Largest Calves in the Northeast Since 1973

Iconic in our own right, we pride ourselves for cycling[surviving] the savage New England elements. Some may say UMass is in the heart of New England cycling scene. We think it’s more like the guts.

Legacy prone and fast, our cycling club is for anyone that likes bikes. We believe in the inherent truth: Every cyclist comes with a pair of zoom-ass.

Give us pavement, or give us dirt. We get down, with STEEZ.

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Collegiate Seasons

Early Fall – Mountain

Mountain season is made up of five Eastern Collegiate Cycling Series races. At each race, there are four events: two endurance events (Cross Country and Short Track Cross Country) and two gravity events (DH, Enduro, or Dual Slalom). Men’s events have three categories: A, B, & C, while Women’s events have A & B.

Late Fall – Cyclocross

Cyclocross season is different than Road and MTB, as the races we attend are not collegiate only. It is made up of five Eastern Collegiate Cycling Series races. CX racers will race in standard USA Cycling categories 1-5. Most venues will have a race on Saturday and a race on Sunday.

Spring – Road

Road season is made up of five Eastern Collegiate Cycling Series races. At each race, there is a road race, a criterium, and a team time trial. Some races will have hill climbs, individual time trials, and circuit races. Men’s races have categories A-E, while Women’s races have A-D. Some races will have a beginner’s clinic to teach new riders how to compete in their first race safely

Summer – Track

Track season is different, as the races are in the summer. There are typically two Eastern Collegiate Cycling Series races, split between Kissena Velodrome and Trexlertown Velodrome. Race weekends are made up of an omnium of different races. Track riders will race in categories A-D.

UMass Cycling Club is open to all  rider levels

Join

Interested in riding with the club?

No matter what skill or bike you got, you can join UMass Cycling Club to jump on a group ride to explore, meet new people, and of course, get BIG.

  1. Come to a club meeting! – Tuesdays at 7:30pm @tbd. Drop in to talk that weeks rides, race weekends, and talk shop
  2. Subscribe to the Email List– get club updates
  3. Join the club Slack Page – be flush with all new rides, races, memes
  4. Sign the UMass Club Sports waiver to participate
  5. Register as a member on Campus Pulse
  6. Purchase a team kit on BikeReg or rep some UMass apparel for your first race. Those new to riding, try out cycling bibs; a cushion for your butt. Jorts, cut short and worn tight, are highly encouraged

Wanna Race Bikes? Just a few extra things:

  1. Pay for a Season Pass through BikeReg – This covers your race entries / lodging / gas. If you decide to race a full collegiate season you’ll be saving ~$450.
  2. Purchase a USA Cycling license to race – There are two options for USAC licenses: $45 Collegiate Licenses which cover a year of collegiate races, $75 Domestic License which covers a year of all (including collegiate) USAC races. If you want to try a race there are also one day licenses available on site + online.

Are you a woman or genderqueer cyclist interested in joining?

The Pioneer Valley + the ECCC have a great contingent of women riders! At the moment we are in the process of building a women’s team. Check out our page for info, and let us know if you want to go on a group ride.


What to expect + bring for a race weekend:

  • We generally leave for race weekends Friday evening, and get back Midday on Sunday
  • Bring your bike, helmet, shoes, kit, gear, rain gear, and some money for food. Do not bring any dignity, as it’ll most likely get lost
  •  Travel, Lodging, and Race Entries are covered by your season pass (or race entry)
  • During MTB season we will usually be camping out with the other ECCC teams at the venue. If you got a grill and bring it, kudos to you

Benefits

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