After a successful 2023 season, we're the heavy favorites heading into nationals, and we need your help to stay on top! 15 of us, 11 men and 4 women, have qualified for nationals in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on May 5-7, 2023. We will use your gifts to cover our race entry fees, lodging and meals to make the trip to New Mexico with the best team possible!
Women's Long Team (final team to be announced in late April):
Men's Long Team (final team to be announced in late April):
Support staff: Finnley Hartz + Joey Iuliano
Thanks to your generous support, our crowdfunding campaigns over the last four years raised over $21,500! These funds allowed all of our qualified riders to go to road nationals in Augusta, GA (2019-22), Grand Junction, CO (2017-18), and Asheville, NC (2016), where the team had some incredible performances! Some stats from the last national championships in 2022:
11 riders (6 men, 5 women)
1st in the team omnium
3x national champions (Women's Road Race and Individual Omnium: Cara + Women's Team Time Trial)
2nd Crit (Cara)
4th Men's TTT
Additionally, we were good stewards of the excess funds raised in 2022 and used it to send 11 riders to mountain bike and 3 to CX nationals, resulting in several top-ten finishes.
Racing in a national championship is an experience that can inspire riders to be lifelong cyclists and to strive to be the best student-athlete possible. This event is our team's chance to show why we are the best cycling team in the country, and you can help get us there!
Will you help by making a gift today? Donations are tax-deductible!
(swʌnˈjə)/ noun / Definition in English: In cycling, a person who gives nutrition, massage and other assistance to a team, especially during a race. A $23 (for 2023) gift provides a full day of meals for one rider. You’ll receive: a thank you letter plus your name listed on the website and e-mail updates.
/məˈkanik/ noun / Definition in English: In cycling, the mechanic is the unsung hero of the team. Steeped with mechanical knowledge and prepared with every tool under the sun, the mechanic works long hours to keep the racer's machines in top shape. 53 is the size of the outer chainring on our bikes! A $53 gift ensures our bikes are in tip-top racing shop! (17 needed). You’ll receive: the above, plus a signed team photo.
/dɔ.mɛs.tik/ noun / Definition in English: the domestique is the loyal teammate- willing to sacrifice their own success for the good of the team. A $100 gift covers one rider's entry fee. The more we have in a race, the better we can support our team leaders! (34 needed- 11 in the road race; 10 in the crit; 8 for the time trial; 5 for the ITT). You’ll receive: all the above, plus an invite to join the team for dinner after nationals.
/diʁɛktœʁ spɔʁ.tif/ noun / Definition in English: The directeur sportif (sports director) coordinates all aspects of the team- travel, lodging and race tactics. The directors make the team run like a well-oiled machine. $250 covers some of the lodging costs and driving costs (8 needed). You’ll receive: all the above and a photo with the team.