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Club Sport: Cycling Team 2017

$1,700
113%
Raised toward our $1,500 Goal
11 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 01, at 12:00 AM MST
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Club Sport: Cycling Team 2017

Welcome to the Colorado College Cycling Team fundraising page! We are an entirely student-run club promoting racing, riding, and a positive cycling culture at Colorado College. In the past three years the team has grown from less than ten racers to over 30 and we would greatly benefit from additional funding beyond what we receive from our fantastic sponsors and the school. This money will go towards paying for race registration fees, travel and lodging expenses, and uniforms for new racers.

Sam Bower sending a drop he built with the help of teammates.

As a team we aim to have a broad positive impact on campus cycling culture, in addition to promoting rider development and a positive competitive spirit through collegiate racing. We organize fun bike-related events for the entire students body and strive to be an inclusive avenue for student to try out riding and racing in a fun and supportive environment. As evidence of this effort, we are proud that much of the team is made up of people who had never raced or ridden seriously before CC.

On weekends when when we aren't racing, you might find us in the mountains riding our bikes anyways. We take large groups to new riding spots on weekend and block break trips where anyone is welcome, no matter experience level. Through this side of the team, we strive to inspire students to become lifelong cyclists and continue to spread the joy of cycling beyond the CC community.

 

The mountain bike team relaxing after a morning of racing in Angel Fire, New Mexico.

Our team competes in both the mountain and road seasons of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference, as well as track and cyclocross races around Colorado and nationally. This past August first-year Ella Neurohr and senior Jordan Ellison achieved an impressive third-place in the Club Omnium at Collegiate Track Nationals. Hayley Bates '18 also achieved a fantastic fifth-place at Collegiate Road Nationals this past May, culminating an impressive collegiate career made possible by team funding and our supporters.

In the regular race season, the team has a great record of introducing riders to racing and developing them into competitive racers. Junior Eli Kranefuss regularly knocks on the top-10 of the A category in both cross-country and road event. Senior Paxton Hyde had never ridden a mountain bike as a first-year, but worked his way up to A's in the course of his career. This fall, we had sophomore Maddie Strasser racing in cross-country A's and Sarina Chalmers winning several cross-country races in B's, and all of our female racers frequenting the top-10 in both endurance and gravity events. Senior Gabe Suszynski and sophomore and team-mascot Sam Bower stepping up their game, achieving top-10's and several podiums in Men's C gravity events.

Zoe, Claire, and Maddie on the Captain Ahab trail in Moab over block break.
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$5

Safety Fourth

Look good, feel good, look good, safety. We love and take care of each other though.

$10

Jorts

The team needs to be prepped for #jorttrack (short track) once mountain bike season rolls around again.

$20

Spare parts

Sometimes we ask ourselves, what else can go wrong? Help us buy spare tubes, tires, and more!

$55

Race registration

Pay for the race registration for a full race weekend. These might be a criterium and a road race, cross country and short track, downhill and dual slalom, or if you are a certain type, maybe downhill and then short track.

$70

Jersey

However silly we find this rule, we DO need to wear a shirt while racing bikes. Pay for a jersey for one of our racers.

$150

Kit

We all know cycling is about the style. Make sure we match! Buy a full kit for a racer: bibs, jersey, and arm warmers.

$500

Race weekend

When the temperature drops or camping is not allowed, we reluctantly pack up and head indoors. Help pay for lodging for one race weekend.

$1,000

CC Cycling Team Sponsor

You know there's no better advertising than a cycling jersey on a collegiate cyclist as they send it off drops or sprint to the finish line. Donate $1000 or more and we will put your logo on our next kit and t-shirt order, as well as our social media.

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