Thursday, February 18, 2016
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
COLLEGIATE NATIONALS CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT
Long term we believe this is a needed change in order to give club cycling a better and more competitive platform, where teams are competing against other teams in their peer group. Collegiate cycling has a strong history of club team racing and we feel this will give it the best chance to have a strong future as well.
This change allows the growth of varsity to stand on its own, rather than at the expense of the club teams. The varsity program will be undergoing dramatic changes in the next year, with increasing oversight as well as a better definition of what a varsity cycling team is. This will be based largely on institutional support and operations, rather than competitiveness.
This will affect the mountain bike, cyclo-cross and road nationals the most in that those races are separated unlike track and BMX. And although there are still details to be worked out within this plan, but we know that we will be sticking with a two race format (ex: one XC race for varsity, one XC race for club) and there will be no exceptions granted for schools to participate out of designation, unlike what has been done in the past for DI and DII.
A few things up for discussion still:
- How this trickles down to the conferences and allocations.
- Whether we increase the individual race cap for varsity teams, particularly for the criterium at road nationals
- If we still award the team omnium split between DI and DII within the varsity and club races (ex: There’s one varsity individual champion for the road race, but there is a DI varsity team omnium champion and a DII varsity team omnium champion)
The committee will continue to work on the answers to these questions and many others, and as always your input is welcome. Please feel free to send comments to Emily Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org , or through the committee (email@example.com).
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Cyclocross Nationals -
Road Nationals -
Marshall & Weaverville, NC
Track Nationals -
Rock Hill, SC
Mountain Bike Nationals -
Snowshoe Mountain, WV
For more information on the upcoming events, head over to the nationals page on USA Cycling at:
And on twitter as always, #CollNats
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
I would like to congratulate everyone on a season well done and wish those going to represent us at nationals the best of luck.
Find below the full standings for the 2015 MTB season. Mistakes are possible and if you find something out of whack please let me know and I would be happy to discuss it. It was already pointed out to me that there was a rider listed with points under two numbers and after fixing it, Tyler Chidester from UNT took first place in Men's B's
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Here are some details you may want to know:
Camping is available both nights at the Northern Gateway in Cameron Park. There will be signs showing you where you may set up your tent.
Registration Saturday morning will be at the Mouth of the Bosque in Cameron Park. You may not ride your bike on the trails to the Mouth of the Bosque because there will be a trail run race that starts at 8:00AM so take the road to get there. I will be at the northern gateway Saturday morning to show people how to get to the mouth of the bosque till 9:00AM.
The uphill sprint will start at mouth of the bosque, all other races will start at the northern gateway.
8:30AM registration opens
10:00AM uphill sprint starts (at mouth of the bosque)
2:00PM short track race starts
2:00-2:20 – Women’s B/C
2:35-2:55 – Men’s C
3:10-3:30 – Women’s A
3:45-4:05 – Men’s B
4:20-4:40 – Men’s A
4:55-5:15 – High School
6:30AM registration opens
8:00AM – Men’s A XC start
10:15AM Men’s B, C, and Women’s A, B, C XC start
Also a reminder that the XC race is combined with the TMBRA series so there will be a lot of people there!
On-site registration only for collegiate at $15 per event or $35 for all three