We have moved our race weekend to Calhoun, GA for this year! Please share with friends. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Road Race GPS file: https://www.strava.com/routes/22616079
Time Trial GPS file: https://www.strava.com/routes/23385744
Criterium GPS file: https://www.strava.com/routes/22846847
Collegiate mountain bike nationals are a wrap and Jake Smith took 5th in the club men’s individual omnium!
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!
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.
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
After a full spring semester of racing, our category A riders, Andrew Hodges, Christian DiCenso and Ryan Collins have qualified to attend the 2014 Collegiate Road Nationals in Richmond, VA from May 2-4. This year, the course is a test-bed for the World Road Championships in 2015. It’s a HUGE honor to be representing Georgia Tech on such a prestigious course and this is our first time sending athletes to Road Nationals since 2010.
We need your help to pay for gas (using a Georgia Tech supplied vehicle), hotel and food for the racers over the weekend. We’ve secured $547 of preliminary funding for gas and entry fees from the Georgia Tech Student Government Association, but we still need additional funding for entry fees, gas, hotel and food to reach our calculated budget of $1508.42 (The target amount is $960 to make up the disparity between SGA funds and our budget). To donate, follow this link http://tilt.tc/z0ib to our Crowd Tilt campaign.
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