[Uwracing] Meeting Highlights
koski at u.washington.edu
koski at u.washington.edu
Thu Oct 11 22:19:06 PDT 2007
Below are highlights from this past Monday's team meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free
to email me. See you Saturday!
Husky Cycling Meeting #1, 10/8/07
Introduction of Officers:
Dave, President of the Club, 5th year
Matt, Vice President, 3rd year; also coordinates product ordering and
Tony, 2nd year, Treasurer Michael, 2nd year, Communications/Webmaster
Sidney, 2nd year, Sponsorship Coordinator
Taylor, 3rd year, staff member, officer emeritus
Danny, 2nd year, secretary
The purpose of Husky Cycling Club is to introduce members of the UW community
to competitive cycling. Members are not required to race; the club aims to
guide beginners to experienced cyclists. The organization of the club,
however, is structured to support club members in collegiate road races.
To this end, Husky Cycling offers:
1. Team rides every Saturday and Sunday at 10am, rain or shine. Team rides
leave from the north end of the HUB and vary in distance and pace, but in the
fall almost all team rides are at a relaxed pace to allow members to meet each
other and new riders to work on bike skills.
2. Coaches: coaches from Cycle U will provide training plans and clinics,
including a clinic on bike handling (e.g., how to ride in the rain).
Additionally, there will be women-specific clinics.
3. Races: Husky Cycling competes in a conference of universities and colleges in WA, OR, ID, MT; the
team travels to all those states. A "race weekend" consists of three races: a
road race, team time-trail, and criterium. Participants are divided in
categories (A, B, C) based on experience and compete with their category.
4. Sponsorship: Husky Cycling is supported by local businesses. We also have
shop sponsors in Recycled Cycles and the ASU Bike Shop. Club members receive
discounts on bikes (from Redline Bikes) and products (eg., fenders).
5. Mentorship program: Husky Cycling is fortunate to be have with experienced,
national-level riders and alumni that will participate on team rides. A clinic
is being held on October 20th, focusing on handling drills and group riding.
The team will leave from the usual meeting spot (north end of the HUB).
A clothing order for custom-made kits will be placed before Thanksgiving.
There will be an email announcing a meeting to try on samples and place orders
probably in early November. Kits are expected to be done by early January.
Kits from last year can still be purchased right now; email Taylor at
leisch at u.washington.edu.
Husky Cycling is also a USCF club. USCF races are non-school affiliated races.
If a member of Husky Cycling, you can race in USCF events for this club.
Members of Husky Cycling also compete in other disciplines: cyclocross,
mountain biking, and track. The team also supports these endeavors.
Husky Cycling also participates in the community and holds fund raisers. We
volunteer at the STP ride and assist sponsors like Essential Bakery. All members should expect to help
at at least one fund-raising event. We are also planning on hosting a criterium and time-trail race this
spring as part of the collegiate race season.
So, how can you become a member and participate and enjoy all these wonderful
1. Team dues are $60 for racers and $40 for club members. More of the club's resources are used to
support racers, hence the two-tiered system. If you are unsure about racing, you can always pay the
difference later in the year.
2. Everyone planning on riding on team rides, racing, and participating in clinics must sign a waiver.
***You can bring checks and fill out waivers at team rides. They can also be
dropped off at the ASUW bike shop in the HUB.
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