WCCC racers want to do this from out of the area, we can arrange for host housing for you.
Please reserve your spot as soon as possible.
Boulevard is coming together. The great event that everyone loves (and some love to hate) will be everything you remember it to be. There will be a few notable changes, but we think they are all for the better. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we roll out a series of announcements.
First for something that is the same. We’d like to thank Golden Acorn Casino for once again generously allowing us to stage from their parking lot. This venue has a lot of bonuses and is a really nice place to start the race from. In addition to parking and spots to warm up, if anyone gets hungry, thirsty, or cold, you can pop inside to have a meal in their restaurant or buy something from their convenience store (coffee, snacks, hats, and so on).
Stay updated with announcements on our Boulevard Road Race Facebook Page or check out our Boulevard race tab for more information.
Preparations are well under way for the 15th Annual Boulevard Road Race. Mark your calendars for January 31st (shh, that’s a secret until SCNCA releases an official calendar 2 weeks from now).
Oddly enough, the only hold up right now is USAC. They won’t let us permit the race until December. We’ll announce the flier and online registration when the time comes (hopefully early December).
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!
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!
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.
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.
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We have a new set of officers for the 2014-2015 season. Check them out on the updated Officers’ webpage!
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.