Help Grow BU Cycling!

Cycling has become paramount in today’s everyday scheme.  Not only racing, but daily commuting, leisure rides, and riding for exercise are becoming increasingly more commonplace.  As more and more members of the Boston University community begin to participate with Cycling, and as our team continues to grow, we could not be more thrilled.  Growing the sport or bicycle racing, especially the women’s field, is a part of what we do as committed cyclists.  Our team boasts an outrageously high number of female racers (40%), a statistic we pride ourselves on given the historically male dominated stereotype of cycling.  Getting other people excited about the pure and simple joy of riding and racing, and watching that simple enjoyment grow and propagate more riders is exactly what we want to be apart of.  Having just finished a training weekend in the white mountains of New Hampshire this passed weekend with a crew of new BU Cycling members (and a couple of vets), it is clear that the enthusiasm we all feel for cycling is surely contagious, and is rapidly spreading.

In order for us to continue to grow the sport and our team as successfully as we have been doing, we must continue to maintain a healthy checking account.  By donating to BU Cycling, you become part of a movement.  Cycling has quite literally changed many of our lives here on the team, and we hope to continue this trend of betterment for many, many years to come.  We hope to further our successes on and off the race course, in part, with your help.

To donate to BU Cycling, follow this link and choose “Friends of Cycling Team” as your designation.  All proceeds go directly to BU Cycling to help our team travel to races, subsidize race fees, and to help send our most committed racers to national championships!  As always, your support is greatly appreciated.  We couldn’t do it without you!

- BU Cycling

 

BU Cycling Clothing Orders!

It’s that time again!

We will be placing our order for team kits at the beginning of next month.  Please find attached the proofs for the new kits!  Also attached is the form you will need to fill out and hand in with your check/money.  If you are no longer in the Boston area, but want to rep BU out on your rides, please email me directly so that I may give you instruction about where to mail checks to.  All checks must be made out to Boston University Cycling.  Finally, to ensure that everyone gets their kits on time before the road season, we will require all orders and money to be handed in no later than November 10th. I know all to well that the cost of cycling clothing can be a lot to handle, but I promise you it is nice stuff and will last you.  It is also required that all racers have a collegiate kit (not my rules, ECCC rules).  Last year, I asked for a jacket for and early holiday present. Not a bad idea if there is something that you want but don’t have the cash for now.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

- Lydia

BU CYCLING CLOTHING ORDER FORM

Boston University Element Windtex Polar Vest

Boston University Velocity Bibshorts and Shorts

Boston University Velocity Gloves

BU shoe covers

Boston University Velocity Jersey Men

BU polar jacket

And the Winner is….

First and foremost, thank you to all who bought raffle tickets today and helped BU cycling raise over $150!  I wish that I could give gift card to all of you!  While I can’t do that, I am very happy to announce the following 4 winners of the gift cards we were raffling off!

Audrey Lu – $15 Espresso Royale Caffe

Taylor Brooks – $25 Equal Exchange Cafe

Crystal AB – $50 Cafeteria Boston

Dana Pelerin – $50 The Creperie on Newbury

 

Thanks again to all the members who helped man the table, and all the people who bought tickets and ate/complimented the cookies!

 

- Lydia

2012 Fall Team Meeting!!

Our first team meeting will be happening tomorrow, Wednesday September 12 at 8pm in fitrec room 222! We will be going over all things BU Cycling, including sponsorships, apparel, training, racing, dues, and more!  It is highly recommended that you attend this meeting if you’d like to join the team.  For returning members, there are a couple of significant changes to the teams organization this year, and it would also be in your best interest to attend the meeting tomorrow night as well.  I’m looking forward to seeing you all there!

- Lydia

Back to School, Back to BU Cycling

WELCOME BACK…errr, almost! While we’re certainly not the most eager to see summer come to an end, we are extremely pumped to kick off another great year of riding and racing. As things at home or at your fancy shmancy summer beach house wind down, there are a couple of dates to mark down on your calendars in preparation for the new year. First, BU’s anual event, SPLASH, will be taking place the first weekend before school starts. More specifically, you’ll be able to find a bunch of us passing out flyers and getting new members excited about cycling on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2 at Nickerson Field. Should be a fun time, and even if you’re already on the team and don’t need any of the information we’ll be handing out, come down and say hey! As tradition will have it, this will mean that our first team ride of the semester will officially take place on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8 at 9AM. Bring your bikes. Bring your helmets. Bring some legs. Water might be good too.

Lastly, Inventory has been taken and we have a limited number of jerseys, shorts, jackets, and vests hanging around that are totally up for grabs (and by that, I mean you can purchase them if you so choose). If you’re interested in buying another kit or vest or whatever, email the team email at bike@bu.edu. Further, we have a nearly unlimited number of booties, arm warmers, and leg warmers. AND SOCKS. We have so many socks with our awesome little BU Cycling logo on them. Honestly, they’re the perfect addition to any closet. Get one pair for every day of the week! Again, email the team for sizing availability. Hope everyone has had a relaxing and productive summer with lots of sunshine, sleeping, and of course, cycling. See you all in a few weeks!