Club Sports: Cycling thriving

see By Amara Grautski Although the club cycling team hopes to divide and conquer this upcoming academic year, the Huskies said they are united in their objective to continue to be a highly competitive team. Club cycling, first recognized as a club sport in 1999, is one team split into two seasons: mountain in the fall and road in the spring. And even though some of the riders don’t compete in both mountain and road, they still provide year-round support for their teammates.

source ‘During road seasons all the mountain guys will come out ‘hellip; and they’ll do the same for us,’ said senior team member Patrick Saunders, who competes with the team in the fall.

وسطاء ثنائية الخيار أستراليا Saunders, who has been with the team for three years, said the Huskies have about 50 members, including road and mountain riders, and expects to grow with the addition of incoming freshmen. ‘We received three e-mails from incoming freshmen just this week,’ Saunders said.

سعر تداول اسهم مسيعيد اليوم Last year’s club cycling president and Northeastern alumnus Joey Appleton said some interest in the team can be attributed to self promotion at events like Freshman Night in the Curry Student Center and through the team’s self-designed and maintained website,

go ‘I think we’ve actually pulled people to come to Northeastern,’ Appleton said, adding that he knew of two cases in which incoming freshmen chose a school based on its cycling program. But the team isn’t only increasing in overall membership. Saunders said there has been a significant increase in female team members in the past two years.

كسب المال من البلوج ‘They’re some of our biggest point-getters,’ said junior mountain team captain Ben Hills. Appleton said the Huskies’ only top-three finish in a national event was earned by alumna Amy Sheridan in the downhill competition, which he said is an amazing accomplishment.

here ‘If you have a rider take home a top 10 in any event, that’s a huge achievement,’ Appleton said. ‘The bar is extremely high. At the top, collegiate level is professional racing.’

الخيارات الثنائية نظام تجارة السيارات To make sure the team remains competitive, Appleton said many riders lift weights together and go spinning once or twice a week during the winter. When the weather permits, teammates go on training rides. ‘They’ll do anywhere from a 10- to 70-mile training ride,’ he said. ‘Keith Cardoza, our former road captain, has ridden straight from Boston to the Sunday River area [in Newry, Maine] over the course of a couple of days.’ Appleton said he hopes next year the Huskies can hold their own against Vermont – one of the team’s greatest competitors.

get link ‘They are fully-funded as a varsity sport,’ he said of UVM, ‘and the program attracts a lot of top riders.’ Although the Huskies aren’t funded as a varsity sport, they earn money through sponsorship deals. Saunders said Back Bay Bikes helps provide bike parts and Vitamin Water makes sure the team doesn’t get thirsty. But even with help from sponsors, Appleton said the team would like to find ways to increase funding so it can compete on the West Coast.

‘There was a competition in New Mexico two years ago, and we were not able to go out there because of funding,’ Appleton said. ‘But we have sent groups as far as Georgia for national championships before.’

One competition the team won’t have to travel far for is the Cycling Beanpot, which Saunders said is held in April near Boston and includes colleges in the Boston area and beyond.

‘This past April went extremely well,’ Saunders said. ‘People from the Atlantic Conference down in Pennsylvania and the Carolinas showed up. It draws a huge crowd.’

Teammates said they hope the Huskies will be even stronger by the next Beanpot, and Saunders said with the way the team’s progressing, he doesn’t see why they wouldn’t be.

‘Next year could be our year to take this thing,’ he said.

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