Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Season wrap-up

After a banner Fall season, ASU Cycling fought hard this spring to claim second place in the ACCC road season. A hard charging Pfeiffer University team took their first conference title with ASU only 7 points behind in the final conference standings.  With a dominant close to the season and many riders ready for upgrades, all can rest assured that the men and women from Boone are fired up for the conference road title next year in 2010!

Attention now turns to next season and early preparations for the sponsorship assault this summer.  Team members will be working hard to gather sponsorship dollars in order to fund two west coast trips next year for mountain bike nationals and cyclocross nationals in Truckee, California and Bend, Oregon, respectively.  ASU will try to repeat as national champs in both this fall and winter.

Also, be on the lookout this summer for an important event.  "Blood, Sweat, & Gears" will take place on June 27, 2009, and ASU Cycling is currently working to host a social event that will take place after the ride.  We hope this event will turn into an annual event used to raise money for the ASU Cycling Team.  Keep your eyes and ears open for details about this event.

-App State Cycling

Monday, March 16, 2009

Road Season Update!

Update from www.appstatecycling.com following William & Mary weekend:

With the Start of Spring break the Mountaineers headed to the coast of Williamsburg. Day 1 started with the an ITT where Rachel led us out with an impressive 7th. Nick in the C field showed up, finished up the competition, then Cat'ed up. Jacob and Mark also showed their true colors (red, white & blue) and unleashed top ten finishes in the A and B field.

Day 2, The Mountaineers showed up with paddles in hand to spank the competition. In the C race Mark overwhelmed the field in a come from behind sprint to finish 2nd, with his teammate Dustin close behind in 6th. For the Womens A's, Amanda Gilbert pushed through the pain and was able to hang on for a 7th place finish. As for the B's Nick decided to race like the day before and CRUSH EVERYONE!

Up next on the schedule the Mountaineers will be heading up to West Virginia where we can expect similar terrain to Boone and similar results.