UBC Cycling Season Starts Off Strong

The 2018-2019 cycling season is officially underway! The UBC Cycling Team held their first group ride/tryouts on Sept 8th, getting an early start to the training season. Despite the rainy and windy weather the ride had a high level of attendance, with more than 25 athletes coming together, from a wide variety of skill levels to create an awesome riding experience! While the following Saturday’s ride also suffered from less than ideal weather, it didn’t deter the fearless cyclists of UBC. Students braved the rainy conditions and made it out to UBC for some campus loops before heading to Stanley Park to explore the beautiful City of Vancouver.
The cycling team subsequently held their first info night of the year on Sept 17th. It was great to see new faces interested in getting involved with the team. Don’t despair if you missed out on this meeting, we are always accepting new recruits and will be rostering athletes throughout the season!

As a team that races competitively in the NorthWest Collegiate Cycling Conference, we strive to maintain a high level of physical fitness. Throughout the year we will continue to run our Saturday ride while also organizing other rides during the week to allow everyone more opportunities to train together as a team. We have some exciting sponsorships in the works so stay tuned for more information! Not only do we ride together, we also host social events so everyone has a chance to bond as teammates and become friends. The UBC Cycling team is a great way to make friendships, many of which will last a lifetime.
With the beginning of the school year also comes the start of cyclocross season. Many current and past UBC cyclists will be participating in various cyclocross events around Vancouver in the next few months. I urge everyone to head out and watch one, they are very entertaining!  There’s even one happening on the UBC campus this year, on Oct 6th at Acadia Park!
If you are interested in getting involved with the team, come out to one of our Saturday rides leaving from Boulevard Coffee Roasters on UBC Campus every Saturday at 9am, rain or shine! Also feel free to email any questions you may have to cycling.sc@ubc.ca, or check out the UBC Cycling Team Facebook page for weekly updates. We’re looking forward to seeing you out on the road!