Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Want to purchase an IUP kit?

We have had some further interest in kits, so we will be making a second order likely sometime in February.  Contact David Watkins at to order.

Sale is open to anyone who is interested.  Prices are $75 for jerseys and $150 for the full kit.

Shipping can be arranged if you are out of the area.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanks to our Sponsors

 Big Bang Bicycles in West Mifflin is sponsoring us again this year.  New for 2012 is Al Patti's Bar and Grill, located on Philadelphia Street in downtown Indiana.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

IUP Cycling Back on the Trails

This Saturday saw IUP getting back into the muddier side of bike racing.  Myself and Spencer King made the short trip out 422 to Yellow Creek State Park for the September edition of the Yellow Creek monthly race series, put on by RideYC.  With neither of us having raced mountain before, it looked to be a good place to get our feet wet.  The morning was comfortable and sunny, but with a substantial amount of mud on the 12 mile course from usual Indiana weather.
Spencer with the throwback kit

The balloon loop course featured the twisty Blair Witch trail and its pine roots, and the dam site trail with its humbling climb.

Platform roadie guy
Going in with very limited experience on the Yellow Creek trails and whatever fitness we had from the summer, we weren't sure what to expect.  Spencer was pretty successful in his IUP Cycling debut, finishing just out the money in sixth.  I on the other hand spent much of the race fighting with my slippery platform pedals and roadie bike handling skills, or lack thereof.  It was certainly a humbling experience for me, at least skill-wise, although I know the strength and handling I gain will come in handy when road season rolls around.  

We will be venturing further into the local mountain racing scene through October, in the Month of Mud series as well as the October Yellow Creek race.  Hopefully some other IUP cyclists will be joining us at future races.  A little cross action isn't out of the question either.  

Monday, August 22, 2011

Alumni Homecoming Ride

IUP Homecoming is the weekend of Septemeber 30th this year. The alumni rides will be tentatively scheduled for Friday at 5:30pm and Saturday start time TBD. The parade is scheduled for 10:00am start.

More information available on Facebook at the IUP Cycling page.

More information on IUP Homecoming 2011 available here.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Pittsburgh Track Records

Congratulations to former IUP Cyclist, and now IUP Cycling Team advisor, Steven Brewer, who has set two new track records at the Pittsburgh Cycling Oval, governed by the Allegheny Cycling Association. Brewer's records are in the 1/2 mile standing start, 1 lap, in 55.59 seconds at 32.38 mph, and in the 1/2 mile flying start, 1 lap, in 54.52 seconds at 33.01 mph. These new marks were set on June 10, 2011. The previous holder for one of these records was former UCI Pro Joe Papp. The list of track records for the Pittsburgh Cycling Oval can be found here.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

IUP Hardening Up

As this will be my last race at IUP, I figured I would share the link to my thoughts and recap of the race. David Watkins should be starting his race recaps soon as he will be taking the reigns of IUP Cycling's club presidency. Thanks for reading and I hope finals week for all the students reading this goes well.