Monday, November 28, 2011

Welcome Back!

Welcome back everyone! We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break and are ready to burn off some of that turkey on the upcoming training rides! There are only two social and two tempo rides left this semester, so be sure to come out! The Friday social ride is now at 4:00PM at the Wilcox house and the Sunday group ride is still 10AM for the women and 10:30AM for the men at the Sample Gates.

If you would still like to sign waivers, pay dues, or purchase IUCC clothing, please e-mail us and we can set up a time to meet with you and get everything squared away before the end of the semester.

Finally, here is a message to all of IUCC and the Bloomington cycling community from the Bicycle Steering Committee at the IU Office of Sustainability:

Do you want to make biking better at IU? The Bicycle Steering Committee is Indiana University's first official task force specifically created to implement campus-wide bicycle initiatives. The committee is comprised of highly capable students, faculty, and staff making bicycle projects and events a reality. It is a great opportunity for student leadership roles and a chance to make a tangible difference at IU.

If you are interested in attending, the next Bicycle Steering Committee meeting will be December 1st, 4:00 - 5:00, in the Walnut Room of the IMU. Please e-mail with any questions or comments.

Enjoy the week and hope to see everyone at the group rides this weekend!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Training Schedule, GU Order, and Meeting!

There is a chill in the air and that means only one thing: It's time for the weekly practice rides to begin! We will be offering two rides a week: one social and one training. The social ride will be every Friday unless mentioned otherwise, at the Wilcox House at 4:30PM. This ride will be combined with the weekly Little 500 group ride and will provide an opportunity to get to know your teammates over some easy social miles. There will be a short route option and a long route option each week to accommodate any ride needs you may have for that day.

The second ride we'll offer is a weekly training ride that will range from solid tempo work to all out racing. This ride will take place every Sunday, rolling out from the Sample Gates at 10:30AM and will range in duration from 2.5-4 hours depending on the route and workout. The schedule for the Sunday ride can be found under the member resources page. Both rides will be starting this week (11/4 and 11/6)! So come on out and start training for the upcoming road season!

The final date for the GU Energy order is Wednesday, November 16th. If you would like to order something from GU Energy, please go to their online store ( and see what they have available. When you have made your choices, please e-mail us at with your order. Once your order is submitted, we will calculate and e-mail you what your total is. You must pre-pay for your order and have your money to us no later than the November 16th deadline if you wish to receive your GU products.

Finally, we'll be having a meeting this Thursday (11/3) from 9PM-10PM in the Danielson Room at the Wilcox House. The meeting will be informal and you'll be able to come in anytime between 9 and 10 to sign waivers, pay dues, and purchase IUCC short sleeve jerseys and bibs. This will be one of the last options you'll have to do so before the end of the semester, so make sure to come out and get everything taken care of. Remember, if you do not pay dues, you will not be allowed to race in the upcoming season for IU. That's all we have for now, hope to see you all at the meeting and at the rides this weekend!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Call Out Recap

There were plenty of familiar faces but also plenty of new ones at the IUCC call out on Wednesday evening. Here is a recap of what happened:

  1. Introduction of the new executive board for the 2011-2012 season and announcement of the new features such as the new website and twitter.
  2. Announcement of the all new Alumni Coaching Board; A group comprised of local and national cycling knowledge and talent dedicated to bringing IU to the forefront of collegiate cycling. (Information regarding the ACB can be found on the member resources page).
  3. Sponsors for 2011-2012 and how members can best utilize the benefits (Information regarding sponsorships can also be found on the member resources page).
  4. Sunday practice rides will start in early November, keep an eye out for the schedule!
  5. Overview of the new classification system and how it benefits us.
  6. Bloomingcross: There is a special Little 500 Category added to Bloomingcross this year and the proceeds will go to help IUCC! The event is on October 16 and all are welcome to participate. IUCC is also looking for volunteers to help mark the course on Saturday, and help direct traffic and racers on Sunday. If you are interested in helping out, please e-mail us at!
We will be having another meeting soon for the sole purpose of signing waivers, paying dues, and purchasing IUCC clothing! Keep an eye on the webpage and twitter for updates!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Call Out Meeting

Just would like to remind everyone that our call out meeting will be tonight (10/5) at 7:30PM in the SRSC Auditorium. You will be able to sign waivers and pay dues. There will also be T-shirts, old Wind Vests (Dark Red Design), and LS Jerseys (Light Red Design) for sale. If you are interested in purchasing a 2011 kit, there will be an order form available to place an order for a SS Jersey and Bib (all orders must be pre-paid, $75 per item). Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mountain Bike Update

IUCC would like to congratulate Ashton Wischmeier on his 10th place finish in the Men's A category at the Purdue Mountain Bike Race this weekend! Great way to kick off the activation of the club! For more information on the Mountain Bike schedule or a list of the complete results, please view the Schedule and Results page.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Officially Activated!

The Indiana University Cycling Club was officially activated this evening! A big thank you to our two new club safety officers, Kathleen Chelminiak and Rachel Metherd! Be sure to thank these two the next time you see them!

One other note, the official club Call-Out meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday evening at 7:30PM in the SRSC Auditorium. We will be going over plenty of useful information including, but not limited to; dues, USAC license, clothing, and the new classification system (helps us get money!!!). We hope to see everyone there!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Welcome Back IUCC!

Greetings Everyone!

First, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the new Indiana University Cycling Club executive board:

President | Christopher West
Vice President | Paul Smith
Treasurer | Ashton Wischmeier
Secretary | Brad Koszuta
Graduate Advisor | Ren-Jay Shei
Faculty Advisor | Jordan Bailey

This core group is going to work extremely hard throughout the year to ensure that IUCC and it's members have the resources it needs to reach it's full potential and have a successful 2011-2012 season.

As you can see, changes are already underway within the clubs infrastructure. With this new website/blog we hope to create a more positive and open channel of communication between the the club, it's members, and the Indiana University community. We have also created a new e-mail address ( We have also created a Twitter account that will keep you updated on all the happenings of IUCC! Please follow us at @IndianaCycling. Your executive board has many plans in store for the upcoming year that will help bring Indiana University Cycling back to level of competition it was accustomed to in previous years! Please take a look at the schedule as the Moutain Bike season is already underway and Cyclocross is quickly approaching. If you are interested in competing for the Hoosiers, please contact us immediately!

Track Nationals

IUCC kicked off it's year with the USAC Collegiate Track National Championships in Indianapolis, IN at Major Taylor Velodrome. The team's roster per event consisted of:

4k Individual Pursuit: Kevin Depasse, Tim Nixon, and Christopher West
1k Time Trial: Kevin Depasse, Tim Nixon, Rex Rafferty, and Christopher West
200m/Match Sprint: Kevin Depasse, Tim Nixon, Sam Harbison, Rex Rafferty, and Christopher West
Team Pursuit: Kevin Depasse, Sam Harbison, Rex Rafferty, and Christopher West
Points Race: Kevin Depasse, Same Harbison, and Christopher West

Chris West competes in the Match Sprint

The event kicked off on a windy Thursday with the 4k Individual Pursuit and the 1k Time Trial. Thursday was highlighted with the Hoosiers scoring points in the 4k with Kevin Depasse placing 20th and in the 1k with Rex Rafferty placing 7th! Friday was the 200m Time Trial and the top 18 200m times would move on to compete in the Match Sprint! The event was highlight by the Hoosiers qualifying two riders for the Match Sprint out of the 80 starters in the 200m! Rex Rafferty scored in the top 10 again by placing 10th and Christopher West was right behind in 11th. Kevin Depasse also scored points by placing 23rd in the 200m.
The Hoosier Team Pursuit squad finished with a time of 3:51.7 and finished in 11th place

Saturday kicked off with the Hoosiers competing in the 3k Team Pursuit. The track was fast and the Hoosiers set down an early time of 3:51.7, which was 8 seconds faster than the previous year! The Hoosier Team Pursuit would finish in 11th place on the day. The morning session finished with 2 heats of 48-lap qualifying points races. The top 15 finishers from each heat would move onto the 30k, 90-lap Points Race final later that evening. Senior, Christopher West lead the charge for the Hoosiers by qualifying for the 30k Points Race finale. Chris had a good race and bridged a big gap to promising breakaway with 35 laps to go but the break disintegrated and was absorbed by the pack. Chris finished 28th overall. Overall, the Hoosiers finished in 11th out of 26 schools in the Division 1 Omnium, narrowly missing the Top 10 by 8 points. Christopher West also netted a Top 20 in the Individual Omnium by finishing in 19th place. Kevin Depasse finished in 22nd in the Individual Omnium. Great job to all of the Hoosiers that competed at Nationals!

Full results can be viewed on the Schedule and Results page.