The alumni kit order site has been opened. Please note that some of the designs are still not up yet. We are going to try to have them up by 9/9/19. Also, we are not going to close the store until 9/23/19 (site currently says 9/16/19 is the close). Link to the store here. You need to make a Castelli account before ordering. Make sure to enter an address, otherwise the items will be sent to the team and not to you.
We will do a t-shirt and apparel order later in the month.
This past weekend, we headed down to the Giordana Velodrome to race the Crusader Classic. With collegiate track nationals coming to the Giordana Velodrome September 12th, we were looking forward to getting some practice in on the 250m track.
Riders (left to right): Carlos, John, Jake, and Jack.
Races done did: the team pursuit, Carlos did the individual pursuit, John did the match sprints and Kilo, Jack did the Kilo, and Jake, John, and Carlos all did the scratch race and the points race.
John impressively managed to take home 4th in the match sprints. We’re excited to come back in a couple weeks for nationals.
It’s happening again! The SECCC Track Cup returns this labor day. Make note of the beginner class and beginner race program! This is a great opportunity to get introduced to track racing at the Dick Lane Velodrome. Be sure to pre-reg on USAC to save time the day of!
Deborah is our road VP for the 2019-2020 season. She joined the team after coming to Georgia Tech as a Civil Engineering and City Planning masters student. This past road season she went from a category C to a category A and racked up a plenty of points in the SECCC Team Omnium for the club. As road VP she will be in charge of getting the team around the southeast during the road season, planning our winter team camp, and hosting our home road race weekend.
Deborah can be found riding road, mountain, cross, track, or dancing up hills on the way to class on her single speed.
We’re hosting an SECCC, mountain, race weekend! In addition to collegiate categories, we will have open (M and F) and junior categories. Prizes (open and junior only) will include: camelback bottles, GT Cycling apparel, Parks-Law goodies, and SRAM swag (courtesy of team alum and SRAM engineer Ben). Payout sheet for open categories TBA. All categories will have a top three podium. We are working with Chainbuster to put on this event and they will be providing the podium and medals.
Juniors can race in both open and collegiate categories. All riders will need a USAC license. Day of licenses can be purchased on site for a small fee.
Event registration is live over at USAC! Make sure to get signed up to avoid the hassle (and added fees!) of day of sign-up.
We’re super grateful to have the Cartecay Bike Shop supporting the race by offering neutral support day of and helping with trail work.
Our new sponsor coordinator this year is Jordan! A rising sophomore, Jordan enjoys mtbing with the occasional road ride to mix things up. In addition to racing collegiatly, Jordan can often be caught jumping into the local race series.
As part of his sponsor coordinator duties, Jordan will be giving sponsor shout outs on the club’s social media, updating the sponsor packet and sponsor agreement, keeping touch with sponsors throughout the season, and ensuring that the club fulfills its part of the sponsor agreement.
We hosted our 3rd annual Historic Brooks Road Race this year in conjunction with Topview Sports. Unfortunately, the Tuck Criterium did not make a return because of a permitting issue. The Tucker community preferred a chili cook off to a bike race that keeps them from getting to the post office, which is fair and understandable. Thankfully, Tim from Topview stepped in and moved the criterium to Gwinnett Tech for us. We’re going to try hard to make the Tucker Criterium happen next year by working a little more closely with the city and the community.
Both days of racing went smoothly thanks to all of the volunteers we had come out, the officials, Coach Barman, and Topview’s team. Being our home race, we had almost a full squad line up both days, with riders racing in the D, C, and B categories. We also had a number of alumni come out to help volunteer! It was really neat to see some familiar faces.
Here’s a list of our top five finishes for the weekend:
Road Race Men C’s- Nick Senator 4th,
Road Race Men B’s- Jake Holt 2nd
Crit Race Men C’s- John Graves 1st, Nick Senator 4th
Crit Race Men B’s- Jake Holt 2nd
Team Time Trial Men C’s- 1st
Men’s B RR Podium